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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

Jameson launches 1.5 million ‘digitally connected’ bottles in Ireland

March 4, 2020 |

Jameson Irish Whiskey has just announced Jameson Connects. Described as ‘the new immersive digital platform’, consumers and fans of the brand will be able to ‘get more from their bottle and get closer to the brand’ using Near Field … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Buds+

March 4, 2020 |

Together with the launch of the brand new Galaxy S20 line of smartphones, Samsung also launched their upgraded Galaxy Buds+. The improved wireless Bluetooth earbuds arrive a year after the first generation of Buds with quite a few noticeable improvements. We spent the last two weeks … Read More

REVIEW: Lenovo Yoga S940

February 25, 2020 |

If you’ve been shopping around for a new laptop or notebooks lately, then you’ll notice that brands are opting for either of the following two approaches to make their offerings stand out from the crowd. They’re either trimming the size … Read More

HANDS ON PREVIEW: Huawei announce the new €2499 Mate Xs Foldable Smartphone

February 24, 2020 |

Things have just wrapped up at the official Huawei Irish media event for the announcement of the new Huawei Mate Xs foldable smartphone. This new device can be seen as Huawei’s upgraded answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z … Read More

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

February 11, 2020 | 1

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