Acer’s new phablet has a truly enormous battery

We’re at Acer’s global press conference in New York today, and we’re excited to see them unveil a new 5.5-inch phone with a stonking 4000mAh battery. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has 2600, the HTC One M9 has 2840, the OnePlus One has 3100 and even the soon-to-be-released Honor 6+ can’t match it, with 3600 mAh. In short, it’s a beast.

You can write on Acer’s new tablet with a pencil

Acer unveiled a whole heap of products at their New York global conference today, and we were there to give them all a try. One of the first things to catch our eye was the new Acer Iconia One 8 tablet with Precision Plus technology. That basically means it responds more accurately to touch – but it also means you can write on it with anything from a stylus to an actual pencil.

NuDock: a super-stylish iPhone and Apple Watch dock

This classy iPhone and Apple Watch dock has just raised 10 times its funding target on Indiegogo, making 300,000 dollars $149 at a time. It’s not surprising when you consider that the NuDock charges both devices and includes a lamp and portable phone charger.

Researchers have created a trackpad that fits on your thumbnail

This isn't a stick-on nail decoration: It's a tiny trackpad. As in, the kind you have on your laptop instead of a mouse. It's called NailO, and it's been developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an easy way to "let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone…

Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones come in 3 new colours to match your iPhone 6

Beats have just released their Solo 2 Wireless headphones in three new colours: Silver Gold Space Grey Do they ring a bell? Yep, the exact same colours as the iPhone 6. Beats don't mention the similarity in their press release, but it'd be a pretty huge coincidence, especially given that they're owned by Apple. They look pretty good,…

The BlackBerry Leap website reads like the answer to a Buzzfeed quiz

BlackBerry is releasing a new phone, the BlackBerry Leap, in the UK this month. It costs £199 and is clearly aimed at young people – the type who want to be magnates. Not so much the ones who used BlackBerry Messenger to organise the London riots. The Leap website is written in a backslapping, overly familiar we-understand-you tone that…

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is Amazon’s fastest-selling device ever

Amazon's Fire TV Stick - their answer to Google Chromecast - launched in the UK today. It's been available for preorder for a while, and today Amazon announced that it's their fastest-selling UK device ever. At £35, the streaming stick plugs straight into your HDMI port and includes a remote control (unlike Chromecast), plus useful voice…

Plastic rockstars rejoice: Guitar Hero is coming back

My soul is happy but my fingers are sad to hear that there's a brand new Guitar Hero coming this year – Guitar Hero Live: Interesting acting there. It sounds like the game will be split into two parts: the classic-style Guitar Hero game, which will now have actual music videos in the background instead…