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ROG Phone 3 Review: A Beast Of A Gaming Phone From Asus

Asus ROG Phone 3 review
Sometimes it's easy to get tired when it comes to tech. I'm pretty sure I've written the words before that launch cycles get pretty predictable. This year, Samsung is bringing their big launch of the Galaxy S21 forward but the leaks have been underwhelming to say the least. Thankfully there are phones coming to the market that freshen things...

Huawei Eyewear II Review: Smart Glasses That Look Normal

testing the Huawei sunglasses out in Dublin
Isn't that a boring headline. "Smart glasses that look normal" is perhaps the most underwhelming description of a cool product I've ever written. But it's strangely positive. You may not be aware that a few years back, Google Glasses came on to the market but they bombed because, well they looked awful. Huawei's smart glasses and smart sunglasses take...

Tech Clear Out: What To Do With Old Phones And Gadgets

what to do with old tech
It’s that time of year again. The time when many of us wake up on a cold December morning to the sight of the latest iPhone under the tree. Or maybe a new telly for your man-cave from the Mrs.? Some of us may even be lucky enough to get an Xbox Series or PlayStation 5 if our loved...

Cyberpunk 2077 Review: Can You Refund A Xbox Digital Purchase?

cyberpunk 2077 review
Yep. That's the title of the review and also the ultimate conclusion of my Cyberpunk 2077 review too. I've had my Xbox One since... well I'm not sure, to be honest. It's been a long long time though I do think it's time I made the jump to the PlayStation 5. Anyway, my point is that in all those...

PlayStation 5 Console Review: Too Little Of A Good Thing?

playstation 5 review
The PlayStation 5 is finally here! Well, kind of. A shortage of stock on launch day has meant that, for a lot of people, the next generation of console gaming is still some time away. However, Sony has confirmed that more units will reach Irish shores before Christmas. Tesco has already started calling people who missed out on the...

Apple Launches AirPods Max: Over-ear Headphones

Apple Airpods Max
I don't normally cover announcements. I'm more of a review guy but being honest, I'm not sure I'll even need to review these headphones to arrive at a conclusion. Apple has teased a pair of headphones for years to join their popular AirPod family. Today, they've launched the AirPods Max. Don't let the name fool you. These are headphones. Features...

Football Manager 2021: The True Timekiller

I bloody well love Football Manager, always have and probably always will. So yes it's hard for me to give a totally impartial view on the iconic game, but before we get into the mud let me say this, any fans of the series are going to love FM21 while new users to the title with a little bit...

Bolt Launches New Taxi Hailing Service In Ireland

Luke Mackey launches Bolt Ireland
I've had plenty of experience with taxi-hailing services and on both sides of the discussion too. Not every taxi driver like these apps and not every experience I've had has been positive. But, in general, hailing apps are handy for a host of reasons. That's why I've found news that Bolt is launching a new taxi-hailing service in Ireland...

Manna Completes Incredible Live Demo At Web Summit

manna drone delivery web summit
Web Summit has gone virtual this year, and I have to admit it's rather impressive. While I miss the hustle and bustle of the RDS and have never made it to Lisbon, running from talk to talk without the sweat and panic of missing something has a certain draw to it. Today, Bobby Healy from Manna also demonstrated that...

Kindle Paperwhite Review: Is It Worth Buying?

kindle paperwhite
For years, I was adamant that I would never get an e-reader, mostly because of the fact that I love having the physical book way too much. I just didn’t think that it would be the same, and I couldn’t see myself ever actually using it or at least not enough to actually make buying one worth it. But...