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Cycle gear

In the past, I never owned a bike or any of the associated kit long enough for it to wear out or for something better to come on the market - my bikes always...

DBPower battery booster

DBPower car battery booster I'm very impressed with this thing. It was recommended to me by a colleague, I found a nearly-new one on Ebay and it's been under...

User experience

So I bought a new microwave for the church kitchen last weekend, as you do. I'm still not sure whether the old one was indeed "broken" or just "too complicat...

Crossrail

It didn't come as much of a surprise to me that Crossrail will be late. And though I personally am annoyed that the day when I can jump directly from Padding...

How hard can it be?

Sometimes, I wonder if it's me getting old or large corporations failing to shut up and take my money. Or in this case, somebody else's money. Although this ...

Bytemark bought by iomart

And so, after sixteen years, Bytemark has been bought out. In common with rather a lot of other customers (if Twitter is anything to go by), I was a bit sadd...

Third time lucky

So the debacle finally came to an end - on the third attempt (one full month after the original order), OnePlus managed to ship me a 5t which did not disappe...

DHL and the disappearing smartphone

Apparently the top line is wrong My OnePlus 2 has served me well, but the battery is starting to show its age, and it lacks certain features like Android Pay...

I hope USB-C catches on

A small connector for a lot of power and data New laptop, new docking station. But not the proprietary plastic tray of olden times; we've been trying out the...

Lenovo T470s

Do your keys glow in the dark? Mine do. I've just been issued with one of these as my new work laptop. So far, I have to say I'm impressed - it solves the po...