Why is Virgin Fibre Internet Slow & How to Fix Slow WiFi?

Virgin Media is one of the best options on the market for ultra-fast internet. Most fibre internet running over phones lines caps out at 76Mbps, but Virgin offers up to 500Mbps in most areas and gigabit for some lucky few. However, from time to time, those speeds are nothing like what you see in real … Read more

Acer L811 4K ultra-short throw projector & Nitro XV272U KF a 27” WQHD 300 Hz refresh rate monitor announced

Acer has announced three projectors today, two gaming focussed projectors and now the Acer L811, which is a an ultra-short throw projector that offers HDR10-compatible 4K resolution and 3,000 lumens of brightness for an incredible home-theater experience. Capable of offering a 120-inch projection from only 0.312 meters (1.02 feet) the projector defeats the traditional space … Read more

Acer Predator Orion 7000 Desktop PC announced with Intel Alder Lake CPUs, DDR5-4000 RAM & up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Intel has not formally announced the Alder Lake (12th-gen) CPUs yet, and it is expected they will announce them at the Intel Innovation event will take place on 27-28 October. Today, Acer is getting out ahead of this news with the announcement of the new Predator Orion 7000, which will feature the latest unlocked 12th Gen … Read more

Netgear RBKE960 Orbi Mesh WiFi 6E System Announced For £1.5k – Quad-band vs Tri-band TP-Link Deco X96

Netgear has gone all out for their latest mesh WiFi 6 system. Featuring the new WiFi 6E standard, the mesh system utilizes three different frequencies, 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and 6Ghz. The problem with a WiFi 6E mesh system is that you need to use one band for the backhaul. If the system shares a backhaul channel … Read more

EVICIV Raspberry Pi Monitor Review – A 7-inch 1024×600 touchscreen monitor for the Raspberry Pi 4, 3 and more

I have been a fan of the Raspberry Pi for years now, originally building a cheap Kodi media player and later using it for low powered server functionality and a dedicated Pi-Hole DNS adblocker. I have always used normal peripherals and monitors with it, and once the initial set-up is done, move over to SSH/command … Read more

Netgear Orbi Pro Mini SXR30 Review – Affordable business WiFi 6 Dual-Band AX1800 mesh system

I previously reviewed the superb but extremely expensive Netgear Orbi Pro SXK80, which basically took the flagship consumer Orbi RBK852 hardware and upgraded it with Netgear Insight cloud management. Netgear has now released the smaller SXK30 system which is considerably more affordable, making it appealing for small businesses. Similar to the larger model, the SXK30 … Read more

Wired2fire Predator Gaming PC Review – A prebuilt gaming PC with AMD Ryzen 5 5600X & RTX 3060 Ti for £1560

When it comes to PC gaming, most PC users would advise to self-build as it is often cheaper and also a more rewarding experience compared to prebuilds from big brand names such as Dell or Acer. However, smaller local/national companies have often produced high-quality prebuilt gaming PCs with a minimal markup compared to the price … Read more

DDR4 RAM Guide – What memory capacity is right for your PC?

This content was provided by Iwona Zalewska who is the DRAM Business Manager at Kingston Technology – Any internal, external or affiliate links were added by James the editor Deciding how much system memory (RAM, or random-access memory) to purchase is an age-old problem faced by anyone buying a computer. Whether it was the 16-bit … Read more

The Best Webcams for Home Workers in 2021

In just over a year, webcams went from a niche product to an essential piece of equipment for many people studying or working from home. This blend of audio-visual technology is perfect for connecting with colleagues, teams, friends, fans and family – and can be installed anywhere. They also tend to deliver far better looking … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus vs SD888 Benchmarks – Nubia Red Magic 6S Pro vs 6R

The Red Magic 6S Pro was announced earlier this week and is the second phone to be announced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+, it will also likely be available to buy before the Asus. With a launch price of £519, you are only paying a tenner more than the existing Red Magic 6 Pro. Qualcomm … Read more

Zyxel MG-108 2.5G Switch Review – The cheapest 8-port 2.5GbE switch on the market

I have already reviewed a couple of the affordable multi-gig Zyxel switches that offered a combination of 10Gb SFP & 2.5Gb RJ45 ethernet. At the time, they were the cheapest way to get 2.5GbE in your home. Since then, 2.5GbE appears to be going mainstream. QNAP were the first to launch an affordable 5-port unmanaged … Read more

Zyxel XGN100C 10G PCIe Network Adaptor Review – Affordable 10Gbps Ethernet Networking

The Zyxel XGN100C is one of the few affordable 10-gigabit ethernet network cards on the market. The card is based on the Marvell AQtion AQN-107 10 GbE Network Interface Adapter, which is just the new name for the Aquantia AQ107 used on the ASUS XG-C100C now that Marvell has completed their Aquantia acquisition. While 2.5GbE … Read more

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