Hands-on review: D-Link DSL-5300 Cobra AC 5300 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Modem Router

If I was reviewing this modem/router on looks alone it would get 11/10. The Cobra is, without a doubt the sexiest router I’ve ever seen.

With eight antennas, a funky triangular design, it’s unlike any bit of networking kit I’ve seen before. As I got it out of its (rather premium) packaging the device looked like an upturned robotic spider (similar to those replicators on Stargate: SG1). Continue reading Hands-on review: D-Link DSL-5300 Cobra AC 5300 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Modem Router

Hands-on review: Brother MFC-L2750DW

So, the conversation starts, “Do you want to review a printer?”. I respond, “OK”. A week goes by and a courier turns up. In my head I’m always thinking home/office inkjet.

Of late though, I’ve been receiving some rather interesting devices.

Brother’s MFC-L2750DW looks like your usual multi-function printer, offering print, copy, scan and fax. But it’s a mono laser multi-function printer. Continue reading Hands-on review: Brother MFC-L2750DW

Doom VFR PlayStation VR review

Like it’s stable-mate, Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the 2016 Doom reboot is gaining a reputation of being ported to every available game platform. Nintendo’s Switch recently joined the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in having a version of the game.

Literally in the same breath as they launched the Switch version of Doom, Bethesda knocked out Doom VFR, a special VR version of the game, for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive (note: not the Oculus Rift). Doom VFR allows players to enter the world of Doom in virtual reality, without the need for PC mods (the 2012 PC version of Doom 3: BFG Edition can be modded to run in VR on the PC). Continue reading Doom VFR PlayStation VR review

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR PlayStation VR review

Bethesda commences its assault into the VR space with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most ported games in recent years. It was over six years ago that the game was first released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Since then the game has been rereleased, in remastered form, on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Most recently the game was also released on Nintendo Switch, an incredible feat that put a huge fantasy open-world adventure in a portable console.

Now the game returns to the PlayStation 4 as a PlayStation VR game. Continue reading The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR PlayStation VR review

Call of Duty WWII PS4 Pro review

Activision have packed away the rocket boots and hung up the jet packs, taking their Call of Duty franchise back to its Second World War roots. Continue reading Call of Duty WWII PS4 Pro review

The horror continues in The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 invites players, once again, to sample Bethesda’s brand of survival horror.

2014’s The Evil Within Introduced us to Krimson City police detective Sebastian Castellanos, and a game very much inspired by Resident Evil. Of course, with Resident Evil 7, the classic horror series was rebooted, to great acclaim, for a modern audience.

Taking on board the criticism of the first game, and likely noticing RE7’s success, developers Tango Gameworks have tweaked The Evil Within 2’s gameplay. They have built on the first game to create something a lot more accessible. Continue reading The horror continues in The Evil Within 2

Sony’s 3D Creator for the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 brings 3D scanning to the masses

It takes a lot for me to get excited about a mobile phone, but Sony Mobile managed to do exactly that at a demonstration of their new 3D scanning technology. With the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo, starting with the Xperia XZ Premium and the new Xperia XZ1 in New Zealand, Sony has launched its 3D Creator software enabling, users use their phones to easily capture faces and objects in 3D. Continue reading Sony’s 3D Creator for the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 brings 3D scanning to the masses

Digging the red planet with JCB Pioneer Mars

British heavy machinery company, JCB, gets its arse to Mars.

My previous dealings with J.C. Bamford’s iconic yellow-liveried excavators includes having the Land Rover that I was charged with getting dragged out of a muddy construction site. It was a navigation mistake that resulted in both my cousin and I having to spend an afternoon hosing the excavator down to remove all the mud.

So, yeah, I know JCBs.

JCB Pioneer Mars comes across as part- Steam PC Early Access game and part-advertisement for the robust range of construction plant. Continue reading Digging the red planet with JCB Pioneer Mars

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