Tech Reviews

No more curtains thanks to smart windows1m51s

No more curtains thanks to smart windows

Researchers at Harvard are developing the next generation of windows that utilize nanotechnology to transition between clear and cloudy with the flip of a switch. Ben Gruber reports. Credit to Reuters.

Published: April 13, 20167,922 views
PS4 to PC remote play setup & review4m57s

PS4 to PC remote play setup & review

A new update is available that allows your PlayStation 4 to connect to your PC for remote gameplay access. 'Booredatwork' shows us how it can be setup while reviewing it at the same time.

Could this mega-copter carry people?1m37s

Could this mega-copter carry people?

A team of Norwegian students and researchers is seeking permission to use their record-breaking megacopter to carry a person, potentially rivaling the likes of Hoverbike and Snowstorm. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Published: March 31, 20161,863 views
Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on review3m02s

Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is finally here and we get our first hands-on approach at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona. Are you excited for the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy?

Growing vegetables via your smartphone1m25s

Growing vegetables via your smartphone

A fully automated indoor farming system that its developers say is capable of growing pesticide free vegetables via your smartphone is unveiled at CES 2016. Ben Gruber reports. Credit to Reuters.

Published: January 14, 201616,255 views
CES 2016: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S hands-on review3m10s

CES 2016: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S hands-on review

At CES 2016 Samsung introduced its first Windows 10 Galaxy Tab product - the Galaxy Tab Pro S. It's a super slim Windows 10 tablet powered by an Intel Core M processor. 'Booredatwork' breaks it all down for us in this review video.

World's First Passenger Drone Unveiled1m37s

World's First Passenger Drone Unveiled

Now here is a product that every person has almost certainly dreamed of owning; a personal transportation vehicle that evokes images of a future where traffic jams are no longer an issue. This video, shot from the floor of the 2016 CES convention in Las Vegas centers on a passenger size drone being developed by a Chinese company called Ehang. The vehicle will operate completely autonomously, with no input needed from the passenger to get from point A to point B. Co-founder of the company Derrick Xiong explains that since the passenger will not be in direct control over the flight of the vehicle, it will require no specialized license to operate. This sounds scary at first, but it will be much safer in the end to have computers controlling the navigation of these vehicles. It will utilize a wide variety of sensors and computer components to control all flight operations and navigate to and from destinations completely autonomously. The only interface in the drone will be a singular tablet, which will give the passenger control of take-off and landing locations, and the ability to adjust the climate controls inside the vehicle. At the time of the video, the vehicle is capable of transporting one person to an altitude of roughly 11500 feet in the air, with a cruising speed of around 63 miles per hour. This coupled with the life of its internal batteries will allow the vehicle to fly around 20 miles non-stop, and stay in the air for around 23 minutes. Not a huge range considering how far some people commute to get to work every morning, but with more efficient batteries this thing could definitely start to get a much longer flight range. For those of you concerned with the safety of such a new type of transportation, Ehang says that in the event of an emergency, they will be able to remotely control every vehicle in their fleet individually, in order to override faulty commands or to safely land the vehicle in case of technical malfunction. The drone has 8 propellers instead of the typical 4 propeller design to help with redundancy; in a situation where one of the rotors stops functioning the second rotor will spool up faster to compensate and still allow for a controlled descent. All that said, at a price tag of between two hundred and three hundred thousand dollars, you won’t be seeing too many of these out in the skies anytime soon. Add to that the safety concerns of relying solely on computerized navigation automation to control the vehicle with the passenger being completely helpless in the case of a malfunction, and the general annoyance to the public once there are a bunch of these out there flying around. To be able to generate enough lift to fly a vehicle of this size you have to displace a lot of air (think of a helicopter), and it is very noisy to do so, so the neighbors might not be super happy about one of these taking off and landing twice a day from your backyard.

Published: January 8, 201612,819 views
Paper airplanes go high-tech at CES1m18s

Paper airplanes go high-tech at CES

The humble paper airplane has been converted into a live streaming drone that can be controlled with a virtual reality headset. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Published: January 8, 2016720 views
Apple iPhone 6S Smart Battery Case review3m13s

Apple iPhone 6S Smart Battery Case review

Apple has just released its freest battery case for the iPhone 6/6S. This new product will help boost and increase the battery life for the iPhone 6S up to 24 hours. But what do you think of the design?

Tech review: Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch6m31s

Tech review: Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch

The Samsung Gear S2 classic will most definitely turn heads. The circular interface and rotating bezel give you effortless navigation so you can quickly access the things that are most important to you. This intuitive interface lets you easily access important notifications, texts, and updates from your phone with just a glance at your wrist. Plus, with easily customizable watch faces and a premium 20mm leather watchband, you can create a watch style that is uniquely yours. The built-in S-Health app tracks your steps, your heart rate, and even gives you a nudge when it's time to get moving. And with built-in wireless charging, it's easy to keep the Gear S2 classic powered up.

Tech review: Turtle Beach Sandtropper gaming headset3m11s

Tech review: Turtle Beach Sandtropper gaming headset

The Turtle Beach Sandtrooper for Star Wars: Battlefront is a feature-rich universal gaming headset for fans and collectors. These individually numbered, limited edition headsets feature an authentic design that fans can customize with swappable speaker plates depicting different characters and iconic franchise moments.

Tech review: Astro A40 TR gaming headset4m41s

Tech review: Astro A40 TR gaming headset

With the A40 TR Wired Surround Sound Gaming Headset, you can hear every detail in stunning clarity thanks to ASTRO Audio and an optimal balance between in-game sounds and vocal transmissions. It's easy to deliver instructions or just chat after a legendary victory with a precision microphone. And when you're done playing, simply remove the mic to enjoy your favorite tunes or movie audio. Pro gamers and live-streamers will appreciate the digital components of the included MIXAMP Pro.

Tech review: Steam Link from Valve5m56s

Tech review: Steam Link from Valve

The Steam Link from Valve is the perfect way to stream your PC games from the computer to your living room. Combined with the Steam controller, it provides a fast and cost-effective method of delivering PC performance from the comfort of your couch. That being said, the Steam link isn't perfect. It doesn't provide streaming video options (though it does allow desktop access to your PC) and the Stream controller takes a lot of getting used to for gaming purposes.

Smartphone review: HTC One A92m35s

Smartphone review: HTC One A9

The new HTC One A9 is a smartphone that combines a striking design on the outside with the newest features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and HTC Sense on the inside, creating an unrivaled smartphone experience.