How to make your own DIY Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast dongle isn’t the only way to remotely stream your media content to your big screen. As Darren Yates explains, alternatives are everywhere.

The best Chromecast alternatives

Everyone is talking Chromecast, but it’s not the only way to wireless streaming nirvana. Darren Yates begins his look at Chromecast alternatives already available.

How to create a PC for retro games

Retro’s not just for fashion, it’s for games too. Nathan Taylor shows you how to create your own retro gaming PC for cheap and turn it into your favourite old console using emulation.

Measy RC11 Fly Mouse review

Price: $27  |  From: eBay  Remote-controlling your mini PC is something there are multiple ways to achieve. One standalone method is to use a 2.4GHz wireless keyboard. We looked at the Logitech K700 and while it does the job it’s better suited as a proper desktop keyboard. If you’re considering something more for the lounge…

Get console gaming on your mini PC

The Big Ben PS3 Parental Controller a wireless PS3 controller for under $20. The MK802 can use this PS3 controller but could use a bit more GPU speed. It’s the computer that just keeps on surprising. It started out as the first computer in a USB stick the first to dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and…

How to improve your Wi-Fi signal

There are loads of ways to get a faster wireless network connection. You can knock down walls in your house so the signal can travel more efficiently. You can chuck your current network hardware and buy a whole new set. Or you could go down the easier free route of making sure your network is…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet review

With all the attention in the Apple versus Samsung war of late centring on the latter’s staggering $1 billion patent suit loss it’s good to finally see some more action where it matters: the products. Samsung’s latest run at creating an iPad killer is this spin-off from its 5.3in ‘phablet’ Galaxy Note and it’s a…

An interesting experiment in tiny computing: Fujitsu ESPRIMO Q900 review

Despite the tiny dimensions Fujitsu has delivered a full-blown Windows 7 machine in the ESPRIMO Q900 and one that will happily serve as a mini-server or desktop even if you live in a cupboard.Powering this novel-sized PC is the Intel i5-2520M a chip originally destined for notebooks but put to good use here. The dual-core…