Google Pixel 8 Pro will be announced on 4th of October – What we know so far.

Google Pixel 8 Pro will be announced on 4th of October – What we know so far.

Coming up on 4th October at 1PM, the next Made by Google event is already drumming up excitement. Based on invitations sent out to the press, it’s fairly clear that Google is gearing up to unveil the newest members of its Pixel lineup. Interestingly, this announcement trails hot on the heels of Google inadvertently leaking…

Google Nest WiFi Pro Review – Tri-band WiFi 6E Mesh and Matter Smart Home Hub
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Google Nest WiFi Pro Review – Tri-band WiFi 6E Mesh and Matter Smart Home Hub

The Nest WiFi Pro was announced back in October 2022. Google chose to skip WiFi 6 and jump straight to WiFi 6E, giving this router the new 6GHz band, which provides superior throughput for short range connectivity. Like the older Nest routers, this works as a mesh system and can be paired with other Nest WiFi…

Google Nest WiFi Pro Review – Testing Matter Smart Home Functionality & Google Home
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Google Nest WiFi Pro Review – Testing Matter Smart Home Functionality & Google Home

I am in the middle of reviewing the Google Nest WiFi Pro. The main reason why I bought this router was that it could work with Matter and is a Thread border router. This section of the review ended up being longer than expected due to various issues, and therefore I decided to split it…

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

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…

Google Search Console Down With 500 Error [Google Webmaster Tools]

Google Search Console Down With 500 Error [Google Webmaster Tools]

[Update @ 07:50 BST / 06:50 UTC] It is now working for me but the search console data is still stuck on Friday While this is not quite my usual consumer tech news, it will likely be affecting many website owners this morning. Currently, when you log into Google Search Console, formerly Webmaster Tools, and…

5 best alternatives to the Google Pixel 4a you can buy right now
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5 best alternatives to the Google Pixel 4a you can buy right now

Google has announced its latest affordable Pixel phone, but it comes with a big caveat, you can’t buy it yet. It the UK you won’t be able to get it until October. It launches in the US first, on the 20th of August, and this perhaps shows who they are actually targeting the phone at….

Huawei P40 Pro Review – Still the best camera in the business, but does it work without Google?
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Huawei P40 Pro Review – Still the best camera in the business, but does it work without Google?

[Update] I now have Google Play Store and mobile services working – it is not an easy process, but it works well and makes a huge difference Huawei’s first flagship phone of 2020 has landed, the P-series always sets the bar for camera performance throughout the year with few devices coming close. Last year we…

Huawei may get trade ban exemptions very shortly. Mate 30 Pro could finally get Google Apps
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Huawei may get trade ban exemptions very shortly. Mate 30 Pro could finally get Google Apps

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was recently interviewed by Bloomberg where he stated that licenses allowing US companies to deal with Huawei would arrive “very shortly at the same time it has been reported that a trade agreement with China gets closer. Currently, companies on the trade ban list are prohibited from doing business with American companies…

The Best Home Automation Systems & Devices for 2019

The Best Home Automation Systems & Devices for 2019

Originally posted in March 2018, I have now updated the post for 2019 to reflect some of the new tech and suggestions. This includes some reader recommendations too In the past couple of years, the home automation industry has boomed, and the traditional Z-wave based systems have lost ground to the new wave of AI-based…

Google Stadia Instant Access Game Streaming Service via Chrome to Launch this Year. Doom Eternal will run at 4K60
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Google Stadia Instant Access Game Streaming Service via Chrome to Launch this Year. Doom Eternal will run at 4K60

We have been promised game streaming for years with OnLive being one of the bigger names that I personally used, but it shut down in 2015 and any games that you had bought went with it. Things have come on a long way since then, PlayStation Now is probably the biggest company offering the service….

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