Infinix NOTE 12 VIP & G96 Announced for $299 & $199 with impressive cameras & charge speeds

Infinix today released its all-new NOTE 12 Series that includes high-performance variants with the thinnest 120W Hyper Charge design, a sleek 6.7” FHD+ Super Light AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 108MP Cinematic Triple Camera and more. The series includes two variants – the NOTE 12 VIP, NOTE 12 G96 that offer well rounded, innovative … Read more

Sony WH-1000XM5 vs WH-1000XM4 Headphones – The best ANC headphones got better

The Sony WH-1000X range of headphones is generally regarded as the best active noise-cancelling headphones on the market. Every couple of years, Sony update them, the WH-1000XM4 were launched back in 2020 for £349, and yesterday Sony announced the WH-1000XM5 for £379. Audio technology is not as fast-paced as computers and phones, so can headphones … Read more

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Launched in China – New Sony IMX787 should provide a significant upgrade vs the excellent IMX766 & IMX686

The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra was announced yesterday in China, and I would expect a global launch in the new future. This has the potential to be one of the best phones of the year, especially for anyone that wants a superb camera on the phone. Sony IMX787 vs IMX766 vs IMX686 Camera Specification The … Read more

Manchester Airport Busy Times: Trying to predict if there are big queues today

TLDR: It is a bit hit and miss due to the current situation We have all seen how awful Manchester Airport is at the moment, and that’s putting it politely. Post pandemic staffing issues and continued covid related sickness leave mean that both the airport and flight operators are woefully understaffed. This is causing massive … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 955 & 255 expected to launch on 1st of June – FR955 priced at £465

The Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 are two of the most hotly anticipated launches from Garmin. A Reddit user claimed to have been to a store in Germany and managed to see an early mail to retailers detailing the new watches. The Garmin Forerunner 955 will be the top of the range multi-sports watch … Read more

Insteon Guide: Windows 11/10 Home Hyper V installation for Home Assistant Windows Portable (HassWP)

Following on from my previous Insteon posts about setting up Home Assistant Windows Portable (HassWP) and cheap PCs to run as a server for Docker/Insteon. This post is a guide for anyone wanting to get Home Assistant Windows Portable working on a PC running Windows Home. In my HassWP original post, I installed Home Assistant … Read more

Nothing Launcher Review – Initial Impressions & How to Install. Comparison vs Pixel 6 Launcher & Nova

If you thought the Nothing ear (1) marketing campaign was annoying, then you are going to be in for a bad time with the Nothing phone (1). Most companies keep things quiet until a few months or weeks out from launch, and then things “accidentally” start leaking. Not Nothing, they will be sending out weekly … Read more

Set up Home Assistant for Insteon – Cheap Hardware for a Linux Docker Server

This is my second Home Assistant for Insteon post, and I will be writing a couple more to help anyone that is trying to get their Insteon smart home back up and running. Earlier this month, Insteon unexpectedly ceased trading and disabled all its cloud server functionality, effectively making the Insteon hub useless. Not all … Read more

RGT Cycling becomes Wahoo RGT under Wahoo X, aggressively going after Zwift

Correction: I previously stated that RGT Cycling had lost its free tier, but Wahoo have informed me otherwise (though I am not convinced this will last forever). Three weeks after I wrote a post about the top free indoor cycling apps, highlighting RGT as the best option, Wahoo buys them up. For the time being … Read more

Poco F4 GT vs Black Shark 5 Pro – A new affordable gaming phone from £500

Xiaomi sub-brand Poco has just announced its latest Poco F4 GT. It is an incredibly well-specced phone that is geared toward keen Android gamers thanks to its magnetic pop-up shoulder triggers. Specification Display: 6.67″ flat AMOLED DotDisplay, 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform RAM: 8GB or 12GB Storage: … Read more

Garmin Vivosmart 5 vs Vivosmart 4 vs Fitbit Charge 5 Compared – Lagging behind the competition

It is a big year for Garmin; they have already launched two flagship products, the Fenix 7 and Epix 2 as well as the popular Garmin Instinct 2. They are also believed to be launching the Forerunner 255 and 255s soon, then the Forerunner 955, Venu Sq 2, Vivomove Trend, Austin and Instinct Analog. First … Read more

How to use Insteon devices without a cloud connection – Set up Home Assistant on Windows

Yesterday, I reported that Insteon has gone out of business and shut down all their cloud services with no notice. The Insteon app uses the Insteon servers to process the requests from the app, effectively making it useless. Things like schedules are stored on the hub, so these will continue to be processed. However, not … Read more

Insteon smart home automation servers are down & the company is believed to have gone bust

Update: I have written a basic guide on how to get Insteon working with Home Assistant on Windows. Update 2: Confirming what we already knew, Insteon has formally ceased trading and has posted a notification on the website. Users are also being contacted with a Important Notice to Creditors. It is currently being reported that … Read more

Anker 757 PowerHouse vs Jackery Explorer 1500 vs EcoFlow DELTA Portable Power Stations Compared

Portable power stations have become increasingly popular in recent years, being a superior product to the old fashioned leisure batteries or traditional generators. I reviewed the Jackery Explorer 500 and its SolarSaga 100 Solar Panel last year, as well as the EcoFlow River Max 600Wh, with both of them being superb options. Both Jackery and … Read more

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