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By October 25, 2016 Read More →

Benq GW2270 LED Monitor unboxing

image5The Benq GW2270 is a wallet friendly 22-inch monitor with a 1080p resolution and IPS LCD screen. Including popular features, such as, low-blue light mode for reduced eye-strain and a low-power backlight, this display looks to be a simple, cheap and reliable option.

 

Specs

  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Viewing Angle: 178°/178°
  • Panel Type: AMVA+
  • Contrast: 3000:1
  • Brightness: 250cd/m2
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • LCD Size: 21.5″
  • Back Light Unit: LED
  • VGADVI-D
  • Without Stand: HxWxD 400 x 506 x 178mm
  • Weight: 4.6kg
  • AMA
  • Flicker Free
  • HDCP
  • 100 x 100 VESA
  • Tilt: -5°/20°
  • Low Blue Light
  • Power Supply: 90-264AC
  • Power Consumption (Power saving mode): 0.5W
By October 24, 2016 Read More →

Logitech M330 Silent Plus Unboxing

image3The Logitech M330 Silent Plus wireless mouse is the Swiss company’s latest portable mouse and there a killer feature… silence. Logitech claims that the mouse can deliver durability, precision and realistic click without the accompanying sound. Thus eliminating distraction.

  • Mouse (height x width x depth): 105.4 mm x 67.9 mm x 38.4 mm
  • Weight: 91.0 g
  • Connection Type: 2.4GHz wireless connection
  • Wireless range: roughly 10 meters
  • Battery Details: 1 x AA
  • Battery Life (not rechargeable): roughly 24 months
  • Sensor technology: Yes, 2D, mechanical
  • Sensor resolution: 1000 dpi
  • Scroll Wheel
  • 3 button

By October 23, 2016 Read More →

What’s New Amazon Prime and Netflix for 17 Oct – 23 Oct 2016

post-coverLet’s take a look and see what appeared on Amazon Prime and Netflix for the week of the 17th October to the 23rd October 2016.

By October 21, 2016 Read More →

Urbanista Launches its Stylish Berlin Wireless Earphones

unspecified Swedish lifestyle brand, Urbanista, today launches the new Berlin range, the latest in its beautifully designed portfolio of Bluetooth wireless earphones. With a sleek Scandinavian design and comfortable fit, the Berlin is the ideal choice for those looking for an easy to use earphone to fit in with their busy lifestyle.

Available in white, black, rose gold and blue petroleum, the Berlin has a unique construction with soft silicon ear buds and a flat cable which gives users an ergonomic and tangle free fit. The earphones offer a playtime of up to 4 hours and the hands-free microphone means users can easily take phone calls without having to reach for their phone.

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Whether it’s between meetings, relaxing on a plane or commuting on a crowded bus or train, the Berlin earphones are the perfect everyday companion. Compact, easy to use and easy to enjoy!

Berlin is available in stores and at www.urbanista.com now for £39

Posted in: Headphones, News
By October 21, 2016 Read More →

Ideagen to host “the World’s Greatest Living Explorer” at UK User Conference

rsz_ranulph_fiennes_4343Information management software firm, Ideagen, has announced the after dinner speaker for its ‘Horizons’ Customer Conference to be held in Nottingham on 1-2 November.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, described by the Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer”, will entertain delegates with stories of his adventures including being the only man alive to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface and crossing the Antarctica on foot.

His after dinner performance will resonate with the overall theme of Ideagen’s ‘Horizons’ conference, which will offer delegates insights into safety and risk management as well as performance, quality and audit.

Ideagen’s Chief Customer Officer, Ben Dorks, said: “I am delighted that we have managed to secure such a prestigious, legendary and charismatic speaker as Sir Ranulph.

“As the world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph will captivate our conference with tales from his many dangerous expeditions, including riverboat, hovercraft, man haul sledge, skidoo, Land Rover and skiing treks.

“He is living proof of successful safety and risk management, which is in line with our overall theme for the ‘Horizons’ conference and I am personally looking forward to welcoming Sir Ranulph to our event.”

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As well as Sir Ranulph, Ideagen’s conference will also include some presentations from customers such as Network Rail, Telefonica and Johnson Matthey.

The ‘Horizons’ event will focus on the company’s Q-Pulse, Pentana, Enlighten and Covalent solutions that are used by thousands of organisations and millions of individuals around the world.

Mr Dorks added: “This event is an important milestone in the Ideagen calendar as it provides us with the opportunity to unveil the new and exciting functionality we have been developing for our key products.

“The conference also presents our customers with an ideal platform in which to converse directly with us, helping us sculpt our product roadmaps in line with customer expectations and requirements.”

David Hornsby, Ideagen’s CEO, said: “Horizons will bring together customers from many industries and over the two days they will see what we have planned in terms of our product range.

“I am personally looking forward to meeting everyone and I am also particularly excited by the calibre of after dinner speaker and customer presentations we have this year.

“It is promising to be a wonderful event for all connected to Ideagen.”

Ideagen is one of the UK’s fastest growing software companies, reporting its seventh consecutive year of revenue and EBITDA growth. The company has over 300 staff globally including a global partner network.

The ‘Horizons’ event will take place between Tuesday, November 1st and Wednesday, November 2nd at the East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel in Nottingham.

