Author: Alex Lowe

Chrome OS now has a Google Now launcher

Chrome OS now has a Google Now launcher

For Chromebook and Chromebox users who are running the Chrome OS beta now have a brand new feature to test on the operating system. The Chrome Launcher with Google Now is coming to the platform. This is basically a new tab page which displays apps, a search bar and now Google Now inline. Google Now can display flight information, reminders, appointments, travel information and more. Also within the software update, […]

New ‪Surface‬ 3 launches for $499

New ‪Surface‬ 3 launches for $499

Today, Microsoft has announced the the Surface 3, which comes with Windows 8.1. The Surface 3 is a separate product to the Surface Pro 3. Despite having similar names the new Surface 3 has a less powerful processor and smaller screen. The Surface 3 has a quad-core Intel Atom chip, whereas the Pro 3 has the i3, i5 and i7 processors on offer. The base model comes with 64GB of […]

Nest Thermostat got confused by British Summer Time

Nest Thermostat got confused by British Summer Time

Over the weekend, a lot of Nest users realised that their thermostats didn’t adjust the time so users were left with a cold house come Sunday morning. The actual clock on the Nest had changed, but the heating schedules people had set never moved. While this was a bug that was in device – But after all it is the ‘Smart’ Learning Thermostat.

‪Three‬ owner now agreed to buy O2 for £10 billion

‪Three‬ owner now agreed to buy O2 for £10 billion

Since January, the possibility of O2 and Three joining forces has been rumoured but now the owner of Three has agreed to purchase the bubbly network for £10 billion. BT has recently had an interest in EE which is currently the biggest network in the country – but when O2 and Three join, that may cause some issues for EE. If BT do actually purchase EE, then the UK will […]

Windows 10 release set for the summer

Windows 10 release set for the summer

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 OS is currently in the technical preview stage and for the people testing, it feels nearly finished. But for a lot of people, they can’t wait to get their hands on it and now we know when the public and final build will arrive. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC), Microsoft took the opportunity to announce that the final version for the public of Windows 10 […]

‪Fitbit‬ Surge now supports bike-tracking and more

‪Fitbit‬ Surge now supports bike-tracking and more

Today, the Fitbit Surge which is the company’s premium fitness tracker has gained a few new features and enhancements via a software update. One of the new additions is the ability to track outdoor cycling and also have the ability to use multiple Fitbit devices on one account and switch band per activity if needed. The idea behind this being you could use on Fitbit for work and then other […]

The NVIDIA Titan X will cost $999

The NVIDIA Titan X will cost $999

News from Alex and Ed Gaming Last week, as Alex and Ed Gaming covered the new NVIDIA Titan X was released but pricing was never confirmed, until this week. For this unaware the NVIDIA Titan X is the worlds most powerful GPU with 8 billion transistors, 3,072 CUDA cores and 7 teraflops performance. The Titan X also touts 12GB of VRAM. This means that the Titan X has better gaming […]

Larger 64GB HTC One M9 launching later this year

Larger 64GB HTC One M9 launching later this year

Recently, HTC has confirmed that a larger capacity version of the HTC One M9 will be launching at the end of this year. The new HTC One M8 which launched earlier this month didn’t change its design much, which can only be a good thing as it still looks very good, despite holding on to much of the same design from the last HTC flagship, the One M8. The larger […]

‪‎Windows‬ 10 will be able to use peer-to-peer networks for updates

‪‎Windows‬ 10 will be able to use peer-to-peer networks for updates

Microsoft is seeming to be learning from some of Apple’s mistakes, as whenever a new OS X or iOS update is announced the servers seem to crash and then subsequently take ages to download anything. Now, Microsoft is adding a new feature to the upcoming Windows 10 which will allow it to use local and networked PCs to grab the update from a PC. Using peer-to-peer networking, users will not […]

Plusnet has reduced all business fibre broadband prices

Plusnet has reduced all business fibre broadband prices

Plusnet, which is actually owned by BT has recently announced that it will subsidise fibre broadband costs for businesses, thanks to the Governments BDUK broadband voucher schemes, which aims to help small businesses. The actual discount is a total of £120 which last one year. A standard Business Fibre package with Plusnet would usually cost £35.50 but thanks to the voucher, it will cost £25.50 per month. The scheme will be […]