Reviews

This 30.72TB SSD brings something exciting to the table

In the race to build the largest SSD, Kioxia (formerly known as Toshiba Memory) is playing catch up with Samsung Semiconductor as it brings the CM6 and PM6 to market. Both are 2.5-inch 15mm drives, with the former sporting a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface and the latter a dual-port 24G SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) – a popular connector usually found in ...

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This new laptop has the world’s largest battery

Apple might claim its MacBook Pro 16 has a battery capacity of 100Whr, but the small print reveals the actual capacity is 99.8Whr. This small discrepancy opened the door for Taiwanese manufacturer MSI to claim the crown of laptop with the largest battery; its new Creator 15 mobile workstation bests the Macbook Pro by one-tenth of a Whr. While MSI’s ...

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LG’s premium new NanoCell TVs only cost $599, but there’s a catch

LG has just announced the pricing details around its 2020 lineup of premium NanoCell LCD TVs and, surprisingly, they’re super affordable this year.  According to the specs sent to TechRadar, the entry-level model – the 55-inch NANO81 – will cost just $599 when it goes on sale in May. That’s $50 cheaper than the current entry-level SM8100, and it could ...

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Optus fined half a million for spamming customers that had already unsubscribed

Optus has been handed the second-largest fine ever dealt by the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) for contacting customers that had explicitly unsubscribed from communications. The ACMA fined the telco giant AU$504,000 following an investigation into breaches of Australia’s anti-spam laws, a sum second only to a AU$510,000 fine Telstra copped in 2014 for delays in connecting landline customers.  ...

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Xbox Console Streaming service now available to test in most countries

In October last year, Microsoft launched the public testing ‘preview’ of its Xbox Console Streaming service in the US and UK. Now, the company has announced that all Xbox One supported countries have access to the trial. This includes locations such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore and the UAE and more – for a full list of supported ...

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Google Home devices bricked by latest firmware update will get replaced

Numerous reports of bricked Google Home and Home Mini devices began to emerge from users on Google’s forums and Reddit (as spotted by Android Police) over the last month. To Google’s credit, the company was quick to acknowledge the problem, and it now says the cause has been discovered and will be rolling out preventative measures shortly.  According to a ...

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Sick of cleaning your headphones? These new LG earbuds clean themselves

In the race to build better and better true wireless headphones, LG might have found a killer feature… a germ-killing feature that is: The new LG Tone+ Free true wireless headphones have a UV light built into the case that kills germs while the headphones are charging.   We’ve seen these types of features on other peripherals in the past, ...

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Google is reportedly working on a Nest Mini smart speaker that boasts big sound

The (re)absorption of smart home device manufacturer Nest by Google in 2018 has resulted in the rebranding of Google’s smart speakers, starting with the awkwardly named Google Nest Hub Max.  But according to 9to5Google, the big brother to the Google Home Hub won’t be the only smart device in the new range. A “reliable source” has revealed to the online ...

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This smart kettle uses biometrics to brew the perfect cup of tea

Making tea can be an art form – judging the perfect temperature for the water and allowing the leaves to infuse for just the right period of time. It doesn’t just depend on the type of tea you’re making, either – as any fan of a good brew knows, personal preference plays a huge part as well. One person’s perfect ...

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Ashampoo Backup Pro 12 review

Backing up data is far from the most interesting side of computing, but it’s an important one nonetheless. To make the rather dull task of security the contents of your hard drive more bearable, Ashampoo Backup Pro 12 keeps things nice and simple so you can create the necessary backup jobs in as little time as possible, configure a few ...

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Reviewing CCTV Cameras for Plumbing & Toilet Problems

Image Source If you’re having an issue with any of your waterworks, and you don’t know the source of the problem, you should know that CCTV cameras can help when used professionally by the right Plumber Townsville. If you review camera footage, you’ll gain a better understanding of how the issue occurred, as well as when the problem first arose. ...

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Debut Video Capture Review

There are dozens of free screen recorders available to download, but most are blighted by time restrictions, watermarks, bundled junk software and limited export options. Debut Video Capture, from NCH Software (developer of the excellent VideoPad Video Editor) is an exception. Debut is free for home use, and has everything you need to capture footage from your screen, a webcam, ...

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