Hardware

The iPhone 8–After 1 Week of Ownership

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’ve been using the HTC One (M7 and then M9) for the last 4 years on the Three network in Ireland. I liked Android, but problems that both I and my wife had with the M9, and the lousy camera, convinced me to change handsets. And the awful degradation of the Three network and their rubbish [...]

My Hands-Off Review of Surface Studio

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

I don’t have a Surface Studio. My access to one was limited to a 10 minute play in a Microsoft Store in Bellevue, WA last month. But I did have that limited hands-on, I know the specs, and I’ve listened to & read other reviews. So I have my opinions on this headline-making PC from Microsoft [...]

DataOn CiB-9112 V12 Cluster-in-a-Box

March 16, 2016 // 24 Comments

In this post I’ll tell you about the cluster-in-a-box solution from DataOn Storage that allows you to deploy a Hyper-V cluster for a small-mid business or branch office in just 2U, at lower costs than you’ll pay to the likes of Dell/HP/EMC/etc, and with more performance. Background So you [...]

My First Hands-On With Surface Book

March 15, 2016 // 2 Comments

We’re still not able to distribute Surface Book in Ireland, but I got a very brief play with a demo unit in the office yesterday. What was it like? Let me preface it by saying that I have owned 3 high-end ultrabooks over the last few years: Asus UX31 which is a class piece of design, other than [...]

Windows 10 Devices Launch

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Microsoft is launching Surface Pro 4, the Lumia 950 & 950 XL phones, Band 2, and maybe more. Read on – here’s my live blog of the event. Already, thanks to a snafu by Microsoft, we know the specs of the new Lumia flagship handsets: We also know that there will be a dock for these [...]

First Impressions – Intel Compute Stick

July 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

A nice little gadget appeared on my desk at work today: An Intel Compute Stick. Here are my first impressions of this device. Available at: Amazon.com Amazon UK Amazon Germany So what is an Intel Compute Stick? It’s a teeny tiny PC designed to plug into a HDMI display (monitor or TV). The [...]
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