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By January 27, 2017 Read More →

Thinkware Dashcam F770 Unboxing

vlcsnap-00031Here we go for more that just an unboxing with the Thinkware Dashcam. This £199.99 dashboard mounted camera combines a slick design with some great image quality. Don’t believe me? Check out the video!

Thinkware’s flagship camera offers top of the range capabilities. The F770 also incorporates new features including ‘Super Night Vision’, a night image correction feature, and ‘Time Lapse’ that dramatically extends the parked recording hours.

This model comes with a low profile and discreet shape with a fully matte black finish.

The F770 features a 1080p Full HD front facing camera and an optional 1080p Full HD rear facing camera. Available as Plug & Play or Hardwired.

Road safety warning systems
FCWS
(Forward Collision Warning System)
Alert Drivers when approaching too closely to The vehicle ahead to avoid collision

LDWS
(Lane Departure Warning System)
Alert drivers when swerving out of lane

FVDW
(Front Vehicle Departure Warning)
Inform drivers when vehicle ahead is moving off

Parking Mode
With the built-in parking mode, the device stays on even after the ignition is off to provide impact and motion detection surveillance when you are away from your car.

Pick one up from Amazon.

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By January 25, 2017 Read More →

Tech Addicts UK Podcast – 25th January 2017 – Wear 2, Scooters and Runners

podcast-logo-600x600Gareth Myles, Jay Garrett, Brendan Arndt, Gavin Fabiani-Laymond and Leila Gregory

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News:

Smartwatch fever. Android wear 2.0 incoming, Huawei Watch 2, Gear S3 classic LTE, LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style, HTC smartwatch

Lenovo Yoga Book … with Android

What have you been playing with?

Jay

Gareth

Bargain Basement:

Blackberry Passport £196.49

AUKEY Power Bank 20000mAh

£6 off code: HEACW7HM    Final Price: £13.99

AUKEY Car Charger 4.8A / 24W Dual USB Adapter

£3 off code: GW9DDLTL      Final Price: £2.99

AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 USB Wall Charger

£3 off code: OCFQZGDW     Final Price: £4.99

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By January 25, 2017 Read More →

ASUS Previews Chromebook Flip C213

C213na_13ASUS gave visitors to the Bett 2017 show in London an exclusive preview of the upcoming Chromebook Flip C213, the world’s first ruggedized Chrome OS-powered laptop to feature a 360°-flippable display.

Built to military standards of durability, Chromebook Flip C213 offers educational users a tough, reliable and powerful laptop that is easy to use, manage and service.

The ruggedized construction features a wraparound reinforced rubber ‘bumper’ to protect the chassis and I/O ports from minor knocks and scrapes, and the all-metal 360° hinges are covered with strong zinc alloy caps. The 11-inch touchscreen display features a covering of tough, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4.

With a 46Wh battery designed to deliver over 11 hours of continuous use, Chromebook Flip C213 minimizes the need for recharging during the normal working day, making it the ideal laptop for busy classrooms.

The 360°-flippable display with its stepless any-position hinge makes Chromebook Flip C213 exceptionally versatile, offering multiple usage modes all the way from productive laptop to handy tablet.

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Chromebook Flip C213 features dual cameras, including a 5MP rear camera for photos and videos. It also supports an optional stylus incorporating Wacom EMR technology for intuitive and natural painting, sketching and handwriting input.

To minimize downtime, Chromebook Flip C213 is designed for easy field servicing, with a modular construction that enables IT staff to replace key components — such as the keyboard and battery — in a matter of minutes.

Full product specifications will be announced at a later date.

Posted in: Laptops, News, Press Releases
By January 25, 2017 Read More →

ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie goes on sale for the Selfie lover

ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie Smartphones OverviewPucker up and pose with your partner this Valentine’s Day through the ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie.

With ambassadors like Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres and even well-respected politicians, the world has become obsessed with taking ‘selfies’ – we average at around 1.2 billion selfies a year, here in the UK.

With the ARCHOS Diamond Selfie, you can take full advantage of the smartphone’s dual cameras, equipped with large megapixels and flash bulbs on both the rear and front camera – to get the best lighting in even the worst conditions.

The 4G connectivity means you can upload your loved-up Valentine’s snap to the wider selfie society at super-speed.

If you’re not a fan of public affection or the selfie craze – don’t panic – this all-encompassing phone can also be used with VR glasses, to fly drones and hunt Pokemon, if that’s more your thing.

The ARCHOS diamond selfie starts from £199.99 and is available in-stores or online: https://www.archos.com/us/products/smartphones/diamond/archos_55diamondselfie/index.html

Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch IPS Full HD screen with lamination technology
  • Dragontail reinforced glass and scratch resistant backside with metal details
  • Qualcomm octo-core processor boosted by 4 GB of RAM/64 GB of internal storage
  • Display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 8 MP front camera and 16 MP rear camera
  • 3000 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge technology
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By January 24, 2017 Read More →

Speedlink announces Nintendo Switch Accessories

sl-330600-bk_rgb_001Nintendo fans have long been counting down the days until they can finally get their hands on the new Nintendo Switch® console. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the home video gaming system will go on sale at the start of March. To ensure gaming enthusiasts are well-equipped for the new console, SPEEDLINK is proud to announce a range of accessories for the new console in advance of its official sales launch.

SPEEDLINK was founded in 1998, and the team behind the brand has been working flat-out for many weeks to bring consumers its new lineup ahead of the sales launch of the Nintendo Switch® – the Japanese video game and console manufacturer’s new platform. The initial range of accessories, including multi-piece starter kits, is expected to be available online and in stores from mid-February onwards – before the console’s global release.

