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Samsung Begins Galaxy Note7 Exchange Programme in UK and Ireland

September 19, 2016 |

Samsung Electronics announced the start of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 Exchange Programme in UK and Ireland today, where customers can begin to exchange their existing device for a brand new Note7.

The start of the Galaxy Note7 Exchange Programme follows … Read More

Win tickets to ’50 Ways To Kill Your Mammies’ Premiere

September 13, 2016 |

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy is an amazing, heart-warming show which we’ve loved for two seasons. The bad news is there isn’t a season 3… instead there’s an entirely new show, 50 Ways to Kill your Mammies which means … Read More

Sony Officially Announce The Playstation 4 Pro & Playstation 4 Slim

September 7, 2016 |

At an official Playstation event in New York this evening, Sony has finally unveiled the new ‘slimed-down’ base PS4 model along with the new 4K & HDR enabled PS4 Pro but it must be mentioned that an update will be … Read More

Apple unveil iPhone 7, 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 & Mario is coming to mobile

September 7, 2016 |

Apple today announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with a longer battery life, high quality cameras and waterproof resistance taking centre stage.

The iPhone 7 has a new, haptic-feedback using home button which can be programmed by apps … Read More

Sony Announces Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact

September 2, 2016 |

With IFA getting into fill swing over in Berlin, Sony used the event to announce their new flagship (sorry Xperia Performance, you’re time in the spotlight was short lived!). The newly announced Xperia XZ is what Sony is calling their … Read More

HP Announces the Pavillion Wave and Slice Desktop Computers

September 1, 2016 |

HP Inc. today debuted two new PCs, HP Pavilion Wave and HP Elite Slice, that are revolutionizing traditional designs for the home and workplace. HP is transforming the desktop PC to create unique experiences that deliver the power customers expect … Read More

Tesco Announces Half Price Sale on Home Entertainment Lines

September 1, 2016 |

Tesco Ireland have just announced a brand new half price sale on a wide range of home entertainment products with some of the headline offers being a 500GB PS4 for just €175 and a 4GB Xbox 360 & Kinect Sensor … Read More

Samsung Announce new Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic Smartwatches at IFA 2016

August 31, 2016 |

With IFA 2016 getting into full swing over in Berlin right now, Samsung are quick out of the gate with their official announcement of the new Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch which is coming in two varieties.

The first variety, the … Read More

WATCH: 20min Of Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay Showcasing Drones, Car-Hacking & More

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Watch the first-ever open world, free-roam gameplay walkthrough for Watch Dogs 2. In this new demonstration, a small section of the San Francisco Bay Area is explored, as Marcus wanders through such world-famous landmarks as Coit Tower and Fisherman’s Wharf. Enhanced … Read More

Watch: New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

August 12, 2016 |

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just got a new trailer aired during the Rio 2016 Olympic coverage, and it’s as good as you were expecting.

Rogue One is looking like a grittier, more realistic adventure through the Star Wars universe … Read More

Vodafone Concept Smart Beachwear and Luggage

August 4, 2016 |

Smart technology could be the saviour of sunburnt Irish skin as almost half of Irish adults (50%) forget to put sunscreen on when in the sun, and over one fifth of parents (22%) forget to put sunscreen on their children.  … Read More

Instagram Launches “Stories” And Yes, It’s Exactly Like Snapchat Stories

August 2, 2016 |

So, in a twist not many people saw coming but is blatantly obviously now that it’s here, Instagram have just added a new feature to their extremely popular photo sharing app and it’s called “Stories”.

Previously, Instagram would be … Read More

Samsung Officially Unveils the New Galaxy Note 7 With Iris Scanner

August 2, 2016 |

So, after weeks of fairly substantial leaks along with some grainy hands-on images and videos, Samsung have finally taken the wraps off their latest phablet in the form of the Galaxy Note 7.

Following in the footsteps of its … Read More

The Walking Dead Season 7’s Comic-Con Trailer is intense

July 28, 2016 |

The Walking Dead is soon returning to our screens this October and as is tradition, Comic Con gives us a crazy trailer to dissect until then.

After the frustrating cliff-hanger at the end of Season 6, it’s hard to tell … Read More

REVIEW: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

July 18, 2016 |

Nearly ten years after EA’s surprise release, we’ve finally got another trip back to the City of Glass in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. This was something no-one expected when EA launched a sequel to a first-person, free-running, action adventure game that … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Go

July 14, 2016 |

So, where to start? The world has literally gone Pokémon crazy and the new app from Niantic Labs, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo really has taken the world by storm.

If you’ve been hiding under a Geodude (see what I did … Read More

Sky Ireland Announce Their Sky Q Ultra HD Offerings: Launching Aug. 13

July 14, 2016 |

Sky Ireland have officially announced the launch of their Ultra HD offerings on their Sky Q Silver box with a selection of sports events, documentary and Ultra HD premieres of some of this year’s biggest films.

Kicking off on … Read More

Virgin Mobile Launch First Ever Mobile Phone Range & Their 4G Network

July 5, 2016 |

At an official unveiling event in the rooftop bar in The Marker hotel Dublin this morning, Virgin Mobile Ireland have just announced their first ever mobile phone range, their new ‘Freestyle’ contract and the launch of their 4G network.

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Panasonic Announce New SC-UA7 & SC-RS52 HiFi Systems

June 21, 2016 |

Panasonic have just officially announced the new SC-UA7 & SC-RS52 HiFi systems which can be seen to be at opposite ends of the HiFi system spectrum!

The new SC-UA7 is an absolute beast of a thing and something we got to … Read More

WATCH: Mafia III E3 Trailer (& 22 Min Gameplay Video)

June 14, 2016 |

So 2K games has just dropped a fantastic looking new trailer for Mafia III right in the middle of E3 and this game is looking better and better the more we see it! In Mafia III, you take control of … Read More

Lenovo Unveil The New Moto Z & Moto Z Force With Moto Mods

June 10, 2016 |

At their annual Lenovo Tech World event in San Fransisco last night, Lenovo, the new owners of Motorola, unveiled the latest flagship Moto phones in the form of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force along with the new Moto … Read More

VIDEO: Watch Dogs 2 Announced – Launching Nov. 15, 2016

June 8, 2016 |

Ubisoft has just unveiled the 2nd instalment in the Watch Dog Series which is aptly named, Watch Dogs 2 and it let’s you take control of new protagonist, Marcus Holloway as you wreck technology-fuelled havoc across a fictional San Francisco. … Read More

BREAKING: Injustice 2 Announced (VIDEO)

June 8, 2016 |

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have just announced Injustice 2,  the sequel to the popular fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us.  The newest game in development from NetherRealm Studios features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei Mate S

May 23, 2016 |

The Huawei Mate S recently launched in Ireland and is exclusive to Three Ireland.

The Mate S is very similar to the Huawei G8 we recently reviewed, but it’s much more premium, but in terms of … Read More

REVIEW: HTC 10

May 20, 2016 |

HTC’s worrying sales and stats have done little to dent their forward momentum and their latest flagship, the HTC 10, is a testament to their perseverance. Arriving slightly later to the market than its main competitors, Samsung and LG, the wait … Read More