Author: James

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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Year of Revolution for Major E Cig Brand

As one of the World’s most famous electronic cigarette brands; Joyetech have always taken it upon themselves to lead the industry in terms of product quality and innovation. This year will be no different for the brand as they continue to release innovate, ground-breaking electronic cigarette devices. Rather than relying on gimmicks and head-turning tricks, the Joyetech design and development team have concentrated their efforts on perfecting the technology and producing electronic cigarettes of the highest quality with customer usage being of primary concern. The newest model to roll off the production line is the eCom, which utilises the...

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Battery boosting gadgets for your smartphone

As incredible as smartphones are, there’s one bugbear that pretty much all owners have: poor battery life. If you find power drains too fast while you’re out and about, check out our pick of cool gadgets that will give your battery a boost. For an emergency Rarely encounter an empty battery, but want to be prepared in case of an emergency? This Portable Power Bank from Etsy is ideal. This stylish keychain features a power pack that can serve as a backup for any device with a USB cable, so you can plug in your flat phone and make...

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