Category Archives: Technology

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H AI-enabled notebook processor review

At CES 2024 Intel allowed me to test the AI capabilities of its new Core Ultra notebook processors. One of the first notebooks out the gate with this new technology is the Asus Zenbook 14 OLED with its Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor.

It’s easy to get enamoured by cool devices and the Asus Zenbook 14 OLED is a very cool device. But instead of fawning over the Asus notebook’s luxurious stylings, that’ll be the focus of a separate review. For now, let’s take a look at the Intel Core Ultra 7 processor and find out what it is, what it isn’t, and why it matters. Continue reading Intel Core Ultra 7 155H AI-enabled notebook processor review

CRKD Nitro Deck for Nintendo Switch review

CRKD offers Switch and Switch OLED owners a robust alternative to the standard Nintendo Joy-Con controllers.

Regardless of its prowess as a portable gaming console, the physical design of the Nintendo Switch is a masterclass of form over function. The device’s flat, horizontal tablet design doesn’t ergonomically do it for me. That lovely screen is wedged between two flimsy plastic controllers that I always feel like I’m going to just snap off. Coming from any other gaming controller, the Joy-Cons feel, well, a bit rubbish. Continue reading CRKD Nitro Deck for Nintendo Switch review

AI was the focus for Intel and its partners at the CES 24 Intel Client Open House

During the CES 2024 keynote speech at the Intel Client Open House at the Venetian Hotel and Resort, Las Vegas, Intel’s Client Computing Group head, Michelle Johnston Holthaus, stressed her company’s focus on AI technology. Joined on stage by partners from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft, the discussion highlighted the impact that onboard AI technology, namely the neural processing unit, will have on the consumer user experience. Continue reading AI was the focus for Intel and its partners at the CES 24 Intel Client Open House

Hands-on with the new Intel Core Ultra 7-powered MSI Claw A1M

I joined Intel at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. AI was very much the focus at the show and Intel was keen to show off the capabilities of the new Intel Meteor Lake Core Ultra mobile processor with its onboard neural processing unit (NPU). As a surprise, Intel revealed the Intel Core Ultra 7-powered MSI Claw A1M Windows-based handheld gaming device. Continue reading Hands-on with the new Intel Core Ultra 7-powered MSI Claw A1M

Meta Quest 3 VR headset review

The third incarnation of the Oculus Quest standalone consumer virtual reality headset is here. The Meta Quest 3 is smaller, lighter, and offers a higher fidelity virtual reality experience than its predecessors.  With the addition of mixed reality via the device’s colour pass-through cameras, could this be the next generation of consumer VR headsets? Continue reading Meta Quest 3 VR headset review