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S-Charge battery case for Nintendo Switch

TECH TALK: S-Charge battery case for Nintendo Switch

The much anticipated present on Christmas morning was opened with glee. A shiny Nintendo Switch™ was soon in the hands of my Pokémon mad daughter. In anticipation of the highly portable nature of this particular console, we had an S-Charge ready and waiting in the wings to spring into action.
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GoXtreme Reef action cam in blue and yellow

TECH TALK: GoXtreme Reef action cam

As someone who gets nervous at the merest splash approaching my technological devices, there is an air of trepidation as I stand prepared to plunge the camera into the depths…well, of the bathroom sink anyhow.

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Balanced armature 3D printed Brainwavz Koelearphones

TECH TALK: Brainwavz Koel earphones

Walking into work on a cold winter's morning listening to the latest news or the top tunes helps me ease into the day ready for another eight hours at the coal face.
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How fast a broadband connection do you need for Netflix?

HOW MUCH broadband do you need? In the last month, more of us than ever have flirted with streaming TV services like Amazon Prime and Netflix, yet the regulator Ofsted says more than a million homes are still unable to get what it considers a decent internet signal.

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How safe is your phone from viruses?

COMPUTERS, as everyone knows are breeding grounds for viruses. In fact, they’re the high-tech equivalent of standing next to someone blowing his nose in a crowded train carriage. That’s why you should never use one without protective software installed.

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In with the new: Top 5 tech trends for 2017

2016 will likely be remembered for all the wrong reasons, and when you consider that the biggest emerging trends in the technical arena have been Pokemon Go and the spread of fake news, you get some perspective on how bad things have been.

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James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in Amazon Prime's Grand Tour, one of the new 'smart shows' now available on your TV

Christmas streamers: What to watch on your smart TV this holiday

BY NOW, you may already have experienced the annual disappointment of flicking through the double issue of Radio Times to discover that there’s virtually nothing worth watching on any of the dozens of channels you can now receive. So it’s exactly the right time to explore the world beyond your aerial or Sky dish.

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The Amazon Echo Dot sits on a shelf and waits for you to speak to it

Why the age of the remote control will soon be over

A TIME before remote controls seems positively prehistoric today - yet until the mid-Seventies, they were unheard of in Britain. Even then, the first ones were capable of doing nothing more than muting the volume and clicking between the three available channels.

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