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MiPow PLAYBULB review

The bulb you screw into your light fitting has one simple task – to provide light. It’s a standard and rather boring task but, with the new eco-friendly bulbs costing more than the old-style bulbs, why not add something extra? This, for £59.99 (although I’ve seen them

Acer Liquid E700 only £160 unlocked

Amazon in Germany have just added this quad-core handset, which has a 5″ Zero-Air-Gap IPS HD screen (1280 x 720), 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and runs Android 4.4.2. The Acer Liquid E700 is called the Trio because it can take three SIM cards, so one for work,

Windows Phone isn’t even a choice for Huawei

Despite some critical headlines, we can’t stop coming back to the guys at Huawei. Their smartphone shipments show no sign of slowing down – 52 million smartphones were shipped last year and they’re the third largest smartphone manufacturer. We were impressed with the P6, their flagship, and

Samsung Galaxy Alpha coming to EE, pre-order on Thursday

Sure, it looks a bit like the Galaxy S5, but the Alpha has a more “premium” feel and a posh metal frame. Call it a potential iPhone 6 rival, call it a HTC One M8 competitor, we’ve got all the details here. Inside there’s a 12 megapixel

The man behind the leaks – Evan Blass

Whether you’ve followed us for while or just for a few short months, the massive @evleaks Twitter account has been the source of many handset and tablet leaks. We, as tech sites, quickly learned that this particular leaker was very reliable. Images, specs and launch dates have

Nexus 7 16GB cheap deal

Argos are selling off some refurbished Nexus 7 16GB tablets on eBay at the moment. The offer, which you can see in full here, includes a 12 month warranty. Running Android 4.3, the tablet also has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and a 1920×1200 pixel

Give your phone or tablet a Snuggle

Getting a cover for your phone isn’t always easy. Finding one for your handset is one challenge, then getting a colour or style to suit your personality is another struggle. My wife, who is pretty brand-aware and (like most women) fashion-concious, wants to get an iPhone. She

Tesco deals – ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 available for not that much

How’s £79 grab you for this? Tesco seem to be offering some pretty cheap deals on tech right now, and this weekend you can treat yourself to a relatively cheap ASUS 7 incher. It weighs 302g and has a HD 1280×800 IPS display, quad-core CPU, dual speakers,

Chromecast even cheaper at Tesco

Last night we covered the fact that Currys had dropped the price of the Google Chromecast down to just £20. However, over at Tesco they look to be having a bit of a sale this Bank Holiday Weekend, with the price of TVs, tablets and the Chromecast

Chromecast on the cheap

How do we extend this out to a full news item? I’m not too sure, but if you want that natty Google gadget that lets you watch movies and TV shows through your WiFi and HDMI port, you can now get it for just £20. That’s cheap,

Swype down in price

If you’re bored with the standard Google keyboard that’ll let you drag your finger over each letter to create a word then you can go ahead and grab another keyboard …that does…almost the same swipe-over-the-keys-to-make-a-word thing. One in particular that’s always proved popular is Swype, and right

Going on holiday? Don’t forget to use protection

Some months ago I wrote up a review of this TouchAbility waterproof case. If I remember correctly I splashed it with water, got the hose-pipe on it and gave it some positive feedback. However, it’s rare that reviewers get enough time to do a full-on test. Say,

The end of your totally disconnected holiday

I’m on holiday at the moment, but the temptation to check email and Facebook is just too much for some. Where I am, there’s sadly no free roaming from the likes of Three so you either have incredibly expensive data roaming or the hunt for free Wi-Fi.

Cubot S308 down in price

I know you may not be aware of Cubot, but this particular device comes from the same people who shipped my Samsung Galaxy S4 clone out. Coming all the way from China direct, the CUBOT S308 on 58% off at $157. It’s definitely sitting in the phablet camp, with

giffgaff considering package changes

We’ve already seen the annoyance at networks who increase prices mid-way through contracts, so it’s rather surprising to see giffgaff considering a big change in their packages, aka goodybags. The changes, which are being emailed out to customers for their opinions, could see the unlimited data getting

A screen cover to convert your display to 3D without glasses

Getting 3D on your phone usually means either buying a totally new 3D handset or using some sort of glasses that make you look insane. This, though, kills two birds with one stone. Firstly, it’s a great screen protector for your iPhone, and secondly it’ll make your

Fireman Sam shows how it’s done

When I was a kid, perhaps 18 or 19, I used to love Fireman Sam. I’m sure there’s quite a few of you out there who remember the song… He’s always on the scene, Fireman Sam And his engine’s bright and clean, Fireman Sam You can not

Hey, Windows Phone 7 users! Say goodbye to Skype

Well. In what can only be described as a “sudden” decision, Skype for Windows Phone 7 is about to be turned off. Microsoft, who own Skype and have probably already annoyed the healthy percentage of Windows Phone customers still using version 7 enough already (complete lack of

Rocomo GT-I9500 Review

This is a phone which really does look the part. The last time I had an imported copy like this, the screen was low resolution and spongy. The build quality was pretty terrible and the OS was slow. This, though, is really rather good. First impressions are…well,

The Snugg iPhone 5 case review

If I’m honest, it’s sometimes tricky to write a great deal about a case. This one is from Snugg and the blue ultra thin case we have here is £9.99. For that you get a case with a non-slip, durable finish which, if anything, adds to the

Goodbye @evleaks

It seems a little strange to see this announcement.. Retirement? Of the most trusted and well-known leaker in the smartphone world? It seems confusing, especially after there’s no mention on the fairly new website he created. The conspiracies so far are.. 1 – Twitter account hacked. 2

Cat Phones, now available in your high street

If you get a posh smartphone and then hide it away inside a massively rugged cover, Cat Phones are probably worth looking at. We’ve already thrown one in the bath and the people who make the phone even drove a honking great digger over lots of B15

The Standeazy Review

Has it really been two years since we took a look at the original Standeazy ? Apparently it has. Luckily some things haven’t changed. The new version is still the size of a credit card and I’m still dashingly handsome, which is good. The older version of

I get a lot of requests to post stuff. This one is for free.

People often ask me to post stuff here. I get a lot of very random emails from companies from Shenzhen in China especially. Usually they start with “Hello friend, battery supply we can. You buy we price good. You review?” However, my mate wanted me to mention

A big thank-you

Remember earlier in the summer when I kept posting about my charity bike riding? If you missed it, I basically had too much to drink and kinda agreed to get fitter and do some mental rides to raise a bit of cash for charity. After riding a