The Best Smart Locks for uPVC External Doors With Multi-Point Locks in the UK

A quick Google search for the best smart locks in the UK reveals a lot of poor advice that is not tailored to the UK market. You have plenty of night latch options available, including the Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock; these are excellent but generally not the primary lock used on our external doors. … Read more

Nebra Helium Miner Starts Shipping – Batch 1 orders will soon be able to mine $HNT

Anyone wanting to get into mining Helium (HNT) has no doubt been incredibly frustrated by the lack of availability of the Helium Hotspots from all the suppliers, including Nebra, Rak, Bobcat and SyncroB.It. Much like the current GPU shortage, manufacturers have been suffering from a shortage of chips, primarily due to the ongoing Covid pandemic. … Read more

Mediatek Dimensity 900 vs Snapdragon 750G vs Snapdragon 780G Specifications Compared – The new mid-range SoC looks like it will be better than SD750G

While Mediatek is quick to release new chipsets, manufacturers have been glacially slow at launching the high-end option in the western market. While Mediatek has launched the Dimensity 1000, 1000u, 1100 and 1200, the highest spec we have seen is the mid-range Dimensity 800 on the OPPO Reno 4 Z. It is a good chipset … Read more

Realme 8 5G priced from £179 in UK – Realme 8 for £199 – Available from 20th of May

Realme are always a safe bet if you are on the lookout for an affordable phone. They always offer a fantastic specification for the money. Following the launch of the superb Realme 8 Pro with its flagship-like 108MP primary camera, the more affordable Realme 8 5G has finally become available in the UK. Price and … Read more

Acer Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300 & Nitro 5 Gaming refreshed with RTX 30 series GPU including new GeForce RTX 3050 & Ti

This week Acer has refreshed several of their gaming orientated laptops including the Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300 and Nitro 5. This refresh including using the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core H-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs For the GPU, these will be one of the first laptops to offer … Read more

Amber Plus Review – A NAS and router in one with Docker support but is it good as Synology

The Amber Plus Pro by Latticework describes itself as a Cloud NAS providing edge computing with a cloud-like service. In reality, it is a NAS with a router built-in. The NAS functionality is similar to the many options from market-leading Synology or the affordable alternative, TerraMaster. Synology is by far the dominant brand in the NAS … Read more

Helium Hotspot Antenna Upgrade Guide – 8dbi vs 5.8dbi vs 3dbi – Which cables & connectors to choose to reduce signal loss?

I have previously written a post on upgrading my Helium Hotspot with the MikroTik LoRa 6.5dBi Omni Antenna. Since then, I have made a lot of changes, obsessing about finding the best performance. Sadly my performance has dropped due to a large number of hotspots in my town. I wish I had used the optimal … Read more

Shiba vs Doge – Shiba Inu cryptocurrency beats the market with 8-fold growth in 7 days putting Dogecoin to shame

Update – it is now peaking at around $0.00003 – A 76% growth since I posted this article The world of investing and cryptocurrency have gone insane this year. After having success with mining Helium, I have become increasingly obsessed with new projects to be part of. With so many altcoins on the market, it … Read more

Flexispot Cycle Desk Bike V9 Pro Review – A more active alternative to your sit-stand desk & superior to under desk ellipticals

I have previously reviewed the excellent Flexispot electric E5 standing desk, and 3 years ago, the Cubii Under Desk Smart Elliptical. Since reviewing the Cubii, the trend for under bikes and ellipticals have grown exponentially with dozens of options on the market, while Cubii appears to have discontinued their app-connected models. Flexispot has then taken … Read more

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti set to launch on 31st of May – Making gamers even more bitter about GPU shortages

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has been rumoured for a while now. First, it was being launched, then it was cancelled, now it is definitely being launched. It feels like this is going to cause a huge backlash from the gamer community and at this point I don’t think Nvidia really gives a damn. … Read more

Cleer Enduro ANC Review – Affordable ANC headphones with superior sound vs Soundcore Life Q35, but ANC could be better

The latest Cleer Enduro ANC headphones bridge the gap between the affordable none ANC Cleer Enduro 100 and the more premium Cleer Flow II. All three headphones use the patented 40mm Ironless Driver technology, which helps Cleer headphones offer superior sound quality to many competitors. This then makes the main difference between them the active … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra UK price will be £1199 – Mi 11 Lite 5G £399

Xiaomi is launching its powerful flagship Mi 11 Ultra as well as the lightweight and stylish Mi 11 Lite 5G smartphones in the UK following the global launch in March. Like previous Xiaomi releases, the device has been available via grey import for a while now but UK pricing is now confirmed. The Xiaomi Mi … Read more

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 now available for £1,599.99 – 14” 1.3kg ultraportable with Intel i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe, 16GB RAM & 1TB SSD

I have been a big fan of the Huawei laptops, both the Intel-based Matebook 13 and AMD based Matebook 14 are superb and offer excellent value for money. The one laptop I haven’t tried is the flagship Huawei MateBook X Pro. This is the first Huawei laptop to get a 2021 refresh and as you … Read more

Ocushield Blue Light Filter Glasses & Screen Protector Review – Improve your sleep and reduce headaches by filtering out blue light

I spend around 10 hours a day staring at a computer screen, then whatever time I spend gawping at my phone screen browsing through pointless social media. So, it is perhaps not a surprise that I, and many others, have issues with sleep. I know blue light is bad, and I half-heartedly try to reduce … Read more