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Bluesound Pulse MINI 2i multi-room speaker Review – A high-res audio Sonos Play:5 alternative

Sonos may dominate the world of multiroom streaming speakers, but they are not necessarily the best all round. Bluesound has supported hi-resolution audio formats from the beginning, offering a key feature that Sonos, previously, did not offer. Things have changed a little since the launch of the Sonos S2 platform, which now offers hi-resolution formats, but Bluesound is still a contender for audio enthusiasts wanting the convenience of a multi-room system. Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i Wireless Speaker - Black £499.00 Buy on Amazon Features An innovative dual acoustic chamber results in a stunning, size-defying performance.Experience deep bass and full-range...

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Netgear Orbi 4G LTE Advanced WiFi Router (LBR20) Launched – First tri-band mesh WiFi with 4G LTE connectivity

In the UK, mobile data has been improving faster than our wired connections. The average speed of the Internet in the UK is 22.37MB/s placing us 34th in the world, behind economic powerhouses such as Madagascar, Portugal, Malaysia and Andorra. As of 2019, the split for technologies connecting to the 24.8% using ADSL/ADSL2+, FTTC (54.5%), (0.1%), Cable (17.2%), FTTP (3.1%) and wireless (0.3%). ADSL2+ caps out at around 24Mb/s quickly dropping down to close to 8Mb/s if you are 3km away from the exchange. So it is not unusual for people in the centre of London to be...

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Huawei Matebook 13 (2020) Review with i7-10510U & MX250 – Better than the Dell XPS 13?

Recently, Huawei updated its range of laptops with the current Intel 10th Generation CPUs and newer Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU, they also expanded the Matebook 13 with new affordable options powered by the AMD Ryzen5 3500U CPU. The model I have been sent to review sits at the top of the pack costing £1199.99 RRP and includes the Intel i7-10510U, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Sale HUAWEI MateBook 13 2020 - Ultra Laptop with 2K FullView Multi-touch Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Windows 10 Home, Space Grey £1,099.00...

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Huawei AppGallery continues to improve with new Curve banking app and more

The long-term success of Huawei phones without Google is reliant on them improving the AppGallery to be a suitable replacement to Google Play Store. There are currently lots of methods to get apps on your Huawei phone, including Petal Search, but none of these is an ideal solution, no one really wants to sideload apps on their phone.   So, Huawei are eager to highlight all the new apps that land on the app gallery with regular press releases. The important thing is that it is improving, maybe not as fast as I would like, but it is moving...

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TerraMaster Duple Backup application launched with scheduled backup, incremental backup, and multi-version backup

I have been using the TerraMaster F4-422 as my primary NAS for over a month now and it has been faultless, offering 4-bays and 10GbE with a quad-core Intel J3455 at a lower price than you would expect from other brands. TerraMaster continues to improve its affordable NAS devices with OS updates and new software. One of the main uses of a NAS is for backups and the company have now just launched the Duple Backup Application. The Duple Backup application is independently developed by TerraMaster, exclusive for TerraMaster storage devices. It supports scheduled backup, incremental backup, and multi-version...

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra vs Mi 10 Pro vs Mi 10 – A new periscope camera & faster charging but not much else, suggest leaks

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is expected to be announced later today offering a couple of impressive improvements to the existing Mi 10 Pro but nothing substantial elsewhere. With this information being based on leaks and rumours, nothing is confirmed yet, but I will update the post with the official information when available. Mi 10 Ultra White Leaked Hands On Image, Promotional Leaked images & Leaked Pricing.Mi 10 Ultra in White 😍 — Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) August 10, 2020 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Chipset The most recent leak showed off a GeekBench score of the phone with it managing...

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Huawei Sound X Review – Devialet Bluetooth speaker collab for room-filling audio but no smart technology or streaming

During the Huawei Mate 30 launch, the Huawei Speaker X was announced, a smart speaker co-developed by French brand famed for their high-end ultra-powerful Phantom speakers. At the time it was announced with December 2019 availability, however, for people in Europe and the UK it sort of fizzled out with no word on if or when it will be launched. This has now changed, and the Huawei Sound X will soon be available to buy from 17th August on the Huawei Store (RRP £299.99). To sweeten the deal, if you buy it before the end of August, Huawei will...

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Suunto 7 vs Apple Watch 5 vs Huawei Watch GT2e – Which is the best smartwatch?

This week Samsung had a bumper Unpacked launch event announcing the Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Buds Live and the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. The Samsung Galaxy Watch series has always been one of the best options for a smartwatch if you are an Android user. You typically get excellent battery life, but sacrifice a bit of functionality opting for a Tizen OS-based watch vs WearOS. So if you are looking for a smartwatch, which is the best option to go for right now? Preview Product Rating Price Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Stainless...

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The Best Pedestal Fans on Amazon – Low noise Cooling fans ideal for sleeping & working at home

With us all at home, likely for another couple more months at least, and the weather hotting up, demand for fans will likely be hotting up (sorry). If you just want a fan to cool you down during the day either in a hot office or while working from home, you can choose almost any large pedestal, floor or tower fan. Normally, the bigger, the better. However, when it comes to sleeping things are different, most people don’t appreciate the drone of a fan all night, and the sound profile of a fan can make a big difference too....

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Instagram Reels vs TikTok – Instagram tries to monopolise on TikTok’s ban in the US & India

President Trump continues to act like a bull in a china shop, imposing new tariffs on countries they are supposed to be friendly with, and an increasing number of sanctions against any company based in China. US Sanctions against Chinese Companies The most recent has been TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat which will begin on the 20th of September. The official statement from the US states: “The spread [of apps controlled by the Chinese government] continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” “The United States must take aggressive action against the...

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Ruh-roh! Canon is the next ransomware victim after the Garmin outage – A GDPR nightmare ensues

Garmin is still recovering from its recent ransomware attack which took down their IT systems for several days. At the time, it had me questioning how such a large organisation could suffer such a significant ransomware attack? Days after this incident, another multinational company has fallen victim to such an attack. BleepingComputer has once again brought news of the attack to the public which has resulted in the loss of data for users of their free 10GB storage feature. It looks like only some of Canon’s systems have fallen foul to this ransomware, but still a lot of them....

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Sony WH-1000XM4 vs WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – How have the best AND headphones on the market changed and is an upgrade worth it?

Sony has just announced its new WH-1000XM4 over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones. For many people, the Sony 1000X family of headphones represent the best of the best in terms of ANC headphones. Only Bose compete, and it seems that many people prefer the Sony option. With these being upgraded after just 2 years, what can sony actually do to improve the WH-1000XM4 from the previous universally praised WH-1000XM3? Better Noise Cancellation One obvious upgrade was to continue to improve the already excellent ANC. Sony has retooled the noise-cancelling algorithm and now offers a new Bluetooth SoC to block more noise...

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