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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

Saorview Connect takes on sports giant ESPN for global innovation award

September 14, 2018 |

RTÉ has been shortlisted for a coveted IBC 2018 Innovation Award, for its free-to-air television service, Saorview Connect. The service provider is up against the likes of ESPN and WRC (the World Rally Championship) in the much coveted ‘Content … Read More

Apple unveil THREE new iPhones & Apple Watch Series 4

September 12, 2018 |

Today, at their annual iPhone event in San Francisco, Apple have intro’d 3 new smartphones and a new Apple Watch with the brand new iPhone XS (10S) and XS Max (10S Max) the flagship announcements from the show. These new … Read More

REVIEW: NOW TV Smart Stick

September 6, 2018 |

NOW TV  has been out a while in Ireland and it originally launched with the NOW TV Box. The box was small and fit into most setup pretty seamlessly, but it was starting to age and technology has moved on, … Read More

REVIEW: Spider-Man

September 4, 2018 |

After its unveiling at E3 2016 in Los Angeles, we’ve had quite the wait for Sony Playstation’s next big exclusive. Developed by Insomniac, the studio behind classics such as Spyro the Dragon and Ratchet & Clank, this fresh new take … Read More

HANDS ON PREVIEW: Huawei unveil the Mate 20 Lite @ IFA 2018

August 31, 2018 |

At IFA 2018, Huawei decided to unveil their newest entry into their Mate smartphone line in the form of the Huawei Mate 20 Lite. Packing 4 AI-enabled cameras, 2 on the back and 2 on the front, a huge 3750mAh … Read More

HANDS ON PREVIEW: Sony announces the new Sony Xperia XZ3

August 31, 2018 |

Sony has just taking the wraps of their latest flagship device here at IFA 2018. The new Xperia XZ3 packs Sony’s first ever OLED display in a smartphone. It also packs a 19MP ‘Motion Eye’ sensor, the same as the … Read More

Lenovo launch new Yoga, ThinkPad & Chromebook laptops @ IFA 2018

August 30, 2018 |

At their annual TechLife event during IFA 2018, Lenovo has unveiled their latest additions to the Yoga, ThinkPad and Chromebook range of laptops. With Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos appearing in more and more of Lenovo’s devices along with improved … Read More

HANDS ON PREVIEW: HTC unveil the HTC U12 life @IFA 2018

August 30, 2018 |

With IFA 2018 in full swing, HTC decided to use this massive European technology convention to unveil their latest midrange handset. The HTC U12 life is designed to go up against the likes of the Huawei P Smart an Samsung’s … Read More

Driving meets Technology – Part 1

August 27, 2018 |

The Effect.net is mainly a tech and gaming review site right? Then why does this article’s title talk about driving? When I joined the team here, I was driving nearly 60,000 km a year around the country. I’m now based … Read More

REVIEW: Motorola Moto G6

August 17, 2018 |

Motorola was one of the first Android manufacturers to offer decent user experience on budget. With the debut of Moto G in 2013, the company disrupted the affordable smartphone market.  In its sixth iteration, under Lenovo, the Moto G range … Read More

Vodafone Launch ‘V By Vodafone’: A Dedicated IoT Sim & Connected Devices

August 13, 2018 |

Vodafone Ireland has just entered the Internet of Things (IoT) consumer market with the launch of ‘V by Vodafone’ which will let Irish consumer connect the new V-Bag (a bag location-tracker), V-Auto (connected car dongle) and V-Camera (4G … Read More

Samsung Unveil the Galaxy Note9

August 9, 2018 |

At the global launch event in Brooklyn, New York, Samsung finally took the wraps off their latest flagship phone, the new Samsung Galaxy Note9. A lot of leaks have already surfaced of this new device and they were all pretty … Read More