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HP Envy x2 Windows 8 convertible

Last call for your chance to win an HP ENVY x2 tablet

Competition Don't forget, folks, you still have time to cat your votes for the latest Reg Hardware Awards - your chance to name the best and worst tech products of the past 12 months. More to the point, it's also your opportunity to win one of HP's "extraordinary" new ENVY x2 convertible tablets worth £799. HP Envy x2 Windows 8 convertible …
Shiri

Publicity Stunt of the Week: Ten bizarre phone insurance claims

Here, apparently, are the UK’s ten oddest insurance claims made regarding mobile phones. We offer them without comment on their veracity, though the mobile phone insurance go-between that sent them to us in the hope of some free publicity* insists the claims “were investigated fully”, presumably by the insurer it represents. …
Smarter Memory

Watch Smarter: video guide to... SSD installation

Smarter Storage An SSD is arguably the best hardware upgrade you can instal on any laptop or desktop PC. These hard drive replacements come in a range of capacities and prices delivering instantly noticeable improvements in performance along with enhanced reliability. Our exclusive video has all the info you need to go about the installation …
Smarter Memory

Watch smarter: video guide to... SSDs

Smarter Memory The solid state drive (SSD) is like a fast hard disk drive (HDD) with no moving parts. Many SSDs can be used as direct replacements for mechanical hard drives, although usually with a capacity restriction. Our exclusive video has all the info you need to make the right choice. var MediaPlayerVars = { '_': { 'http://www. …

Win! a Samsung 830 SSD

Competition Don't forget, folks, you still have a chance to win one of Samsung's rather desirable 830 SSDs in Reg Hardware's latest competition. Samsung SSD830 240GB SSD Very desirable We were rather taken by the Samsung 830 - we reviewed it here - which is not only capacious but also comes bundled with some powerful and very useful …
Smarter Memory

Watch Smarter: video guide to... HDDs

Smarter Memory Hard drives are still the most cost-effective way of adding extra storage capacity to a desktop or laptop. They are cheap to buy, easy to use and remarkably robust in service. Solid-state drives may be quicker, but while the prices of hard drives continue to fall, their capacity goes on climbing, so the overall cost per gigabyte …
Smarter Memory

Watch Smarter: video guide to... memory cards

Smarter Memory Memory cards come in a dozen different shapes and sizes. And speeds too. Selecting the best card match to the gear that uses them isn't as simple as it might seem. Our exclusive video has all the info you need to make the right choice. var MediaPlayerVars = { '_': { 'http://youtu.be/LYIBNPw1h8E': {autostart: 'true …
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WIN an HTC One X with Reg Hardware

Competition Reg Hardware has buddied up with HTC to offer you the chance to bag one of its flagship new phones, the HTC One X, a handset we called "a quad-core corker" in our review of the beast. Packing a 1.5GHz penta-core Nvidia Tegra 3, a massive Gorilla glass screen and big beats from the Dr himself its unquestionably the must have …
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Reg Hardware Retro Week Complete Coverage

Retro Week Reg Hardware Retro Week Logo Thirty years ago today, a pre-knighthood Sir Clive Sinclair launched his first colour computer, the ZX Spectrum, and the early 1980s home computing revolution got a good a shove forward like no other before it. Many a Reg reader can trace his or her engagement with information technology back to …
Apple iPad 3 aka new iPad

Apple iPad 3 data contracts compared

Apple's new iPad - read our first look at the new tablet here - went on sale today. Want one of the 3G-enabled models? To help you work out which network will offer you the best data deal, we've compared carriers' tariffs to see how they match up. As it stands, Three offers the best bang for your buck, with more 3G data than …
Reg Hardware Mobile Week

Reg Hardware Mobile Week Complete Coverage

Mobile Week Reg Hardware Mobile Week Mobile World Congress - MWC to its friends - takes place in Barcelona this week. It's the most important show for the mobile industry and is the launch pad for many of 2012's most important mobile and smartphone products. So Reg Hardware today starts a week of dedicated mobile-centric coverage. And …
CES 2012 Week

