Category Archives: Tech Reviews

Best smart home system

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From smart light bulbs and thermostats that think for themselves to  Bluetooth door locks, wireless security cameras, and all manner of sensors, today’s home technology can sound awfully sophisticated while actually being a messy hodgepodge of gizmos and apps. Whether you call it home automation or the connected home, installing all this stuff in your house […]

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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who's running the show?

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NordVPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes. Dedicated servers. Business location: Panama Number of servers: 956 Number of country locations: 57 Cost: $69 (billed annually) Panama-based NordVPN is a popular choice among VPN users and is also the recipient of much praise from experts. After spending some time with the service, it’s not hard to see […]

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Hands-on: Super Mario Odyssey review

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2017 is proving to be a great year for gaming, both for consoles and the games themselves, and some of the best things are yet to come. Nintendo’s main man is coming back in a new flagship game for the Switch and here’s our Super Mario Odyssey hands-on review. We weren’t able to make it […]

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Bose SoundLink Revolve review: High class Bluetooth audio

The Bose SoundLink Revolve is Bose’s latest wireless speaker, but it isn’t a trendsetter, it’s a follower. It doesn’t do anything particularly clever. It isn’t a digital voice assistant and can’t do the shopping for you. It’s a Bluetooth speaker, no more, no less. That’s not such a bad thing, though, especially when it’s a […]

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Toshiba Portege X30 review: The clamshell strikes back

Sleek tablets and 2-in-1s get all the attention these days, but they still take a back seat to traditional clamshell laptops for outfitting business employees. Take Toshiba’s flagship Portégé X30 (technically called the X30-D), which combines peak performance with all the amenities that a traveling executive could want in a lightweight fold-open package. I tested […]

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EarStudio Bluetooth receiver review: Bring high-res wireless streaming to any wired headphones

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Wireless headphones are undeniably convenient, but the blunt truth is they just can’t come close to the fidelity of wired headphones. Radsone promises to change that perception with its EarStudio, a smaller-than-a-package-of-Tic-Tacs Bluetooth receiver that brings wireless high-resolution streaming and hands-free calling to any wired headphone. Radsone is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign […]

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Review: 4 SaaS business-planning tools

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Business-planning software isn’t just for startups and SMBs anymore. Many of these tools have been transformed into multitasking workhorses, with enterprise product marketing and development team leaders using them to suss out road maps and financials for individual products. I reviewed four SaaS-based products for developing business plans from the point of view of a […]

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Nextbase 512GW review

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Nextbase’s dash cams, aside from the entry-level 112, all share basically the same design. The new 512GW is very similar to the 412GW, reviewed, despite sounding a lot like the older 512G. However, Nextbase has taken the best of both those models and put them together to make what is currently the flagship in the range. […]

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iMend review: The Uber of phone screen repair services

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It’s a horrible feeling when you drop your phone and hear it crack, only made worse by the inhale of breath from people around you. Yep, you’ve ruined your £600+ smartphone in less than a second. Bugger. Just thinking about it turns me cold. It happened to me twice last year. The first time, I […]

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Review: Apple’s 21.5-inch, 3.4GHz ‘Kaby Lake’ 2017 iMac

Apple introduced new iMacs at WWDC 2017. I’ve taken a look at the 21.5-inch, 3.4GHz model with a 4K Retina display. This model carries a 1TB Fusion drive and uses a Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB video memory. I’ll try to avoid repeating too many of the widely available technical details, but this is what […]

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