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The best wide-angle lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs in 2017

Next to a telephoto zoom lens, a super-wide-angle optic is one of the most popular accessories for a DSLR.  Most kit lenses offer a widest focal length of 28mm equivalent, or sometimes even 24mm at their wide end. This does give your camera a pretty wide angle of view, but sometimes that's not quite enough. You notice it most when you're photographing large buildings or other landmarks, and when you're trying to get group shots across a nar...
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EE completes successful 5G trial

The arrival of 5G in the UK took a step closer following the successful conclusion of a networking trial. Mobile operator EE, working with networking vendor Huawei delivered consistent 2.8Gbps download speeds in its UK test lab. In order to deliver the 2.8Gbps throughput across the end-to-end 5G architecture, EE linked its fully virtualised 5G core network to 100MHz of 3.5GHz test spectrum via the proof-of-concept Huawei 5G baseband unit. T...
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The best cheap tablets of 2017

The best cheap tablet in 2017 makes on-the-go computing easier, and keeps the price inexpensive. They're thin-and-light in all ways, including their price, which sees many under $300, with some even falling below the $100 mark. You'll find big names below. Samsung, Amazon and even Apple have affordable options with flavors that come in Android Nougat and iOS 11 . While the top-tier best tablet in the US got a shake-up three times over this ...
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The Super affordable Nokia 2 with a two-day battery life comes to the UAE

The Nokia 2 was recently announced and it’s set to land in the UAE on the 24th of November. Although it sits at the bottom of the new HMD Global-built Nokia range, it has a surprisingly big battery and could have more going for it than just a low price of AED 349. The Nokia 2 has a 4,100mAh juice pack, which is bigger than the batteries in most phones at any price. The massive Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for example has just a 3,300mAh one, and H...
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The best Nintendo Switch bundles and deals pre-Black Friday 2017

Nintendo Switch bundle deals are out now and selling out at many stores as we gear up to one of the busiest shopping season of the year. We wouldn't expect much difference between retailers for the Nintendo Switch's price with stock already being an issue, but we'll list as many Nintendo Switch bundles as we can find from reliable retailers. We've also rounded up the best deals and prices for extra Joy-Con controllers, Pro controllers and e...
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Nvidia CEO believes AMD has suffered a ‘great loss’ and Intel is playing GPU catch-up

Nvidia just posted some impressive financial results, and the company is certainly in a buoyant mood, with the CEO taking the time to divulge his thoughts on the recently-revealed AMD and Intel partnership in laptop CPUs , as well as the defection of a key executive from the former to the latter. The Q3 fiscal results were certainly strong, with Nvidia notching up a record revenue of $2.64 billion (around £2 billion, AU$3.45 billion), an in...
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Best TV 2017: which TV should you buy?

Best TV Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar's round-up of the best TVs you can buy in 2017. We've all been at Best Buy, staring down a wall of brightly glowing TVs and thought to ourselves, "Wow, these all look great."  Logic told us that someway, somehow one of these TVs was the best, but finding out just which one met our needs was an impossible feat.  Fast-forward a couple of years. Now, you're shopping for TVs online. You've got hundreds...
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The Nvidia Titan Xp Collector's Edition gets a Star Wars makeover

Last week Nvidia teased a new GeForce Titan X Collector’s Edition graphic card was on the way and now they’ve been revealed to be a special Star Wars tie-in. While we expected the GPU to be a fresh new launch for CES 2018, in reality they’re a reskin coming just in time for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Though it’s not exciting as completely new hardware, they look gorgeous nonetheless. The new two new collector’s edition Titan Xp graphics card...
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The best Nintendo Switch prices, bundles and sales in Australia (November 2017)

UPDATE: The bundles are thin on the ground at the moment, but if you're after the latest Super Mario Odyssey title, scroll down for the best deal we've found on an Odyssey console bundle. Considering how fresh the Nintendo Switch is, we're not expecting any major savings at this early stage, and probably not much in the way of competition between suppliers, but we'll collect as many deals as we can in this article. We've also rounded up the...
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Blizzard bows to fans and announces World of Warcraft Classic

