Generating traffic for your website: PPC vs SEO

The rise of modern technology means that a lot of our businesses are becoming or expanding digitally. By doing so, companies are able to connect and attract new customers. The first and foremost step to this is to create a website for your business. How to utilise your website While design and content play a major part, many don’t realise that marketing is crucial to the effectiveness of your website. [ 434 more words ]

Building New Skills: 3 Reasons Your Hero Skills are Important in Games

Nowadays, the mobile marketplace is flooded with apps and games, and as time goes on, this phenomenon will become increasingly more prominent. As a result of this, only the top-quality games 33are able to stand the test of time. In other words: the developers are essentially forced to come up with various ways to keep them fresh and exciting over the long haul, and hero skills are one of the ways they can achieve this. [ 459 more words ]

Logitech G Announces New PC Gaming Speaker and Mechanical Keyboard with LIGHTSYNC

For the RGB fans out there Logitech has announced a couple of new products to light up your room. The first up is the G513 mechanical keyboard which is an evolution of the G413, featuring advanced Logitech G LIGHTSYNC technology (an intelligent RGB solution that delivers a dynamic experience with custom animations and in-game integrations).The G513 will come with a palm rest and in two versions, one with… [ 168 more words ]

Bkool Smart Pro 2 Turbo Trainer Review

Being based in Blackpool, cycling conditions are not ideal very often, especially at the start of the year with things like beast from the east ruining any chance of going outside. So as someone wanting to push my cycling distance beyond 100m I need to up my training a little, and a turbo trainer is a perfect solution. Prices typically range from £100 to over a £1000, and in recent years there has been a surge of smart trainers, which connect to a computer or phone and can synchronise with virtual training videos providing variable resistance depending on the incline of the hill. [ 1,276 more word ]

Apricorn Aegis Padlock 3.0 (500TB) Review

Having previously reviewed the Aegis Secure Key 3Z I have been sent the Apricorn Aegis Padlock to try out. This is a hard drive version, and the model I have been sent is 500GB which retails for £180 in the UK. Unlike other external drives, this drive has full hardware encryption built into it using 256-bit AES-XTS Military-grade PUB 197 Validated Encryption. [ 800 more words ]

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Announced: Improved CPU, Wi-Fi & Ethernet - The perfect budget Kodi box?

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B has been an amazing device used by millions worldwide from commercial application to Kodi builds. For the home user wanting to use Kodi, Plex, or just run an ultra-low powered server the processing power and more importantly, the ethernet speeds have been an issue. Some of these issues have been resolved with the announcement of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ which bumps up the CPU to a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 and increases the ethernet speed to 300Mbps. [ 225 more words ]

5 ways to make your home smarter

Technology is already quite advanced, and your home probably contains a couple of useful items to make your life easier. But did you know there are more products to manage your home? These tools and equipment turn your house in what they call a Smart Home. You can use a remote or your Smartphone to make the climate, lights and other aspects of your home. [ 589 more words ]

Wattbike Atom wins this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD

Wattbike has taken the indoor cycling community by storm in recent years, their pro model has become popular in shops and training centers, and many affluent consumers have also bought it. Last year Wattbike introduced a cheaper model, the Atom, which offers a lot of the same features and a more attractive price point, as well as more consumer-friendly features such as Zwift integration. [ 142 more words ]

Fitbit Versa Smartwatch Announced for £199

Fitbit has been struggling a bit recently, and their first venture into the smartwatch market, the Fitbit Ionic, didn't do as well as they would like. Fitbit is hoping for more success with the newly announced Fitbit Versa, which has a smaller arguably more attractive design and most importantly of all a very competitive price for a smartwatch, just £199. [ 689 more words ]

Thinkware F100 DashCam Review

As a relatively new driver, I am a big fan of dashcams, with the cost of insurance and the issues with fraudulent claims, having video evidence of an accident is essential in my opinion. When you are spending £500+ a year on insurance, it seems daft not to buy a dashcam for a fraction of that price. I have previously reviewed the superb… [ 1,053 more word ]

Philips Hue Outdoor Lights Announced for Summer

I love my small Philips Hue set-up, as do many others it seems, the Hue range has been a huge success for Philips. They are now hoping to continue this success with the launch of a new outdoor range, which extends the light bulb system's smart features from within the home to its exterior. They work exactly as all the other Hue light and come with the same options of white, or the much impressive colour ambiance. [ 166 more words ]

President Trump blocks the Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm

I generally avoid politics on this blog but considering I have covered Qualcomm and 5G so much recently I thought the current Broadcom/Qualcomm news was worth posting about. In the recent weeks, we have seen some aggressive manoeuvres from Broadcom to acquire Qualcomm. Qualcomm has continually rejected the offer as they believed it was severely undervalued at $79 per share or $117 billion. [ 171 more words ]