By October 21, 2016 Read More →

MiSK Hackathon 2016

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The MiSK Foundation was founded by and works under the patronage of the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It’s an NGO  that focuses on the country’s youth, and aims to create genuine opportunities to forge links with business and young people of both sexes in both KSA and Great Britain. The event is focused on youth enterprise and fostering talent, creative potential and tech innovation for health provision among the UK and Saudi Arabia and one of its key aims is to drive awareness and provide a platform for female entrepreneurs.

The MiSK Hackathon 2016 is a live broadcast, real-time dual nation event themed around the ‘Medical Internet of Things’. The Hackathon will involve mixed Saudi/British male and female teams – up to 400 participants in total – and will be the first of its kind, each country joined by a live satellite broadcast, taking place on 25-27 November in London and Riyadh. The challenge is to create a prototype technology innovation over 48 hours for improving health care or health care provision, which will benefit both countries and the world at large. Winners will receive US $10,000 to bring their idea to concept stage and have the opportunity to present their idea to a panel of investors.

Leading academic institutions, businesses and organisations in the UK and KSA have already confirmed their support and involvement including: Saudi British Joint Business Council (SBJBC); Jan Ward, former UK Female Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of Corrotherm; leaders from blue-chip businesses such as BT, Orange and Microsoft; founders of start-ups and SME’s including SWAG’R, and others still to be announced.

Sign up here!

By October 21, 2016 Read More →

Azimo pushes the button on voice-activated money transfer through Siri

downloadAzimo, the money transfer service with the largest digital network, today launches a brand new version of its mobile app, designed to revolutionise the mobile transfer experience for both Apple and Android users.

On the iPhone, the app will allow users to transfer money through the voice-activated Siri system. Customers can simply transfer money by telling Siri the amount of money they want to send and the recipient’s name.

Azimo has redesigned both its Android and iOS apps to create a tailor-made experience for each platform. Google’s Material Design philosophy has guided the look and feel on Android, while the conventions of iOS 10 have been used to create a bespoke experience on Apple devices.

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The redesign process has focused relentlessly on usability, with real customers taking part in Azimo’s testing and feedback process.  In addition to Siri integration, key features of the new apps include:

– Redesigned navigation, to make getting around the apps as simple as possible.

– Overhaul of the user journey for both apps – ensuring the money transfer experience is fast, slick and with fewer clicks and swipes

– The creation of user profiles, allowing people to easily see and edit the payment information of their contacts.

“As a society, our relationship with mobile has changed. It’s no longer an add-on to everyday life; it’s a fundamental part of it. At Azimo, our obsession is to continually innovate to improve our customers’ experience. With new features like integration with Siri and the Facebook Messenger chatbot launched recently, we want to make transferring money as easy and rewarding as possible for everyone across every device,” said Marta Krupinska, General Manager of Azimo.

“Our number one goal as a business is to provide the service our customers want and need – letting them transfer money globally while avoiding the hidden costs normally associated with that. That means constant innovations to the service we provide and this new development is a major stage in that journey.” said Dan Martins, Azimo’s Head of Product.

The iOS app is in-store now and new customers can download it here.

Existing Azimo customers can get the free iOS upgrade now by simply clicking the App Store icon and tapping “updates” in the bottom right.

The Android version will launch on Friday 21st October and can be downloaded from the Google Play store and an update will be available for existing customers.

By October 19, 2016 Read More →

ENHANCE GX-C1 unboxing

vlcsnap-00003ENHANCE GX-C1 Laptop Cooling Stand. Premium Cooling LED Fans – Designed to minimize the overheating that can occur with laptop computers, the GX-C1 comes equipped with 5 ultra-quiet LED fans that produce an alluring blue light and provide superior airflow while maintaining a noise-free environment.

The scroll wheel allows you to tune the power of the LED lights and fans. Turn them way up or keep them at a lower power to whatever fits your needs. Comfortable Ergonomic Design – The lightweight and versatile design lets you use the cooling stand in a stationary position or take it with you wherever you go. Its metal mesh surface helps increase airflow while pulling away excess heat from the bottom of your laptop.

The 3 adjustable height settings provide you with multiple typing and viewing positions. Lay back on your bed and type on an incline or sit upright on your desk and type all while remaining comfortable. Built-in front bumpers help secure your laptop in place and prevent unwanted sliding.

Dual USB Ports – The laptop cooling pad is powered by the USB port on your computer. It also comes equipped with an extra USB port so you can connect other devices for data transfer capabilities.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/ENHANCE-GX-C1-Laptop-Cooling-Through/dp/B016RBRLWA

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Adam Elements iKlips Duo Unboxing

image2ADAM elements have sent over their latest premium dual-connector flash drive. This is a 16gb variant of Adam Elements good looking storage device aimed at Apple users.

If you became attached to iKlips the first time round, you will love what we have in store with the new iKlips DUO. It is a design that has been perfected to be more practical, with a redesigned body to fit even more iPhone and iPad cases and a silicone body sleeve for added protection. Losing connector caps is now a thing of the past. Like the first iKlips, the new iKlips DUO is also produced with top quality and super high-speed MLC flash memory for iPhone, iPad, and iPad Pro. In addition to enabling greater speeds, it also provides greater stability and a longer lifespan, so it will last as long as you want it to. And with its gorgeous high-grade aluminum body, you will be wanting to use it as often as possible. It is gorgeous to hold and use.

 

By October 16, 2016 Read More →

What’s new on streaming media 10 October- 16 October 2016

post-coverGareth takes a look at what’s new and renewed on Netflix and Amazon Prime in the UK for the week of 10th October to the 16th October.