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VPN tunnels explained: how to keep your internet data secure

With growing censorship and regulations threatening global internet freedom and security, in turn, we’ve seen an increasing number of services become available to protect your online web browsing. Virtual Private Networks (or VPNs) have become increasingly popular in recent years for their ability to bypass government censorship and geo-blocked websites and services, and do so without giving away who is doing the bypassing. For a VPN to do ...
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Apple promises next iOS update will address iPhone battery woes

After it was confirmed that Apple had been secretly slowing down the performance on its iPhones with aging batteries, its user base was not happy. The resulting series of class-action lawsuits has provoked CEO Tim Cook to address the concern in a recent interview with ABC News . Cook’s promise is that the next iOS 11 update – expected to arrive next month – will give users the ability to disable this throttling feature at will, thus keeping...
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The best PS4 bundles and deals in January 2018

PS4 bundles and deals have proved enormously popular in recent times with Sony opening up a big lead over its rivals. If you're ready to get involved and see why the PS4 is so popular, we're here to help. So sit back and let us bring the very best PS4 prices to you right here. Looking to buy in the UK or Australia instead? You'll want to take a look at our UK page page or Australian page then. First up, we'll show you the best prices for st...
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Chrome OS is about to borrow another feature from Android

Chrome OS and Android are closer than ever before – many Chromebooks, including the Google Pixelbook – can run Android apps just as well as a phone or tablet, and it looks like the desktop OS is about to borrow another feature from its mobile sibling. Chrome Story spotted that notification badges are on their way to Chrome OS in the near future, based on some hunting around in recent code updates. The tiny badges were introduced in Android ...
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Apple made a secret trip to CES to talk AR glasses, says report

Apple typically doesn't bother attending CES – preferring instead to host its own product launches throughout the year – but according to a report, Apple representatives were at the show in Las Vegas this week, and they were speaking to parts suppliers for AR glasses. In a lengthy report on AR and VR at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bloomberg says Apple was in talks with other companies about building some augmented reality specs. The same...
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Root Coding & Play teaches kids how to code from toddler to teenager

Toy robots that teach kids how to code are, honestly, nothing new. But, on the CES 2018 show floor, we’ve met one coding toy robot to beat them all: the Root Coding & Play by Root Robotics . The Root is unique in that, rather than simply teaching toddlers how to code through more easily-digestible reductions of what coding actually is and stopping there, it increases in complexity as your kids grow in understanding.  Root does this thro...
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5 of the best AI platforms for business

Getting started with AI can be simple . Decide on the functions you need, locate a service with the features to match, and sign up. Easy. This approach reduces any technical demands and keeps setup hassles to a minimum, but it won't work for everyone. Choosing a standard tool means it's unlikely to do absolutely everything you require, and it won't be optimized to suit your business. If your business has some technical resources, it might b...
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Best podcasts 2018: the top online shows you should listen to

Do you remember back in 2005 when everyone was hailing the best podcasts as the future of radio? It didn’t last, did it? It’s kind of strange when you think that in the space of just a couple of years people would get sick of audio, prompting the same outlets who sang their praises to throw them in the garbage. However, it’s not all gloom-and-doom. Over the last few years, there have been several massively successful podcasts (like Serial) ...
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CES 2018 preview video: closing in on the Las Vegas convention

CES 2018 preview announcements begin in the next 24 hours, and we're almost to Las Vegas for the big expo. We've passed through Memphis, taking a bit of a detour, as you can see through Episode 2 of our cross-country road trip video. Wait, did you miss Episode 1 our our CES preview road trip? Don't worry, it's way better than Episode 1: Phantom Menace. We swear.  What's in our CES 2018 gear bag Most importantly, you're probably wondering wh...
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Google’s latest Pixel 2 update could fix display issues once and for all

In late 2017, Google ensured early adopters of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that their respective AMOLED displays weren’t any more susceptible to burn-in and other issues than, say, other phones using the tech, like the iPhone X. Now, the company has quietly released an update that implements measures to prevent screen aging. We say “quietly” because not even the company has confirmed the update’s release. It's buried in long update list from...
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Best road trip gear: all of the tech needed for your next adventure

Are you heading on a road trip in the near future? Road trips can be fun, but there’s some great tech out there to help make them both funner, and easier. The right gadgets can make a world of difference - from ensuring your phone is nice and charged up to making sure that your coffee never goes cold. As we hit the highway on The Road to CES , here’s some of the best road trip tech out there that will make your trip smoother and, we hope, m...
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Happy new broadband: these are the best January sale internet deals to start 2018

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to finally sort out your home broadband, then you've landed on the right page. We've taken a look for the best internet deals that major providers like BT , Virgin Media and Sky are offering in their January sales and then listed them below to save you hunting around. Among the broadband deals we've highlighted are an incredible £20 per month fibre broadband deal from Vodafone , a bumper Reward Card ...
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After Christmas sales 2017: the best deals for the final day of year

Today is the last day for After Christmas sales is 2017, so we've updated our list of US deals from stores like Amazon, Walmart and Target. Below, you'll find that just because the holiday are over doesn't mean American retailers aren't desperate to inch up their profits in the remaining hours of 2017. You can find deeply discounted After Christmas bargains at stores aiming to either profit off of your returns and make you of your Christmas...
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How Firefox won the 2017 browser wars

It’s been a great year for Firefox. After falling behind its rivals in terms of speed and market share, Mozilla launched itself back into the game in 2017 with Firefox Quantum – the browser’s biggest update since its first release in 2004. “We fell behind for five years, so it feels good to come out swinging,” Mark Mayo, vice president of Firefox, told TechRadar just before the launch of Quantum in November. We're just going to go straight ...
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Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers big discount to replace batteries

Apple today released a letter explaining that it’s very, very sorry for that whole bit about forcing older iPhones to slow down in order to preserve their batteries. As a way of attempting to make up for what it calls the “misunderstanding,” the company is now letting anyone who has an iPhone 6 or later iPhone to come in and replace their batteries for just $29, which represents an impressive discount over the $80 Apple usually charges. The...
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