Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 – Review

As some of you may know I have been on the hunt for a wearable device recently that will give me 3 things, along with battery life, simple and easy to use the software, affordability. Up until now, I have been mainly focused on the Smartwatch end of …

Lies everywhere. The truth is dead.

I write about this topic fairly regularly because the internet gives you strange mixture of perspective and pessimism about well, everything really. Real journalism, journalism that costs money and takes time, is dying. Real printed newspapers are seeing their circulation falling off a cliff, and with the internet …

Personal improvement. Ring. Now.

It’s been a while since I did this, but here’s a story which wasn’t sent to us via a PR company. This is about a fitness tracker, but it’s not a watch and it doesn’t involve a strap. This is a ring. Just a ring. First up, yes, …

When tech DOES help your mental health

You’ll have no doubt seen the stories detailing how smartphones affect your mental health. Constant social media use and an open gateway for those who wish to contact you can be damaging, but apps like Flow, which is currently only available for iOS, are trying to help. The …

The digital anatomy of a phone number

Remember when things were analogue? A crackling radio? Getting interference on your TV? Reading newspapers that were printed… on paper? Now it seems that nearly every aspect of our lives are digitized and digital. Phone numbers are no exception to this, benefiting from the digital revolution and modernizing …

A super-easy way to share your location

Google Maps is great. If you want to share your location then it’s just a matter of clicking the relevant button. Likewise, if you’ve got WhatsApp, you can share your location or your live location. It’s great if you’re sending to someone via the internet or to someone …

Realme X2 Pro on the horizon, looking good

Despite what people may say, here in the UK we’ll still be part of Europe no matter what happens. That, bear with me, matters because companies like Realme are heading to Europe and they’ve got some serious kit in tow. This, the Realme X2 Pro, is on the …

Roku boxes now get TIDAL

Got yourself a Roku box? Well, you’re probably already familiar with Prime Video, Netflix, Google Play Movies and TV. You can also get BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, My5 and a host of other streaming applications (NOW TV, YouTube and so on). Now you can also get TIDAL, which …

Microsoft are back in the phone game

A phone? From Microsoft? And it’s running Android? Are you having a laugh? Well yes, possibly, the release date on this is over a year away – Christmas 2020 – so whether the Microsoft Surface Duo and slightly larger Surface Neo will ever actually appear is up for debate, …

OnePlus – WarpChargeSOS on the streets of London

Want your battery charging? Let’s face it, there’s far too many people who rely on a charger or portable power pack being close to hand. The people at OnePlus are seeking to change all that, with their WarpChargeSOS fire truck taking to the streets of London to top …

Skydio 2 – The new intelligent, tracking drone

You come here on a daily basis to hear me droning on about gadgets, so here’s exactly that – a drone! (Sorry, in my head that joke was far funnier). The new Skydio 2 is quite a pricey beast at $999 and will no doubt be available in …

Honor Band 5 – Now even better

Remember our Honor Band 5 review? Like it? Bought it? Well, good news! There’s now remote music and blood oxygen monitoring too. All you need to do in order to get the update is head to the Health app on your phone. Oh, and don’t forget that the …

EarFun Go Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Priced at £35.99 on Amazon you might be thinking, “Oooh, that’s a bit much for a speaker”. Indeed, you can pay less for your next Bluetooth speaker, but – when you’re shopping on the internet – a lot of speakers do look the same. The sound and build …

Glowing iPhone charge cables

Morning! So, a few days ago my son needed some new iPhone charging cables. As usual, even though we’ve reviewed many cables and I know which ones are the best, we ended up on eBay and he wanted these flashing “colour flow” ones. Yes, yes, I know many …

Try out the new OnePlus 7T next Saturday

On October 10th we’ll be seeing the launch of the OnePlus 7T. It’s a handset we’ve already heard about and the company themselves actually leaked pictures of it last month too. Now, we’ll be at the event but, if you want to take a look at the phone …

Deliveroo and their mad ad.

Don’t get me wrong, part of me likes the whole “instant nature” of being able to grab a cab, an Uber, a meal or a cinema ticket on your phone. When I was on holliday this was helpful when trying places to eat as we could book a …

Yeelight Colour Lightstrip Plus – Review

It’s Monday and I have a confession to make. Back in February we got sent this Yeelight Lightstrip. It’s actually made by Xiaomi, and we all know how good they are. If you want one, you can buy from Amazon right now. Here in the UK it’ll currently …

Unlimited everything with Three. Just £18 per month.

What words can I put alongside this news item, really? Everything you need is right there on the screen :) Basically it’s unlimited everything, SIM only, with Three UK. £18 per month. The SIM is ready for 5G and you can setup a WiFi hotspot without worrying about …

Save 21% on (almost all) Google kit today!

Another deal! I need to calm down a bit ! Today there’s 21% off Google equipment. It doesn’t include Google Stadia pre-orders, but – just by putting the code… B-GOOGLE21 ..into the checkout, you can get 21% off the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, the Pixel 3a, the Pixel …