Category Archives: Tech Reviews

Now TV Smart Stick: Is Now TV’s answer to the Fire TV Stick the best-value streamer yet?

A new Now TV streaming device is launching in the UK very soon. Take a deep breath: the Now TV Streaming Smart Stick is the firm’s first departure from the set-top box of old, offering an enticing – and cheaper – alternative to Amazon’s Fire TV Stick. READ NEXT: Now TV vs Netflix vs Prime […]

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Vivo X20 Plus UD Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

When it was unveiled at CES 2018, the Vivo X20 Plus UD didn’t have a name or a launch date, but the world’s first phone with a fingerprint scanner under the display is now available in China.  It’s not a completely new phone, though — the X20 Plus UD is an updated version of the […]

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Best media streaming devices

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Whether you’ve just gotten rid of cable or want to supplement your TV package with online video, now’s an excellent time to buy a media streaming device. Compared to the typical smart TV, standalone streamers such as the Roku Streaming Stick and Amazon Fire TV tend to have bigger app selections, faster performance, and more […]

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Sony DSC-RX0 review: A quirky, compact video camera that's just a little bit niche

We were excited by the Sony RX0 when we first saw it at IFA in October 2017. Here was a tiny, 4K-capable action camera with a sensor around four times the size of the one in GoPro’s Hero 6, along with a host of professional-level features. It looked as if Sony was onto a winner. […]

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Romoss RT Pro 10,000mAh Power Bank Review

Romoss RT Pro 10,000mAh Power Bank Review Romoss’ RT Pro is a Quick Charge 3.0 power bank that offers fast charging of up to two connected devices. It’s available from Amazon UK right now for £20.99, while in the US it will set you back just $27.99. (Read our best power banks 2018 chart.) Power […]

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Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind review: An affordable alternative for pro Photoshop users

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Pixelmator is an impressive image editor. In my review of version 3.5, I wrote, “Pixelmator represents that percentage of Photoshop’s features most people actually use on a regular basis.” But some developers just can’t leave well enough alone. That’s good news for photographers and designers looking for an inexpensive ($60) Photoshop alternative. Pixelmator Pro 1.0 […]

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8bitdo SN30 Pro review: A Super Nintendo-inspired controller for the PC

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8bitdo’s SN30 Pro is the last of a long line of gaming peripherals released by this busy company in 2017. Like the N30 Pro before it, it’s a controller designed for die-hard retro fans like myself who emulate on the PC. This time 8bitdo is taking its design cues from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, […]

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Google Home Max review: This is the best-sounding smart speaker you can buy

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Getting a review unit late, as is the case with the Google Home Max, gives me the benefit of reading a lot of people’s opinions of a product before I formulate my own. And reviewing a lot of similar speakers before I evaluate the one at hand gives me a broad base of experience upon […]

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iHome Outdoor SmartPlug review – CNET

Options are pretty limited when it comes to outdoor smart plugs. They’ve taken a backseat to the plethora of connected outlets and switches offered for inside the home. The Outdoor Smart Plug from iHome is here to address that and at $40, it’s a less expensive alternative to the iDevices Outdoor Switch ($52.99 at Amazon.com). […]

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DJI Mavic Air Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

DJI Mavic Air: Folding 4K mini drone lands Jan. 28 for $799 DJI’s colorful little Spark is enough camera drone for most people and starts around $400. But if you want more — longer range, a better camera, more flight time — you had to step all the way up to the company’s Mavic Pro ($999.00 at Dell Home). And […]

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