The Gaming Laptop – ASUS RoG STRIX GL702 Review
May11

The Gaming Laptop – ASUS RoG STRIX GL702 Review

Reviewed by Cameron, my 18yr old Head of Tech and Media (really, I have no business near this laptop, not knowing my League of Legends from my Battlefield Go; it seemed better I hand it over to Head Gamer). And this is what he thought… Readers warning; this will be a nerdy review. And I’m not even sorry. “Compact and Potent” is the leading selling point on the ASUS website, and frankly I’ve never heard such an accurate...

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The lightest, thinnest, fastest (& prettiest) laptop – the ASUS ZenBook 3 Review
Apr04

The lightest, thinnest, fastest (& prettiest) laptop – the ASUS ZenBook 3 Review

It’s a conversation I see a lot in my online social circles; “I’m looking for a new laptop. It needs to handle all my work, but also needs to be light to carry around. Any suggestions?”. For bloggers and writers and photographers, it’s a perennial issue (and yes, it’s no doubt the same for many others too) – we need our tech to do our jobs, but we also need to not be chained to a big desk...

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Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review
Feb28

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review

We’ve been working with ASUS, trying out some of their latest tech in a family setting, to see if we can work out from a baffling array of options which is best for which job in the house. This week my gaze turned to the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review – which was snaffled swiftly away by the 14yr old, and borrowed heavily when his back is turned by the 10yr old. They’ve been so busy with it that I’d barely had a...

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Honestly? I didn’t get it (or the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA Review )
Feb13

Honestly? I didn’t get it (or the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA Review )

When Asus sent me the ZenBook Flip (the UX360CA model, for those to whom the extra letters matter) I’ll be honest. I didn’t really get it. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I know why I love my tablet. I also know why I need a laptop. But a hybrid laptop? Why do I need something that can’t make up its mind (*whispers* and probably therefore ends up doing neither properly)?  On unpacking I was actually surprised –...

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Do YOU know what your kids are doing online? 1 in 5 parents don’t.
Feb06

Do YOU know what your kids are doing online? 1 in 5 parents don’t.

Internet safety for kids. I know, I might bang on about it a bit, but honestly – I’m endlessly surprised at how many of my kids friends’ parents seem to have  little-to-no control over their kids activities on the Internet. Or they go the other way, and out of abject fear of the internet boogie man they lock them down entirely. Like it or not, the internet is as much a part of our kids lives as going to the park was for...

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We found the perfect ‘good’ in-ear headphones for your fussy teen
Dec10

We found the perfect ‘good’ in-ear headphones for your fussy teen

We’re already big fans of Sennheiser (the Urbanite XL, our chosen Ultimate Headphones for your Digital Teen, are still much-loved and used daily – and astonishingly haven’t once broken), so when we were asked if we might like to try the new Momentum in-ear buds, I knew I had to say yes. not least because Teen 1 staked oldest-child-dibs on the Urbanite, and Teen 2 loves an in-ear headphone anyway. The Momentum range...

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