Quickcharge 2.0 portable 26,800 mAh charger – under £40 deal

Amazon currently have £10 off the rather impressive 26,800 mAh portable charger that supports Qualcomm’s quick charge 2.0 specification for rapid charging. For those of you with an iPhone 6 you’ll get 10 full charges, with a Macbook 3 full charges. Samsung Galaxy S6? Seven full charges. Buy one at Amazon now for £39.99 (£10 off)       PowerCore+ 26800 The Premium Ultra-High Capacity Power Bank From ANKER, America’s Leading USB Charging Brand • Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology • 10 million+ happy users and counting Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Using Qualcomm’s advanced Quick Charge 2.0 … Continue reading

Best deal on the HTC 10 in the UK so far – Vodafone 4GB 10GB 2.5 months free!

From what I can gather, the best deal in the UK at the moment for HTC’s flagship for the HTC 10 is from Carphone Warehouse via Vodafone due to their £50 check cashback for pre-orders. But it’s not just that, it’s the £52 cashback if you go via TopCashBack.com that makes it the £102.50 off your next phone super deal (basically 2.5 months free) Sign up to TopCashback – http://wade.one/6Z Search for carphone warehouse. Click through using the relevant button – “All other Pay Monthly New contracts & Upgrades” to take you to their site. Search at the top for htc … Continue reading

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Officially Launching on 2nd June At Computex – Brings Competitive Graphics Performance To GeForce

NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card has been officially confirmed to launch on 2nd June at the Computex 2015 event. NVDIA seems to be holding a big event at the show to launch their competitive, high-performance, GM200 based graphics cards to GeForce users which will be shown off at the event and live streamed to public via Twitch. Source: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Officially Launching on 2nd June At Computex – Brings Competitive Graphics Performance To GeForce I personally, cannot wait for this card, I will be ordering it from the first company that releases a custom version … Continue reading

50 year 1-trillion fold increase in computing – keep on going!

  In 1954, IBM released the IBM 704 – the “supercomputer” of its time. Since then computer power has stuck relatively close to Moore’s Law and we now have a 1-trillion fold increase in the computing power available to us (or at least to people with access to modern day super computers, the rest of us are close, but not quite there). Something people often don’t think about is the relative tech changes as a fraction of human existence: we spent 3 million years to get to an era where we had an industrial revolution then decades later a PC, then decades … Continue reading

Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Ti – possible details and performance leaked

  It appears that Nvidia might launch the Geforce GTX 980 Ti even earlier as expected as we are now hearing plenty of new rumors regarding it, including most of the specifications.According to a fresh report coming from the Korean HWBattle website, spotted by Techpowerup.com, and despite earlier report, Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Ti will feature less CUDA cores than the Geforce GTX Titan X. Based on the GM200-310 GPU, as suggested earlier, the Geforce GTX 980 Ti will feature 20 out of 24 SMM (Streaming Multiprocessor Maxwell) units, which adds up to 2816 CUDA cores. It will also come … Continue reading

Noctua NH-D15 – yup, it really is “that good”

So I’ve just installed the Noctua NH-D15 and I must admit I’m instantly impressed by both its size and cooling performance. It’s a rather beasty sized thing as you can see here and when the size of the case is on it quite literally touches it so visually it’s the elephant in the room, but audibly? I did a quick stress test using the ASUS software that ships with my PC and you can see the results of it below – at full load on my 4790k running at 4.5GHz it hit 62c and never went over 1100 RPM – I … Continue reading

Upgraded PC – Love AMD’s Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition!

Recently I decided to finally upgrade from my AMD Athlon X2 6000+ to a shiny new AMD Phenom II X6 965. Being AMD, that meant I didn’t have to change my motherboard, nor did I have to change my memory. Their Phenom II range is designed for AM3 but works in AM2+ motherboards; that means it will work with DD2 and DDR3 memory and also shares the same socket design – thank you AMD! The new processor cost me £144 in total, with free next day shipping (incidentally, eBuyer are incredible sometimes, I ordered it at 22:10 and it arrived … Continue reading

Transparent Laptop? Samsung’s new 14 inch OLED display

We’ve all seen the movies where interactive displays are done on transparent glass, well Samsung, using OLED (organic light emitting diodes) have finally created one for us all to gawp over. Details are scarce, but it shows that yet another sci-fi idea is becoming mainstream reality. For now, here’s a video of the display, courtesy of Engadget.

Superb VPS (Virtual Private Server) Provider – VPS.net Review

A few months ago at work we realised the need for lots of “nodes” (servers) in the UK and in the US initially. We have a lot of data processing that we need to do and we worked out it would be faster and cheaper if we could distribute the work over lots of servers rather than a few beefy servers. Dan started looking around and found VPS.net, they looked good so we thought we’d give them a go. Of course we didn’t want to “put all our eggs in one basket” so we took out some VPS servers with … Continue reading

The Magic Wand

For all you people wishing you were at Hogwarts, here’s the first step in the right direction (no actual magic, but I guarantee for people who don’t know about this product, they’ll stare at you in amazement, or maybe fear). It’s called the Kymera Magic Wand. The Kymera magic wand is actually a universal remote control that can learn IR signals to control pretty much any IR controlled device (TV, Sky, DVD player, BR player etc.) Motions such as flicking the wand up can change the channel, rotating the wand can increase the volume and so on. The website is … Continue reading