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Cheaper isn’t always better

Getting data abroad on EE pay as you go has always been a miserable experience, assuming you're too disorganised to sort it out in advance. You land somewhe...

Abroad with Monzo

I'm in Spain this week for ApacheCon, and Monzo is definitely delivering on the promise - no foreign usage fees, just the MasterCard exchange rate. I got som...

Atom

Perhaps I'm late to this particular party, but Atom is a properly nice modern text editor / light IDE. That is all.

HPE Microserver Gen8

It was about time I pensioned off the tired old Core2 Duo desktop running as my home fileserver. It sucked up sufficient electricity that it was worth having...

Amazon Echo

I'm not often one to buy the latest gadget without letting them work the kinks out, but I read and heard enough good things about the Amazon Echo to give it ...

Blogging on the Kindle Fire

I thought I'd hate doing this on a device with no hardware keyboard (why did I sell my netbook? Remember when they were cool?), but it's workable for short b...

Monzo

Monzo is something I've been keeping an eye on for a while, and having been at the top of the waiting list all summer, I was straight off the mark when they ...

Hive door sensor

Since launching Hive for heating remote control, British Gas have rolled out quite a lot of other products which work in the same app and use the same router...

First week with the Huawei Watch

I have myself a Huawei Watch (W1). This is one of those areas of tech that I've been quietly sitting out, but having read a few reviews and seen a few friend...

Sip2Sim and the OnePlus Two

Andrews and Arnold do an interesting service where they supply a SIM card which connects to VOIP at their end. Annoyingly, they don't have a sensibly usable ...