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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

‘Black Shark’ Gaming Phone Available in Ireland Today

November 16, 2018 |

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi recently made its official debut into the Irish market in an exclusive partnership with Three Ireland and now their mobile gaming division is arriving on Irish shores also. Starting today, Irish consumers will be able to pick … Read More

Fossil Sport Smartwatch with Qualcomm 3100 announced

November 8, 2018 |

2018 is a busy year for Fossil with the launch of a number of new smartwatches back at IFA 2018 that unfortunately had the old 2100 Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip. They’ve now just taken the wraps of their latest … Read More

HMD Global partners with iKydz this Christmas

November 6, 2018 |

HMD Global has partnered with iKydz, an Irish internet safety company, to offer 3 months trial of their iKydz Mobile tool for free on the HMD Global’s Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1 handsets. The tool gives parents total control … Read More

Uber Eats Launches in Ireland this Thursday

November 6, 2018 |

From this Thursday, Uber will launch their food app – Uber Eats – in four cities across Ireland. Starting at lunchtime on 8th November, people in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway will be able to sign up to the service … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

November 2, 2018 |

With 2018 wrapping up and every major smartphone manufacturer having finally released their latest flagship, it’s an interesting time to look back and see what’s changed with each of these launches. Notches are still here, headphone jacks are disappearing and … Read More

Xiaomi comes to Ireland: Thanks to Three

November 2, 2018 |

Three Ireland is exclusively launching Xiaomi’s smartphones and other products in the Irish Market and TheEffect.Net team were at the official launch event in Dublin last night. Xiaomi, (pronounced ‘Shaomee’) is now the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker, and makes … Read More

WATCH: Brand New Fallout 76 Live Action Trailer

October 30, 2018 |

With Fallout 76’s launch just over 2 weeks away, Bethesda Studios has launched a brand new live action trailer showcasing some of the more quirky creatures and characters you can expect to see in the game. Set in West Virginia, … Read More

TheEffect.Net voted ‘Best Digital & Tech Blog’ in Ireland for the 2nd year running!

October 26, 2018 |

We did it again! At the Blog Awards 2018 ceremony last night in Dublin city centre, TheEffect.Net was voted the ‘Best Digital & Tech Blog 2018’ in Ireland yet again, two years in a row. We also were awarded BronzeRead More

REVIEW: Sony Xperia XZ3

October 22, 2018 |

If you’ve been keeping track of Sony’s Xperia series, you’ll know that each of their flagship devices usually have a short lifespan. Xperia XZ2 had just been released about six months ago, and now it already has a successor: the … Read More

HANDS ON: Sony’s Christmas Offerings

October 19, 2018 |

Derek and I managed to have some hands on time at Sony’s Christmas Offerings showcase event in The Dean Hotel in Dublin city centre yesterday and we got to play with some of Sony’s newest and coolest tech. On display, … Read More