Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda is an open-world action adventure third person shooter set in a stunning new galaxy filled with goldilocks planets (not so golden at the start), ancient technology and alien friends and enemies. Bioware’s Mass Effect series is well known and fans have been waiting five years to see what will follow the original

Netgear Arlo Pro Review

A few weeks ago Netgear were good enough to let me test out one of their Arlo Q cameras. The Q is a decent security camera that hooks into your wifi and is powered by a microUSB. We liked it and it worked really well for an indoor camera, but security cameras are far more

Rezzed 2017 – indies coming of age?

Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend the day attending the Annual Rezzed show in Tobacco Dock in London. Rezzed grew up as a indie adjunct to Eurogamer’s EGX (EuroGamereXpo) but over the years it’s matured and found it’s own style. You’ll find very few AAA games houses and indeed unless you’re an avid indie

Coleman FyreStorm Backpacking Stove

The Coleman Fyre Series is designed to be as small and light as possible and the FyreStorm PCS Backpacking Stove is their new all in one solution for serving up hot meals and drinks whilst hiking. The whole unit fits inside the 20cm pot and weights less than a kilo including a gas canister. It’s made

Samsung Galaxy S8 Announced

2016 wasn’t a good year for Samsung and 2017 hasn’t started off well. Last year they had the amazing exploding Galaxy Note 7 that got recalled, re-released and recalled again. This year there’s been a perhaps more important development in Korea with the head of the company as well as the country’s President embroiled in

Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart water bottle

I’m forgetful. I forget appointments and hence have a calendar. I forget medication and hence have alarms to tell me when to take them. Water is arguably as important as meds – wouldn’t it make sense to have this on a schedule as well? With everything getting smart is it really a surprise that there’s now

Netgear’s Orbi wifi-system

Have a look around and you can probably find the router you use to connect your computer to the internet. Chances are it’s a bit dusty and possibly covered up or hidden. Chances are also good that it was given to you or you bought it from your ISP, you set it up and then

First Impressions of Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda, the fourth title in the series, was released this week and reviews have been out since Monday. The consensus is that it’s a mixed bag of tricks:  combat (excellent), animation (pretty bad), dialogue and voice acting (brilliant at times, stale and clichéd at others), bugs (too many), menu system (cluttered and unwieldy),

Fifteen minutes of nothing a day

Chris has been playing a lot of Breath of the Wild – the joys of The Switch is that he can get up and walk away from the TV in the lounge and take the game wherever he goes. I’ve been pulled into a mesmerizing book on my Kindle and find myself using every free