MWC 2019 welcomes back the weird and wonderful. Finally, some interesting phones, even if some are crap

Sadly, I was struck down ill just as MWC was getting into the swing of things, but my take away from the show is that the world of phones is finally getting interesting again. No longer is each brand releasing a similar glass slab of a phone with slightly different camera configurations. We finally are … Read more

Tools for Protecting Yourself on the Internet

Connecting to the internet can be fraught with hazards, especially nowadays when hacking is common and cybercriminals use spyware, malware, trojans – and even ransomware to lock up devices and demand a cash sum. Cybercriminals also setup evil twin WiFi hotspots designed to let them sniff people’s data and steal information, login credentials, and even … Read more

Kodak Cherish 685 PTZ Indoor home security camera review

I reviewed the outdoor Kodak PTZ network camera back in July last year, it was a good camera, but it was let down somewhat with the poorly designed software compared to many popular brands such as  Nest, Ring and Arlo. Most recently I have been reviewing their Cherish F685 Home Security Camera which is an indoor PTZ camera … Read more

Den Automation Review – Mechanical smart light switches and power

[Update 28/10/2019] It has come to my attention that Den Automation has almost certainly ceased trading. It has been reported that they have switched the severs off so all the smart functionality of the switches will no longer work properly. You should therefore no buy the products. I have covered the issue in more detail … Read more

Huawei Mate X Foldable 5G Phone Announced – Larger & thinner than Samsung Galaxy Fold

Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold all eyes have been on Huawei to see how they will compete. During a pre-brief on Saturday I was able to get a first glimpse of the phone, and it was impressive to say the least, with most concerns about the design assuaged. This post will go … Read more

Huawei Matebook X Pro refreshed for 2019 with i7 8565u & Nvidia MX250 2GB. Plus new OneHop NFC sharing tech

Huawei today has announced a refresh for their laptop lineup. It is somewhat over-eclipsed by the up and coming phone announcement but the new laptops offer flagship specs with innovative features. The announcement included three laptops including the flagship Huawei Matebook X Pro and then also Matebook 14 and 13 models. Each laptop has been … Read more

Yale Smart Living All in One Outdoor Camera Review – SV-DAFX-W

The Yale Smart Living All in One Outdoor Camera is a new product from Yale which acts as a stand-alone device with onboard video recording and app control via Yale View putting it in direct competition with popular home surveillance options such as Arlo and Blink. At the time of writing, this does not appear … Read more

Xiaomi announce Mix 35G device at #MWC19 priced at £520 available from May

This is the first year Xiaomi is launching a device at MWC in less than a decade they have gone from launch to the 4th largest phone company in the world. During the event the speaker tried to show off some of their Smart home IoT devices but embarrassingly this failed with Google not responding … Read more

PNY Announces NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Graphics Card Priced at £259.99

PNY Technologies today announces the upcoming availability of the latest PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB XLR8 Gaming OC Single Fan Graphics Card under both XLR8 Gaming. The card will be available from today for £259.99 from selected retailers. Initial reviews of the new cards look promising offering slightly better performance than the GTX 1070 … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus vs Mate 20 Pro Comparison – Which is the best buy?

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series is the start of an influx of flagship phones for 2019 that will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 system on chip. Since October, Huawei has sat comfortably knowing they have one of, if not the best phone on the market with the Mate 20 Pro, … Read more