For years there's been friction between World of Warcraft players wanting access to classic, "vanilla" servers (without all those later expansions and upgrades), and Blizzard, which preferred everyone to be using newer versions of the game, thank you very much. Well, Blizzard has relented: at the annual BlizzCon event in California, which is taking place this weekend, WoW executive producer J. Allen Brack told the crowd that classic servers...
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Logitech’s clever new keyboard can be used in virtual reality

Logitech’s latest peripheral invention is a keyboard that’s designed to be used in virtual reality. As those who have tried to type with a VR headset on will know, it’s a rather odd and somewhat challenging experience – even for those who know the keyboard layout so well they never have to look at the device – and this new peripheral aims to tackle this issue with the HTC Vive . The company’s solution is to use one of its Logitech G gaming ...
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Here's what's new on Netflix Australia in November 2017

As the number of shows and movies available to stream in Australia continues to grow at an impressive rate, it can be tough to keep up with all the new additions to each streaming service each month. We've all come to anticipate a new stable of Netflix Originals releases each month, but figuring out which shows they are and when exactly they become available isn't so easy. And what about the large number licensed shows and films that are ma...
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iPhone X release date, price and features

Update: We've had the iPhone X on test for over a day now, and we've got a video with our early thoughts thus far in our iPhone X 24 hour diary. Early findings show a strong Face ID performance and an impressive screen - does it do enough for iPhone fans though? Apple's long-awaited iPhone X pre-orders are now live, which means the official release date is next week: Friday November 3. But there's a big complication. You may not be able to ...
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The best iPhone X plans and prices in Australia compared

UPDATE #2: Aaaand it looks like the first batch of Apple's pre-order stock is sold out folks, with the official store now estimating shipping times to be around 5-6 weeks. Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin are also all currently listing every version of the iPhone X as on back order, with no estimates on when these might ship. Our congrats to those who were lucky enough to get in on this first batch... and our condolences to anyone who mi...
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The best Argos Black Friday deals 2017

With another bargain-filled Black Friday 2017 coming up fast, it's likely you'll want to know where all the best deals can be found. Here we've pulled together all the tastiest picks from Argos, so you can get a head start over everyone else looking for a tech bargain this weekend. Argos always goes all-in for Black Friday, which we like, and it looks like this year's extravaganza isn't going to be any different. Of course Argos has a bewil...
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Best shows on Netflix (October 2017): 60 best Netflix series

Netflix shows no sign of slowing down when it comes to creating its own original content. The following shows will be out later in the year and all of them have had A Lot of money spent on them and big stars attached... Stranger Things: Season 2 Stranger Things was a revelation when it first landed on Netflix. A love letter to the horror and sci-fi movies of the '80s, the show played on nostalgia but also managed to be something original. T...
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The best GameStop Black Friday deals 2017

GameStop's Black Friday deals are starting even earlier this year as the gaming retail giant is opening its doors on Thanksgiving. This is a major change of course for GameStop, which has in recent years remained closed on Thanksgiving. But this year, GameStop says it's responding to store associate and customer requests (and, likely, the competition), and will be open for a "limited time" on November 23, 2017, one day before the Black Frid...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 release date, news and rumors

Update: Two new Xiaomi smartphones that were recently spotted on China’s telecommunication certification authority, TENNA .  The appeared devices MET7 and MEE7 continue the ongoing trend of minimal bezel around the display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi is seemingly working on the next device in the Redmi Note series, the Redmi Note 5. Specs of the next device in Xiaomi’s successful Redmi Note line-up have been leaked, suggesting that the C...
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NBN Co has finally switched on the first Fibre to the Curb connection

The NBN rollout has reached a major proving point as the first Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) connection has been switched on, giving the company a chance to test its latest format in the Multi-Technology Mix (MTM) approach. NBN Co announced in a blog post that the first FTTC connection (also known as Fibre to the Distribution Point, FTTdP) has been activated at a single property on a trial basis, revealed in a post from June, 2017 to be in Cobur...
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Is this what the OnePlus 5T is going to look like?

