MediaTek Helio G85 vs G70 vs G80 vs G90T Specifications Compared & Benchmarks – Another dud from MediaTek with the same specification as the G80

[Updated] I originally reported that the G85 was identical to the G80. This was wrong. The G85 has a slightly tweaked GPU going up to 1000MHz (a 50MHz increase). Mediatek has launched yet another chipset which will feature in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9. It is starting to feel like they just come up with … Read more

LG Velvet vs Motorola Edge vs Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G – Premium-priced vs affordable

LG will be launching their new Velvet on the 7th of May, however, they have already announced the full specification and what it looks like, so the only details to be released are how much it costs and global availability. This is another new phone that will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which is quickly … Read more

Huawei Freebuds 3i vs Freebuds 3 – Affordable active noise-cancelling earphones with silicon tips

The Huawei Freebuds 3 was a slightly confused pair of earphones offering active noise cancelling but then an open design fit – which is generally the opposite of what you want for noise cancelling. While the design decision was odd, and open fit earphones don’t really work in my ears, I did love them, and … Read more

Aranet4 HOME Wireless Indoor Air Quality Monitor measuring CO2, Temperature, Relative Humidity and more

IoT devices that measure air quality are becoming increasingly common. I reviewed the Foobot back in 2017, then the Airthings Wave Plus in 2019. Recently I have been testing the Aranet4 HOME from the Latvian company SAF Tehnika. While the effects of high levels of CO2 were long thought to be benign, research has found that concentrations … Read more

Honor May Bank Holiday Offers at Argos – Honor 20 for £280 – Honor 9X for £200 – All with Google Play Services

If you are looking for a new affordable phone in the next couple of weeks, then Honor has some great deals on at Argos starting from the 1st of May through to the 11th. All these phones come with Google Play Services, unlike some of the brand new models from Honor and Huawei. While all … Read more

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 & 765G – Which phones are available in the UK and how much do they cost?

This year the cost of flagship phones has gone a little crazy thanks to the 5G equipped Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Some people are blaming Qualcomm for price gouging, others state it is just the extra cost of the 5G modem required, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some manufacturers are just using 5G as a … Read more

Lessons Learned from Clearview AI’s Web Scraping Actions

Clearview AI has been in the news for several reasons in the past couple of months. The organization’s use of web scraping for facial recognition outraged privacy advocates and has led to legal difficulties for the company. A data breach within two months of making the headlines demonstrated that Clearview AI may have difficulty protecting … Read more

Realme X50 Pro & Realme 6 Pro will be launched in the UK on 5th of May [Update: Launched with prices]

[Update] The Realme 6 Pro has been officially launched with pre-orders already available at The Phone comes in one config 8/128GB and will cost 349.90 Euros (£305). Realme had already announced the X50 Pro pricing but this was re-iterated at 599 Euros for the 8GB/128GB model. The Realme X50 Pro will be available from May … Read more

The Biggest Data Leaks of the Decade and the Financial Devastation They Caused

It’s 2020 and most businesses depend on the internet to market and sell their products and services. And not just businesses, consumers also end up providing a lot of personal information online. While this is a good thing, business owners and consumers alike need to be cautious of the fact that cybersecurity systems are vulnerable … Read more

Realme 6i Review – Incredible battery but the Realme 6 is so much better for a little more money

I loved both the Realme 6 and Pro, though it is only the Realme 6 that has been launched so far. While we don’t have word on how much the Realme 6 Pro will cost, it looks very likely that the Realme 6 will be the stand out choice, balancing features and performance with an … Read more

The best Z-Wave & Smart Home Switches & Buttons – Wireless & wired switches for lights and automation

Buttons and switches are a superb addition to any smart home system allowing you to carry commands without reaching for your phone or shouting at Alexa. When I started this post, I knew there were a lot of options, but it turns out there are way more products that I realised. I have been looking … Read more

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