MSI GS70 Review: Powerful Gaming, Less Than Stellar Battery

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There’s a lot to like about the Skylake powered MSI GS70 if you’re after a gaming laptop — as well as a few problems. Continue reading “MSI GS70 Review: Powerful Gaming, Less Than Stellar Battery”

Oppo R7 Plus Review: Bigger, Better, Cheaper

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The Oppo R7 Plus continues Oppo’s trend of making somewhat iPhone-esque designs work at a price point considerably below that of Apple’s premium designs. Continue reading “Oppo R7 Plus Review: Bigger, Better, Cheaper”

What Does The Future Hold For Nintendo?

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Over the weekend, I was interviewed for the ABC’s “Japan In Focus” program, broadcast on ABC NewsRadio, talking about Nintendo’s exit from the world’s 100 most valuable brands, and what it means for the gaming giant. Continue reading “What Does The Future Hold For Nintendo?”

Epson Workforce ET-4550 Review

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The Epson Workforce ET-4550 is an injket printer that comes with no inkjet cartridges at all. No, really. None at all, because it doesn’t use them. Continue reading “Epson Workforce ET-4550 Review”

Get Your Eyes Tested? Specsavers Has An App For That

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Specsavers latest tactic to get customers is using iPads extensively instore for everything from customer selfies to delicate lens measurements. I went hands on… eyes-on, I guess… to see how it all works. Continue reading “Get Your Eyes Tested? Specsavers Has An App For That”

Microsoft Surface Book and FreeviewPlus recorders: Vertical Hold – Episode 51

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Microsoft’s got some shiny new laptop toys — but should you get excited? Meanwhile, Freeview’s PVRs are getting better — but are they good enough? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Book and FreeviewPlus recorders: Vertical Hold – Episode 51”

Acer Aspire E5 Review

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Acer’s midrange E5 laptop is priced fairly for what you get, but your needs have to be modest for it to particularly make sense. Continue reading “Acer Aspire E5 Review”

Star Wars Battlefront Beta: Is The Force Strong With This One?

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I played a lot of Star Wars: Battlefront back in the day. It’s back, but does it still contain the magic of that galaxy far, far away? Continue reading “Star Wars Battlefront Beta: Is The Force Strong With This One?”

Kobo Aura H2O Review

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Is there a big enough market for e-readers in the bath? Kobo certainly thinks so, and if that suits you, the Kobo Aura H2O is a solid choice. Continue reading “Kobo Aura H2O Review”

FIFA 16 Review (PS4)

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FIFA 16 continues the gradual polishing of the FIFA franchise with slower but slightly more compelling gameplay. Continue reading “FIFA 16 Review (PS4)”