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REVIEW: Red Dead Redemption 2

November 5, 2018 |

What could be considered the most anticipated game of the year is finally here, Red Dead Redemption 2 (we’ll call it RDR2 from now on) is out now on the PS4 and Xbox One. It seems like it’s been in … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

November 2, 2018 |

With 2018 wrapping up and every major smartphone manufacturer having finally released their latest flagship, it’s an interesting time to look back and see what’s changed with each of these launches. Notches are still here, headphone jacks are disappearing and … Read More

Xiaomi comes to Ireland: Thanks to Three

November 2, 2018 |

Three Ireland is exclusively launching Xiaomi’s smartphones and other products in the Irish Market and TheEffect.Net team were at the official launch event in Dublin last night. Xiaomi, (pronounced ‘Shaomee’) is now the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker, and makes … Read More

WATCH: Brand New Fallout 76 Live Action Trailer

October 30, 2018 |

With Fallout 76’s launch just over 2 weeks away, Bethesda Studios has launched a brand new live action trailer showcasing some of the more quirky creatures and characters you can expect to see in the game. Set in West Virginia, … Read More

TheEffect.Net voted ‘Best Digital & Tech Blog’ in Ireland for the 2nd year running!

October 26, 2018 |

We did it again! At the Blog Awards 2018 ceremony last night in Dublin city centre, TheEffect.Net was voted the ‘Best Digital & Tech Blog 2018’ in Ireland yet again, two years in a row. We also were awarded BronzeRead More

REVIEW: Sony Xperia XZ3

October 22, 2018 |

If you’ve been keeping track of Sony’s Xperia series, you’ll know that each of their flagship devices usually have a short lifespan. Xperia XZ2 had just been released about six months ago, and now it already has a successor: the … Read More

HANDS ON: Sony’s Christmas Offerings

October 19, 2018 |

Derek and I managed to have some hands on time at Sony’s Christmas Offerings showcase event in The Dean Hotel in Dublin city centre yesterday and we got to play with some of Sony’s newest and coolest tech. On display, … Read More

WATCH: Official Battlefield V Single Player Campaign Trailer

October 17, 2018 |

EA has just dropped the brand new single player campaign trailer for their upcoming WWII FPS epic, Battlefield V. “Discover the untold stories of World War 2 with Battlefield V’s single player War Stories,” the description of Battlefield V’s new single-player trailer said.

“In Nordlys, … Read More

Huawei Announce the Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Arriving in Ireland Next Month

October 16, 2018 |

At the official global launch event in London’s ExCel Centre today, Huawei took the wraps of their latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The also announced its smaller sibling, the Mate 20, its Porsche Design cousin, the Mate … Read More

REVIEW: Google Pixel 3 XL

October 15, 2018 |

We’ve been using the new Google Pixel 3 XL almost a week now and we’ve learnt a lot about Google’s newest handset, which will be the first Pixel phone available to Irish consumers on November 1st. We must say though, … Read More

REVIEW: KuaiFit K Sport Wireless Earphones

October 15, 2018 |

True wireless earphones come in all shapes and sizes. The most familiar ones out there would be the Apple Airpods. Makers of wireless earphones are doing what they can to make themselves stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

 

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Samsung announce the Galaxy A9 with FOUR rear cameras!

October 11, 2018 |

We’re smack bang in the middle of #Techtober where most major smartphone manufacturers are announcing their latest handsets and Samsung have entered the ring with one of their most unique handsets to date! They’ve just announced the new … Read More

Google announces the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL & Pixel Stand: Coming to Ireland

October 9, 2018 |

So, after months of leaks and hands on videos, Google has finally ‘officially’ unveiled their newest handsets, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL along with the new Pixel Stand wireless charging dock. To kick things off, were going to take … Read More

Three Ireland launches own-brand 3Prism II & 3Prism Plus

October 9, 2018 |

Three has launched their latest own-brand handsets with two new smartphones; the 3Prism II and the 3Prism Plus.Before we get into the details of the new handsets, below are the key specs for each device:

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HMD Global announce the Nokia 7.1 & two new earphone models

October 5, 2018 |

HMD Global has unveiled their brand smartphone, the Nokia 7.1, at an official launch event in London yesterday evening. The new Nokia 7.1 has a 5.8-inch FullHD+ display and comes with HMD’s ‘PureDisplay’ technology as well as HDR support which is … Read More

REVIEW: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

October 4, 2018 |

Now on its 11th installment, the Assassin’s Creed brand is one of the most recognisable gaming franchises around. With it’s latest outing though, Ubisoft has decided to take its gaming legacy and the multitude of things they’ve learned over the … Read More

Microsoft announce FOUR new Surface products

October 3, 2018 |

Last night, Microsoft announced the most new Surface products it ever has at one event. Product Lead Panos Panay was excited to be showing off such a selection of new products but, taking a step back, a lot of these … Read More

Vodafone Ireland Launches 2-hour ‘Fix&Go’ repair service for devices

October 2, 2018 |

For all you ‘accidental phone droppers/smashers’ and general unlucky phone users out there, you’ll be delighted to hear Vodafone Ireland has just launched a new service called ‘Vodafone Fix&Go’, a new that aims to provide smartphone users on … Read More

REVIEW: FIFA 19

September 30, 2018 |

EA Sports are back once again with their annual instalment of one of their biggest titles, FIFA 19, and this year they seem to have listened to fans feedback and have come up with something a little bit special, read … Read More

REVIEW: Forza Horizon 4

September 25, 2018 |

Forza Horizon 4 has a hard job to do, its predecessor was one of my favourite racing games of all time. It mixed great graphics, multiplayer and soundtrack with a deep career mode and sheer sense of fun. So, how … Read More

AllCast Irish Gamers to host biggest GamerFest to date

September 24, 2018 |

With the Christmas season fast approaching (sorry for using the ‘C’ word) and AAA gaming titles launching by the week at this stage, Galway is gearing up for its largest ever gaming festival to celebrate all things gaming, with 2,000 … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note9

September 23, 2018 |

One of the most expensive Android phones on the market and, in our opinion, one of the best this year. Samsung is a global powerhouse and it’s with these phones it can flex its muscles along with charging as much … Read More

Amazon announce FIVE new & redesigned Echo devices that are coming to Ireland

September 21, 2018 |

At their official press conference in Seattle yesterday, Amazon took the wraps off a slew of new and redesigned Echo products for all around your home and even your car. Now, we’ve just been told which of these new products … Read More

Sony announce the PlayStation Classic: Will include 20 pre-installed games

September 19, 2018 |

It’s been almost 25 years since the original PlayStation was introduced to the world. Developed by then Sony Computer Entertainment, it was the first home console in video game history to ship an unprecedented 100 million units worldwide. Its ability … Read More

What To Expect From Dublin Games Festival This November

September 18, 2018 |

Following on from the success of Dublin Games Summit back in July, the team at Aeonspark Events have sent on a breakdown of what to expect from their next gaming focused event, the Dublin Games Festival, happening in the RDS … Read More