The Batman Finds Its New Director in Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves – known for his work on Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – has been chosen to direct The Batman, the standalone DC universe movie starring Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight, Warner Bros. announced in a statement on Thursday. He has been brought in to fill the position Affleck…

This brain-computer interface lets paralysed people type faster than ever before

For several decades, medical researchers have been working on a way to turn brainwaves into instructions for an external device. These brain-computer interfaces, first developed in the 1970s, hold enormous promise – they could let paralysed people move again, and augment or even replace the way we interact with the world. Unfortunately, existing brain-computer interfaces…

Get your hands on Canon’s legendary EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM

If you fancy getting your hands on Canon’s mighty (and we should say, extremely rare) Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM telephoto lens, then head for Park Cameras’ Burgess Hill store in West Sussex on Saturday March 4. The lens has a mysterious history, and its hard to say how many of them actually exist. What…

The very best SIM-only deals and tariffs for February 2017

Whether you want an iPhone 7, S7 Edge or Google Pixel we’ve got the latest SIM deals from all the UK networks If you want a great contract-free deal, you’ve come to the right place. SIM-only deals are great because they enable you to use the phone you want with the network you want. What’s…

T3 Drives: Volkswagen Tiguan is the most intuitive car we’ve ever driven

This premium compact SUV has buttons in all the right places The Volkswagen Tiguan recently received a facelift along with improved efficiency, more space, and of course, a technology upgrade. I’m a big fan of SUVs, and while this isn’t exactly designed for off-road use, just like the schoolgirl in the advert we couldn’t wait…

Robot insects are now faster than the real thing

Humans and other vertebrates run fastest by minimising their contact with the ground. But the same isn’t true of six-limbed insects, which run fastest when they have three legs on the ground at once, like a tripod. For this reason, engineers who build six-legged robots tend to use this tripod style – with two legs…

AOC’s curved frameless Agon monitors push gaming immersion to the max

AOC has revealed a pair of new curved gaming monitors which benefit from a ‘three-sides frameless’ design, along with AMD’s FreeSync technology. The two new Agon models are 31.5-inch (AG322QCX) and 27-inch (AG272FCX) in size, with screens that boast a curvature of 1800mm, the most pronounced curve the Agon range has seen yet for the…

You can now shop using your Google Home smart speaker

Starting today, Google Home owners can get a leg up on errands without leaving their actual home as Google’s smart speaker can now shop for you with a simple voice command. Using Google Assistant , placing an order for household goods, groceries and more can now be accomplished with a simple “Okay, Google…” prompt. From…

Budget breakup: HTC is done with entry-level phones, for now

HTC is getting out of the entry-level phone business this year, focusing instead on mid-range premium and flagship devices that it hopes bring in profits. The phone maker made the announcement on an earnings call with investors and analysts following another quarter of losses. Chia-Lin Chang, HTC’s president of smartphones and connected devices, called the…