Hardware

Your guide to the CPU flaws: to patch or not to patch?

Your guide to the CPU flaws: to patch or not to patch?

What are Meltdown and Spectre? Are you affected? Is it safe to install updates for the flaws? We answer your questions.
Feb 23 2018, 6:01AM
Apple HomePod review: great audio but not so smart

Apple HomePod review: great audio but not so smart

We test the audio of Apple’s smart speaker – and how well it can ‘listen’.
Feb 21 2018, 2:58PM
HP recalls laptops due to battery fire risk

HP recalls laptops due to battery fire risk

Multiple models are affected by yet another notebook battery recall.
Feb 19 2018, 9:53AM
AOC Q3279VWF review: a big-screen bargain

AOC Q3279VWF review: a big-screen bargain

Looking for a good-quality 32in monitor on a budget? Here’s one for your shortlist.
Feb 16 2018, 5:58AM
Echo Dot review: Amazon’s $79 smart speaker

Echo Dot review: Amazon’s $79 smart speaker

On a budget or already have good speakers? You don’t have to spend up big to add a voice-controlled digital assistant.
Feb 15 2018, 9:22AM
diskAshur Pro2 review: high-security portable storage

diskAshur Pro2 review: high-security portable storage

Do you carry around sensitive data? This portable hard drive offers multi-layer security.
Feb 9 2018, 11:55AM
Secure your Wi-Fi in ten steps

Secure your Wi-Fi in ten steps

How to lock down your wireless network and find rogue devices that could be stealing your data.
Feb 9 2018, 11:03AM
Lenovo recalls some laptop models due to overheating fears

Lenovo recalls some laptop models due to overheating fears

Do you own a ThinkPad X1 Carbon? Here’s how to tell if it could be affected, and what to do if it is.
Feb 7 2018, 4:21PM
Sonos One review: the democratic smart speaker

Sonos One review: the democratic smart speaker

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant join forces in the smartest speaker yet – and it sounds great, too.
Feb 7 2018, 1:30PM
WatchGuard AP420 review: lock down your Wi-Fi

WatchGuard AP420 review: lock down your Wi-Fi

This new access point is for businesses that want enterprise-grade wireless security without breaking the bank.
Feb 6 2018, 10:02PM
Small business guide to videoconferencing

Small business guide to videoconferencing

It can save money on travel and help remote workers feel part of the team. Here’s how to get started with videoconferencing.
Feb 6 2018, 6:49AM
WD My Passport SSD review: a fast, very portable drive

WD My Passport SSD review: a fast, very portable drive

Need something faster than a regular portable drive? Western Digital's latest device might be what you need.
Feb 2 2018, 8:07AM
Apple HomePod first impressions

Apple HomePod first impressions

We’ve just had our first encounter with the Apple's smart speaker and we’re very impressed indeed.
Jan 31 2018, 2:25PM
Amazon Echo 2 and Echo Plus smart speakers reviewed

Amazon Echo 2 and Echo Plus smart speakers reviewed

They’re are finally arriving in Australia. We put Amazon’s smart speakers to the test.
Jan 30 2018, 6:22PM
Razer Blade Pro review: a 17in laptop for work and play

Razer Blade Pro review: a 17in laptop for work and play

For those who don’t want a low-powered ultraportable, here’s a welcome alternative.
Jan 27 2018, 7:21AM
WatchGuard adds DNS protection to security suite

WatchGuard adds DNS protection to security suite

The security appliance vendor is adding another defence layer that will protect users from dangerous sites.
Jan 24 2018, 7:19AM
Synology DiskStation DS418j review: a great-value four-bay NAS

Synology DiskStation DS418j review: a great-value four-bay NAS

Need lots of storage for your home or small business? Synology’s new four-bay NAS appliance is ideal.
Jan 24 2018, 2:57AM
Best smartphones of 2018

Best smartphones of 2018

Whether you're on the hunt for a budget, mid-range or premium handset, we've selected a smartphone for you.
Jan 22 2018, 11:53AM
New D-Link and Netgear routers to offer anti-malware

New D-Link and Netgear routers to offer anti-malware

The network vendors have partnered with McAfee and Bitdefender to beef up security on some new routers.
Jan 12 2018, 4:34PM
What you need to know about CPU vulnerabilities

What you need to know about CPU vulnerabilities

Key vendors have responded quickly to the processor flaws, but be careful – one patch from Microsoft reportedly ‘bricks’ some machines.
Jan 12 2018, 6:35AM

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