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Samsung Announce New Galaxy A3 & A5 Smartphones

January 2, 2017 |

Samsung today announced the latest Galaxy A series which will be available in Ireland in two variants, the 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3 models.

The Galaxy A and a metal frame and 3D glass back that can be seen as … Read More


December 27, 2016 |

Steep is something entirely new for this generation, a winter sports game! It’s been a pretty quiet genre since SSX and Amped hung up their snowboards but Ubisoft Annecy have brought the genre back, throwing in skiing, paragliding and wingsuiting … Read More

REVIEW: Dead Rising 4

December 21, 2016 |

Like many other gamers out there, I was surprised to hear that we were going to be “treated” to another instalment of Capcom’s Dead Rising series. What to many was thought of as a dead rubber of a series has … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

December 19, 2016 |

Our Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review takes a look at a true 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet with a large screen, removable keyboard, and more.


Build Quality

Right out of the box, you definitely notice how sleek, thin, and light … Read More

WATCH: For Honor Story Campaign Gameplay Trailer

December 16, 2016 |

Ubisoft have just launched a brand new story campaign Gameplay trailer for ‘For Honor’ which you can watch above.

The trailer tells us more about the single-player or co-op experience in the story campaign. Three legendary warrior factions – The noble … Read More

Amazon Prime Video Now Available In Ireland

December 14, 2016 |

After previously being announced by Jeremy Clarkson and Co. a few weeks back, Amazon Prime Video has now been made available to customers in over 200 countries with Ireland being one of them. The massive expansion can be seen as … Read More

You Can Now Shazam Songs Within Snapchat

December 14, 2016 |

We’re well aware of Instagram’s efforts to do everything cool Snapchat is doing so it looks like the guys at Snap Inc. have just added another feature for Instagram to copy. Starting today, you will be able to Shazam songs … Read More

REVIEW: Playstation 4 Pro

December 13, 2016 |

So it’s been just over a month since the PS4 Pro was released into the world and we’ve had some time to get to grips with “the world’s most powerful console”. Touting itself as the first ‘Dynamic 4K-gaming’ console for … Read More

Netflix is now available on Virgin Media Horizon TV

December 12, 2016 |

Virgin Media Ireland have just announced that, starting today, Virgin Media Horizon TV users will be able to use their Netflix subscription right inside the Virgin Media TV service at no additional cost.

You can access the new app/channel by going … Read More

Irish Company Using NASA Technology To Create “World’s Coolest Beer Glass”

December 7, 2016 |

Here in TheEffect.Net HQ, we love our tech but, not surprisingly, we also love our beer (cider, stout, larger; you name it, we drink it!) so when we heard about an Irish start up company developing “The World’s Coolest Beer … Read More

REVIEW: Titanfall 2

December 6, 2016 |

Titanfall 2. A game that saw criticism on it’s Xbox One exclusive debut due to it’s lack of a campaign is back and Respawn Entertainment have sought to silence a lot of critics with it’s release. Titanfall 2 adds a … Read More

REVIEW: Box – Accessories worth getting excited about

November 30, 2016 |

Box, a company that you might not have heard of yet but is one you might start hearing a lot more about. They’re a UK based tech company who make peripherals for your phone, tablet or laptop and they gave … Read More

REVIEW: Eagle Flight (PSVR)

November 24, 2016 |

The problem I’ve had with my PlayStation VR lately is that it’s great to show friends, but not so much for gaming by myself. While there is a lot available, the launch line-up for the PlayStation VR is full of … Read More

REVIEW: Lenovo YOGA Book (Android)

November 21, 2016 |

The Lenovo YOGA Book is one of many hybrid devices that attempt to streamline the best features of pre-existing technologies and adapt them to fit our lifestyles. The model we reviewed was a mobile version powered by Android, but there are also … Read More

REVIEW: Dishonored 2

November 17, 2016 |

Following on from the critically acclaimed first instalment in Arkane Studio’s epic new IP, Dishonored 2 follows the same gripping narrative arcs of its predecessor whilst improving gameplay mechanics and levels of inter-actability across the board. In a period where … Read More

REVIEW: Watch Dogs 2

November 14, 2016 |

So the day has finally come and the release of Watch Dogs 2 is almost upon us. 2 years on from the less than flattering response to the first instalment in Ubisoft’s hacking franchise, Watch Dogs 2 has a lot … Read More

REVIEW: Here They Lie

November 8, 2016 |

Here They Lie is a first-person explorer with a distinct horror flavouring. It’s not really a game whose plot I can summarise easily. Not for fear of spoilers, but rather because I don’t really have the first clue what was … Read More

REVIEW: Robinson: The Journey

November 7, 2016 |

With PSVR out and selling like hotcakes if Sony are to be believed, it looks like the headset has been a success so far. We’re all to aware though that this success will now only continue if high quality content … Read More

REVIEW: Battlefield 1

November 3, 2016 |

There’s no denying that when EA DICE decided to take such an unbelievably traumatic time in human history, many were worried that they would carry out a grave injustice to a period in time that so drastically changed the world. Previous … Read More

Apple Announce New 13″ & 15″ MacBook Pros with ‘Touch Bar’

October 27, 2016 |

So Apple’s San Francisco MacBook refresh event has just wrapped up and there really wasn’t all that much announced. After years of iterative updates, Apple have final upgraded the overall look and performance of the Macbook Pro line by, you … Read More

REVIEW: Batman: Arkham VR

October 26, 2016 |

Seen as one of the flagship launch titles for Sony’s new VR headset, Batman: Arkham VR from Rocksteady games, had a lot to live up to in our books. Would it be able to replicate the fantastic sense of place … Read More

REVIEW: Rez Infinite

October 21, 2016 |

To start and to bring everyone up to speed, Rez can be described as an on-rails 3D-shooter much like the Panzer Dragoon games that came out on the SEGA Saturn. What makes Rez Infinite different from games like Panzer is that you’re … Read More

Samsung Gear 360 Now Available In Ireland

October 20, 2016 |

Samsung Ireland has just announced the availability of the spherical little camera that lets you capture instant 360 degree photos and videos on your Samsung phone. Important to note though, the new Gear 360 camera only works with the Galaxy … Read More

NEWS: Nintendo Switch Announced

October 20, 2016 |

So, after years of Nintendo floundering in the console space but smashing it in the portable gaming arena, they’ve ‘switched’ it up (be prepared for years of that joke). Nintendo have merged their portable and home consoles together to form … Read More

REVIEW: Lenovo Yoga 900S

October 19, 2016 |

When it comes to laptops, Lenovo are famous for their Yoga line of ultra portable convertible laptops and it’s easy to see why. Their super slim profiles, impressive battery life and form-defying capabilities make them extremely impressive pieces of kit … Read More