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Amazon Begins Shipping From Irish Distribution Centre

The shopping experience on Amazon.co.uk for people in Ireland has been mixed over the years. To be fair to Amazon, they’ve always been incredible from a customer care point of view even if their treatment of staff globally has been at least questionable. For shoppers, in the back of your mind is always that you’re shopping with a UK...

The Couchmaster Lapdesk Review: A Piece Of Tech You Didn’t Know You Needed

Earlier this year I wrote about working from home and keeping your work spaces separate to your rest spaces. I live in a one bed apartment so that’s a real challenge for me. What I’ve tried to do is make different workspaces where I can. I’ve got a desk from Flying Elephant which is my primary work space. I’ve...

What’s The Best iPhone 12 Charger To Buy?

Anker iPhone 12 charger
I’m not best happy about this scenario that Apple puts you in as a consumer. They should be providing the minimum bits and bobs in the box for your day to day running of your phone. But Apple has decided to remove charging bricks from all new iPhones sold. They claims this is for the environment but I have...

OnBuy – Amazon Alternative For Independent Sellers

OnBuy is an online marketplace kinda like Amazon but not at the same time. They are the fastest-growing marketplace in the world, OnBuy doesn't hold or sell its own stock, but instead focuses on helping sellers grow their businesses through promoting their products. I guess in a time where small business a platform like this is going to be...

Apple, iPhone and the Emperor’s New Clothes: Why Does Noone Criticise Apple?

iphone cables becoming e-waste
You might not think it, but I'm actually quite a fan of Apple. I'm typing this on my MacBook. I use Apple Sidecar to make my iPad a second screen so I can research and write at the same time. Apple products can be brilliant, but they can also be their fair share of crap. For example, nothing bores...

Amazon Email Customers Saying They’ve Fired Staff Over Data Leak

amazon fire staff over data leak
Last week I spotted a tweet from UK tech reviewer Tomi Adebayo, AKA Gadgets Boy. He had just been contacted by Amazon support to be informed that he has had personal data leaked by an Amazon employee. https://twitter.com/GadgetsBoy/status/1319807980737597440?s=20 Remarkably, for Amazon this was case closed. But Tomi, understandably, has more questions. Today, I saw another tweet saying the very same...

JBL Club One Review: Can A Value Brand Delve Into High-end?

JBL club one review
When you get to review as many things as I do you have to challenge a lot of your own perceptions. Getting around brands is one of the toughest things. Big brand names can product terrible products while smaller brands can produce some incredible pieces of kit. There was a time when Huawei was a little-known phone manufacturer, in...

NASA Makes Moon Discovery Announcement: Water On Sunlit Moon Surface

sofia mission discovers water on sunlit moon surface
You know what? I'm pretty sure NASA makes announcements fairly regularly. In fact, I'm pretty sure they always go under my radar because they are simply so regular. Yet, because it's 2020 and it's been a burning dumpster fire of a year, I'm just a little but more sensitive to some news. A couple of days ago, NASA announced...

Electric Scooters To Be Legalised In Ireland By 2021: Is That Too Late?

electric scooters to be legal in ireland in 2021
Forgive me, but when you've seen a can kicked down the road for two years not all progress is good news. It's emerged today that the Department of Transport plans to legalise electric scooters in 2021 but is that really good news for electric scooter owners? Electric Scooters In Ireland I've been writing about electric scooters in Ireland for some time...

Buy Irish: The Best Irish Websites For Online Shopping

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Irish businesses are heading into an exceptionally tough time right now. Not only have retailers and restaurants battled to reopen in some way, shape or form over the past few months, but tonight they learned they would have to close under level 5 restrictions. Now, I'm very aware that just recently, I wrote about how to shop on Amazon.co.uk...