Author: James

Honda Versatool: Taking the hard work out of gardening

With all the gales and rain in the UK gardening is probably the last thing on your mind right now, however Spring is approaching and  this is when you should really start thinking about doing work on your garden. I personally loathe doing gardening but it is often a necessity for most that chose to live in a house instead of a flat! Honda are looking to take some of the pain out of doing your garden, and we have already covered the excellent robotic lawn mower Miimo. This time we have the Versatool, which is basically a multitool...

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Home Installations to Compensate for Increasing Technologies

Everything that we do now is powered by electricity. Whilst children of past generations may have ventured outside to play football, they now just pick up a controller and play the newest FIFA game. Rather than read a paper book that we have checked out of a library, we download a novel to our portable reader. All of these endeavours are costing us money as energy prices continue to skyrocket. There is zero chance that the energy companies who are so wilfully accepting our increasing power usage will freeze prices or lower them to accommodate for our new habits....

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Tado Smart Thermostat Review: Is it the best alternative to the Nest?

Following Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs, smart thermostats have received quite a lot of attention, however, unless you live in the USA you won’t be able to get a Nest. There is little point importing one either becuase they don’t typically don’t work with our boilers and require complex hacks to get it functional. So if you are wanting a smart thermostat in the UK you are left with a choice of Tado, or Hive by British Gas. Today I will be reviewing Tado, which on paper seems like a better device than both the Nest and Hive as...

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Five of the best free media players

For some people, PCs are just for work.  For others, they’re a games machine.  For us, though, the focus has always been on media: movies, Vines, YouTube videos and TV shows, all streamed right to wherever we happen to be. Marvellous.  That’s why we’re going to take a look at what we think are the standout media players available to today’s PC users, all of which are completely free, whether you use a Lenovo desktop or an HP laptop. VLC Player Long live the King. VLC Player has been in operation for a fair few years now and performed...

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Totally Wicked Sets the Benchmark with New Electronic Cigarette

Since its birth in 2008, Totally Wicked has always been a little bit different to its competitors in the electronic cigarette market. Eschewing the typical brandings of their rivals who mostly moved to replicate the style of tobacco cigarettes; Totally Wicked has built its empire on innovative design and marketing – concentrating more on publishing in-house comic strips than flashy television adverts. The company made another huge leap forward when they released their flagship device in June 2012, the Odyssey – the first electronic cigarette that was designed and manufactured entirely in the UK. The sleek design, produced in-house...

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