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DesignCap – The Free Online Design Tool Review

I've said it before and I'll say it again it feels like everyone these days has a side hustle. That sometimes means learning a skill or finding a tool that will help you get your point across. Lucky for me I have...
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Revolut Rewards Launches In Ireland To Over 1 Million Customers

I'm a big fan of Revolut. While KBC is probably Ireland's best digital bank, Revolut has made an incredible impact here. Earlier...
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Google Play Services Sharing Sensitive Data Of COVID Tracking App Users

I'm going to start this article in a very important manner. The COVID tracking app developed by Near Form on behalf of... on tiktok

Should You Delete TikTok? Is The Latest Social Platform Safe?

TikTok has enjoyed quite the ride to date. The social media platform was slowly gathering momentum in Ireland earlier this year before...

Camo: Get DSLR Quality Video Calls With Your iPhone 11

There's a good chance you've found yourself asking more webcam-related questions lately. More than ever, we're being seen by people through the...
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Irish Craft Brewery Set To Host First International Beer Festival Online

A couple of things have happened in isolation. I'm sporting a beardstache, I've forgotten how airports work and I've developed a taste...

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Huawei MatePad Pro Review: A Productivity Beast

Huawei has been pouring new products into the Irish market in recent years. This has accelerated due to some increased anxiety over the whole Google, Trump, China thing. While that whole thing sucks, the up-side is that we get lots of new toys which traditionally were kept for other countries or even just China. One of these new toys is the Huawei MatePad Pro, a 10.8-inch tablet which has crosshairs set on the iPad and even the iPad Pro. You can watch my hands-on review above, or give this a read. MatePad Pro Design
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LIFX Beam Review: Actual Smart Lights

For years, I've liked the potential of smart lights. Like, they should be awesome but using your phone to turn on and off a light is a bit crap. You've got to be smart about how you use your smart light. Honestly, this review gets easier to understand as we go. I've been testing out the LIFX range of colour smart lights after I met them at IFA in Berlin last year. Specifically, this review is about the LIFX Beam. Who Is LIFX? In the smart light world, there are a...
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The Perfect Plank: Using Tech To Perfect Your Form

Everybody, listen up. There's a fairly unfit tech reviewer about to give you all fitness tips. Many home fitness fans seek the perfect plank, but how do you know you've achieved it? A new iOS app from a company called Exer has the solution. Why Is The Perfect Plank So Important? I don't do enough planks. I don't do enough because they're damn tough. When it comes to staying in one place, I would say the plank must be the toughest way to do it. It's tough, but it's worth it. When you practice your planks your training your core strength....
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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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F1 2020 Game Review: Strap In For One Hell Of A Ride

I've always been a fan of Formula One games. From the original racers to EA's F1 Manager game, there's a scratch that comes with being an F1 fan that these games scratch. The F1 2020 game is out and the latest instalment from Codemasters is by far the most comprehensive F1 game to date. If you want to see Ferarri make a good start to the 2020 season, this game might be the only way you'll do it. F1 2020: What's New? A good question to ask when it comes to...
EKSA E900 Pro Gaming Headset

EKSA E900 Pro: A Cheap But Excellent Gaming Headset

When you run a tech review website, you get a lot of cold emails. The vast majority of them are junk, generic emails that get no further thought beyond me wondering why they didn't end up in spam. A few months back, an email landed in that I nearly didn't pay any attention. It was offering me a free EKSA E900 Pro gaming headset to test out. After a quick scan online my expectations were pretty low. It just looked like another Amazon Store trying to shift as much product as possible. Man, did I get this...
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7500 Movie Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Returns To The Big Small Amazon Prime Screen

I'm a sucker for things to do with planes. Flight simulator "games", Air Crash Investigation shows and movies like Flight with Denzil Washington. Hook them up to my veins. I was surprised when scrolling through Amazon Prime that there's a new movie called 7500 starting Joseph Gordon-Levitt that I hadn't heard of. So I hit play. What is 7500 About? Gordon-Levitt plays first officer Tobias Ellis. A pilot with ten years flying experience setting out on another routine flight between Berlin and Paris. Flying nerds, and pilots I guess, will recognise...
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PlayStation 5 Launching In Ireland: Your Questions Answered

It's coming. PlayStation 5 will be launching in Ireland this year. Exciting right? Ahead of Sony's next-gen console launching in Ireland, here's everything you need to know about PlayStation 5. We'll be updating this post in future too. PS5: Key Specs CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bitMemory bandwidth: 448GB/sInternal storage: Custom 825GB SSDIO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slotExternal storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
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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...