Ten... stars of the Consumer Electronics Show

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week Las Vegas, gambling’s natural home played host to 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. Here, the technology giants placed their bets and showed their hands with the launch of hundreds, nay thousands, of new technology products. On the table, PC manufacturers were upping the stakes with Ultrabooks …
CES 2012 Week

CES Week 2012: Complete Coverage

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week The Consumer Electronics Show - CES to its friends - takes place in Las Vegas this week. It's the biggest show of its kind in the world and is the launch pad for almost all of 2012's most important technology products. Just ahead of CES' official opening tomorrow, 10 January, Reg Hardware today starts its CES …
CES 2012 Week

CES Week 2012: Complete Coverage

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week The Consumer Electronics Show - CES to its friends - takes place in Las Vegas this week. It's the biggest show of its kind in the world and is the launch pad for almost all of 2012's most important technology products. Just ahead of CES' official opening tomorrow, 10 January, Reg Hardware today starts its CES …
TV Linux Tux Myth

Reg reader seeks living room Myth advice - can you help?

Reader Assistance We received the following plea for assistance from Reg Hardware reader Ian Bonham this morning: Dear Reg Hardware, As Chrimbo closes on us, I'm looking at a new family TV and Blu-ray to keep the ankle-biters quiet while I enjoy a bit of much deserved downtime. I am in a bit of a quandary though. As a dedicated Penguin, I have …
Ford Focus 2011

Win a week-long test drive of the 2011 Ford Focus

Competition Reg Hardware and Ford have teamed up to bring three lucky readers the chance to take part in a week-long test drive of the 2011 Ford Focus. The new Ford Focus is the technology-packed family car we judged to be "possibly the most complete C-Class hatchback on the market, and certainly the most hi-tech" in our review. Ford Focus …
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM updates PlayBook OS

Got a BlackBerry PlayBook? Research in Motion is starting to push out version 1.0.7 of its QNX-derived tablet OS. The new release adds some minor tweaks - at last, the Pictures app will operate with a portrait screen orientation, and you can now zoom into videos - and incorporates are raft of extra languages. RIM has updated …
Twitter Bird

Reg Hardware expands Twitter presence

Site News Twittering Reg Hardware readers know the site's @reghardware content feed, but we're now increasing our presence on the social network with new micro-blogs from our journalists. We'll be Tweeting all our takes on the key stories of the day, posting our thoughts about cool kit we've seen and new products we're currently trying …

Win! Your chance to bag a free 'PlayStation phone'

Competition Want to own a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone? We have three boxes each containing one of the Android handset that is are being called the 'PlayStation phone' to give away - and the deadline for entries is getting close. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To try and win, all you have to do is head over to our competition page, …
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Reg Hardware launches review looker-upper

Site News You asked for a more accessible read-out of the reviews published by Reg Hardware - and you've now got it. Reg Hardware now sports a dedicated Reviews section. Take a look and you'll see we've pulled out the six most recent reviews in each of our product channels, complete with roll-over pop-ups giving you our verdict. Just …

Win! 12 RHA MA-350 earphones up for grabs

Competition Glasgow-based Reid & Heath Acoustics (RHA) has a dozen pairs of its new MA-350 in-ear 'phones - each worth £29.95 - to give away to 12 lucky Reg Hardware readers. We liked the British-designed and engineered RHA SA-850 headphones, and we reckon - compo aside - the MA-350s will be a big hit too. We've used 'em - and they're …
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James Sherwood 1983-2011

Former Reg Hardware reporter James Sherwood died this weekend after suffering an epileptic seizure during his sleep. He was 28. James joined El Reg in 2007, returning to journalism - he had been a reporter on Computer Reseller News - after a foray to the Dark Side as PR manager for networking distributor Zycko. But his passion …
YouTube

