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Computer Speakers Overview

Feb 28, 2012 No Comments by

Until decent sound cards arrived in PCs and Macs, there was no point having quality speakers because they’d only amplify the awfulness.

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Digital Compact Cameras overview

Feb 21, 2011 No Comments by

What constitutes a ‘compact’ digital camera has been changing over the past few years.  After digital usurped film two significant categories emerged: basic point-and-shoot snappers and digital SLRs; pretty much a mirror image of what had been the case with film cameras. Then superzooms came along; cameras with powerful, non-interchangeable zoom lenses that were larger [...]

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PVR set-top TV tuners overview

Jan 30, 2011 No Comments by

Freeview, Freesat, Sky, Virgin and all that black box mallarkey… Even though we still refer to external plug-in TV tuners as ‘set-top boxes’ today’s TVs are so thin as to make such balancing acts impossible. Pedantic semantics aside, there’s still plenty of room for confusion when it comes to getting a decent choice of channels [...]

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Sat-Nav overview

Jan 27, 2011 No Comments by

Not too many of us trust satellite navigation.  Apparently.  Some study or other reckoned seven out of eight directional dimbos thought they might be being sent the wrong way – or at least not the best way – by their insistent little dashboard chum. TF can see why you might be glad of sat-nav in a foreign [...]

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Smartphones overview

Jan 27, 2011 No Comments by

An overview of the smartphone market. Do you really need all that funcitonality? Do ‘new’ developments create phones that are that much better than what’s come before? Should you commit to a 24-month contract to get a top handset or pay nearly £500 and be able to upgrade whenever you like?

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Superzoom Digital Cameras overview

Jan 13, 2011 No Comments by

What’s going on with superzooms.

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DAB Digital Radio overview

Jan 13, 2011 No Comments by

There’s a lot going on in DAB digital radio. Such as whether the technology will prevail, whether enough of us will take the DAB plunge and whether there’s a future for FM.

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Digital SLR Cameras overview

Jan 12, 2011 No Comments by

Digital SLR cameras are becoming more capable and more affordable. No longer the preserve of the photo-pro, or even the committed amateur, now anyone can get their hands on a state-of-the-art snapper. Whether owning a great camera means you’ll take great photos is another matter altogether…

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Blu-ray overview

Jan 12, 2011 No Comments by

Blu-ray: proper high definition content for your HD TV. None of your 720p bollocks, Blu-ray is 1080p Full HD and right now it’s the best quality sound a vision experience going.

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MP3 Players overview

Jan 11, 2011 No Comments by

Back when Brylcreem ruled the waves, personal audio devices were necessarily limited in scope. They played sound. Vision was a peripheral pipedream, and in any case, who’s going to squint at a teensy screen? How Fogies yearn for such innocent times.

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