Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Smartwatch SoC Launched claims week-long battery life & 15 hours GPS sports battery life

The Android-based Wear OS platform has been getting a little long in the tooth with the platform struggling to gain traction, this has partly been down to no new system on chip being launched for it in the past 3 years. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 is the first new chip to land for the wearables platform … Read more

Groov-e Elite Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling Review

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 headphones with active noise cancelling; they were an excellent cheaper alternative option to the Bose wireless headphones which cost around £100 more. However, at £229 they are still going to be a significant investment for many people. The Groov-e Elite is a possible budget … Read more

Blue Yeti Nano Review – A premium USB microphone at a more affordable price

Blue is synonymous with high-quality consumer microphones, with the Blue Yeti USB microphone being one of the most popular options on the market for podcasters and streamers. While I have not personally used the Yeti, it is well known for its exceptional build and performance all with the convenience of a USB interface. Having previously … Read more

August EP650 Bluetooth Headphones Review

August is a brand that I was not aware of until recently, but their EP650 Bluetooth headphones with 2500+ Amazon reviews with a rating of 4.4 and a price of £24.95 makes them an appealing prospect. [button link=”https://amzn.to/2M5d7fs”] Buy from Amazon[/button] Specification: Bluetooth: v4.2 NFC: On left ear piece aptX LL: Low Latency Enabled 50mm … Read more

Top 8 of the best renewable energy sources to power your home

With the growth of electric and hybrid cars, a common cause for concern is how the electricity is being generated in the first place. Are you really reducing your carbon footprint driving a Tesla powered by electricity from a coal plant? Things are improving, in 2013 renewable energy accounted for 14.9% of the energy produced … Read more

Elephone PX smartphone joins the pop-up camera trend

A lot of Apple fans mock Android manufacturers for copying the notch design, but this trend isn’t exclusive to Apple. Vivo NEX came up with a beautiful and innovative solution to the notch with their pop up camera, it is likely that this design then inspired the OPPO Find X slide out camera design, and now we are seeing … Read more

High end AMD Navi 20 GPUs may not arrive until 2020 providing no competition for NVIDIA and its increasing prices

A new leaked roadmap report from Wccftech shows us the timeline for the AMD Navi based GPUs and it is not great for PC gamers. A few days ago we saw the release of Nvidia’s latest and greatest GPUs the GTX 2080 and 2080 ti, these new cards implemented a new feature not found in consumer … Read more

TV Tech of IFA: 8K, Micro-LED, Flexible OLED, Laser and Full Array TVs

TVs have a significant presence at IFA providing a welcome variety compared to the mobile focussed MWC. After years of waiting for OLED to go mainstream this year finally appears to be the one where we have achieved it. Not only are OLED displays readily available from multiple companies, but the prices are dropping quickly. … Read more

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 35% faster than GTX 1080 Ti but 75% more expensive

There has been some speculation that the new range of Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 cards cannot perform quite as well as you would hope for a new generation of GPU. The concern was highlighted during a Tomb Raider demo at Gamescom where the ray tracing enabled game could barely manage 30 to 60 frames per second at Full … Read more

Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 vs Samsung Exynos 9810

I previously compared the three flagship system on chips from Huawei, Qualcomm and Samsung against each other and at the time, on paper, the Kirin 970 was fractionally behind the other 2 SoCs, which was due to the Kirin 970 being announced 6 months prior. Now the tables have turned and the HiSilicon Kirin 980 is the newest chip … Read more

Dell updates product lineup at IFA 2018

Dell has been busy with announcing products at Gamescom 2018, then immediately after releasing more products at IFA 2018. Along with the below announcements, Dell had on show several of their new Alienware PCs which feature the latest Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics cards.   Launch highlights include: New Inspiron 5000 and 7000 laptops and 2-in-1s elevate … Read more

Huawei Mate 20 lite vs Honor Play – Two affordable phones with a different approach

During IFA this year we have seen a surprising number of phone releases with the two notable ones being the Huawei Mate 20 lite and Honor Play. While they are technically owned by the same company there seems to be a growing divide between the two brands and both of these phones make for an interesting comparison as … Read more