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Gaming Bucket List: the moments every gamer has to experience before they die

Gaming Bucket List: the moments every gamer has to experience before they die

Gamers are a divided group. You've got your fighting game fanatics and your PC strategy game enthusiasts, your first person shooter lovers, and your platformer junkies.  But there are some moments that are capable of bringing together even the most disparate of gamers. Moments that are so classic, so iconic, that every self-respecting gamer should go out of their way to experience them.  Here are the TechRadar editor's top picks for what these moments should be. This isn’t one we’ve…

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Apple and Tesla want to see some changes to self-driving regulations

Apple and Tesla want to see some changes to self-driving regulations

California is a self-driving testing hotspot at the moment – a lot of the world's biggest tech companies are based there, and the state has special laws governing the testing of autonomous vehicles – but Apple and Tesla want to see a few tweaks to regulations coming into force soon. Specifically Apple wants to see less information shared about "disengagements", where human drivers have to take control, on the grounds that too many tales of self-driving mishaps will shake trust…

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Best travel apps 2017: make travelling a joy

Best travel apps 2017: make travelling a joy

Best travel apps 2017 With cheap and frequent flights to almost anywhere in the world, it's never been easier to see the Earth. That doesn’t mean that the actual traveling part of it is easy. To help make the whole experience of traveling less stressful we have compiled the best travel apps available on the market right now.  Our list has a range of different types of apps to cover every aspect of travel, from how to get there, what…

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Hacker leaks new episodes of Orange is the New Black online

Hacker leaks new episodes of Orange is the New Black online

If you're Netflix, then you undoubtedly want episodes of your original shows to be as closely guarded as possible – if they find their way out onto the web at large, then fewer people are going to sign up for a monthly subscription package. With that in mind, the powers-that-be at the streaming service are likely to be fuming that new episodes of Orange is the New Black have leaked online more than a month before the official premiere date…

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Download of the day: AIMP

Download of the day: AIMP

AIMP Are you still using Windows Media Player or – gasp – iTunes on your PC? Then for the love of all that is good and great in the world, embrace AIMP instead. Unlike the programs we’ve just mentioned it’s fast, friendly and won’t have you throwing f-bombs around every time you try to do anything. Why you need it Most of us use our PCs for some kind of music playback, whether it’s hardcore techno while we hoover or…

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Flash sale: Blu R1 Plus is $109 for the next 24 hours

Flash sale: Blu R1 Plus is $109 for the next 24 hours

Update: The Blu R1 Plus Amazon flash sale price is $109, but ends at 11:59 Pacific time. It goes back up to $159 midnight on Sunday.  The Blu R1 Plus is one of the cheapest Android phones we have ever reviewed, and right now it's even cheaper thanks to a temporary Amazon discount. It's on sale today for just $109 at Amazon. This is a $50 discount on the 5.5-inch HD phone that has a metal design and runs Android…

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The 15 best SIM-free phones and deals 2017

The 15 best SIM-free phones and deals 2017

If you’re looking to buy a SIM-free phone you’ve come to the right place! Our price comparison engine checks the prices for all these phones several times a day and lists them all cheapest-first so you can be sure we’re always linking you to the best prices! SIM-free phones have become increasingly popular in the last few years. When big phones like the iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S8 go on sale, they’re usually very expensive. So expensive, in fact,…

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Black Friday 2017 falls on November 24: here’s what to expect

Black Friday 2017 falls on November 24: here’s what to expect

Black Friday 2017 is on Friday, 24 November Black Friday 2017 is the biggest shopping day of the year and it’s a really big deal: last Black Friday in the UK we spent a whopping £1.23 billion – and over the Black Friday week, we spent £6.45 billion. On Black Friday last year Target was shifting 3,200 TVs per minute, and in the first few hours of Black Friday Amazon had sold over 100,000 children’s toys. In the US, Adobe…

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A passenger jet had a near miss with not one but two drones in the UK

A passenger jet had a near miss with not one but two drones in the UK

We've heard of near misses between drones and planes before, but now a passenger jet in the UK has come close to colliding with not one but two of the unmanned aerial vehicles, although on this occasion disaster was averted. The incident involved an Airbus A320 approaching Heathrow Airport over east London last November, although a write-up of the near miss has only just been published, as BBC News reports. The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) said the drones had "compromised…

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Best Google Daydream apps and games

Best Google Daydream apps and games

We’ve all been told a hundred times that VR is the future. But it’s also the present. Between HTC Vive and Oculus Rift there’s already a mass of hugely impressive VR experiences just waiting to transport you to new worlds and previously unobtainable experiences. Solid VR efforts aren’t limited to these bank balance-busting headsets though. Smartphone-utilizing VR headsets have come a long way in recent years, and now the Google Daydream platform is leading the charge on VR for the…

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