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Awesome December 11, 2012 posted by

9 Months, 9000 miles with a 2012 Chevy Volt – mythbusting the amazing GM eco car [Review]

The 2012 Chevy Volt is charging ahead in the electrifying battle to become the #1 plug in hybrid. OK, so how cheesy an opening is that, but the reality is that for the first time since the horse drawn carriage, gasoline is slowly becoming more of an optional part of the personal transportation equation. At least that’s the way it seems right now…gas powered skateboards may change the balance once again if they get popular. But I digress.


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9 Months, 9000 miles with a 2012 Chevy Volt – mythbusting the amazing GM eco car [Review]
cool tech December 10, 2012 posted by

Head to Head: Logitech TV Cam HD vs Tely Labs TelyHD Skype Camera [Review]

The December holiday period is a time for families to get together and share those precious moments which fly past all too quickly. But for some families distance is a real problem, and their only opportunity to convene will be through the power of the cell phone or Internet communications. Over the past five years over 10 million Europeans alone have migrated out of their home country, and there were 115 million hotel rooms booked for Euro holidays in December…


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Head to Head: Logitech TV Cam HD vs Tely Labs TelyHD Skype Camera [Review]
Gadgets December 7, 2012 posted by

EcoXBT – the rugged waterproof speaker that surprisingly doesn’t sound awful [Review]

Yeah we know, it’s December and those of us in the North are suffering with cold dreary weather. But think back to the warmer months and time covered in tanning lotion, a nice pool of water reflecting the sun, a cool drink by your side, great tunes streaming ….and maybe dreams of me. OK maybe not, and it’s unlikely you had cool music near the pool either, because as we know water and electronics don’t go together too well. Until…


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EcoXBT – the rugged waterproof speaker that surprisingly doesn’t sound awful [Review]
Bookmark This! December 6, 2012 posted by

Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]

Smartphones are great until they stop working, at which point they’re not. Great. Apart from the obvious physical damage they can sustain, there’s also the unfortunate truth that like all portable computers they’re prone to wear and tear, software glitches and all other types of problems which can make them stop doing their stuff. At which point your options are to call a remote tech help line, trudge down to a repair store or throw the thing away. Now there’s…


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Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]
cool tech December 4, 2012 posted by

Kingston Wi Drive – the tiny fast wireless drive that could [Review]

Where would we be without data storage? Where would we put all those pics of the family, the music, the videos of Gran on the beach? And no matter how much space we have on our computers or devices, it’s never enough is it? Not only that but we don’t want the hassle of moving our content from one place to another with wires, we want it wireless, fast and easy. Fussy, aren’t we?


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Kingston Wi Drive – the tiny fast wireless drive that could [Review]
cool tech November 30, 2012 posted by

Head to Head: Withings WiFi Body Scale vs Fitbit Aria Scale [Review]

We’re approaching the most dangerous time of the year, the point at which we forget all scruples, all common sense and indulge in what can only be described as an orgy of consumption. Never mind the material cost of all this bingeing, what about our health? One way to fight the inevitable new year guilt is to invest in a set of scales which will offer some sort of diet escape plan, and help us return to a reasonable shape…


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Head to Head: Withings WiFi Body Scale vs Fitbit Aria Scale [Review]
Gadgets November 22, 2012 posted by

Netatmo Urban Weather Station – the climate nerd gadget for Apple lovers [Review]

Chances are you have a grandpa/father/uncle that watches The Weather Channel for endless hours. They forget that it is used for snippets of information on the environment and choose to make it a integral portion of the daily entertainment. If you happen to be visiting them you may get caught up in an endless loop of small tidbits of weather conditions with promises of future forecasts. It’s boring, it’s tedious, it’s un-informative and makes you want to jump off a…


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Netatmo Urban Weather Station – the climate nerd gadget for Apple lovers [Review]
Awesome November 10, 2012 posted by

Lightspeed iHelicopter – the most fun you can have with your smartphone ever [Review]

You can use your phone for ever such a lot of things, but we bet you’ll not find anything which is as much fun as flying your very own remote controlled helicopter. Well, actually when we say fly, what we really mean is lurch around trying desperately not to hit pieces of furniture or crash through nearby windows.


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Lightspeed iHelicopter – the most fun you can have with your smartphone ever [Review]
Bookmark This! October 31, 2012 posted by

WiFi Protector – easy instant protection from wireless hackers [Freeware]

You don’t have to look far to find lots of horror stories about ID theft, phishing and malware attacks on unsuspecting WiFi users. Sure, some of them are designed to generate more cash for the security business, but that doesn’t alter the fact that it’s generally a pretty hostile place out there if you’re not careful. Current solutions typically involve the installation of various complicated programs to protect your computer, but up till now there hasn’t been a really comprehensive…


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WiFi Protector – easy instant protection from wireless hackers [Freeware]
Awesome October 30, 2012 posted by

Liquid Armor – hardcore phone screen protection from a simple nano spray [Review]

These glorious big touchscreens on the latest smartphones are all well and good, but they create a huge problem. How do you keep them safe and clean in every day use? For most of us, that means buying kludgy plastic screen protectors or cases, and laboriously fitting them to our phones in the hopes of keeping the damage away as much as possible. But we recently tested an interesting new product which seems to offer a really good alternative, without…


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Liquid Armor – hardcore phone screen protection from a simple nano spray [Review]
Awesome October 9, 2012 posted by

Easy-Macro – the ultra convenient and blindingly clever cell phone lens [Review]

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best, and when it comes to high technology it’s surprising how often that proves to be the truth. Take camera phones, for example. They’ve been around a long time now, and every year people introduce new products and gadgets to extend their value, most of which are either boring (oh look another iPhone case) or too complicated for their own good. But now and again, thankfully, we get something which is brilliant, simple and…


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Easy-Macro – the ultra convenient and blindingly clever cell phone lens [Review]
Awesome September 27, 2012 posted by

Torque Lite turns your phone into an awesome car computer [Freeware]

Everywhere you look there’s proof that the smartphone revolution is transforming the way we do things, and nowhere is immune from the effect. Just ask the digital camera manufacturers or companies making MP3 players. The latest of the bastions to be conquered is the car, and we’re now starting to see some very interesting vehicle apps arrive, which deliver very sophisticated functionality for free or at very low cost.


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Torque Lite turns your phone into an awesome car computer [Freeware]
cool tech September 18, 2012 posted by

Raspberry Pi vs Android 4.0 Thumb PC : disappointing Pi is sadly not ready for prime time TV

We take a look at two current leading examples of the new wave of tiny computers to see if either of them are worth buying for everyday use as a media center in the living room. The Raspberry Pi created a huge stir when it launched, and with good reason. The $25 tiny computer immediately grabbed people’s imagination because of its price, feature set, and above all, the lofty goal of offering a cheap and powerful educational tool for kids…


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Raspberry Pi vs Android 4.0 Thumb PC : disappointing Pi is sadly not ready for prime time TV
Bookmark This! July 27, 2012 posted by

NeverLate for Android puts an end to missed appointments [Review]

One of the problems of living a high speed lifestyle is we often get caught out by circumstances beyond our control, which throw our carefully laid plans into chaos. Take car travel for instance, a process full of scheduling dangers. How many times have you been caught out by a sudden traffic jam on the way to the airport, or nearly missed a vital interview because of roadworks or obstructions on the freeway?


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NeverLate for Android puts an end to missed appointments [Review]