Staff Blog

  • 2016/04/13
    YouTube Channels For The Electronics Hobbyist

    If you're not already familiar with my shift from testing and reviewing consumer electronics, to making and supporting hobbyist electronics projects, then allow me a moment to explain. When the Raspberry Pi dropped on my Birthday 4 years ago it rekindled an interest I'd had since childhood.… Read more

  • 2013/04/11
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Accessories

    The Galaxy Note 8 is possibly one of the most interesting players in the Android arena. It harks back to the days of yore and old, when tablet computers came equipped with a stylus and responded poorly, at best, to tentative finger japs. The "Note" series, however, blends the best of both… Read more

  • 2012/04/12
    Tribes Ascend

    Cast your mind back some 10 years or more and you might remember a unique FPS experience which may well have been the gaming debut of jet packs and deployable turrets. I'm talking about Starsiege: Tribes. A little multiplayer FPS spin-off of the Starsiege series which blew up in popularity… Read more

  • 2011/06/22
    Virgin Media TiVo Photo Extravaganza

    Yes, I've been exhaustively reviewing Virgin Media's new TiVo lately, and forsaking all else. All this tireless and diligent watching of TV is done for you, dear reader. Jokes aside, I've got 65 lovely photos of the Virgin Media TiVo remote, the box itself and the overwhelmingly red (… Read more

  • 2011/06/21
    Virgin Media TiVo 500GB vs 1TB

    Update: The TiVo price has been dropped to £99.95 for existing customers (I believe those who have bought at the higher price also get a refund). The extra £3 and XL TV package required are still going to sting a little, but this is a much more realistic price gap between the… Read more

  • 2011/06/20
    Virgin Media TiVo First Impressions

    if you're a Virgin Media customer, you've probably already been irritated by a pop up box extolling the virtues of their shiny new TiVo box. With Sky and Virgin having provided us satellite and cable DVRs for years, you'd be forgiven for wondering why you should bother with the TiVo which,… Read more

  • 2011/05/31
    SOCOM 4

    I've never been a fan of the SOCOM series, in fact I've never so much as given it a chance. With so many craptacular macho shooting games to choose from, I've had to stick with the good ones. ( No. Not Call of Duty ) Okay, that's an unnecessary slam, I really don't know if the SOCOMs… Read more

  • 2011/01/10
    Larking With LEGO

    Before you say "Hey, it's 'Legos'." We're both wrong. LEGO is a brand, and should not be pluralized. Technically I was "larking with LEGO Technic" or "larking with LEGO bricks." But, hey, now I've got that out of the way, let's get on to the fun. Inspired by the Metal Grudge Lego… Read more

  • 2010/11/15
    Give the gift of RAM this Christmas

    No. Not that kind of RAM. But, rather, the stuff that you stick into your computer to make it go slightly faster. Sparing you the expense of buying a new one. With Laptops having now almost completed their takeover from the dated concept of an ugly, over-sized home desktop computer… Read more

  • 2010/10/31
    EyePet Everywhere

    With the increasing need in the games console market to cater for everyone who might possibly ever come into contact with a console, it's no surprise that Sony have been giving their EyePet title some attention on both the PSP and PS3. EyePet was, and still is, an exceptionally good kids… Read more