Author: James Smythe

Huawei Freebuds Pro Review – Are these the best ANC earphones? And how do they compare to the Freebuds 3?

During the Huawei developer conference most people were hoping for a Huawei Mate 40 announcement, at least the Kirin 9000 launch. However, these are sadly delayed, so Huawei appeased our needs with the launch of the Huawei Freebuds Pro, Huawei Watch GT Pro, and a refresh of their laptops. I reviewed the Freebuds 3 last year, while I am not a fan of the open fit design, I did love them (when pair with eartips), and have continued to use them throughout 2020. So how much of an improvement are the Huawei Freebuds Pro? Huawei Freebuds Pro White +...

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Electric Meters

Energy or Electric meter is a device that measures the amount of electricity consumed by a building, area, or by electricity-powered equipment. Electronic utilities use such meters that are installed at customer’s premises to measure energy delivered to them for billing purposes. This energy is typically calibrated in billing units, commonly in kilowatt-hours (kWh), which gets calculated once every billing cycle. Traditional electric meters only give information regarding the amount of energy consumed in a particular billing cycle. With the advent of technology, smart meters have now entered the market, offering vast utility information apart from periodic energy consumption...

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Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 WiFi 6 AX5400 router announced. Same as the RAX50 but with DumaOS

Netgear has expanded their range of Wi-Fi 6 hardware dramatically this year, offering consumers as much choice as possible at different price points. This has now been extended to include gamers. Netgear claims the  Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 is the worlds first Wi-Fi 6 router for gamers. TP-Link may disagree though, the Archer AX11000 is aimed towards gamers with dedicated gamer accelerator modes. There is also the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 which couldn’t be any more gamer focussed with its RGB lighting. Anyway, this is the first WiFi 6 gaming router Netgear has launched that is running DumaOS. DumaOS...

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 & AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Benchmarks – Does the CPU bottleneck the GPU?

I was one of the small number of people that managed to buy an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 when it was launched last Thursday. After receiving an email off CCL Computers that I probably won’t get it, I luckily didn’t cancel the order, and they ended up delivering the Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity on Friday. With me not being a rich YouTuber or a dedicated PC site, I have not got the latest hardware to benchmark this card on, nor do I have every generation of card that precedes this. However, I hope some people will find this...

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Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell vs Ring vs Arlo vs Eufy – Another smart doorbell enters the market, but you will need wires

I love a good smart doorbell. Deliveries and pickups used to cause me genuine stress, constantly missing things. Getting the Ring doorbell has genuinely helped reduce that stress, though the Ring doorbell chime has become a cause of stress itself with the frequency it goes off. Anyway, with Netatmo already having an excellent floodlight security camera, indoor camera, and a chronically delayed smart lock, it comes as no surprise that they have now entered the smart doorbell market. The caveat is that it is powered via wires. Not an issue if you already have a wired doorbell, but for...

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