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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 …
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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. …
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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
The Register breaking news

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 …
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 …
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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 …
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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 …

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 …

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