Mini-Review RAVPower 10000mAh & 16750mAh Power Bank

I have used quite a few RAVPower products now, I would rate them as good as Anker or Aukey for peripherals on Amazon. They offer good prices, great build quality and they always have excellent reviews on Amazon. I recently purchased 2 sized battery packs, for different scenarios. A 10K model for when I go out for a long day but don't have a bag or coat, and the 16750mAh model for when I go to press events and have a bag with me. [ 254 more words ]

The best cheap gaming motherboards for 2017

The motherboard is a crucial component for a computing system and so if you are looking to set up a gaming computer, you should focus on buying a motherboard that can pack powerful performance for you. However, if you are someone who is a budget user, you need not fret about the quality of motherboard that you can buy. There are currently many manufacturing brands that can offer you high end motherboards at cost effective rates. [ 539 more words ]

Is it time we became a cashless society?

In the UK we are currently going through a rollout of new coins and notes. The new £5 polymer note was introduced last year and it cost the Bank of England £70 million to develop then around another 7p per note to print. These costs will no doubt be similar to the other notes that are being introduced. However, do we really need to keep printing new money when most people have debit cards with contactless payments, and many phones now have NFC built in allowing them to make mobile payments. [ 518 more words ]

Cool tech gadgets for Christmas 2017

The Christmas period is an exciting time of year, especially for techies. New products are launched in time for Christmas gift buying and the discounts offered by Black Friday and Cyber Monday ignite the excitement early. In an industry that is based on innovation and development, technology can be inspiring and life-changing, but also fun and entertaining on Christmas Day. [ 968 more words ]

Brainwavz BLU-100 Bluetooth Earphones Review

I was impressed with the Brainwavz B200 in-ear headphones when I reviewed them back in May this year. This time around I have been reviewing the Brainwavz BLU-100 Bluetooth earphones which are priced at a wallet-friendly £34.50 on Amazon. The design of the earphones is pretty standard, they are connected via a flat cable with the controls dangling from the right ear. [ 392 more words ]

iPhone X Face ID bypassed within a week

A lot of people have expressed their concern over the security regarding the new Face ID on the iPhone X. It has been an immediate target for white (and probably black) hat hackers from its launch. Apple claims the system is impervious to being fooled by photos, impersonators and masks, but a team of hackers claims to have beaten the technology after just a week. [ 160 more words ]

The Evolution of LED Home Lighting

The Light Emitting Diode, or LED, first saw the ‘light’ of day back in the early 1960s. However, there was one major problem when it came to commercial applications for this new type of lighting. The very first LEDs were red, followed by green and yellow. Although aircraft and other heavy equipment manufacturers embraced the new LED technology, using it for warning and signalling lamps, it was to be another 30 years before… [ 435 more words ]

Black Friday Deals 2017

So, another Black Friday is upon us, and people are gearing up for the shopping mayhem. Each year the deals seem to start sooner and sooner and this year is no different, some retailers are already starting to post some deals and I have already caved and bought some running shoes from Wiggle. So what deals can we expect this year from Amazon and other retailers? [ 447 more words ]

Introducing GOBAG 2 – The ultimate carry-on backpack

: Following the successful launch of the original GoBag in 2015 on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, with almost 2,500 backers from all over the world, the team are back with the new and improved GoBag 2 launching on Kickstarter today (7th November 2017) at 5pm GMT. After struggling to find a suitable bag to take as a carry-on on cheap flights across Europe, the GoBag was conceived. [ 413 more words ]

AUKEY Power Bank 20000mAh Portable Charger with Lightning Input Review

I am back with another mini-review of an AUKEY product. This time it is the AUKEY Power Bank 20000mAh Portable Charger with Lightning and Micro-USB Input. Priced at £22.99 this is an affordable portable charger that should last a single user a long weekend without needed access to a plug socket. It is great for the likes of me when I go on press trips and I am constantly on my phone, I can just have the cable dangling out of my bag and have it constantly charging. [ 146 more words ]

DRAM supply to increase by 22.5% in 2018 – Possible reduction in DDR4 prices?

