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HP Announces New HP Spectre 13 & HP Spectre x360

October 10, 2017 |

HP Inc has just announced new HP Spectre 13 and HP Spectre x360 13 laptops. The new products feature updated processors, up to 16.5 hours of battery life and new displays capable of 4K in some models.

The HP Spectre … Read More

REVIEW: FIFA 18

October 9, 2017 |

So it’s that time of year again, EA Sports has released their annual homage to ‘The World’s Game’ in the form of FIFA 18. Being honest, this year’s edition is what I wanted FIFA 17 to be. It brings the world’s … Read More

TheEffect.Net voted ‘Best Digital & Technology Blog’ in Ireland!

October 6, 2017 |

WE DID IT!! On behalf of everyone here in TheEffect.Net HQ, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve just been awarded ‘Best Digital & Technology Blog’ in Ireland at last night’s V By Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017 in Dublin city centre!

Not only … Read More

Google announces Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL & Much More

October 4, 2017 |

So that’s a wrap on Google’s now annual hardware event in San Francisco and boy did they have a lot of new tech to show off. Throughout the event’s almost 2 hour running time, Google unveiled their brand new smartphones, the Pixel … Read More

Sony is releasing an updated PS VR Headset

October 3, 2017 |

Sony has just announced that they will be releasing an updated PS VR headset. The new headset features a very slight redesign with the cable connecting the headset to the console now slimmer and the headphone jack being moved from … Read More

GameStop Ireland launch partnership with Make-A-Wish

October 3, 2017 |

GameStop Ireland & Make-A-Wish have just announced a new partnership and to celebrate the announcement, they’ve granted 10 year old Oliver Hand’s wish of “the whole game console package”. They’ve also announced that GameStop will donate €1 for every FIFA ultimate team jersey … Read More

REVIEW: Forza Motorsport 7

October 2, 2017 |

Forza Motorsport 7 is finally here. Officially announced at Xbox’s E3 2017 press conference, the latest installment in Turn 10 Studios racing franchise drifts its way onto Xbox One and PC October 3rd. With a huge roster of over 700 … Read More

REVIEW: Devialet Silver Phantom Speaker

September 30, 2017 |

The Devialet Silver Phantom is a game changer and by far the most expensive Bluetooth speaker we have ever come across, period. It is one of the loudest Bluetooth speaker available on the market that is capable of pumping out a jaw-dropping … Read More

Twitter trials new 280 character length Tweets

September 27, 2017 | 1

Twitter has just issued an official statement on the recent news that their currently testing an increase character count per tweet to 280, double the original 140 we’ve all grown to either live with or hate.

Their reasoning behind this … Read More

WATCH: New Need for Speed Payback Trailer showing off the biggest NFS world yet

September 26, 2017 |

EA and Ghost Games have just released a brand new trailer for their upcoming installment in the Need for Speed franchise, Need for Speed Payback and this one gives us a glimpse at just how big the world they’ve created … Read More

WATCH: New Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gameplay Trailer (NSFW)

September 22, 2017 |

Bethesda Softworks has just released a brand new gameplay for their upcoming new installment in their re-imagining of the Wolfenstein franchise, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

In this latest title, the Nazis have taken over America and they’ve turned Manhattan … Read More

Xbox One X Pre-orders Now Available: Enhanced Games List Grows to 130+

September 20, 2017 |

Last month at gamescom, Xbox unveiled pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, a limited edition console designed specifically for Xbox’s biggest fans. According to Microsoft, the pre-orders for the console saw record-setting sellouts in the first five days, making … Read More

Sony Xperia XZ1 Now Available in Ireland

September 20, 2017 |

Following on from its unveiling along with its smaller sibling, the Xperia XZ1 Compact, at IFA in Berlin last month, the Xperia XZ1 is now available in Ireland today. Below are some of the key specs for the device along … Read More

Dublin International Game Music Festival (iDIG) to headline at PlayersXpo 2017

September 18, 2017 |

PlayersXpo has just announced the Dublin International Game Music Festival (iDIG) as the latest act to join the PlayersXpo bill taking place on October 28th and 29th in the Convention Centre Dublin. iDIG will present two unique concerts across the bank holiday weekend, with a … Read More

FEATURE: Nostalgia is a Powerful Thing!

September 18, 2017 |

We’re hurtling through 2017 at break-neck speed but if you take one look at the year’s biggest films and must have games and gadgets, you’d be forgiven in thinking we’re still in the 80’s or 90’s. With re-imagined classics from … Read More

WATCH: Fantastic new 4K trailer for Assassin’s Creed Origins

September 14, 2017 |

With just over a month to go to its release, Ubisoft have released one of the coolest trailers yet for their upcoming installation in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins.

The trailer helps us to learn more about the … Read More

Apple announce the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 & 8 Plus & much more

September 12, 2017 |

Apple have just wrapped up things at their annual ‘New iPhone’ event at their brand new Apple Park campus in San Francisco and boy was it an impressive affair. Admittedly, a lot of the sheen had been taken from the … Read More

REVIEW: Knack 2

September 12, 2017 |

I have a confession to make: I actually sort of enjoyed the first Knack. Despite the trolling and partially deserved scorn, it was a decent PS4 launch title, even if it didn’t feel quite as complete as it should’ve been. Does Knack … Read More

REVIEW: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

September 6, 2017 |

When everyone first heard of a potential Mario and Rabbids crossover game, there wasn’t a single eyebrow that wasn’t raised. The idea of such a famous franchise such as Super Mario mingling in with Rabbids was a very interesting but slightly … Read More

Motorola launches new products at IFA 2017

August 31, 2017 |

A few new additions and a revival of their brand as Motorola launches new products at IFA 2017.

It was interesting to listen to Motorola here at IFA and how the brand still holds strong memories for certain generations and … Read More

Lenovo New Products at IFA 2017

August 31, 2017 |

Lots of Lenovo New Products at IFA 2017. Let’s try and compile the highlights with review units coming our way soon for some hands on time. From tablets to VR and home assistants to Star Wars there is a lot … Read More

Do you want to train like a Jedi?

August 31, 2017 |

Lenovo and Disney today unveiled Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality Star Wars product that allows fans to experience Star Wars in ways never before possible. Jedi Challenges features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, Lightsaber controller, and hours of Star Wars gameplay. Jedi … Read More

Talking Concept Products and Lenovo AI

August 30, 2017 |

This evening we had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Xu Fei Yu who is the recently appointed Vice President of Lenovo Institute of artificial intelligence laboratory research and development work. A mouthful of a title but it’s shortened down … Read More

IFA Berlin 2017

August 30, 2017 |

We’ve just arrived in Germany and excited for the Lenovo and Motorola product launches here at IFA Berlin 2017.

Keep an eye on our social media channels to keep up to date on all that is happening. There is lots … Read More

WATCH: Brand new Assassin’s Creed Origins trailer showcasing the series’ biggest world yet

August 25, 2017 |

Ubisoft has just released a brand new trailer where we see Assassin’s Creed Origins director Ashraf Ismail and historian Maxime Durand talk about the important characters you’ll encounter on your adventure through Ancient Egypt and what you’ll be doing while exploring … Read More