Pisen ColorPower Pro 10000mAh Portable Charger Review

Having previously reviewed the unique Pisen hand warming battery power pack, I have now been sent the ColorPower Pro 10000mAh Battery Pack to review. Similar to all the other battery packs I have reviewed this offers basic but essential battery charging functionality for every smartphone user. Battery technology doesn’t change much, so the size of the device is dependent on the charge it holds. [ 176 more words ]

Bose AR Glasses Announced – Augmented Reality Audio in Sunglasses

During MWC I had a chance to play with the curious and potentially superb Sony Ear Duo, which are a pair of wireless earphones designed to allow you to hear everything around you. There is clearly a huge augmented reality potential for this, and it was my favourite product of MWC. Just days after this announcement Bose has announced a pair of sunglasses that also offer augmented reality functionality via audio. [ 239 more words ]

Win a OTT TV Box / ABOX A1 Plus Smart Android

I have previously reviewed the excellent OTT ABOX A1 Plus Smart Android TV box back in January. This is one of the better low-cost Android boxes available on Amazon which uses a 64 Bits Amlogic S905X Quad-Core Cortex-A53@2.0GHz CPU and a Penta-Core Mali-450 with HDMI 2.0 output. It also has 2GB of DDR and 16GB of NAND storage. During my review I found the box to be a decent all-rounder, it can handle Netflix and Kodi well. [ 133 more words ]

Braven Ready Pro Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Review

Having previously reviewed the fantastic Ultimate Ears Megablast I have recently been reviewing the more affordable Braven Read Pro Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. At the time of writing there does not appear to be any UK availability but it is $149.99 direct from Braven and on Amazon. Braven does have listings on Amazon but this specific model does not appear to be available, the closest I can find is the… [ 671 more words ]

The Best Outdoor Surveillance Camera Systems

Integrating outdoor surveillance in the home security can be paramount in ensuring appropriate safety. Not only it is practical, but also highly economical. However, outdoor surveillance necessities vary from home to home. Compiled below is a guide to help you find the best outdoor camera surveillance options for your home. Things to consider before selecting an outdoor surveillance Probably the most important aspect to ponder upon is whether the camera is waterproof or not. [ 485 more words ]

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB (2018) Review: HDTC920EK3AA

I have previously reviewed the excellent Toshiba Canvio Connect II which is available on Amazon for £71.60 for 2TB or £91.82 for 3TB. This time around I have been checking out the more affordable Toshiba Canvio Basics which comes in at just £59.98 for the 2TB version, or £84.95 for the 3TB version. The full specification from the Toshiba website states: [ 504 more words ]

Aukey EP-B40 Bluetooth Headphones Review

Having recently got the Huawei Mate 10 Pro which does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, using Bluetooth headphones has become a necessity. The problem with a lot of good Bluetooth headphones is that they cost a lot of money, or at least more than the wired equivalent. The Aukey EP-B40 headphones offer an affordable alternative to some of the expensive brands out there, and at £23.99 they are no more expensive than a pair of cheap earphones. [ 544 more words ]

Reolink announce crowdfunded Arlo Go alternative: Reolink Go

I have previously used the excellent Arlo Go, but it has a high initial cost and then a monthly fee. However, if you are looking for a more affordable option, then Realink could have the perfect solution for you, with the imaginatively named Reolink Go. Functionally it offers the same sort of features as the Arlo. However, this is one unique feature of the Realink. [ 673 more words ]

Dell UP2718Q Ultrasharp 27 4k Monitor Review

Dell is one of the first companies to release 4K HDR monitors to the market. The UP2718Q that I have been loaned to review is one of 2 models that have HDR and is the one with the best HDR credential, and price to match. Costing an eye-watering £1,200 this is aimed squarely at professionals, but you get professional specs too. [ 1,125 more word ]

Millennials Drive Popularity Forward as List of Apple Pay Countries Continues to Grow

Three simple words are best used to describe everything Apple stands for – Safety, Security, Simplicity. Whether we are discussing design or their constant innovations, Apple have these three words embedded into each and every element of their groundbreaking creations. One of their proud jewels that best sums up everything Apple stands and fight for with the ‘3S’ premise above is definitely… [ 703 more words ]

Panasonic CF-XZ6 Convertible Toughbook Review

The vast majority of laptop reviews I do are all a bit samey, so it was nice to be sent something slightly different to review recently. The Panasonic CF-XZ6 is one of the niche laptops from Panasonic under their Toughbook range of laptops, and as the name would suggest these are designed to be durable laptops for multiple uses. There are different levels of durability throughout the range, from the beefy Fully Rugged models to lighter Semi-Rugged and Business Rugged models. [ 1,377 more word ]

