Safely Smart Home Alarm Review – A DIY smart home security system with extensive options by SafelyTeam

The Safely DIY home alarm system by SafelyTeam is the latest smart home alarm system to enter the market. This is a new company hoping to compete with big players like Ring and SimpliSafe. The Safely alarm system is more advanced than many off the shelf solutions from the likes of Ring and Eufy, offering … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the new camera king with 50MP 1/1.12” Samsung GN2 sensor and an equally massive price tag

Xiaomi has finally released their top of the range flagship phone of the year, and it is a beast. The launch confirms much of what has been leaked already. 50MP 1/1.12” Samsung GN2 Sensor – larger then Huawei Pro Pro camera The new phone has the latest Samsung GN2 50-megapixel primary camera, which was co-developed … Read more

Zyxel NWA210AX WiFi 6 Access Point Review – Is it better than the Ubiquiti Unifi 6 LR?

I have reviewed quite a bit of the Zyxel Nebula ecosystem now, including some of the older WiFI 5 access points and the flagship Zyxel WAX650S WiFi 6 access point, which will set you back over £600. I have had my eye on the Zyxel NWA210AX for a while now, it seems to be the … Read more

Xencelabs Pen Tablet is an affordable graphics tablets for professionals from $279 with UK availability soon

Many of my friends have had to take their artistic trade digital in the past year, and I regularly get asked questions about graphics tablets or what the best iPad for drawing is. So the launch of the new Xencelabs Pen Tablet caught my eye. While there are certainly cheaper options on the market, the … Read more

Goodram 1TB IRDM M.2 NVMe SSD Review – An affordable NVMe drive aimed at gamers

I was first made aware of Goodram when they asked me to review the IRDM 3200Mhz DDR4 SODIMM Laptop Ram. While this may be a lesser-known brand, they have been manufacturing RAM and storage for many years now, being the largest IT companies in Poland. They are popular with PC builders, such as Chillblast and … Read more

Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 870 Performance – Realme GT Neo offers similar performance in Geekbench

The Realme GT Neo is the next phone from Realme, expected to be announced before the end of this month. Current rumours are that it offers a very similar specification to the Realme GT 5G but will swap out the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with the more affordable MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset. Other minor changes … Read more

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – £50 true wireless earphones with aptX Adaptive & 12 hour battery life!

The Edifier TWS1 Pro are the latest earphones from the affordable brand. I reviewed the original standard Edifier TWS1 True Wireless in January 2020, and these offer some significant improvements while only costing around a tenner more. Edifier TWS1 Pro vs TWS1 The new Edifier TWS1 Pro has several important upgrades, including: A shift to … Read more

Yale Smart Wi-Fi Indoor Pan Tilt and Outdoor Light and Siren Cameras Launched

This month, Yale expanded its home surveillance product range with some new cameras. One of the big advantages of the Yale cameras is that there is no monthly fee, unlike Ring and Arlo. You have options to record to microSD or the Yale Smart Home CCTV system. However, it is worth noting the Yale CCTV … Read more

Crash Bandicoot Comes to Mobile

King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, today announced that Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! is now available to download and play for free worldwide on iOS and Android mobile devices. In the all-new Crash Bandicoot mobile adventure, players will run, spin, swipe and smash their way through mysterious lands, defeating the … Read more

Cleer Goal True Wireless Sports Earphones Review – A sporty solution for fans of the Apple AirPod open fit

I first experienced Cleer Audio products with the superb Cleer Flow II. Their latest launch is the Cleer Goal which are sports focussed TWS earphone. Unlike most IP rated earphones that are marketed towards sports, these have a specific design to improve situational awareness outdoors. That design is essentially what you have on the normal … Read more

HarmonyOS launches in April on Huawei Mate X2 – Huawei P50 Pro likely to launch at a later date (May)

This time two years ago was the launch of the Huawei P30 Pro in Paris, and what a two years it has been. At the time, we never knew this would be the last Huawei device to feature Google Mobile Services out of the box and a global pandemic with a years' worth of lockdowns was something of horror movies.  

P30 Pro launch, when times were simpler

Huawei P40 Pro first flagship without Google

Last years Huawei P40 Pro and the P40 Pro+ launched with Android, but without Google Mobile Services with Huawei shifting to Huawei Mobile Services and using things like Petal Search to help users sideload apps not natively in the store. At launch, you were able to install Google via some hacking around, but this workaround appears to have been patched up.

Huawei's long term plan has been their HarmonyOS, and it has long been expected that the Huawei P50 Pro will be one of the first devices to launch using it out of the box.

It won't be the first phone to use it though; many Huawei devices will have a firmware update that will shift the device over to HarmonyOS.

HarmonyOS launches in April upgrading the Mate X2

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Chuwi CoreBook Xe coming soon, equipped with Intel’s DG1

In CES 2020, Intel released its first discrete graphics card DG1, officially named Iris Xe Max, which focuses on the consumer notebook market and breaks the monopoly of NVIDIA and AMD in the market. The Chuwi CoreBook Xe will also be the first laptop to come with Intel's DG1. It will be released worldwide in April 2021 and is expected to cost $599.

