Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact crams everything we like (and dislike) about the Xperia Z3 into a smaller frame. As you’d expect from a member of the Xperia Z family, the Z3 Compact features fingerprint-prone panels of glass on the front and back, joined by a functional frame – though it’s plastic here instead of… Continue reading

Nvidia 3DTV Play review


Nvidia’s stereoscopic 3D Vision gaming tech – requiring a special 3D-capable monitor and a pair of Nvidia’s 3D Glasses – has been around for a while, and with the right titles it does create an impressive, immersive experience. Less well-known is that Nvidia also markets a version of its 3D gaming tech aimed at regular… Continue reading

Razer BlackWidow Chroma review

Razer BlackWidow Chroma

Razer’s latest gaming keyboard refresh is pretty much all about style. While the previous BlackWidow added mechanical key switches for more predictable performance and greater durability, this new Chroma edition essentially just adds multi-coloured backlighting — there’s now individual, configurable RGB LED-lights underneath each key. That means that you can control the exact hue of each key… Continue reading

Create Hyperlinks Using Macros


One handy way of moving around inside an Excel workbook is to use hyperlinks. You can create hyperlinks using macros that, when you click them, take you to a different sheet in the current workbook or to one in a different workbook. You do this by creating the link to text stored in an Excel… Continue reading

How to code Java #3 – If this, then that; otherwise something else


Think about the number of choices you make every day – actually, forget that, just think about the choices involved in getting your morning coffee! Do you go for a latte, a flat white or just a ‘short black’? Do you get full-cream ‘leaded’ milk, skim or – ahem – soy? Do you choose a… Continue reading

Apple iPad Air 2 review

ipad air 2 review

With its latest iPad upgrade, Apple’s substantially increased the speed over last year’s model while shaving a few millimetres off the thickness, adding the excellent Touch ID fingerprint scanner and still (Apple claims) maintaining the 10 hour battery life. All at the cost of a slight $21 bump in price, taking the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi… Continue reading

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X 8GB review

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X 8GB review

The release of Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 970 and 980 products dealt a one-two blow to products built around AMD’s competing graphics chipsets. Not only did they provide a slight leg up in performance, they did so at a much lower operating temperature. Any PC owner who has had to deal with years of incessant… Continue reading