How video games have changed the way you watch football

Throughout the early months of the year, millions upon millions will settle in to watch the most important games of the football season. College bowl games and championships wrap up at the onset of the New Year, while professional football’s postseason rolls through January before culminating in the Super Bowl in February. If you settle…

Sony Xperia Z1 first look video review

Ready to take on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One is Sony's new flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z1. The successor to the impressive Xperia Z, the handset launched at this week's IFA tech conference in Berlin, revealing key…

VIDEO REVIEW: Home Creations Electric Massage Chair

As we approach the end of another busy week at Shiny Towers, we thought we'd earned ourselves a little back rub to soothe the muscles and ease the tension that only continuously blogging about gadgest and gizmos brings. Here…

Panasonic HM-TA1 Video Review

A few months ago Panasonic's launched a new range of pocket HD camcorders in the shape of the HM-TA1, their competitor to the Flip. Capable of shooting 1080p video, the 53 x 17.8 x 104mm HM-TA1 features a 2-inch…

VIDEO REVIEW: Memorex Tagalong and PartyCube iPod docks

Memorex have expanded their range of iPod docks with a few new additions, including the Tagalong and PartyCube, which we've had in the Shiny offices to test out for the last few days. Not aimed at audiophiles, these unusually-shaped…

VIDEO REVIEW: Blue Mikey iPod/iPhone Microphone

Audio specialists Blue have turned their hand to iPod/iPhone accessories with the launch of the Mikey microphone add on for Apple's devices. A stereo mic that can record CD-quality audio, it's a pricey but essential bit of kit for…

VIDEO REVIEW: Mindflex mind-control boardgame

"Do or do not, there is no try." The immortal words of green, drawf Jedi Master Yoda of the Star Wars films, said to the skeptical Luke Skywalker when he totalled his X-Wing in a swamp. We all know how…

Review: Urbanears Plattan Hi-Fi Headphones

The Urbanears Plattan Hi-Fi Headphones have been around for a while now and after testing them out we know why. These simple yet stylish headphones have a 20-20khz frequency response and 112dBA sensitivity, or in other words these headphones…

VIDEO REVIEW: Auluxe Dew 2.1 speaker system

Boasting a Red Dot Design award and sporting a substantial £199.99 price tag, the Dew 2.1 speaker system from Auluxe are quite an investment. But can the Dew speakers live up to the Auluxe branding, which itself suggests "audio"…

VIDEO REVIEW: Philips Original Energy Light

Tech Digest yesterday had a play around with the Philips Original Energy Light, and learnt a little about S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder, not to be confused with sexual anxiety disorder) in the process. Blasting out 10,000 Lux of light…