DG1 adopts the new XE architecture, 10nm process and has 96 EU execution units, 768 core stream processors, 1.65GHz core frequency, and independent 4GB video memory. In addition, the DG1 supports Intel's Deeplink technology, which greatly improves video encoding performance. Intel says the integrated XE graphics card on Tiger Lake will have twice the graphics power of the previous generation! At CES, Intel smoothly demonstrated the AAA-level game Destiny 2.

According to the running score, the DG1 outperformed Nvidia's current mainstream standalone MX450 in DX12, and the performance was close to that of the GTX 1050 TI MAX-Q. The DG1 improves visuals to fully unlock the capabilities of the laptop.

SpecificationIris Xe MAXDG1
Shading Unit768(96EUs)
Texture Mapping Unit48
Rasterization Processing unit24
Acceleration Frequency1650MHz
FP32Rating(Peak)2.46TFLOPs
GeometryRate (Prim/Clock)2
Video Memory FrequencyLPDDR4X-4266
Video Memory Bit Width128-bit
Video Memory Size4GB
TDP25W
ArchitectureXe-LP

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MooSoo K17U Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review – Affordable & perfect for small properties with hard floors

The MooSoo K17U is an affordable ultra-lightweight cordless vacuum with a telescopic shaft. Priced at around £120, it half the price as big brand names like Shark or the Halo Capsule I previously reviewed but is it any good?

MooSoo K17U vs K17 Upgraded vs K17 Specification

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MooSoo K17U MooSoo K17 UpgradeMoosoo K17
Functions4 in 1 telescopic pole 2 in 1 telescopic poleFixed pole 3 attachements
Motor Power250W200W200W
Suction Power8kPa / 24kPa11kPa / 23kPa10kPa / 17kPa
Dust cup Capacity0.32 gal / 1.2L0.32 gal / 1.2L0,13 gal / 0,5L
FilterHEPAHEPAHEPA
Battery Capacity2200mAh2200mAh2200mAh
Battery Life30 min / 12 min30 min30 min
Charging Time4.5 hrs4.5 hrs4 hrs
LED HeadlightsYesYesYes
Working sound-level72dB72dB65dB
Weight5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg4.6 lbs / 2.1 kg4.6 lbs / 2.1 kg
Price £120N/a£140

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G vs 765G vs 750G vs SD888 vs Dimensity 1200 Specification Compared – Qualcomm introduces a massive upgrade to the 7 series, competing with flagship Dimensity chipsets

Qualcomm has finally gotten around to giving the Snapdragon 700 series some love. What had been previously rumoured to be the Snapdragon 775G is now the Snapdragon 780G.

This new chipset looks more like a flagship chipset and looks very familiar to some of the specification offered by the flagship chipset from Mediatek Dimensity 1200 this year.

For the sake of this comparison, I have used the main Qualcomm chipsets, not the retweaked options used on a limited number of phones, such as the SD 768G or the new SD860 and SD870.

In fact, the SD780G offers a superior specification to the SD860, so the lines have become very blurred between their upper midrange and flagship 800 series.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G vs 765G vs 750G vs SD888 vs Dimensity 1200 Specifications Compared

Snapdragon
750G
Snapdragon
765G
Snapdragon
780G
Snapdragon
888
Dimensity
1200
ProcessSamsung 8 nmSamsung 7 nm EUVSamsung 5 nm5 nm TSMCTSMC 6 nm
CPU (prime)1x Kryo 475 (A76) @ 2.8 GHz1x Cortex-A78 @ 2.4GHz1x ARM Cortex-X1 @ 2.84 GHz1x Cortex-A78 @ 3.0 GHz
CPU (big)2x Kryo 570 (A77) @ 2.2 GHz1x Kryo 475 (A76) @ 2.4 GHz3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.2GHz 3x ARM Cortex-A78 @ 2.42 GHz3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.7 GHz
CPU (small)6x Kryo 570 (A55) @ 1.8 GHz6x Kryo 475 (A55) @ 1.8 GHz4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.9GHz 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz
GPUAdreno 619Adreno 620Adreno 642
+50% perf over 768G
& 768G offered 15%+ over SD765G
  Adreno 660Mali-G77 MC9
Display1080p+ @ 120 Hz1080p+ @ 120 Hz1080p+ @ 144 Hz4K @ 60 Hz, 1080p+ @ 90 Hz1080p+ @ 168 Hz
ISP2Dual 14-bit Spectra 355 ISPTriple 14-bit Spectra 570 ISPTriple 14-bit Spectra 580 ISP
NPU4.7 TOPS5.4 TOPS12 TOPS26 TOPS 
5G modem (downlink)X52, 3.7 GbpsX52, 3.7 GbpsX53, 3.3 GbpsX60, 7.5 Gbps 4.7 Gbps (sub-6)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6Wi-Fi 6, 867 MbpsWi-Fi 6E, 3.6 GbpsWi-Fi 6EWi-Fi 6

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