Video: NETGEAR GS108E-300UKS 8 Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch Review

Every time I have added a smart home component to my house they have come with another bridge that requires connecting to my network. Philips Hue Bridge, Sonos Bridge, Hive Home the list goes on and they all want to be plugged into my router which is rapidly running out…

Video: Hands on with De.Light WiFi hotspot smart lights

nno I have to admit to having a bit of an addiction to smart lights but what do you do if you don’t have wifi coverage in every room. One solution for extending your network is power light technology which uses your house mains wiring to distribute your network. So…

Video: Testing an OLALA 64GB USB 3.0 Lighting/USB Drive

In this video I take a look at an OLALA iDisk USB drive. The cleaver thing about this drive is that it has a lighting connector so you can connect it to an iPhone or iPad and a USB connector that you can connect to a PC of Mac. The…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update build 15031

Overnight Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile for Windows Insiders on the fast ring and in this video I take a look at some of the changes. I have to say this build has the least of amount of changes for some time but still it’s worth…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15031

Microsoft have released a new build of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. Build 15031 has a new compact window mode built into the OS and a new Dynamic Lock feature that locks your PC when you walk away from it. In this video I take a…

Setting up a Smart Home for the rest of us: Part 2 – Lights

In my first part of my setting up a smart home articles I looked at why I chose Amazon Alexa as the main way of controlling my smart home. In this post I will look at howI have setup my lighting to work Alexa using Philips Hue and my existing…

Video: Acer Switch Alpha 12 Review

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is two in one convertible very much in the style of a Surface Pro 4 but with a difference and that is mainly the price. At first glance the Alpha 12 looks very much like a Surface Pro 4 but it actually has some nice…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update Build 15025

In this video I take a look at some of the changes to the latest Windows 10 Mobile build for Windows Insiders. Build 15025 of the Creators Update has a couple of new features matching the PC version released yesterday. I show off the new features and talk about some…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15025

The latest Windows 10 build for Windows Insiders is here. In this video I look at build 15025 which is only available for 64 bit PC systems due to “blocking bug” with the 32 bit version. As Microsoft get closed to the release of the Creators Update we are getting…

Setting up a Smart Homes for the rest of us (Part 1)

[Part 2 covering lights is available here] Home automation and smart homes are nothing new, the tech has been around for years and there are some great installations around. I have dabbled with home automation in the past but this year I am really focusing on smarting up my home….

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