Gatwick Airport Busy Times: How big are the queues today?

Birmingham and Manchester Airport have been in the news regularly in the past few weeks, with persistent issues with queues and staffing issues. Today, Gatwick has been in the news with reports of chaos, but a lot of these problems appear to relate to cancellations rather than excessive queues (though that’s still a problem). With … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 255 vs FR245 Leaked Specification before 1st of June Launch

I have previously posted some basic information about the Garmin Forerunner 255, which is due to launch this Wednesday, the 1st of June 2022. Florian over at Fitness Tracker Test is normally a reliable source of information and appears to have got his hands on the full specs of the new Forerunner 255. There are … Read more

Linksys Hydra 6 dual-band mesh router & Atlas 6 whole-home mesh system announced for £350 & £130

The Linksys Hydra 6 and Linksys Atlas 6 are Linksys’ newest entry-level dual-band products in the company’s family of WiFi 6 mesh systems and come at the most affordable prices to date for the brand. “There is an increased need for wireless connectivity that can handle the influx of devices on home networks, and deliver … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 255 priced at £355 and new images confirming design via Danish retailer

Another day and another retailer getting over-eager with publishing product pages. Yesterday we had a US-based retailer publish the full product page for the Garmin Forerunner 955, and today we have a Danish retailer, Løberen, publishing the images and price of the Garmin Forerunner 255. Price We have had a previous price leak for the … Read more

MediaTek Filogic 880 & Filogic 380 WiFi 7 Chips announced to compete vs Qualcomm & Broadcom

MediaTek is the last of the three big vendors to announce its range of WiFi 7 chips. Qualcomm announced its WiFi 7 Networking Pro series at the start of May, and Broadcomm has four WiFi 7 products within its ecosystem which were announced back in April. While the development of WiFI 7 is ongoing and … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 955 vs Forerunner 945 Compared – Now with touch screen and solar

As usual for Garmin, one of the retailers got a bit trigger happy with publishing their product pages and leaked the upcoming Garmin Forerunner 955. The product listing wasn’t highly detailed it is just the generic marketing blurb, but it does confirm a lot of things. Garmin Forerunner 955 vs Forerunner 945 There is not … Read more

Mediatek Dimensity 1300 vs 1050 vs 930 vs 920 Chipsets Compared – Two new mid-range 5G SOCs

Today, MediaTek has announced two new 5G chipsets to its quickly expanding Dimensity range. The two new chipsets are classed in the lower end of the premium line-up according to Mediatek, I’d describe them as upper mid-range. Mediatek Dimensity 1300 vs 1050 vs 930 vs 920 Chipsets Compared Both chipsets are a little different than … Read more

What is the best portable air conditioning unit in the UK? Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide 2022

[Updated 22-May-2022] This is an updated post from 2021. With several random hot days so far this year and the chance of a hot Jubilee Bank Holiday, many people will be considering how to cool themselves. In previous years, a portable air conditioning unit was a luxury investment that would often yield a significant improvement … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 proves how inefficient the Samsung fabrication process is. Higher clocks but 30% more efficient using TSMC

Yesterday, Qualcomm announced the new flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and the premium Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is the first none-flagship chipset to implement the new Armv9 architecture we saw on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. While we don’t get the X1 or X2 cores, Qualcomm has implemented the … Read more

Air Con vs Evaporative Air Cooler vs Pedestal Fan Running Costs 2022

With the weather warming up and the cost of living crisis hitting us all hard, many people may be wondering about how much it costs to run various cooling appliances. Air Conditioning Unit Running Costs Air conditioning is the only way to effectively cool a room; everything else is just faking it. However, it takes … Read more

How much does it cost to run a portable air conditioner, and how quickly does it cool a room? [Updated with 2022 prices]

UPDATE: This was originally written back in 2021 and somehow since then, back then all we had to worry about was a pandemic. That’s still a problem but we now also have war and a cost of living crisis. What a time to be alive. I have therefore updated this post with more accurate pricing, … Read more

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