Jack is a senior writer at with over a decade's experience researching and writing about consumer technology, from security and privacy to product reviews and tech news.


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Amazon Reveals New Alexa Gadgets

Amazon has unveiled the latest in its line of Alexa-powered devices. From a wall clock to a power point to a microwave, all of these voice activated products are designed to respond to your spoken commands – plus integrate the Amazon infrastructure into your daily routine.


Why Apple is After the Gray Dollar with the Apple Watch

With the launch of the latest Apple Watch, Apple appears to be reaching out to a new audience, a slightly older market with disposable income and health concerns. We look at how effective this strategy could be, and whether or not the older generations would be interested.


Best Laptop Brands for 2019

In the market for a new laptop? Check out our expert guide to the best laptop brands of 2019, including big names including Apple, Acer, Lenovo, Dell and others. We also break down the main laptop lineup for each range for every budget point.

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Alternatives to Google Voice

Google Voice is an internet based VoIP technology that offers a range of features many standard phone providers deliver. However, it also presents a number of issues for users; reliability is just one of them. If you're thinking of switching, here are some alternatives.


Best VPNs for Torrenting 2019

Looking to torrent and don't have a VPN? You could be exposing your privacy and making yourself traceable. We don’t condone illegal file-sharing carried out with or without a VPN, but there are legitimate reasons to torrent – we round up the best VPNs to use for torrenting.


Top Online Scams to Avoid in September

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Instagram, Fortnite and something called 'Sextortion' – they all have one thing in common. They're part of the latest round of online scams trying to catch out victims. We round up the latest scam emails and phoney messages to help you stay safe ...


Will Apple Unveil a New MacBook Next Week?

With an Apple reveal event around the corner on 12 September, will we be seeing new updates to Apple's MacBook, Air, Pro, and Mac Pro ranges? We glance into our magic eight ball and predict what Apple might unveil next week alongside its new iPhone and Apple Watch.


Best VPNs for Mac in 2019

The best VPNs for Mac will help you stay safe and anonymous online, protecting your digital privacy. We've rounded up and rated top VPN services that run brilliantly on a Mac. From free VPNs to paid-for services, this guide helps you pick our the best VPN for your Mac.


5 “Unhackable” Claims That Fell Apart

John McAfee recently made the bold statement that his bitcoin wallet hardware was "unhackable" was just maybe asking for trouble. Guess what? It got hacked. It’s been over 100 years since the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic sank, yet plenty of tech hacking stories began with similar ...


Best Laptops for College

A laptop is an invaluable tool for college students. The one you should pick depends on your course and budget, and this guide will help you identify some excellent models that will offer all you need. We compare MacBooks, Chromebooks and Windows laptops for college.