Author: James

Monarch 50 & 40 Indoor HDTV Antenna Review

Indoor TV antennas are not the most exciting things but after renovating my house I had cut a couple of external antenna wires out that were making my mess of wires even worse. In general, I don’t watch much live TV so it wasn’t an issue, but after being offered the Monarch 50 and 40 to figured it would be nice to have the flexibility to still watch TV> My past dealings with internal antennas have been quite poor, and they always used to be ugly hard to place devices. Well, it seems this has changed in recent years....

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Microsoft finally announce the Xbox One X

Everyone already knew Project Scorpio was in development, which is now named the Xbox One X. Most of the specifications have been leaked too, but now we have firm details on its looks, release date and specifications. Being released November 7th worldwide, priced at $499 or £449, the One X will be the most powerful console on the planet. The new console will ship with 6 teraflops of graphical power, more than its main competitor, the PS4 Pro, with 4.2 teraflops. Microsoft is using a custom GPU engine on Scorpio that runs at 1172MHz, a big increase over the...

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Knomo Kobe 15-inch Leather Laptop Messenger Bag Review

With the cost of technology and the trend towards mobility, you need something that can carry all your tech safely and look good too. This is what Knomo tries to achieve with its very tech focussed bags. At £279 the Knomo Kobe is hardly cheap but there is a range of features that aim to justify this cost. Some of the key features include: Padded laptop & tablet sections: fits up to 15-inch laptop. Designated section means your laptop is easy to grab on the go and kept separate from your other possessions Pocket with RFID blocking: essential for...

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Varidesk Dual Monitor Arm Review

I am a big fan of monitor arms, especially when running multiple screens. They free up desk space by moving the mount to the very edge of the desk and provide a huge range of adjustability for your monitor. As a web developer by trade, I frequently switch my side screens from landscape to portrait if I am going to be coding for long periods of time. I currently have a cheap one from Amazon and an older and quite expensive Ergotron. So, I was thrilled at the prospect of reviewing the dual monitor arm from Varidesk. Varidesk specialises...

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How to Improve Your Online Freelance Business Right Now

Running a successful freelance business is not easy. Anyone who tells you otherwise wants to sell you their course. The truth is, whatever your endeavour, you need to put time and effort into your business if you want it to work. The good news is if you have a skill that you can use online, you are already half way there to running your own business. There could be photography, writing, design, translation, coding, or any number of jobs waiting for you. Once you get started with freelancing, it is important to be clear about what exactly you offer....

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