Author: Leigh Geary

VOXI Dropping big data discounts

The Vodafone owned-and-operated network, VOXI, is rolling out some juicy deals for new and existing customers. From now until June 25th, deals are on offer which will see 50% more data available. As an example, you’ll be able to get 12GB of monthly data for £10 a month …

Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro coming to the UK

Fancy spending less than £200 on your next Android smartphone? How about spending less than £180? Today Xiaomi / Mi announed the Redmi Note 9 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The former starts at just £179. For that cash, you’re getting a phone with 64GB storage (and …

UK Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro launch. Watch LIVE

They’re the third largest smartphone producer in the world and today they will be launching some new kit. You can join in on the fun – watching the live broadcast right here. We’ll have more info for you shortly. Today, #TheLegendContinues! Join us at 13:00 BST for the …

Less than £50 for your next Android? The DOOGEE X95

I spotted this on Banggood just the other day. Sure, it’s an introductory price (normally it’s £82.87) but you might even be able to get it for even less than the £49.54 price with a 20% “new user” coupon, even with the £3.41 delivery charge. The spec matches …

Vekkit e-bike conversion kit now available

With costs starting at around €530 (~£472) with €25 (~£22) shipping, this looks to be a lot cheaper than the Swytch Kit we’ve covered before. Those prices do depend on how you configure the kit and they vary depending on the type of wheel, motor and battery you …

Tuesday deals. Cheap MicroSD card and Beats headphones.

Morning all. Today we’ve spotted a couple of deals on the old t’interwebs and have details below. The first is a 128GB microSD card. An absolute must if you’ve got a microSD slot in your smartphone and this is a quality one too. Up to 100MB/s and SanDisk …

TCL Pro 10 now available, and you get a free TV too!

Who? Oh come on, you remember TCL. They were the people behind the Blackberry phones. Sadly that all finished a few months ago but TCL are still making phones – this time with their own branding. The company, who have experimented with flexible screens in the past, are …

Is a film age-appropriate? Streaming services can’t agree.

We mentioned in April how, during lockdown, the various TV streaming services have become increasingly popular. It was so popular that, as more and more people were furloughed or sat inside during the coronavirus lockdown, streaming quality had to be reduced in order to keep the internet pipes …

What does the future hold for Huawei and 5G now?

A lot has been said about the new 5G technology. Fears and conspiracy theories have spread across Facebook despite UK 5G being at a lower frequency than a lot of home WiFi networks. There is, though, more immediate problems for 5G if you’re Huawei. The US has effectively …

The 5GBioShield. How to make money easily.

You’ll have probably seen this one in the news recently. Today we’ve decided to dig deeper and find out how much money was being made from this. Recommended in a report prepared for Glastonbury Town Council, and mentioned heavily in the 5G conspiracy forums / Facebook groups, 5GBioShield …

Happy Birthday UK 5G – One today!

5G has been available here in the UK for a whole year! EE now have 80 large cities and towns across bathed in 5G, with the highest 5G availability compared to all other 5G networks. YouTube is the most popular app for their customers – 5G users are …

Trump Twitter storm continues

Yesterday Donald Trump threw his toys out of the pram and signed an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms. It came after Twitter highlighted that his tweet on mail-in voting might, like many of his other tweets, be complete …

Oppo Find X2 Series coming to Virgin Media

The Oppo Find X2 Pro has tickled our taste buds. We’ve not heard much from their PR guys, but we can tell you that it’s an incredibly fast-charging phone (65W SuperVOOC) with a 6.7″ 120Hz 3168 x 1440 QHD+ “Ultra Vision” screen. Around back there’s a 48 megapixel …

EE announce Oppo Find X2 Pro, Neo and Lite too

Another hour passes and another network announced the pre-order of these 5G Oppo phones. Again, there’s freebies. A pre-order of a Find X2 Series smartphone before June 10th will get you either a free pair of B&O H8i headphones, A1 portable speaker or some Oppo Enco true wireless …

Oppo X2 Pro and Oppo X2 Lite coming to Vodafone

Another network has just announced that they will be taking Oppo phones – this time it’s Vodafone and there’s freebies available again too. Vodafone are giving away a free pair of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i headphones worth £350 if you pre-order the Oppo X2 Pro or a …

Motorola G8 Pro appears

Sitting in the “affordable handset” category, this is the new G8 Pro. It can be found on the Motorola Enterprise website and packs a 6.4″ 1080 x 2300 Full HD+ 19:9 screen. Running the Android One version of Android 10, this uses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SD665 CPU …

Carphone Warehouse announce pre-orders for new Oppo phones

It’s definitely Oppo day today. Carphone Warehouse have announced that, from today, they will be offering pre-orders on three Oppo phones until the full launch on June 10th. They will also be offering a range of exclusive bundles and offers. The flagship Oppo Find X2 Pro is going …

We’ve been awarded a thing. Yay.

It’s one of those awards again, and they want us to include a link to their site – definitely not for SEO ranking. Oh no. This one comes from Vuelio, who describe Coolsmartphone as follows… Both cool and also very smart is Leigh Geary’s blog Coolsmartphone, which has …

Donald Trump uses Twitter to attack Twitter

Following the revelation that he’s taking the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine, and after calling nearly every verifiable fact a “hoax”, man-baby Donald Trump has now threatened to close down social media platforms. It came after Twitter dared to question the accuracy of the raging orange mentalist, as shown below… …

What does a kid think of a laptop from 1997?

I’m redecorating right now. We’ve had to wait quite a while due to the coronavirus lockdown, but now things are finally moving forward. A new cupboard has been constructed, I’ve ripped all the skirting board off and the plasterer has been in. Last night I moved onto installing …