It’s been a long time coming, but finally the 4K Nvidia G-Sync HDR screens are here, and the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is the first to land on our test bench. And it’s landed with a thud because it’s chunky chassis is about as weighty as its $2,000 / £2,300 price tag. We first saw the promise of 4K HDR gaming at CES some 18 months ago, back when this monitor was initially unveiled. And then, at every Asus, Acer, and Nvidia event since, the ROG and Predator screens have been wheeled out time and again to blind onlookers with their 1,000 cd/m2 peak luminance. If you want the top screen then you need to check out our list of the best gaming monitors to buy right now. And the promise seems obvious; to be able to bring the same fluid fidelity to 4K gaming as we’ve had with our 144Hz 1440p G-Sync screens for years, but with the added gloss and glamour of high-dynamic range visuals. But for that you need a high-end panel, powerful internals, and a serious graphics … [Read more...] about Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ review: the first Nvidia 4K G-Sync HDR panel isn’t so dynamic
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THE 2018 football World Cup right around the corner, with Russia kicking off the tournament against Saudi Arabia on Thursday 14 June. So we've look at the cheapest TVs, projectors and sound bars you can get to watch the football showcase at home. If you’re planning on having friends around to watch the World Cup this summer, you want to have a decent TV to watch it on. Or, if you’ve got the space for it, a projector can make a big game seem extra special. So we’ve picked out some of the cheapest and best TVs out that can turn your living room into the ideal venue to watch all the action from Russia. And we’ve included a few sound bars as well to make sure you and your guests can hear the dulcet tones of Lawro and co amid the cheers and groans. Cheap 32-inch TV The cheapest 32” TV we’ve seen that you can buy right now is a £129 model from Veltech, available from AO. It’s HD Ready and is available with next-day delivery so you can still get … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: cheapest TVs, projectors and sound bars you can get for the World Cup 2018
THE pace of Google Pixel 3 release date rumours is quickening as the launch approaches – and we've uncovered a load of juicy rumours. Last year's Google smartphones were fantastic –and made our best Android phones list – so we're looking forward to what's next. Here's what we know so far. Google Pixel 3 release date – when is Google's next phone out? Google has been fairly consistent with its Pixel smartphone releases, which makes the next launch date easy to guess. The original Google Pixel launched back on October 4, 2016, which was a Tuesday. It then went on sale on Tuesday, October 25 that same year. Then last year's Google Pixel 2 was announced on Wednesday, October 4 – the exact same date as the original phone's debut. It went on sale more quickly however, landing in stores on Thursday, October 19. Based on that brief history, we'd expect Google to announce the Google Pixel 3 on Thursday, October 4, 2018. As far as a specific Google Pixel 3 release … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3 LEAK – are we about to get another iPhone clone?
EVER dropped a smartphone and felt your heart stop? As phone prices rise north of £1,000, the danger of smashing our most-used gadgets is higher than ever. So what's the safest phone to drop? One brave tech site has dropped $18,000 (£13,380) worth of smartphones...so you don't have to. Research released by O2 last year revealed that 7.5million unlucky Brits are walking around with a cracked phone screen at any one time. And 6million of us have dropped and cracked our phones immediately after purchasing. Part of the problem is that not all phones are made equal – some handsets are simply far tougher than their rivals. Tech blog Tom's Guide has dropped thousands of pounds worth of phones to find the toughest (and weakest handsets), and the results might surprise you. All of the phones were tested over the course of four rounds, falling from four feet and six feet onto wood and concrete. The phones were even plonked into a toilet during one quirky round. A second batch of … [Read more...] about This £13,000 smartphone drop test reveals the 2018’s toughest mobile – and it’s NOT the iPhone
TIRED of hulking smartphones that you can't wrap your fingers around? Sony's new blower – the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact – could be your perfect pick. The Japanese phone maker has released a relatively dinky 5-inch phone with all the top specs you'd expect from a flagship device. Smartphones are getting much bigger these days, and if you're looking for a high-end phone, it can be hard to find one with a small screen. Sony is one of the few phone makers that realises not everyone wants a great big handset, and the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a great option for those people. It's powered by the seriously nippy Snapdragon 845 chip, which is one of this year's fastest mobile processors. So even though the phone's size is scaling down, you're not giving up any computing horsepower. The display has a Full HD resolution, so it's got as many pixels as a common living room television. That equals incredible sharpness on the smaller screen. In terms of design, Sony is offering a new … [Read more...] about Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review – is Sony’s down-sized blower any good?