Rapoo V700 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Mechanical keyboards have a completely different feel to the membrane-based board that may have been supplied with your computer. And depending on the type of mechanical keyboard you buy, that will feel different to other mechanical keyboards. It's all to do with the types of switches that are used inside the keyboard, which all have their own characteristics. Most are made by Cherry. In Rapoo's V700 keyboard, the company has settled on a Yellow switch that is of its own making.

Windows 9 leak shows new virtual desktops feature on video

The Windows 9 leaks just keep on coming. This week, a barrage of screenshots and a video of the reborn Start menu were both revealed, and Friday, WinFuture posted a video showing off a newfangled virtual desktop feature currently being tested in Windows 9.

IDF: three wireless technologies that will make your life easier

One of the big things to come out of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, is the prospect of wire-free computers starting from next year. Intel stated that its reference design for the Skylake platform, which is the codename for the 2015 version of the Core processor, will be fully wireless. This means wireless docking, wireless displays, and, most importantly, wireless charging.

Apple iPhone 6: On sale in Australia, September 19

Apple will release the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in Australia on September 19. The sixth generation of iPhones benefit from improved processing hardware, better cameras, contactless payments and Wi-Fi enabled voice calls.

Intel aims directly at tablets and hybrids with its Core M CPU

Over the years, Intel has consistently brought to market low-power CPUs for use in thin and lightweight laptops, and with each new CPU the power requirement has gone down. This trend continues with Intel’s Core M CPU (previously codenamed Broadwell-Y), which is the first CPU released using the company’s advanced 14 nanometre manufacturing technology.

Microsoft challenges Apple, Samsung with ill equipped Nokia Lumia 830

The last 48 hours has seen circular smartwatches, smartphones that extend gaming consoles and phablets with screens that spill over the edge. Following the rampant innovation from LG, Sony, and Samsung respectively is Nokia, which announced a new software update and the mid-range Lumia 830 at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin.

Sony's Z3 hat-trick: New Xperia flagship, compact and tablet

Sony’s has spent the last six months honing the designs and performance of its Xperia smartphones and tablets. The company’s Z3 range, which was announced at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, proves thinner, lighter, more durable and better equipped than their predecessors.

Panasonic brings back Technics

Panasonic has resurrected its Technics brand, which was used for the company’s Hi-Fi audio gear, and much loved DJ gear, from 1965 until 2010. A note on the Technics.com Web site lists the brand as being ‘reborn’, and tells users that they can look forward to a ‘new era of lossless audio’. The move seems to be timed to drum up some interest before the 50th anniversary of the brand is celebrated next year.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 tablet

Saying that the Surface Pro 3 is the best Windows tablet on the market isn't a stretch, and it shouldn't come as a surprise. Microsoft has built on the Surface Pro 2 in a big way, starting with the screen size, and ending with the adjustable kickstand. It's a product that feels comfortable to use as a tablet; it's also not bad at all as a laptop thanks to its new physical features and a strong configuration.

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