There's a new HTC One, and it might just be the best phone you can buy. Gareth Beavis says the HTC One M8 "takes the superb DNA of last year's device, improves it in nearly every area and then packs it full of all the latest technology... and still finds space to pack in a microSD card slot."
While we eye up a new handset, Facebook snapped up a whole company as it bought VR innovator Oculus Rift. As you might expect, many of the Oculus Rift's Kickstarter backers weren't happy. The sale and its backlash are a massive PR boost for Sony, whose own VR headset will go on sale this year. Our PlayStation columnist Phil Iwaniuk got his mum to try out VR, and came away even more impressed: "the really exciting thing about videogames is the possibility of exploring an imaginary place, and VR's killer feature is the chance to be present in it as never before."
Fancy using VR to drive really futuristic cars? We've got a better idea: why not drive really futuristic cars in the real world, on real roads? That's what Audi's offering in the form of the new TT, and Jeremy Laird has the low-down on the "all round techno-mastery" the coupe offers. Yours for an unspecified (but presumably very large) sum of money later this year.
Apple's latest patent is titled simply "Input Device Having Extendable Nib," but don't let that fool you: this may be the long-awaited iStylus. The company might be about to double back on one of Steve Jobs' most strident convictions. Read more
Windows 8.1 made some amends for the omissions of 8, but unfortunately didn't go all the way in fixing Windows, which is why Microsoft is going to release Windows 8.1 Update 1 (a mouthful, to say the least). We take a look at what's coming up. Read more
Well, it's happening: Microsoft is bringing elements of its Office suite to iPad in a bid to win over the ever expanding tablet user base. Microsoft has hinted repeatedly that Office would "one day" be coming to iOS, but never actually delivered a final version, until now. Read more
Samsung is the reigning heavyweight champion on the Android scene, and the Galaxy S5 looks like a return to form after the slightly disappointing S4. But if any Android smartphone can mount a credible challenge to Samsung's dominance this year, it's got to be the HTC One M8. Read more
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GIMP is an incredible piece of software - versatile, powerful and free. It stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, a title that highlights the program’s origins as a Linux image editor, but it can do so much more than cropping and red-eye removal. It’s the answer to your image editing needs.