Nokia Lumia 800 review

Since leaving the world of iOS in February 2010 I've not managed to settle in anywhere else. The HD7 I tried first was exciting to begin with but quickly became frustrating due to the lack of decent apps and the limitations of the pre-Mango Windows Phone operating system. After that it was a visit to ... Continue reading

Game Review: L.A. Noire

Thinking of picking up L.A. Noire preowned or discounted? Here's a retrospective review of L.A. Noire, played to completion on the xbox 360 last summer. I am a big fan of Rockstar and their open-world games. GTA IV has taken up huge amounts of my time - it might not be perfect but nothing else has ... Continue reading

How to fix your Nokia Lumia 800 battery problems

  Update: Nokia has released another update that fully resolves the battery problem, and audio quality issues. As of 4th March, this update is making it's way out to handsets. It's best to wait for this update rather than follow the guide below. When I first got my Lumia it was running the latest firmware and OS ... Continue reading

Technology that changed gaming #1: The Sony Playstation

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It's hard to imagine today, but there was a time when Sony wasn't a part of the gaming industry. The company had launched a series of MSX computers in the late 1980's, but that was about it. The situation changed in 1991 when a deal with Nintendo turned sour, leaving Sony determined to take a ... Continue reading

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) review

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When I was five years old I lived with my family on a camp site in Africa owned by a construction company. It was in a pretty remote location and we lived in simple Portakabins, but it was fairly civilised, with a small swimming pool and a club house with a screen and projector. Being ... Continue reading

hp Touchpad WebOS tablet review

HP Touchpad

Along with many other owners, my Touchpad was bought in the crazy HP fire sale that made news around the world. As someone who works for an online retailer, I was able to place my order directly on the back office system, bypassing the barrage of customers fighting it out on the web site. On ... Continue reading

A guide to Android

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The Android ecosystem is an unforgiving place. Buying a phone that offers the same ownership experience you get with an iPhone is difficult and requires a lot of luck or some serious research on your part. Many owners end up with a sub-par experience - with poor battery life, stability and nasty user interfaces being ... Continue reading