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OPPO Ireland: Everything You Need To Know

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Ireland has a fair share of phone manufacturers come and go. Some, I watch from afar, wondering if they'll ever come here in force. I've noticed some movements in Ireland which suggests we're going to get another soon. Their name is OPPO...
PlayStation Plus June 2020

Free games on PlayStation Plus June 2020 Edition

One of the great things about gaming these days is free Playstation games! Yes, you read that correctly. Free. Well, not completely free. In...

PS5 Announcement Incoming! What’s in store for the next generation of gaming?

We've been following the upcoming PS5 for a while now and since the announcement of the Dualsense controller, excitement has been at peak levels....
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ISS Docking Simulator: Try Docking Crew Dragon With ISS In The SpaceX Simulator

It's been a day to recapture the imagination when it comes to space exploration. SpaceX and Nasa have together put humans into...
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Watch Today’s SpaceX Launch: Crew Dragon’s Manned Space Flight

Today marks another attempt by SpaceX to launch their first manned space flight. What Time Is The SpaceX Launch Irish Time? Weather permitting, the SpaceX launch...

Dublin Tech Summit Goes Virtual

Over the last three years, Dublin Tech Summit has steadily grown into a leading tech conference with over 10,000 global attendees, throughout this time...

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Review: If It’s Good Enough For Lady Gaga?

Lady Gaga part-organised the amazing One World Concert. The event raised around €118 million for Covid-19 causes. It was an incredible event. I also noticed that I have become a bit of a headphone nerd while watching it. As all of these superstars from around the world played their well-known tunes, Lady Gaga came on the screen. I blurted out, "gas, I have those headphones". Here's what I think of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT. The first thing I'll say is Lady Gaga uses them. That's probably enough. Why Is Lady Gaga Using Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Headphones? I asked this. One of the world's...
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HP Spectre x360 13 Review: The Realistic Windows Alternative to MacBook

When I was younger, I used to turn my nose up at Apple devices. Overpriced and oversimplified software sitting on underused hardware. I still feel that way about iPhone, but I have a MacBook Pro and an iPad. They're probably two of my favourite gadgets. They work so well. Which left me a little worried when HP sent over the Spectre x360 13 to review. I use another Windows laptop fairly regularly and when you live a double OS life, MacOS usually wins. But I left my favouritism at the door and booted the Spectre up. Spectre x360 13 Design I...
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Western Digital My Cloud Home Review: Fix Your Full Dropbox

Recently I reviewed the new Huawei P40 Pro. Most people are getting caught up on the challenge people face with using a phone that doesn't support Google Apps. I used it for weeks without much hassle. I've also managed up load Google onto it. Ultimately, for me, the P40 Pro is a fantastic phone and I wouldn't let a lack of Google stand in my way of using it as my daily rider. It also opened up my eyes to how possible living outside a Google eco-system really was. Chrome became Firefox, Google Play Store made way for the...
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Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones Review

People are investing more and more in audio equipment these days. It might be a by-product of travelling more, but noise-cancelling headphones capable of muting the like of aeroplane engines top of people's shopping lists. For me, shopping for noise-cancelling headphones means you're looking at the likes of Bose, Sony and Sennheiser. I've tested out the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones and will now let you know if they're worth your hard-earned cash. Design It's a bit of a cop-out on my behalf to use the term premium to describe the Momentum 3 Wireless headphones. I can't think of a better...
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Google Launches Nest Wifi: Get Better Internet Speeds At Home

How aware are you of your internet speed right now? With the world in isolation, we're all staying surprisingly connected. That is, once you have a decent internet connection. Whether it's a video call with family or dialling into a work meeting, the internet has become more important than ever. Google has conveniently just launched their new Google Nest WiFi in Ireland and it promises to deliver better WiFi in your home. Google sent me over a kit last week to test out and here's what I think so far. What Is Google Nest Wifi? Google Nest Wifi is a small...

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PlayStation Plus June 2020

Free games on PlayStation Plus June 2020 Edition

One of the great things about gaming these days is free Playstation games! Yes, you read that correctly. Free. Well, not completely free. In order to avail of these free games, you need to sign up for Playstation gaming subscription service, "PlayStation Plus". What is PlayStation Plus? For a very reasonable monthly fee of 9.99 a month, you gain access to a library of over 500 Playstation games which can be downloaded directly to your PS4. This saves you the hassle of buying individual discs in-store and allows you to start gaming instantly. Now, back to free things. Every month, the library...

PS5 Announcement Incoming! What’s in store for the next generation of gaming?

We've been following the upcoming PS5 for a while now and since the announcement of the Dualsense controller, excitement has been at peak levels. Thankfully the wait to know more is almost at an end, and for us, there are few things as exciting as the launch of a new console. Now as a result of Corona and all events being cancelled, this Sony event is going to be online via Twitch or YouTube, June 4 at 9 p.m. BST. What do we know? PlayStation has always been about more than just gaming so what is the is PS5 ging to...
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Das Fone Hell: Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Neill’s Short Movie

I spotted this randomly on Twitter and I loved it. It's a tweet from Jurassic Park start Sam Neill. Himself and Helena Bonham Carter have created a short film called Das Fone Hell. In just 2 minutes and 19 seconds, they cover quite a bit. Here's why short films like this are badly needed right now. I'm also going to dust off some of my critical thinking skills learned in college. Being Starved Of Content There have been calls for the WWE to stop filming shows because it's not safe. Only a third of Germans supported the Bundesliga returning with "ghost...
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Jelle’s Marble Runs: MarbleLympics 2020 Gets John Oliver Sponsorship

I miss sports. I'm a Liverpool fan. Two wins away from the first league in thirty years. I'm a F1 fan too. The new season was paused hours before it was due to start. All of that said, there are more important things to life than sports. However, there are plenty of people who get through to their workweek to live for sports at the weekend. The Hollywood movie scripts insist an unlikely hero emerge during times like this. Sure enough, Jelle's Marble Runs is that hero. What Is Jelle's Marble Runs? Jelle's Marble Runs is a YouTube channel run out...
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Watch Dear Ireland: The Abbey Theatre’s Historic Digital Theatre Project

I think we can all agree this Covid-19 thing sucks. It's a cliche, but every cloud does have a silver lining. As much of a tech advocate as I've been over the years, seeing people of all ages appearing in video call screenshots has been heartwarming. While I'm not for one second suggesting this is better than the way things were, never before has being isolated also seen everyone so connected. I've heard many say they've never been so connected to some friends and family. Let's go further. I know many of you are always busy. Maybe you work late...