“As a brand whose roots lie in the gaming world and which produced accessories for the Amiga and C64, we can’t wait for the new console – especially as we’re also passionate gamers. As one of the leading providers of computer and video game accessories, we simply just had to develop a matching lineup for the Nintendo Switch® and launch it in good time before the console goes on sale”, said Steffen Soltau, Head of Corporate Communications at Jöllenbeck GmbH.

All the accessories are already available to pre-order online, with two starter kits expected to be added to the lineup at the end of January.

Posted in: Accessories, gaming, News
By January 23, 2017 Read More →

BenQ BL2405HT Flicker Free Business Monitor Unboxing

vlcsnap-00030Another cheap and cheerful display from BenQ. The BL2405HT is build with an LED backlight panel, comes with an ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, 16:9 100% dot-to-dot image quality, and BenQ’s exclusive Flicker-free technology and Low Blue Light Mode to offer you the best viewing quality at all times.

  • Flicker-free Backlight for Visual Pleasure
  • Low Blue Light Mode
  • Ultra-Flexible Height Adjustment System (HAS)
  • 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio

Currently, price under £140 on Amazon.

By January 20, 2017 Read More →

Creative Outlier Sports Bluetooth Headphones Unboxing

Image31Creative has sent us the Outlier Sports, a Wireless Sweatproof In-ears variant. Loosing cables hold you back that will likely interfere with your enjoyment of running, adding anchors for your ears to keep them from falling out and providing a base audio quality the Outlier Sports could be a stylish and fulfilling option. Run, hike, or hit the gym wirelessly with the sweatproof Outlier Sports Bluetooth headphones. Block out distractions with superior audio and comfortable earbuds that fit securely. The high-performance 11-hour battery life keeps you going even when everything else has stopped. Lightweight – only 15 grams

  • Lightweight sweatproof and behind-the-neck design for active sports and everyday use with IPX4 certification
  • Ergonomic easy-to-wear sport ear tips for perfect non-slip fit – Designed for long hour listening and comfort, custom fit to different ear sizes with a kit of ear-tips and secure-tips
  • AuraSeal silicone ear tips sealing outside noise and moisture, ensuring outstanding deep bass impact, crystal clear highs and balanced audio performance
  • Up to 11 hours of audio playback for uninterrupted workout
  • Inline remote for easy access to calls and playback control; Invisible microphone with ClearSpeech Engine for calls

Pick up a pair from Amazon for under £70!

By January 18, 2017 Read More →

Tech Addicts UK Podcast – 18th January 2017 – No to the U, Yay to the P2

podcast-logo-600x600Gareth Myles, Jay Garrett, Brendan Arndt, Gavin Fabiani-Laymond and Leila Gregory

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News:

HTC U Series

Wileyfox Swift 2 x
What have you been playing with?

Leila

Gareth

Gavin

Bargain Basement:

Lenovo P2 from Three for £199.99

Huawei P9 From O2 £229.99

20Gb 4G Sim Only form Virgin £15 p/month – 5000min & Ultd SMS

Pure Pop Mini DAB/FM Portable Digital Radio £59.99

 

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By January 18, 2017 Read More →

Projector Room Show 6: 1980’s Action Films Special

midnightrunDownload Projector Room #6 (“Gareth Myles”,17/01/2017) manually (Size: 42MB, 59 minutes duration).

Projector Room Show Notes
Show 6: 1980’s Action Films Special
Ted Salmon and Steve Litchfield with Gareth Myles

Projector Room Community
Projector Room Google+ Community
Ted’s Top Ton – Ted’s 100 Favourite films!
John Campion on The OA and A Good Day to Die Hard
Ahmed Bebars on Blade Runner 2049 and The World’s Fastest Indian
Ian Barton on The Spy Who Came in from The Cold and Touching the Void
Roy Gardener on The Damned

1980’s Action Films Worth Watching
AliensMad Max 2For Your Eyes OnlyLicence to KillLethal Weapon
RoboCopLethal Weapon 2Exterminator 2Commando
Conan the BarbarianDeath Wish 2The TerminatorDeath Wish 3
First BloodCobraDie HardMissing in ActionPredatorRed Heat
NighthawksThe Running ManRaiders of the Lost ArkStakeout
Big Trouble in Little China48 Hrs.

What We’ve Been Watching
The AccountantDeepwater HorizonSully: Miracle on the HudsonFlight
Train to BusanThe ExorcistShades of BlueAsh Vs The Evil Dead
Lethal WeaponEddie the EagleInterstellarEight days a Week
Into the Grizzly Maze – Ted’s Review
The MartianTed’s Review
TranscendenceTed’s Review
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 & 1956) – Ted’s Review
FleabagTed’s Review
The WidowerTed’s Review
The Way BackTed’s Review
The 33Ted’s Review
A Hologram for the KingTed’s Review
The ColonyTed’s Review
10 Cloverfield LaneTed’s Review
The Search PartyTed’s Review
The WalkTed’s Review

Against the SunTed’s Review

Film Picks

Midnight Run (buy on Amazon UK)

Batman

The Terminator

Links of Interest

PodHubUKChewing Gum for the EarsPhones Show ChatWhatever WorksAAWP

 

By January 16, 2017 Read More →

Adding new fans to a really dirty computer

Installing a couple Artic F12 fans to replace some old, worn out fans is a simple enough task. I thought it might be a nice idea to take you on the trip, through a thick layer of dust.

A look through the innards of my now ageing, but still fairly competent system may be of interest to some.