Author: James

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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Google Chromecast Review

Googe released the Chromecast in the States several months ago acclaim. This diminutive device plugs directly into your TV HDMI socket which then allows you to stream media from a connected device such as a Android Phone or Laptop directly to the TV. Unfortunately at the moment this device does not natively cast any content you want to the TV, but instead is restricted to certain applications including: Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YourTube and Google Play movies. However software is gradually being released that is compatible with Chromecast and functionality should improve exponentially over the next few months. Unlike other...

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The house of the future is closer than you think!

Technology has permeated all aspects of modern life from the computer you use at work to the mobile phone that you use to communication with the world, and with electronics giants looking at new ways to use technology in the home, the future is closer than you think. These innovative gadgets aim to improve efficiency, save money and generally make life easier for us all whilst giving us full control over our surroundings. No keys, automatic washing and cleaning, remote controlled heating and apps on your fridge await, as we look at the future of the home. Yale Keyfree...

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Our favourite eBay collections

We have blogged about eBay collections previously, which are a Pinterest-like social feature that eBay have been using in the US for a few months now. It allows users to curate and group items on eBay based on the things that inspire them which is supposed to help enhance browsing and help discover new items to buy. In our previous blog post we listed our 12 collections and today we have been checking out other collections available. So follow the links to find some tech inspiration! Techno Street Style by currys_pcworld : Currys have created their own collection with some items...

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