Saturday, 2 May 2015

KitSound Clash Evolution Bluetooth Headphones

KitSound Clash Evolution Bluetooth Headphones

You have to make a careful decision when considering the purchase of wireless headphones. More often than not, you’re trading sound quality and definition in aid of convenience - is it really that much hassle to deal with a cable dangling down your T-shirt? But you know what, sometimes it’s nice to have the freedom to move away from your device and enjoy the comforting sound of your tunes all around the house, that’s just a fact.

Epson EH-TW570 Projector

Epson EH-TW570

One of the first things you’ll notice about Epson’s entry-level projector is just how small it is. When you consider some of the monster-sized offerings that have come before it, the TW570 takes up little space on your coffee table. Although it looks unassuming, the curved edges and glossy finish offer a nice aesthetic touch.

How are mobile devices changing the web?

mobile devices changing the web

Now that we can access the internet on our phones as well as computers, Sarah Dobbs looks at how the web has had to evolve

The way we use the internet has changed. Over the past few years, we’ve stopped heading to our desks to check something online: we just pull out a smartphone or maybe a tablet. Just as laptops came to outnumber desktop PCs, now mobile devices are starting to take over from laptops (at least as far as surfing the web is concerned).

C is for connectors

USB Type C connector

Mark Pickavance explains the new USB Type C connector, and the changes that its arrival will usher in

It’s easy to forget that USB had remarkably humble and generally inauspicious beginnings. I remember first getting an adapter and a small collection of USB 1.0 devices; they worked some of the time, but often they’d crash Windows. At that point the remit of this connection technology only really extended as far as mice, keyboards and printers, as it wasn’t fast enough for much else. However, what it lacked in speed it made up for in the simplicity of the connection and the thin cables, which were a revelation to anyone familiar with parallel printer connections.

Grand Theft Auto V (PC version)

Grand Theft Auto V (PC version)

What can Rockstar’s latest murder sim do to impress us?

Grand Theft Auto V is a bad game. Yes, I did just write that. But before any fanboys recover from this shock and return to bust some caps, let me clarify.

No, I’m not saying that the gameplay isn’t entertaining or that the controls don’t work. I’m not suggesting that the acting isn’t top-notch or that the story isn't well paced. I’m not even putting forward the notion that it’s overpriced. What I mean when I say it’s bad is that it’s morally reprehensible, violent, irresponsible, sexist, vulgar and perpetuates negative racial stereotypes.