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AboutJohn Reilly

John Reilly

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal. John@theeffect.net

Posts By John Reilly

HANDS ON PREVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, S20+ & S20

February 11, 2020 |

Samsung has just unveiled their latest trio of Galaxy S smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. Why the jump to S20 and not S11 after last year’s S10? We were told it’s to showcase the leap in … Read More

Google Maps turns 15 with new features and logo

February 6, 2020 |

Google Maps is turning 15 this year and, to mark the occasion, Google is rolling out some nice new features on a newly designed app and a brand new logo as well.

When it comes to the new app, there … Read More

8 games we’re looking forward to playing in 2020

January 28, 2020 |

With the first month of 2020 already drawing to a close and with game release dates for the year hopefully settling down after a flurry of delay announcements, we wanted to cover the 8 games we simply cannot (but have … Read More

REVIEW: Amazon Echo (3rd Gen)

January 24, 2020 |

Amazon haven’t really reinvented anything with their latest line-up, which began rolling out in Ireland just a few months ago. They added a brilliant LED display to their budget-friendly Echo Dot, introduced raw power with the Echo Studio, and have simply just … Read More

Disney+ launching a week early in Ireland – Now arriving March 24th for €6.99/month

January 21, 2020 |

Disney has just announced that their new video streaming service, Disney+, which launched in November in the US, Canada and a handful of other countries, is now arriving a week earlier than expected in Ireland. It’s original release date, along … Read More

Huawei hosts first Developer Conference in London – €23.5M offered to developers to build apps for its new OS

January 17, 2020 |

Huawei hosted its first developer day in London on Wednesday where it announced a £20 million (€23.5 million) investment to entice British and Irish app developers to make apps for its own Huawei App Gallery.

This announcement can be seen as … Read More

REVIEW: Amazon Echo Show 8

January 15, 2020 |

The Echo Show 8 is Amazon’s newest smart display device, sitting between the 10.1-inch Echo Show and the 5.5-inch Echo Show 5. It looks a lot like the Echo Show 5… just bigger.

The Echo Show 8’s tubby wedge shape is not the most inspiring form … Read More

Panasonic launch new RZ-S500W and RZ-S300W True Wireless Headphones

January 7, 2020 |

Panasonic has just announced two new true wireless headphones, the RZ-S500W and RZ-S300W, with the more impressive RZ-S500W model packing what Panasonic are calling “industry-leading noise cancelling performance”. They’re achieving this by using new Dual Hybrid Noise Cancelling Technology … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note10+

January 3, 2020 |

Launch in 2019, Samsung unveiled their vision for their business orientated smartphone line, the Galaxy Note. Things were different this time around as, for the first time ever, Samsung has two new Galaxy Note devices — Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy … Read More

REVIEW: Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus and MW07 Go True Wireless Earphones

December 17, 2019 | 1

When I got my hands on a pair of Master & Dynamics first entry into the true wireless earphones market, the MW07s, they really stood out from all the other earbuds I had reviewed with their impressively punchy sound and … Read More