Zyxel Nebula Cloud Network Management Review – One of the best & most affordable cloud solutions

I have been using three products from Zyxel over the past year that work in the Nebula managed system. Recently Zyxel loaned me some new devices so I can review how managing an entire network from one interface is so much more convenient than sperate web interfaces for each device. My current devices are: Zyxel … Read more

VPNs Can Protect You against the Threats That Lurk in the Digital Space

Did you know that the cybercrime economy enjoys a hefty profit of 1.5 trillion US dollars every year? This tells us that the state of cybersecurity is in a dire situation. In fact, it has also been reported that security breaches have increased by 11% over the last few years. What these statistics further signify … Read more

Hive View Outdoor & Hive Hub 360 review

When I first wrote this review I mistakingly thought I had to use the hub with the camera, however, the camera can work independently, but you won’t have access to some extra functionality of Hive Actions where you can link devices together Originally starting out as a smart thermostat company developed by British Gas, Hive … Read more

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro vs Pocophone F1: Will the K20 Pro get rebranded as the Poco F2 or Mi 9T?

There have been weeks of hype around the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and consumers remain excited following the launch. Some websites like AliExpress have already listed the phone for import to the UK but with prices of £380.19 to £415.55, they are charging a massive premium. Based on this pre-order price you would probably be … Read more

Could the MediaTek SoC with integrated Melio M70 5G be in your next flagship device?

Probably not, but yesterday MediaTek became the first company to announce a chipset with an integrated 5G modem that is designed on Arm’s brand-new Cortex-A77 cores and new Mali-G77 GPU. The fact that the company is basing this on the only just announced Arm technology is perhaps the biggest indicator of where this chip stands … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 9 Review – The most affordable flagship device in the UK (for now)

The Xiaomi Mi 9 was announced at MWC this year and continues Xiaomi’s tradition of making great value phones. With UK SIM free prices from around £449, this is the cheapest Snapdragon 855 based phone in the UK market, however, Xiaomi hasn’t cut many corners to achieve this price, the phone comes with an impressive … Read more

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 gets even better with larger 16:10 display, 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake CPU & WiFi 6

The Dell XPS 13 range of laptops is arguably the best ultra-portable range on the market, with the 2-in-1 being particularly suited to travelling and commuting. Along with the launch of Intel’s latest 10th generation Ice Lake processors, the XPS 13 7300-series 2-in-1 convertible has been updated with a choice of options ranging from the … Read more

Dell m15 & m17 gaming laptops updated with Intel’s 9th Gen CPU up to i9-9980HK

As part of the yearly update cycle, Dell is rolling out redesigned Alienware 15-inch m15 and 17-inch m17 laptops, which feature higher-performance components, better displays – including an optional OLED panel – new storage options, and other improvements. Both systems are based on Intel’s 9th Gen Core mobile processors (up to Core i9-9980HK) as well as NVIDIA’s … Read more

The Cost-Effective Way of Buying a 5G Router

Mainstream 5G is just around the corner, and for mobile router users, it’s going to mean having enterprise-level internet connection speeds with you at all times. The trouble is, it’s hard to track down unbiased reviews of kit – so, rather than point you in the direction of one or two specific routers, we’ve put … Read more

Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 Review – An excellent smart lock to fit most doors with Alexa and HomeKit support

Smart door locks have been a little slow to take off in the UK. In the US they have had August for years, but that is only compatible with the less secure deadbolt style locks. In the UK, with our multi-point locks, the best solution has been the Yale Conexis L1, which is excellent and … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx performs Intel Core i5-8250U : Windows on ARM

When Qualcomm launched their first Windows and ARM devices, the performance was a little lacklustre as well as compatibility issue with 64-bit applications. I still use my HP Envy X2, and things have improved with Windows updates, but it is not good enough as a main laptop. The laptop used the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC … Read more

Thermaltake Commander C36 TG ARGB Edition Review – 200mm ARGB and verticle GPU mount for under £100

Thermaltake is determined to make a case for every budget and requirement, I have reviewed some of their more affordable options, and some of their largest and more expensive choices. The Thermaltake Commander series builds upon this by offering six new options. Functionally they are all the same case, but with different mesh front panels … Read more

AMD Navi Radeon RX 5700 launches in July with 25% performance gains & power efficiency improved by 50%. 10% better than RTX 2070 (in one test)

The AMD keynote at Computex was mainly focussed on the new  3rd generation Ryzen CPUs, but the company did tease us with their up and coming  Radeon RX 5700 series which will be based on Navi. The first Navi cards will be the Radeon RX 5700 series, which are launching in July and on an … Read more

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