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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 …
The Register breaking news

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 …
Reg Hardware Retro Week Logo

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, …
The Register breaking news

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 …
The Register breaking news

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 …
The Register breaking news

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