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Yes, the long expected release of the iPad in the Republic of Ireland is now programmed in for this Friday (July 23 2010). The same day sees the launch in equally exotic places such as Mexico, Singapore, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Netherlands. Irish (and Mexican etc) users can try out the 11,000 new iPad apps and the 225,000 apps available...

The Acer Aspire line of desktop PCs offers a wide selection of machines, with different levels of power, memory and price. The Acer Aspire M5300 comes in somewhere in the middle of the range, so without further ado we shall plough on with the details. Design Green with purple stripes and orange dots. Only kidding, this machine comes in a stylish, ultra modern casing...

Hamburgers that jump out of the freezer into the frying pan? Cans of lager that open themselves, vomit on the floor and abuse passers by? Anyway, while some people (me) sits and scratch their heads at a world gone mad other people (Brother Industries) only go and make it madder by inventing crazy stuff like vibrating, self charging batteries. How do they work? How on...

Why would you want a Fetch TV SmartBox 8000 Freeview+ Digital TV Recorder box? Well, maybe for the access to a lot of extra channels. Or maybe to let you record and pause live TV. Or maybe….ah wait, you are going to have to read the full review to find out more. Design If you are looking for a cheeky little box to suit snugly above or below your television then...

Instead of promising a free case to iPhone users and then saying something like, “These things happen. Ah well, it’s sorted now. Cheerie bye.”, the Apple strategy of claiming that others phones have similar reception problems has opened a new can of worms. The official response from Samsung is that the Omnia II does not suffer from these problems at all...

To see what is right and not to do it is a want of courage. At least that is what Confucius says and who I am to argue with the most perceptive man ever to have lived / an over rated, glib buffoon (delete as you see fit). If you want to see what it right for you then the Acer Aspire M7300 is what we are currently talking about. Courage not supplied. Design Everything...

How much is that doggy in the window? What shall we do with the drunken sailor? Is the Samsung LE40C580 40” Full HD LCD TV a good buy? Most readers should realistically expect to stumble across the answer to only of those questions today. Design It’s got a 40” screen, it is pleasingly slim and it weighs 18.5kgs if you include the stand. All in all it is a very...

Life is an endless search for food, shelter and a better PC. Maybe your quest for a new computer ends here, in a town called Acer, in a street called Aspire, house number M3300. Design This is a modern desktop PC, so you get the usual elements and all are nicely presented. Notable Specifications I’ll have 500GB hard drive, 4GB memory, AMD Phenom™ II X6 1035T Processor...

The long running iPhone 4 reception debate looks to have been finally resolved. Apple are going to give users a free case. That, combined with the famous patch which shows the correct reception level on the phone,  should resolve the issue once and for all. Anyone who buys an iPhone 4 before October this year will be eligible for their free case. Apple have stated in...

We normally only pay attention to the most far-fetched and outrageous rumours doing the rounds. However, when UK online retailer Superetrader releases juicy details of the supposed new HTC Desire HD we can’t resist a sniff around the information. Just out of curiousity you understand. It is reported to be similar to the US HTC Evo 4G model, with a big screen and...