If like me, you have had your heart set on a PC upgrade this year, you will no doubt be extremely frustrated at the price of DDR4. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2x8 GB) cost just £45 in June 2016, it now sells for more than 3 times that at £162.48. Thankfully some excellent deals on AMD Ryzen have allowed me to offset this cost somewhat, and I managed to grab an R5 1600 for an absolute bargain £136 from Amazon. [ 248 more words ]

Vorwerk Kobold VK200 Upright Vacuum Cleaner System Review

Traditional Vacuums are not my normal forte, but when I was approached by Vorwerk to review their £750 vacuum cleaner, I could hardly say no. At this price, it is one of the most expensive vacuums on the market, and just to make your wallet groan, even more, you can expand it with multiple accessories bringing the price to closer to £1.5k. [ 1,677 more word ]

The Major Airspace News Of 2017, Including Max Polyakov’s Firefly Aerospace

If you witnessed the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrive at the International Space Station in the morning of Wednesday, Aug 16, you would think that space travel will soon be very common. Only the normal types of supplies and experiments were involved in the latest payload, while some ice cream was also sent to the orbiting crew at the lab. [ 574 more words ]

Mini Reviews: RAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Stand & Mini Car Charger

Amazon has some great low-cost peripheral sellers and one of the most reliable brands on the site is RAVPower. I have used their power packs in the past and they are excellent, plus the UBS-C cables I have bought from them have always been reliable. RAVPower kindly sent me one of their QI wireless charging stands and also a mini car charger to review. [ 266 more words ]


As much as teenagers consider themselves grown-ups and independent, the fact is they require parental attention the most. The need for parental surveillance has intensified with the passage of time due to the influence of technology in the life of today’s teens. Teenagers are vulnerable to digital addictions more than ever. From screen addiction to texting and gaming addiction, there are several ways that keep your child busy and engaged in their mobile phones. [ 385 more words ]

Saving Money – Opting For A Refurbished Macbook

Buying a Macbook can be expensive, with many now opting for a Mac over a PC. Apple has continued to create more advanced models of the Macbook, and with more advanced technology comes a greater price. For most people though, older Macbooks are sufficient, although newer models have more advanced features, you can save a lot of money by purchasing a refurbished model. [ 364 more words ]

BenQ WiT e-Reading Lamp Review

BenQ is mostly known for their affordable LCD monitors, but they also produce other products such as the ZOWIE e-sports peripherals and now a LED lamp specifically designed for e-Reading. It is a pretty niche product, but with the popularity of the Amazon Kindle, it could prove popular. From the BenQ website: BenQ WiT combines advanced illumination technology with total eye comfort, embodying the evolution of lighting solutions; it features Wide lighting up to 90 cm range which is 150% wider than typical lamps; Intelligent control to detect illuminance of environment and deliver the best light to balance contrast glare; Tailor-made your own brightness and colour temperature for different scenarios to suit your needs. [ 578 more words ]

Get Your Game On: Using Smart TVs for Online Gaming

These days Smart TVs are becoming more and more commonplace, devices we use to sit around watching Netflix or Prime TV as we have the Internet at our fingertips. But most of us don’t realise just how much more fun we could be having with our televisions than simply watching tv shows and movies on demand. Much in the same way that mobile phones are no longer just for calling and texting, televisions have so much more to offer you. [ 1,928 more word ]

D-Link DIR-895L AC5300 MU-MIMO Ultra Wi-Fi Router Review

While many home users put up with the dreadful supplier supplied router many people wisely opt to upgrade theirs. The router market can be a minefield too, with prices ranging from just £20 or so, up to and over £300 which includes the D-Link DIR-895L I am reviewing today. The range of options is quite mind boggling too, you have routers such as the F-Secure SENSE which focusses less on raw performance and more on security, which considering the recent Wi-Fi issues is a good thing. [ 1,280 more word ]

Top 10 Best Home Automation Systems of 2018

Home automation systems allow homeowners better control over their environments and more idea of what types of energy they are using and why. Home automation systems as a whole are designed to take some of the strain from homeowners – instead of worrying about whether or not they have locked their doors or left their lights on, they can simply send a signal to their home systems, and everything will be done for them. [ 634 more words ]