Dell Inspiron 13 (7373) 2-in-1 Review

Having previously reviewed the fantastic XPS 13 2-in-1 I have recently been checking out the Inspiron 13 7000 2 in 1. The Inspiron range aims to offer an affordable option to the sleek but expensive XPS models. If you are happy to lug around something slightly heavier and slightly larger the Inspiron range is a very attractive alternative to the XPS range. [ 1,093 more word ]

HTC U12 leak indicates Snapdragon 845 & dual camera

We didn’t hear much from HTC at MWC this year, but the U11 is nearly a year old so it makes sense that its successor will likely be announced soon. Most likely named U12 and codenamed 'Imagine’ the new phone has had some detailed leaked by LlabTooFeR, a ROM developer. The tweet covers most of the specification you want to hear about: [ 168 more words ]

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Asus ZenFone 5Z

We saw 3 phones officially launched at MWC that are powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system on chip. This chip is the latest high-end SoC from Qualcomm and will be the chip powering most of this year’s flagships. With the Snapdragon handling the vast majority of the functions, it is interesting to see what aspects of the chip manufacturers focus on, which they omit, and how the phones are priced. [ 595 more words ]

Pod Mod Vaping- The Next Big Thing

As Big Tobacco continues to be crippled by all things vape and millions of smokers stub out for good, the vaping industry is officially exploding. There’s a fairly wide range to choose from already, from super-slim vape pens to cloud-championing box mods, but this isn’t an industry that has “limited” in its vocabulary. With quitting smokers forming the bulk of customers, many vapes are still designed to replace the cigarette experience, from nicotine hits to the physical inhaling and exhaling of vapour. [ 672 more words ]

The Games Industry Finds Mobile Friendly Followers

These days, playing games does not involve sitting near a console with a joystick or going to a casino miles away to be surrounded by smoke and annoying players. Instead, everyone has a smartphone or tablet to browse, read, play music or play some games on. That’s the trend, and that’s what people of all ages want. They want a simple way to play games wherever they are – on a bus, on a lunch break, lounging on their deck – anywhere, anytime! [ 754 more words ]

Highlights of MWC 2018

During MWC this year I was overwhelmed with all the technology on show and posting about every single thing I photoed would take far too long. So here are some of the highlights from my experience of MWC this year. 3 new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 based phones announced Samsung dominated the show as usual with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9… [ 909 more words ]

The Rise of Mobile Trading and Banking Services in the Last Five Years

Smartphone usage has rocketed in recent years. In 2015, there were 1.86 billion smartphone users. This figure is expected to surpass five billion by 2019. In 2016, mobile overtook desktop browsing for the first time. This is significant because it means the way we access information is changing. Our addiction to mobile browsing is also changing the way we access financial services. [ 491 more words ]

Mobile Gaming - Apps vs Browser

Mobile apps have been a mainstream hit for the past decade. But for years before the iPhone arrived on the scene, most people kept themselves entertained during their coffee breaks with browser-based games. Even with billions of apps downloaded annually, playing games in a web browser is still immensely popular. This might explain why most people almost never download new apps to their device of choice. [ 640 more words ]

Navigating Smartphone Contracts In 2018

Once upon a time, metrics such as bandwidth and file size acted as the guidelines for smartphone (and home internet) service and contracts. Music files were 3mb; a five minute clip was 300mb. Using these sort-of golden rules and your ideas of personal usage, the right plan was found for you. Roll forward a decade or two, and those numbers just aren’t important. [ 483 more words ]

Sony Xperia Ear Duo Hands On Review #MWC2018

Most people are talking about the latest and greatest phones that have been launched at MWC that are running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 including the Sony Xperia XZ2. However, one of the stand out products for me is the Sony Xperia Ear Duo which is an entirely wire-free pair of headphones that buck the trend of noise cancellation in favour of actually letting the noise in. [ 598 more words ]

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Just one more before I get back to working on #MWC18 content #ipa #beer #craftbeer

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Hangover cure after last night's @qualcomm party. #MWC2018 #foodporn #burger #food #beer

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@qualcomm Snapdragon 700 series announced at #MWC2018 offering mid to high range performance

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@huaweimobile Matebook Pro X with its quirky privacy pop up camera has won a lot of fans at #MWC2018 @ Mobile World Congress

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The three new @nokia Android One phones. #MWC2018 @ Mobile World Congress

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@lucyhedges rocking the @sonyxperia Ear duo. It's like AR but for your ears. Allows you to listen to what's around you while also listening to music or audio queues.#sony #MWC2018

Nokia 1, 6 and 7 Plus Announced at MWC with Premium Design

MWC officially starts this morning, but Nokia and Samsung held their announcements last night. Nokia's announcement included several phones, including an updated Nokia 8, another revival, this time around the Nokia 8110 banana phone and then the 3 main new phones. The 3 new phones are the Nokia 1, 6 and 7 plus. The specifications include: Nokia 1 Nokia 6… [ 406 more words ]