Author: James

Bringing comfort to your gaming experience

Picture the scene. You’re creeping through an eerily deserted corridor, assault rifle tightly gripped. Underfoot the metallic grates of an unknown military installation clank as your weight passes over them. You lean forward as you near a lift and reach for the call button. A few seconds later, the doors open; you are confronted with a squad of heavily armed mercenaries. You’re about to dive for cover – but a twinge of pain runs down your back and you drop your controller. It’s the curse of every gamer. Discomfort, striking at the most inopportune moment. The more engrossing the...

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Personalised Gifts

Nothing makes a gift more special and memorable than personalisation. It shows the person on the receiving end that extra special attention has been put into the gift and that they are really cared about. Here is a rundown of some of the best personalised gifts available to buy. Personalised Mugs There are very few people on earth who don’t have use for a good mug, so a personalised mug can make a great gift for almost anyone at any time. Even if the recipient of the gift is not a big tea or coffee drinker, the mug can...

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The UK Online – Who’s Still Missing Out?

Thanks to Cloud software, getting online from anywhere in the UK is easier than ever before. However, there are still parts of the country missing out on a reliable connection. Rural areas are the ones suffering the most. The good news is, developments are being made all the time to increase the amount of Internet access throughout the UK. If you haven’t yet made use of mobile broadband, www.mclarensoftware.com can help. Interesting statistics The Office for National Statistics published data in 2013 on the UK’s Internet access. It found that around 36 million adults used the Internet on a...

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Home Cinema – a sound entertainment investment

Go back in time to the turn of the Millennium, and having a home cinema within your personal living space was the lifestyle perk of the privileged few, mainly associated with aspirational properties and with the associated price tag to match. The Home Cinema vision was one of a large projector with flexible roll down screen, along with a leather settee and mini fridge in the corner of the room. Brilliant at that moment in time, but it lacked that ultimate visual clarity and needed a large room in order for you to be able to focus properly on...

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Rechargeable batteries are a no-brainer

How many times have you been in a shop intending to buy rechargeable batteries for your myriad portable devices but then changed your mind at the last minute, opting instead for the seemingly much cheaper multi-pack batteries? Most of us have been there – but this approach really doesn’t make any sense. It’s understandable that many people remain reticent, but the truth is that re-chargeable batteries can be of patchy quality, so it’s important to realise that they aren’t all the same and, perhaps more to the point, that the technology has moved on at a remarkable pace. It’s...

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