Turn your living room into a high-tech paradise

For typical homes, the living room is the space likely to have the most technology in it, between the TV, DVD/Blu-ray player, gaming console and audio system. Depending on how old your equipment is, though, your living room tech may be ripe for replacement with newer, smarter and more integrated devices.

Google finally has a fix for Chromecast's biggest problem

The Google Chromecast was almost perfect when it launched in 2014.

It offered a low-cost, lightweight option to mirror exactly what you see on your handheld or tablet to the big screen. But if you didn't have a consistent Wi-Fi signal in your living room, you could pretty much kiss any chance of having a flawless stream goodbye.

Capitalizing on the one flaw plaguing its pint-sized streaming stick, Google has finally released an ethernet adapter that will replace the power cord that ships with the basic Chromecast.

New Nexus 5 (2015) tipped to be more powerful than Galaxy S6

A LG-built Nexus 5 (2015) has been rumoured for a while and we now have reason to suspect that not only is it coming, but it could be incredibly powerful.

The new Nexus has seemingly be benchmarked on AnTuTu and its massive score of 85,530 leaked by mobiltelefon.ru.

That puts it at the top of the chart by a significant margin. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has the second best score and that's just 68,157, so the Nexus 5 (2015) has a score that's over 15,000 higher.


Five things you need to know about the Canon 5DS and 5DS R

Why are there two versions of the same camera, and what is the 'cancellation filter' in the 5DS R?

The Canon. EOS 5DS is a massive step forward in resolution, taking full-frame DLSRs to a whole new level, but it also brings some tricky decisions. Watch this video from our Head of Testing, Angela Nicholson, as she reveals the five key things you need to know about the Canon 5DS and its spin-off, the Canon 5DS R.


How to backup your iPhone and iPad to save your iOS data

Data loss is a fact of life - you drop your phone, it hits the ground, shatters to pieces, and chances are you lost the majority of your data on the device. Thankfully, we have services like iCloud that automatically backup your data, making it easily retrievable in the case of a shattered or damaged smartphone.

Unfortunately, it isn't the best solution for backing up data, particularly because Apple just isn't the best when it comes to cloud services. Security is a big concern with iCloud, and if you ever want to get more storage, it's quite pricey compared to competitors. The company also gives you a mere 5GB of cloud storage that it's hardly possible to backup all of the pertinent data on your iOS device, especially if you have a large photo library full of special moments you want to keep.

OnePlus 2 release date, news and features

Latest update: A new picture shows a super slim all-metal OnePlus 2, but if you're hoping it will be as cheap as the OnePlus One you might be out of luck. Original article below...
The OnePlus One came out of nowhere as the first product of a new company, but it didn't disappoint, thanks to high end specs and a surprisingly low price tag.
One of the biggest complaints we could level at it was how hard it was to get hold of at launch and when that's the biggest problem a phone is facing you know you've got a winner on your hands.
But while there were no expectations for the One hopes are sky high for the OnePlus 2, so it's got a lot to live up to. The fledgling company is confident however, saying "instead of merely being on par with the flagships of 2015, we want to show our industry buddies the way forward." Even more intriguingly the OnePlus 2 is apparently set to 'surprise people'.

Is LG going to make your next Nexus smartphone?

Trying to predict the company Google will partner with to make the next Nexus has become our new favourite game. A few weeks ago it looked like Huawei was the frontrunner but new rumours are pointing towards Google's old friend LG.
The fresh reports have been prompted by a visit by Google executives to LG headquarters in South Korea: it sounds like they were there to thrash out the details of the successor to the Nexus 6, but as yet we don't have confirmation either way.
We're also hearing that the upcoming handset is going to be called the Nexus 7, even though there are already a couple of tablets with that moniker. Maybe Google thinks keeping the naming sequence going is worth the confusion - or perhaps LG is working on the new Nexus 7 tablet rather than a smartphone.

Huawei's Nexus will come with an Android app store for China

We first heard rumours that Huawei is in line to produce the new Nexus back at the end of February, and since then plenty of anonymous sources have been queueing up to confirm such a device is indeed on the cards.
This weekend there's another report that a Huawei-made Nexus is indeed on the way, with an extra tidbit of information - the companies are also busy working on an Android app store for China.
The Google Play Store isn't available in China due to government regulations, with Android users having to turn to third-party libraries for their apps. It sounds like Google wants to fix this with Huawei's help.


The McLaren 650S Spider does absolutely everything well. This technological masterpiece will go from 0-62 MPH in 3 seconds flat, and a top speed of 204 MPH will have anyone in the passenger seat shrieking in delight (or maybe panic). On the road, the 650S turns and stops better than just about anything else, and no matter where you park it you’ll draw a crowd of earnest admirers.
You want this car. Obviously. The only question is, do you want it bad enough to lay down one-third-of-a-million bucks for it, compared to everything else on the market?