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Zapping cobalt nanodots could lead to magnetic RAM

Magnetic storage, and we’re talking tape here, is good for long-term storage because it’s cheap and stable — unlike solid state drives and volatile memory, which are quick but expensive and better for temporary storage. New research might lead to a method that combines the best of both worlds. The main problem with magnetic storage […]

Moto G4 Plus review

WE FAWNED over the attractively affordable Moto G4 in our review, but do camera upgrades and the additions of a fast charger and fingerprint scanner make the Moto G4 Plus a better phone? DesignIf you liked the simple candybar aesthetic of the Moto G4 you’ll know what you’re getting with the G4 Plus. Despite the […]

Moto G4 review

LENOVO-OWNED Motorola has long been crowned king of the budget smartphone market, thanks to its popular Moto G line-up.  Can the fourth-generation Moto G assume the mantle as the king of budget smartphones for another year? Let’s find out. DesignThe Moto G line has never pretended to be anything other than affordable with their simple […]

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S

Microsoft Surface Laptop – Microsoft is launching a new Surface-branded device today: the Surface Laptop. While the device leaked last night, Microsoft’s Panos Panay took to the stage at the company’s New York City event to unveil it officially today. It’s a 13.5-inch laptop that’s designed to work with the company’s new Windows 10 S […]

The best Samsung Galaxy S9 cases

Samsung only launched its Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus at the end of February – and the phones don’t start shipping until the 16 March – but that hasn’t stopped the first wave of protective cases being unveiled.  The collection, at this point, is relatively slim-pickings but there are a number of options if you’re looking […]

Smartphone batteries: searching for the new lithium

Smartphones and other electronic devices have evolved enormously over the past few years, and so too have their batteries. Lithium batteries dominate the market, and are by far the most frequently used batteries for most electronic devices. That said, researchers have spent a long time looking for an alternative to lithium, and for good reason.  Everything is becoming wireless, […]

How to tell if Windows 10 Home or Pro is right for you

You’re interested in upgrading or making the switch to Windows 10, but you’re not sure which edition is right for you. Like previous versions of Windows, there are a handful of options to choose from. Most have the same core features, plus some extras for specific types of users. Here’s a breakdown of each edition […]