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Virgin Media Gigabit Broadband Review: Now Available For 1.4 Million Homes

I usually start these articles with a big-eyes trip down memory lane. Plugging my PC into the phone-line and not even knowing that Limewire was illegal. Great times. You can read all about those times from my article back in August when Virgin Media launched the availability of Gigabit broadband to the vast majority of their customer base. I...

Flying Elephant Desk: An Irish-made Work From Home Desk

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Every now and then I stop and assess just how bonkers a year it has been. I’ve laughed every time that I’ve seen the meme doing the rounds about corporate change and who drove it. Was it your CEO, COO or COVID-19? It’s a joke, but it’s also really not. For years company decision makers have refused to adopt...

Apple Introduces HomePod Mini: A Nicely Priced Smart Speaker

On a night of Apple launches, the price tag of the new Apple HomePod Mini caught my eye. If you're living with an Apple eco-system at home and yet to be convinced by smart assistants, the HomePod Mini makes the leap that bit safer. Sound You'd hope that Apple focus on maintaining quality sound despite the mini tag, something Amazon didn't...

Credit From Your Echo: Three Launches Alexa Top Up In Ireland

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Last week on Twitter someone asked me to refresh an article I did a few years back. It was the top Amazon Alexa Skills to install on your Amazon Echo device. I really need to get around to updating our own skill because I'm sure most houses now have some sort of Echo device in them. The Irish-specific features...

Irish PS5 Price And Launch Date Confirmed

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And there it is. We finally have an Irish PlayStation 5 price and launch date confirmed. After answering your questions about the PlayStation 5 launching in Ireland a few weeks back, here are the final pieces of the puzzle you need. PlayStation 5 Launch Date In Ireland The PS5 has launched in Ireland, that's the good news. The reviews are in...

Marshall Uxbridge Smart Speaker Review: Guitars And Google Home

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It feels like you can buy anything and everything with a Google Assistant built into it now. Looking around my sitting room, I have a Google Assistant-powered soundbar, a Google Home in the kitchen and Google Nest Wifi which has an assistant in the bedroom too. In such a small space adding another smart speaker meant it needed to...

LIFX Beam Review: Actual Smart Lights

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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...

Facebook Portal Review: A Photo Frame Connecting Your Family

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We've all been adapting to a new way of life. One of the things we've had to adapt is how we all stay connected. I've been testing out the Facebook Portal for the past few weeks when chatting with family. Here's what you need to know about it. Keeping Connected While Staying Apart Yesterday, I undertook a trip to do some...

Western Digital My Cloud Home Review: Fix Your Full Dropbox

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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...