Reg Hardware revamps YouTube channel

Site News Reg Hardware's YouTube channel has been given an overhaul, complete with a swank new look. Reg Hardware YouTube Reg Hardware TV packs in all our existing content - from classics like the first steps up steps of Honda's Asimo robot and Samsung's cutting-edge see-through OLED screen to our hands-on pre-launch demo of Apple's …
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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Super App Compo: the winners

Last month, we asked you to imagine your ideal BlackBerry Super App to run on the sizzling new BlackBerry Torch - and to tell us all about it. Hundreds of you, from all around the world, submitted your ideas, leaving the judges - Reg Hardware Editor Tony Smith, Research in Motion UK marketing director Richard Pilkington and our …
Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 2

The second incarnation of Apple's market-defining media tablet has arrived in the UK. Read what Reg Hardware thinks about it, and check out the best network operator deals. Apple iPad 2 Apple iPad 2 Tablet two-point-oh     Apple iPad 2 iPad 2 3G price-plans compared Updated Three are the best     Apple iPad 2
Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS console and games

The latest incarnation of Nintendo's handheld games console - and the first to offer glass-free 3D viewing - family is here. See what we think of it. Nintendo 3DS games Nintendo 3DS launch games We rate the first batch     Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Raise your glasses?     Nintendo 3DS games Nintendo 3DS games …
Apple iPad 2

iPad 2 3G price-plans compared

Updated Planning to buy a 3G-enabled iPad 2? To help you choose the right package, here are how the UK operators stack up. We'll be adding other carriers as they announce prices. iPad 2 Price comparison Review Apple iPad 2 Apple iPad 2
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Apple iPad 2 demo'd on camera

Video Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com Now on sale in the UK, this video runs through the new design and shows off the improved responsiveness of Apple's iPad 2. You can read our review of the iPad 2 Wi-Fi here. ®
Nintendo 3DS games

Nintendo 3DS games release schedule

Nintendo and other publishers already have many titles out for launch, with more to come. Here's the current list of 3DS games heading to the shops. Out now Publisher Asphalt 3D Ubisoft Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars LucasArts Nintendogs + Cats Nintendo PES 2011 3D Konami Pilotwings Resort Nintendo Rayman …
Mario Question

Nintendo 3DS FAQ

What is it? The Nintendo 3DS is the successor to the Nintendo DS handheld games console and can produce 3D effects without the need for special glasses. Not only can users play games in 3D, but they can also take pictures with its two cameras, as well as network with Wi-Fi. More on that later. So how exactly does the screen …
RH Leader

Intel and Apple: tablet d'hôte

Leader Intel's Android efforts: products, please, not prototypes Is it really news that Intel is encouraging Asian netbook and tablet makers to use its processors in their Android products, as Taiwan's DigiTimes and the many sites citing it believe? We'd think it news if the chip giant wasn't making such a move. Intel is in the …
iPad 2

Apple iPad 2: from rumour to reality

The Reality iPad 2: reality iPad 2? Let's be kind and call it iPad 1.5 iPad 2 spawns updated iOS and apps Apple cuts iPad price Steve Jobs unveils iPad 2 Apple iPad 2 snapped in all its skinny glory Apple names iPad 2 reveal date The Rumours iPad 2: rumour Fanboi rumor mill dances for iPad 2 iPad 3 Faces of the iPad 2 and …
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Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past seven days, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Mio Navman V575 TV satnav and Freeview tuner Watch telly when you're driving – seriously Cowon D3 Plenue Android …
Broken CD with wrench

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past week, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications, photography and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380 media streamer Content provider? Iomega SuperHero iPhone back-up gadget To …

Mobile World Congress 2011

MWC 2011 Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the mobile phone business' most important shindig. It's the launch site not only for new smartphone and new services, but now new tablets too. Here are this year's key products and stories. Tablets RIM boss: 'Our PlayBook shames the You Know What' Nvidia pledges to pass water on Core 2 Duo this …

