Author: James Smythe

Microsoft Surface Event: Microsoft’s Surface Book i7 offers twice the graphics power

As you would expect from the Microsoft Surface Event, a new updated Surface has been launched. Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Book i7, a refresh that focuses on pure power. As the name suggests you now get a Core i7 CPU, but a hefty upgrade to the GPU built into the base, using a GeForce GTX 965M. Admittedly it would have been nice to see a GTX 10xx GPU, but the launch timing was probably a bit close to each other for that to happen. There's also a larger battery that promises up to 16 hours of battery life...

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Microsoft Surface Event: Surface Studio and Surface Dial

The annual Microsoft Surface event may not have as much hype behind it as the Apple and Google events, but they still announce some very interesting products. The Surface line has been a big success for Microsoft, then there have been announcements such as the Hololens which throw a curve ball and create a huge amount of buzz. While not as wacky as the Hololens, or even that unique Microsoft announced the Surface Studio at the latest event. It is an all in one aimed very much at creatives, with a 28-inch, 4,500 x 3,000 and extremely attractive design....

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Nintendo Switch Announced – A hybrid console & portable gaming device powered by NVIDIA Tegra

Unfortunately, I am a bit late to the game posting my news, as I have been away, but being Nintendo’s new console, it is still worth posting! As you may, or may not have heard, Nintendo have finally announced their new console, the Nintendo Switch. A lot of the rumours about the new console have been true, and true to Nintendo’s form, they have adopted an alternative approach to the Switch. It is basically a hybrid consoles/hand held, that can switch between a tablet mode and TV mode using a base unit. This means you'll easily be able to...

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL Announced: First Phone Built Completely by Google.

Google has made a big deal about the launch of their 2 new phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. They have gone as far as saying people will be talking about this for years. In reality, I am not too sure about that, the only interesting thing so far seems to be that it is completely developed by Google (though technically built by HTC), which I doubt the average consumer really cares about. Anyway, they are finally released, and the details are as follows: Differentiated primarily by the size and resolution of their screens — 5-inch 1080p display on...

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Mini-Review: Box SurgeSmart Surge Protected Power Strip

Following on from my review of the Box Portable Tablet Charger 6000mAh I have the SurgeSmart power strip. The SurgeSmart is a 3 socket extension lead that also comes with 4 USB ports and a protection value of £25,000 In a similar fashion to the charger, the SurgeSmart is very design focused, it is an all-aluminium construction with the 3 sockets on the long flat part, and then the 4 USB sockets at the end. Design wise, it is probably the nicest looking power strip I have used. Functionality wise, it does exactly what you want it to do....

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