How fast an internet connection do you really need?

For those old enough to remember the old days of dial-up connection with Wi-Fi nowhere to be seen, modern broadband has been a God send. For the most part it allows us to download files in a reasonably fast time and streaming movies usually goes without a blip. For businesses however this is not always … Continue reading How fast an internet connection do you really need?

A thumbs up for the Nikon Coolpix S9900 and P7000

Increasing the Coolpix range further, two new high zoom cameras have been announced by Nikon – The slim line S7000 and the vari-angle S9900. Latest Gadgets looks at the initial reaction to Coolpix additions. Coolpix S9900 According to Digital Photography Review’s assessment the 16-megapixel S9900 is the “ideal long zoom camera for the light-packing jetsetter.” … Continue reading A thumbs up for the Nikon Coolpix S9900 and P7000

Asus ZenBook UX305: looks good, but is there substance?

It’s ultra slim line. It’s aimed at professionals on the go, and it weighs just 1.2kg. The Asus ZenBook UX305 certainly sounds like it could have potential for those who work on the move, but what to the critics think? When it comes to laptops, CNET isn’t always the forthcoming in sounding the merits. When … Continue reading Asus ZenBook UX305: looks good, but is there substance?

Kyocera Torque – budget-priced ruggedized smartphone crosses the pond

There are few things in life more frustrating than damaging a smartphone. Apart from the expense involved, the thought of spending days without catching up on Twitter and playing Candy Crush is often too much for some people to bear, so it’s no wonder we’re starting to see an increasing focus on durability. Toughened screens … Continue reading Kyocera Torque – budget-priced ruggedized smartphone crosses the pond

Garmin Forerunner 920XT – best fitness “smartwatch” on the market?

At first glance you’d be forgiven for classifying the Garmin Forerunner 920XT as “just another smartwatch”, albeit on with more of a sporty twist. This is another category of “wearable” entirely though – best described as a multisport GPS watch it offers a massive range of data for various exercises and delivers far more than … Continue reading Garmin Forerunner 920XT – best fitness “smartwatch” on the market?

Unboxing: Black+Decker ORA vacuum cleaner

It’s an upright vacuum with 12 cyclones, which claims to have no loss in suction, with 3 attachments and a charging stand. But wait – there’s more! It’s also a handheld vacuum cleaner that detaches from the main unit and becomes a compact (though heavy) smaller unit. The vacuum’s power is all stored in this smaller … Continue reading Unboxing: Black+Decker ORA vacuum cleaner

Hands-on: Karcher’s WV2 Premium

Condensation in the home and office has to be one of the most difficult things to tackle in daily life. When you’re in an enclosed space that’s prone to condensation, you need a quick way to remove it before your windows look like they’ve been whitewashed. Karcher, a German company, aims to challenge this with … Continue reading Hands-on: Karcher’s WV2 Premium

The BlackBerry Classic: what the critics think

For many die-hard BlackBerry fans, no phone will suffice over the BlackBerry. There’s just something about battling with that fiddly QWERTY keyboard that they love. But having cast many of its traditional features aside – except its keyboard of course – how will the new BlackBerry Classic fare, especially for the BlackBerry fans? Reiterating the … Continue reading The BlackBerry Classic: what the critics think