Author: James

ViewSonic XG2700-4K 27-inch gaming monitor Review

The ViewSonic XG2700-4K is one of the new gaming orientated monitors from ViewSonic with a 27-inch IPS display running at 4K and with AMD FreeSync. Priced at just £479.99 on Amazon it is a very tempting monitor based on the specifications. The monitor is very easy to set up you just insert the stand into the base and turn the screw, it took a few seconds at most. The overall design is nice, maybe a little bland, though this is could be a plus point, so people find monitors like the Acer Predator, with its huge logo, a little...

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Smart home tech is the future

Sales of smart home tech boom 21 per cent at electronics retailer, reichelt.co.uk Desire to leave the home safe during holidays driving sales of home security products August 2016, London, UK: Online electronics and tech retailer, reichelt.co.uk, has seen sales of smart home products boom by 21 per cent, highlighting that the trend shows no sign of slowing down – and is set to continue revolutionising our homes. The security category has been a key driving factor with a noticeable surge around the summer holiday period, with alarm devices up by 11 per cent, signifying people are taking additional...

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Android Nougat Now Available for Nexus Devices

Android Nougat has now officially been launched on Google devices and the over the air rollout should slowly be happening now. Unfortunately, the Nexus 4 and 7 will not be receiving the new update. If you are too impatient you can manually install it via one of the images, or an easier method is to sign up to the Google Beta program, where you will be able to get it immediately via OTA. It is recommended that you un-enrol after you have installed it though, to avoid getting future early betas. The build number should be NRD90M. You can...

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Devolo 1200 Mbps WiFi ac repeater Review

I have always been fond of devolos’ powerline products, they are the best in the business and the powerline system, in general, is the best performing alternative to wire ethernet. However, they can work out a bit expensive and dependant on your needs they could be unnecessary. An alternative cheaper solution is the use of a WiFi repeater, this is a device that you put in between your main router and the weak WiFi areas in your house, it connects to the WiFi network then boosts its signal. The latest release from Devolo is the 1200 Mbps WiFi ac...

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Thriva Lifestyle and Energy Blood Test Review

Thriva is a new start-up based in the UK that offers 2 simple blood tests. One that is focused on general wellbeing and lifestyle which covers cholesterol, liver function and kidney function. With the second focusing on energy with Thyroid function, iron level and vitamin D tests. Unlike other private blood testing websites, Thriva makes the service a bit more consumer friendly by referring the results to their own GP who will provide some basic interpretation for results that are out of range. Priced at just £29 for the lifestyle and £49 for energy this is extremely competitively priced....

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