Author: James

DRAM supply to increase by 22.5% in 2018 – Possible reduction in DDR4 prices?

If like me, you have had your heart set on a PC upgrade this year, you will no doubt be extremely frustrated at the price of DDR4. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2×8 GB) cost just £45 in June 2016, it now sells for more than 3 times that at £162.48. Thankfully some excellent deals on AMD Ryzen have allowed me to offset this cost somewhat, and I managed to grab an R5 1600 for an absolute bargain £136 from Amazon. However, it has generally been reported that the issue with DRAM has been due to massively increased demand,...

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Vorwerk Kobold VK200 Upright Vacuum Cleaner System Review

Traditional Vacuums are not my normal forte, but when I was approached by Vorwerk to review their £750 vacuum cleaner, I could hardly say no. At this price, it is one of the most expensive vacuums on the market, and just to make your wallet groan, even more, you can expand it with multiple accessories bringing the price to closer to £1.5k. As part of this review, it was insisted that I have a product demo, and this isn’t just because I am a blogger, you can actually request a product demo yourself, and due to the cost and...

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The Major Airspace News Of 2017, Including Max Polyakov’s Firefly Aerospace

If you witnessed the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrive at the International Space Station in the morning of Wednesday, Aug 16, you would think that space travel will soon be very common. Only the normal types of supplies and experiments were involved in the latest payload, while some ice cream was also sent to the orbiting crew at the lab. They were congratulated by Andreas Morgenson of the European Space Agency. He radioed them from the Houston based NASA’s Mission Control informing them that they deserve an unusual treat for an unusually well done job. This brings the number...

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Mini Reviews: RAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Stand & Mini Car Charger

Amazon has some great low-cost peripheral sellers and one of the most reliable brands on the site is RAVPower. I have used their power packs in the past and they are excellent, plus the UBS-C cables I have bought from them have always been reliable. RAVPower kindly sent me one of their QI wireless charging stands and also a mini car charger to review. Qi Wireless Charging Stand The charging stand uses the QI standard which is generally the main standard used for phones and it should work with the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ / S7 / S7...

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HTC U11 Plus Announced – Making a great phone better

The HTC U11 has been mostly universally praised by reviews and users and HTC is hoping to continue its success with an upgraded version of the device. The HTC U11 Plus bumps up the display size from 5.5-inches to 6, but thanks to the even slimmer bezels, it is actually only slighter larger than its smaller brother. HTC is still using the same LCD technology as in the U11 and the new screen size gives you an aspect ratio of 18:9. The biggest selling point for me is the large 3930 mAh battery, and considering the Razer Phone uses...

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