Author: James Smythe

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Announced with Infinity Displays

Following the disastrous few months for Samsung, it is pretty important that their new flagship products are something special and ideally won't explode. Samsung seems to have pulled all the stops out by creating a beautiful pair of phones using what they call infinity displays, which is a near bezel-free display. The S8 has a 5.8” screen and the S8+ has a 6.2” and Both run at what Samsung calls Quad HD+ resolution, otherwise known as 2,960 x 1,440, since these screens are longer than normal. The US Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will feature one of Qualcomm's octa-core...

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1MORE E1001 Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones Review

1MORE are a completely new brand to me, but apparently, they are making some waves win the audio world with their affordable triple driver E1001 in-ear headphones. Priced at £99.99 they are still expensive compared to your standard cheap brand you might buy off Amazon, for example, the excellent but poorly built SoundMagic E10. Unlike other cheaper brands, 1MORE uses the different technology that is used more often in ultra-high-end monitors from brands such as Shure and Audiofly. These headphones incorporate 2 balanced armature drivers that are tuned to sound good in a specific frequency range as well as...

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Toshiba 480GB Q300 SSD Review

Following my review of the excellent Toshiba Canvio Connect II, Toshiba has been kind enough to send me a sample of their consumer solid state drive (SSD) the Q300. The sample I was sent is the 480GB version, but it also comes in 120GB, 240GB and 960GB varieties. You can get the 480GB model for around £130 putting it around the same price as drives from SanDisk, and the ever popular Crucial BX200. The exact specification of the Q300 is: NAND Toshiba A19nm 128Gb TLC Controller Toshiba TC58 Sequential Read 550 MB/s Sequential Write 530 MB/s 4kB Random Read...

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Alcatel POP 4 6-inch Review. Alcatel 7070X Android Phone

Alcatel has been producing budget phones for several years now, but they have remained largely off my radar. However, recently they were kind enough to send me a sample of the new Alcatel POP 4 6-inch which has a device specific name of 7070X. Alcatel appears to produce a huge number of phones catering for most tastes, looking at Phone Arena, they have released over 30 phones in the past 3 years. The POP 4 6 sits close to the top of phones released by Alcatel in terms of specifications, with only the Idol 4s looking like it has...

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SpotCam Sense Indoor Wireless CCTV and Environment Sensor Review

The SpotCam Sense is a full HD indoor surveillance camera that also monitors humidity, temperature, and light levels. Users can set their SpotCam to notify them if the temperature drops below or rises above a certain level, or if lights are turned on when no one should be home. Together with advanced motion and sound detection alerts, these options provide families more information than ever for monitoring their home – perfect for those with sensitive plants, pets, furniture, or loved ones requiring carefully controlled conditions. All SpotCam cameras are compatible with IFTTT so it is possible to integrate them...

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