Author: James

Tado improves its smart thermostat with physical controls

We enjoyed our time with the Tado smart thermostat when we tested it earlier this year, it arrived to the UK market before the Nest and was superior to other options such as Hive. However since then Hive have improved their Thermostat with smart functions, Nest has been launched, and several other competitors have entered the market. Therefore it has been important for Tado to stay ahead of the game and they have done this by fixing some of the downfalls of their first version. The 2nd gen Tado now has physical controls on the thermostat allowing you to...

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Apple iPad Air 2 & Mini 3 Announced

Yesterday Apple announced the refresh to their tablet line. The launch included the Apple iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. The iPad Air 2 is just 6.1mm, 18 percent thinner than the first iPad Air, making it the world’s thinnest tablet.  As usual Apple have also improved the processor with a souped up version of the iPhone 6 processor, the A8 and M8 coprocessor. The tablet also has a new camera 8MP iSight camera on the back which does 1080p video, burst mode, panorama shots and auto HDR. iPad Air 2 has Touch ID, the Home button-based...

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Google Nexus 9 Tablet Announced

Following our previous posts about the Nexus 6 and the Nexus Player, Google have announced the latest refresh to its tablet line, the Nexus 9. The 8.9-inch Google Nexus 9 s the first Nexus 64-bit processor courtesy of Nvidia and its Tegra K1 system on a chip. The tablet-focused processor runs at 2.3GHz and is coupled with a Kepler DX1 graphics chip and 2GB of RAM. A 2048 x 1536 resolution gives it a dense 287ppi count and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Memory will be standard with 16GB and 32GB with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2MP front...

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Google Nexus 6 Phone Announced

The Nexus 5 was a huge hit for Google, it was a high specced phone at an amazing price, so there has obviously been a great deal of interest in the new Nexus this year. Rumours have been flying about regarding this 6 inch monster phone for a while and it appears a lot of them were accurate.  Apart from the size the device is very similar to the 2014 version of the Moto X. The Nexus 6 has a whopping 5.9-inch display making it even larger than the iPhone 6 plus, and it has a 1440×2560 resolution, resulting...

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Google Nexus Player Android TV Device Announced

Google has finally announced its rival to the Apple TV and the first device to use Android TV. Google have had a bit of a rocky start with breaking into living room devices with the monumental failure of the Nexus Q and the less than successful Google TV. However the Chromecast has proved to be a huge success for Google, and now they hope to replicate that success with the more powerful and functional Nexus Player. The Nexus Player console is designed to fit beautifully alongside your current home entertainment setup. It thankfully has departed from the orb style...

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