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past week, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Equinux Tizi iPhone TV tuner Aerial views over iOS4 displays Six... budget Blu-ray Disc players Product Round-up HD …
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EC parades common phone charger

Been a long time coming, but yesterday the European Commission got its mitts on the first sample of a universal phone charger for member countries. Commissioners were so excited that they ran a press conference, with TV cameras and all, in Brussels to show off the beast. The brouhaha was a bit overdone - we are after all …

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past seven days, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications, photography and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Icecrypt T2400 Freeview HD DVR Media savvy? Denon Ceol with Apple AirPlay Mini combo hi-fi gets …
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Top Rated... Smartphones

Which smartphones - whether they run iOS, Android, Symbian or Windows Phone 7 - have we rated most highly over the past few months? The table below will tell you. Top Smartphones February 2011 Updated: February 2011
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Top Rated... Laptops

Which netbooks and notebooks have we rated most highly over the past few months? The table below will tell you. Top Laptops February 2011 Updated: 3 February 2011

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past seven days, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Philips 21:9 Cinema 58in LED backlit TV The film buffs' telly goes 3D Ten... fitness gadgets Product Round-up Kit …
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Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010 Winners

Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010 The votes are in and counted, and so, without further ado, are the results of the 2010 Reg Hardware Awards. The Awards were split into two groups: Editors' Awards for the best Computer, Lifestyle, Photo, Mobile and Games products of 2010, and ten gongs selected by you, Reg Hardware's readers. We'll cover your winners first. …
Broken CD with wrench

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past week, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications, photography and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Arcam Solo Neo combo hi-fi Audiophile hub gets Internet upgrade Bolle BP-10 iPhone photo printer …

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past week, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications, photography and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Philips 46PFL9705H Ambilight 46in LED 3D TV Picture perfect? Archos 43 16GB Android PMP iPod Touch worrier …
Cat 5 cable

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

In the past seven days, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics and mobile communications. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Cowon iAudio X7 hard drive PMP Media player, meet external HDD Arcam Solo rDac wireless digital-to-analogue converter …
CES 2011

CES 2011: Complete Coverage

CES 2011 Tablets and E-book Readers DisplayLink tools up iPad as wireless Windows screen Dell flashes Streak 10, launches Streak 7 Motorola uncloaks 10.1in Xoom fondleslab iRiver upgrades Story with hi-res display RIM reveals 4G PlayBook plans Toshiba tries again with second gen tablet Panasonic preps TV accessory tablet Samsung shows …
Reg Hardware Awards

Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010

Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010 Back in November we asked you to make your suggestions for the products most worthy of a Reg Hardware Readers Award. We got hundreds of nominations from which we drew up shortlists of the most popular - and least popular in the case of the Rusty Dodo Award - gadgets released this year. Reg Hardware Awards And now, ladies and …
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2010: The Year's Best Tech

2010: it's a wrap As the year nears its close, it's time to look back to the technology products that most excited the Reg Hardware team during 2010. Don't forget you'll soon be able to vote for your choices too, in the Reg Hardware Reader Awards. The shortlists are in, and we'll be posting the voting form shortly. Here's …
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Reg Hardware competition winners

iPad Case Giveaway Winners All the following folk entered and won our recent Mass iPad Case GIveaway - your cases and Reg goodie bags are on their way to you: Jimmy Aitken, Chris Biddle, Tom Bray, Sue Brett, Julie Bristow, Andrew Burrows, Jo Byworth, Chris Danks, Caroline Davison, Chris Eagles, James Fordham, Adam Fyfe, Ian …
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Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

In the past week, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Sharp Aquos LC-32LE210E 32in LCD TV Bedroom furniture makeover time? Monster iPad Case Test: The Rest Product Round-up: …