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Macro lenses: how to choose one, and how to use it

The word ‘macro’ has become synonymous with close-up photography. Most compact cameras having a macro shooting mode, and a large number of zoom lenses feature the word ‘macro’ in their title.  Typically, these lenses can reproduce small objects at up to 0.5x life size on a camera’s imaging sensor. In most cases, dedicated macro prime…

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Windows 10 S is becoming Windows 10 S Mode

Changes are coming to the stripped-down, lightweight operating system Microsoft produces and which has up until now been known as Windows 10 S: it's getting a new name for a start, and will become Windows 10 S Mode in the not-too-distant future. That's according to the Microsoft watchers at Thurrott and Neowin, who say the…

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Gigabyte Aero 15X review

With its first gaming laptop employing the Nvidia GTX 1070 in its new Max-Q chip design, Gigabyte brings its value-focused approach to the popular new device format. Allow us to introduce you to one of the longest-lasting gaming laptops we’ve tested to date – and one that still brings the muscle when it’s time to…

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How to build the ultimate PC gaming setup

PC gaming is undeniably one of the coolest corners of technology today. Between the ever-increasing core count in consumer processors and higher compute power of graphics cards, computers are more powerful than ever. And, beyond towers of power, gaming monitors are only getting bigger, gaming peripherals are becoming wireless and virtual reality is rising in…

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Free Nintendo Switch online play ends September 2018

Change is coming, Nintendo Switch owners. While you've been happily heading online with your consoles since launch for some free multiplayer sessions, those days are numbered. Nintendo has now dated the launch of its paid-for online service. The Mario house announced that its paid-for online subscription service will be launching in September 2018 and it's…

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The best over-ear headphones for 2018

Best Over-Ear Headphones Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar's round-up of the best over-ear headphones you can buy in 2018.  When it comes to raw sound quality, nothing beats the sense of scale a pair of decent over-ear headphones can provide.  Over-ear headphones are some of the most diverse headphones out there, and this guide focusses…

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