Vivo X50 Pro Plus vs X50 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – Vivo launch one of the more interesting phones of the year, with the potential to be a superb camera/video phone

Yesterday, Vivo took the wraps off their latest flagship series of phone, the X50. It comes in three flavours, a standard model, Pro and Pro Plus. Vivo is one of the companies within the BBK Electronics Corporation conglomerate and includes popular brands such as Oppo, Realme, OnePlus and iQOO. Out of those, it is just Vivo and iQOO that do not currently target western markets. With iQOO being focussed on the Indian market and Vivo itself is a popular brand in many Eastern markets. While we have no seen Vivo launch internationally before, it is claimed that this series...

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Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD Review vs Samsung 970 Evo – High end performance at a reasonable price Score 95%

Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD Review vs Samsung 970 Evo – High end performance at a reasonable price

Kingston has recently refreshed their lineup of NVMe drives with the new KC2500 series which promises improved performances over the already excellent KC2000. The new range offers an increase of almost 10% to the sequential read speeds going from 3200 to  3500MB/s and an impressive 32% increase for sequential write, going from 2200MB/s to 2900MB/s. I recently migrated my OS drive from the highly regarded Samsung 970 Evo, which was 500GB to the KC2500 1TB. So how does it perform in comparison? Kingston KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD -SKC2500M8/1000G M.2 2280 £204.68 Buy on Amazon Specification SSD Endurance: 600 TBInternal...

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7 Common Technologies Used in 3D Printing Today

What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase 3D printing? Do you imagine the latest high-speed 3D printer? With their growing popularity, it’s hard not to. But what if we told you there are more ways to 3D print an object than with a 3D printer? If you’re new to the world of 3D printing, you should learn about the many different types of 3D printing and technologies. Using a 3D printer is only one method out of almost a dozen! This means you have the ability to 3D print anything you...

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5 Best Laptops for Computer Science Students

Studying Computer Science means that you really know what you need beyond the average screen resolution, color and RAM. But Computer Science is a broad subject: someone mostly needs the graphic, someone needs a computer for coding and someone is a future game dev who needs to run game tests on their laptop. A good laptop can’t be cheap now, but we are trying to understand what the price consists of. Maybe, it is reasonable to spend a sum now but be sure that your laptop won’t become obsolete till your graduation. We’re just giving recommendations, but you, as...

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Oppo Reno 4 Pro vs Reno 3 Pro 5G vs Reno3 – Oppo is about to release their next Reno4 series but has anything changed?

Oppo launched the Reno 3 series in December 2019 and it has been a slightly confusing line-up of phones with the Chinese models being quite different from the models that were launched to the global market. On the 5th of June it is expected that Oppo will unveil the Reno 4 series with the Pro model recently being listed on Jingdong (JD.com) for pre-order. Specification Based on the current leaked information there is almost no difference between the new Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G and the Reno 3 Pro 5G launched back in December. Display: AMOLED 2400×1080 90hzChipset: Qualcomm...

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Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 & 6700 will offer Wi-Fi 6E with true multi-gig speeds thanks to seven 160 MHz channels

Wi-Fi 6 is fantastic, but it is not quite as revolutionary in speeds as you might hope. For most scenarios, the best connection you are likely to achieve is a 2×2 on 80Mhz channels giving you a connection rate of 1200mbps. That is a far cry from the 4804 Mbps you will see printed on the side of many flagship Wi-Fi 6 router boxes. Wi-Fi 5 devices using 2×2 on 80Mhz, which is the standard connection nowadays, will connect at 866Mps. So the current range of Wi-Fi 6 devices offers a 39% increased connection speed, and during my reviews,...

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The cheapest 10G/5G/2.5G Ethernet PCie Network Cards (NIC) and USB Adaptors for Windows, NAS, Laptops and more

Multi-gig ethernet is very slowly becoming more affordable, more switches are becoming available and many high-end routers now have a multi-gig port. Admittedly it is still not exactly affordable to the average consumer and the cheapest switches are limited to just a couple of 10G ports such as the Netgear GS110MX at £141. The MS510TXPP which uses a mixture of ports including 2.5G, 5G and 10G is £341.63 then the recently announced Zyxel XS1930-10 with 8 10G ethernet ports is £370.00. Zyxel XS1930 However, you then need to have multi-gig on your client devices and that is also very...

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Samsung Exynos 992 vs Exynos 990 vs Snapdragon 865 vs Kirin 990 vs Mediatek Dimensity 1000 – Samsung’s first 5nm Arm Cortex-A78 chipset

The Samsung Exynos flagship chipsets have received a lot of criticism the past few years due to poor battery efficiency combined with benchmarks that don’t quite compete with the best Qualcomm have to offer However, last year Samsung announced they were ditching their custom CPU cores, possibly due to the above issues, and will now be using reference designs from Arm similar to Hisilicon and Mediatek. The Samsung Exynos 992 will be the first flagship chipset from Samsung to use the reference designs, and this will be the first chipset to use the just announced Arm Cortex-A78 and Mali...

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Samsung Odyssey C49G95T monitor ups the spec vs C49RG90 with faster 240Hz on the 49-inch 5120×1440 DisplayHDR 1000 panel priced at £1,279.99

Samsung's latest ridiculous monitor is now up for pre-order for just £1,279.99. Samsung Odyssey C49G95T Specification The Samsung Odyssey C49G95T is a monster 49-inch 5120×1440 display with a refresh rate of 240Hz which is features with AMD's FreeSync 2 technology while also being G-Sync Compatible. The display features a 1000R and has a DisplayHDR 1000 rating. With such a high resolution and refresh rate, Samsung's Odyssey G9 must utilise DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 to maintain the screen's required bandwidth levels. This screen uses a VA panel and uses QLED (Quantum Dot) technology to deliver VESA DisplayHDR1000 certified HDR support, a wide...

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Remote Employee Training Tools For Small Businesses

The future of work is remote and the future is here. As more teams than ever before collaborate from within their respective homes, businesses have quickly had to adapt to an online work environment. With that said, there are many challenges associated with managing a workforce that is exclusively working from their homes. Thankfully, thanks to the rise of the gig economy in the recent past, businesses and even employees have at least some experience of working remotely. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for training. Many businesses have been engaged in traditional style employee training and have little knowledge of...

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UGREEN 65W 4-Port GaN PD Charger for just £30 via Indiegogo

There are only a few GaN (Gallium nitride) chargers available on the market, and they typically come with a premium price tag. Ugreen 4-port power delivery GaN charger for just £30 Ugreen currently has an Indiegogo for a new four-port GAN charger that is capable of 65W power delivery which you can buy for just £30 while the campaign is running for the next 3 weeks. After that, the full RRP will be £44. This will be one of the most powerful chargers on the market from a reputable brand. What are GaN chargers? GaN chargers are typically much smaller...

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Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera (Presence) gets upgraded with Siren – Pre-order now for £319.99

I reviewed the Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera (formerly Netatmo Presence) just over a year ago, and it has been one of the best surveillance cameras I have reviewed, and I still use it today. Netatmo was one of, if not the first companies to offer AI object detection with their camera, the indoor one is smart enough to recognise peoples faces, while the outdoor one will recognise people in general, animals, cars and normal motion. This allows the camera to send far more accurate alerts to you while still recording general motion. It was also one of the first...

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