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The automated home is a mess

We’ve been promised the smart home for decades and always been disappointed, but we’re told that this time is different. The smart home – a home where even the humblest appliance, plug socket or light bulb is connected to everything else and controllable through apps – is absolutely, positively, definitely …

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Gamers show their true colors at the PC Gamer Weekender

Introduction The PC Gamer Weekender is underway at London’s Old Truman Brewery. A Mecca for PC gamers, the venue is playing host to the latest in cutting-edge hardware, informative PC building sessions and the latest blockbuster titles — including playable versions of Dark Souls 3 and Total War: Warhammer. Techradar …

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Want to go to space? Scott Kelly thinks you should

Astronaut Scott Kelly is finding his Earth legs after a 340-day stay on the International Space Station (ISS), a trying trip even for seasoned space travelers. And in addition to touting VR and confirming people could withstand the ride to Mars, he’s also talking up sending citizens beyond the atmosphere. …

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Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a VR Headset

Virtual reality is mainstream. While that seems like an overnight phenomenon, it’s far from it. Back in the 1960s, there were immersive stereoscopic videos. In 1961, we had a motion-tracking headset. Interactive Google Street View-like experiences? Those, of course, were around in the late 1970s. But that stuff could only …

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Review: Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook

Try not to stare, but ultrabooks—thin, light, SSD, high-res screen—just became a commodity. The tipping point? Now, even Razer, a maker of high-end gaming laptops, is getting in on the business. Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook 7/10 Wired Color-shifting keyboard dazzles small children, probably doesn’t cause seizures. Outstanding screen, audio, and input …

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