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Irish Adults Vote PlayStation 1 as the Best Games Console Santa Ever Brought

December 17, 2018 |

With Christmas fast approaching and letters to Santa flying out to lapland at breakneck speeds, all you gamers out there will have those handful of titles or even a new console you hope are under the tree come Christmas morning. … Read More

First big names for Dublin Comic Con 2019 announced

December 11, 2018 |

With Dublin Comic Con just a few months away, the organisers have just announced the first major names that will be in attendance over the course of the weekend. The line up is made up of stars of both the … Read More

WATCH: Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Trailer – Game Launching April 23rd 2019

December 7, 2018 |

At the Game Awards 2018 last night, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Mortal Kombat 11. The official Mortal Kombat 11 Announce trailer (above) sets the stage for what looks like an epic, time bending story and features an original music track created … Read More

WATCH: New RAGE 2 Game Awards Trailer – Game launching May 14th 2019

December 7, 2018 |

Last night at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, id Software and Avalanche Studios debuted the latest trailer for RAGE 2, showcasing the massive open world, multiple biomes,  gyrocopters, massive monster trucks, big-ass guns and some Mutant Bash TV mayhem. They … Read More

REVIEW: Fallout 76

December 6, 2018 |

It’s been a bumpy road for Bethesda over the last few weeks. And when their latest game, Fallout 76 launched to a litany of reactionary backlash, I wanted to wait. Why? Because first impressions aren’t always everything, and yes they … Read More

REVIEW: Panasonic SC-GA10 Smart Speaker with Google Assistant

December 4, 2018 |

After its unveiling at IFA last year, the Panasonic SC-GA10 Smart Speaker with Google Assistant has finally made its way to Irish shores. For me, it’s great to see Panasonic entering this smart speaker category in the market as they’ve … Read More

REVIEW: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

November 29, 2018 |

After an impressive Irish launch in partnership with Three Ireland earlier this month, Xiaomi have entered the market with a slew of handsets and devices. Having already reviewed their e-scooter, we’ve also got our handsets on their entry level handset … Read More

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

November 28, 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

Just Eat giving away €10,000 in gift cards to celebrate 25 million journeys on dublinbikes

November 27, 2018 |

Just Eat dublinbikes has just announced that over 25 million journeys have been taken on their bike hire scheme since 2009 and, to celebrate, Just Eat are giving away €10,000 worth of gift cards to lucky users of the service. … Read More

REVIEW: Battlefield V

November 20, 2018 |

Ah Battlefield. The ever-dependable FPS from EA takes another trip into the past with Battlefield V – a game that hasn’t had the smoothest of journeys to launch but it’s finally here. EA’s looking to innovate; promising a touching … Read More

REVIEW: Earin M-2 Wireless Earphones

November 20, 2018 |

Last year we reviewed Earin’s first set of truly wireless earbuds, the M-1. Earin was one of the first companies to release fully wireless earbuds. They were small, sounded good, but ultimately, the technology let them down and they were … Read More

REVIEW: Amazon Echo Plus

November 19, 2018 |

Earlier this year, we reviewed the Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) and now as we come towards the end of 2018, we’re here with the brand new replacement for that Echo, the Amazon Echo Plus. In this review we’re going to … Read More

‘Black Shark’ Gaming Phone Available in Ireland Today

November 16, 2018 |

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi recently made its official debut into the Irish market in an exclusive partnership with Three Ireland and now their mobile gaming division is arriving on Irish shores also. Starting today, Irish consumers will be able to pick … Read More

REVIEW: Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter

November 15, 2018 |

Xiaomi (pronounced SHOW-ME, think of ‘shower me’ without the ‘er’) recently launched in Ireland through a partnership with Three Ireland and while they are mostly known for their mobile phones, Xiaomi are now more of a lifestyle technology company who … Read More

REVIEW: Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Nintendo Switch)

November 14, 2018 |

We’ve been playing Starlink: Battle for Atlas on Nintendo Switch from Ubisoft for a couple of weeks now and so far our journey with Fox McCloud and the rest of the team has been pretty good. Starlink is an open world … Read More

Fossil Sport Smartwatch with Qualcomm 3100 announced

November 8, 2018 |

2018 is a busy year for Fossil with the launch of a number of new smartwatches back at IFA 2018 that unfortunately had the old 2100 Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip. They’ve now just taken the wraps of their latest … Read More

HMD Global partners with iKydz this Christmas

November 6, 2018 |

HMD Global has partnered with iKydz, an Irish internet safety company, to offer 3 months trial of their iKydz Mobile tool for free on the HMD Global’s Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1 handsets. The tool gives parents total control … Read More

Uber Eats Launches in Ireland this Thursday

November 6, 2018 |

From this Thursday, Uber will launch their food app – Uber Eats – in four cities across Ireland. Starting at lunchtime on 8th November, people in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway will be able to sign up to the service … Read More

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