Right now there's a lot of uncertainty about what OnePlus has planned for a successor to the OnePlus 5 - stocks of that phone are very low , so does that mean we're going to see a OnePlus 5T soon? After all, OnePlus has done the minor upgrade trick before, with the OnePlus 3T bump last year. Well, here's another little clue that the OnePlus 5T is on the way: renders of the phone leaked to Chinese social network Weibo and posted by GizmoChin...
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Google Pixel 2 XL screen fix may be in the works

There's a problem with the Pixel 2 XL screen serious enough that Google has responded with a statement, according to a new report today. Right away, we noticed this new Android Oreo phone exhibited muted colors compared to the smaller Pixel 2 and even last year's Google Pixel and Pixel XL . The good news is that Google is acknowledging the disparity between screens, telling 9to5Google , "we will consider adding more display color options th...
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China to blaze connectivity trail with a billion 5G users by 2023

The race is on to be the pacesetter in 5G , with many countries proclaiming technological advances. But when it comes to the weight of sheer numbers, China is at the head of the pack, with a predicted one billion users of 5G come 2023. That’s according to research from CCS Insight, which also suggests that by 2022, half of the world’s 5G users will be in China, dwarfing efforts by other leading lights of 5G such as the US, South Korea and J...
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Best iPad apps 2017: download these now

It's not like Microsoft Word really needs introduction. Unless you've been living under a rock that itself is under a pretty sizeable rock, you'll have heard of Microsoft's hugely popular word processor. What you might not realize, though, is how good it is on iPad. Fire up the app and you're greeted with a selection of handy templates, although you can of course instead use a blank canvas. You then work with something approximating the des...
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Cyber Monday 2017: everything you need to know about this year's UK deals

The 2017 edition of Cyber Monday is not to be if you like a tech bargain - which is all of us. Marking the end of the biggest shopping weekend of the year, following the US Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday , Cyber Monday sees hordes of keen shoppers fire up their computers and browsers to peruse some of the best deals on offer. The term "Cyber Monday" was coined more than a decade ago to encourage people to do more shopping online - we...
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A new Apple Pencil for the iPhone could arrive in 2019

It seems a certainty that Apple would at least be thinking about adding support for the Apple Pencil to the iPhone, but exactly when it'll happen (if it ever does) isn't so clear. A new report puts the date at 2019, so perhaps just in time for the iPhone XII. The new report comes courtesy of The Investor in South Korea, which says its sources reckon an iPhone with a "digital pen" is going to appear in a couple of years time. Apparently this...
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Huawei doubles down on dual-lens cameras with its new mid-range handset

While the tech world was probably expecting the long-awaited Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro devices to be the focus of Huawei's next big announcement, the Chinese electronics giant has opted to first reveal its latest mid-range phone, the Huawei Nova 2i.  Boasting a new 5.9-inch 2:1 display and some impressive specs, including an 8-core Kirin 659 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the Nova 2i also has the distinction of being the first Huawe...
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The best free firewall 2017

In the 1990s, Microsoft had a problem: Windows seemed to suffer from endless security problems that hackers and other online villains were quick to exploit. One way to fight back was to install a firewall – an app that blocked malicious and/or unwanted network traffic and that could ensure that dodgy software couldn't sneak onto your PC. Microsoft began building its own firewall into Windows and that's still the case today, but attacks stil...
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Best earphones under Rs. 1,000 in India for October 2017

With the festival of lights, Diwali just around the corner, a lot of us are looking to cross off items on our checklists. Over the last few weeks, we have covered a range of gadgets you can buy at great prices – from smartphones to laptops, cameras, Bluetooth speakers and more. In this post today, we take a look at some of the best earphones under Rs. 1000 that you can buy in this festive season. With companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus and othe...
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InfoWatch’s new ‘Hi-Tech’ phone to prevent data leaks

  InfoWatch Group, a Russian company that produces end-to-end enterprise cyber-security solutions, will showcase its new Taiga smartphone at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which the company claims is designed to prevent data leaks. The technology behind the smartphone has been worked on by experts at InfoWatch and Taiga Systems for four years, and will protect against leakage of sensitive data like contacts, SMS, geodata, photos, videos and do...
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The Pixel 2 is borrowing one of the best features from iOS 11

As the dust settles on Google's mammoth hardware event from Wednesday, we're slowly learning more details about the Pixel 2 phones that are heading our way when they go on sale and start shipping in the next few weeks - and one new revelation matches something we've already seen in iOS 11 . The upcoming feature in question will automatically put your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL phone into a Do Not Disturb mode while you're driving, muting notific...
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