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Reg Hardware Awards 2012: The Winners...

Almost 17,000 votes were cast by Reg readers when we asked you all to name the best - and the worst - tech products of 2012. We asked you to tell us which kit you though most warranted a Reg Hardware Award from shortlists in a variety of categories: laptop, tablet, e-reader, home entertainment device and smartphone, but we …
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 …
Reg Hardware Awards

Reg Hardware Awards Best of 2012: VOTING NOW OPEN

Reg Hardware Awards 2012 Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the annual Reg Hardware Awards are here and, once again, we need your help finding the best - and the worst - consumer electronics and IT products of the past year. Reg Hardware Awards Here’s your chance to vote for your favourite kit from among this year's releases. In each category - …
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 …
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 …
Reg Hardware Awards

Reg Hardware Awards 2011 Winners

Reg Hardware Awards 2011 CES 2012 Week More than 28,500 votes were cast by Reg readers during December 2011 when we asked you all to name the best - and the worst - tech products of the year. We asked for your thoughts on hardware and software in the Lifestyle, Mobile, Computing and Gaming categories, and we also wanted you to name and shame the …
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 …
Reg Hardware Awards

Vote for the year's best games

Reg Hardware Awards 2011 Ladies and gentlemen, the annual Reg Hardware Awards are here and, once again, we need your help finding the best - and the worst - consumer electronics and infotech products of 2011. This week, we're calling for your nominations for our Gaming category, which gathers together our Game of the Year, Antique Code Show All-time …
Reg Hardware Awards

Vote for the year's best computing kit

Reg Hardware Awards 2011 Ladies and gentlemen, the annual Reg Hardware Awards are here and, once again, we need your help finding the best - and the worst - consumer electronics and infotech products of 2011. This week, we're calling for your nominations for our Computing category, which gathers together our Laptop of the Year, Tablet of the Year, …
Reg Hardware Awards

Vote for the year's best mobile kit

Reg Hardware Awards 2011 Ladies and gentlemen, the annual Reg Hardware Awards are here and, once again, we need your help finding the best - and the worst - consumer electronics and infotech products of 2011. This week, we're calling for your nominations for our Mobile category, which gathers together our Smartphone of the Year, Smartphone OS of the …
Reg Hardware Awards

Reg Hardware Awards 2011 declared OPEN

Reg Hardware Awards 2011 Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of the year again. The annual Reg Hardware Awards are here and, once again, we need your help finding the best - and the worst - consumer electronics and infotech products of 2011. Over the coming weeks, we'll be asking you to name your favourite kit from among this year's releases. We've …
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 …
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 …