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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.

Posts By John Reilly

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 review

April 26, 2013 |

Here is our very own hands-on review of the Panasonic Lumix TZ40. the TZ40 is Panasonic’s new flagship compact travel camera having replaced it’s predecessor the TZ30. Keeping some of the previous model’s impressive features such as the 20x optical … Read More

This new Playstation 4 video tells us more…about the controller..!

April 25, 2013 |

Well, it may not be the video which finally reveals what the PS4 will actually look like but it does give us some good info on the newly designed PS4 controller and how the light bars and track pad will … Read More

HTC’s ONE City Experiential Tour pulls into Dublin tomorrow!

April 19, 2013 |

HTC are arriving into Dublin tomorrow, the Pavillion Swords to be precise, to show off their latest flagship phone, the HTC One as part of their ‘ONE City Experiential Tour’. You’ll get a chance to have some hands-on time with … Read More

Twitter launches Twitter #music App and service

April 18, 2013 |

Twitter has finally taken the wraps off it’s latest invention, ‘Twitter #music’ and yes, the hashtag is intentional. This new service, which is launching as both a web service and iOS app (no mention of an Android app just yet) … Read More

UPC launch Horizon TV app & Horizon TV Online service + boosts it’s broadband to record levels.

April 16, 2013 | 1

UPDATE 15 Aug 2013 – Full review of UPC Horizon HERE

Well we have just got back from UPC HQ after been giving a hands-on demo of the brand new UPC Horizon TV app and online service. We were also … Read More

New Trailer and Screenshots Released for The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Pack

April 11, 2013 |

EA has just released a brand new trailer (above) and screenshots for the latest expansion pack to come to The Sims 3. Island Paradise will allow players to set sail on cruise, go scuba-diving or manage their own private island … Read More

Panasonic launch the Lumix GF6: A very impressive DSLM

April 11, 2013 |

Having just returned from our first International trip to Vienna to attend Panasonic’s Imaging conference, we were more than happy to get some hands-on time with this brand new device.

The GF6 is the latest installment in Panasonic’s Lumix G … Read More

Facebook and HTC announce the HTC First with Facebook Home

April 4, 2013 | 2


Mark Zuckerberg has just wrapped up the Facebook press conference with the announcement of Facebook Home and the HTC First in San Francisco and boy has he given us plenty to talk about.

Facebook Home

To start, Mark announced … Read More

First mobile phone call made 40 years ago today!

April 3, 2013 | 1

This day, exactly 40 years ago, Marty Cooper made the first ever mobile phone call from a sidewalk in New York City and the rest is ‘portable communication’ history. A Motorola executive at the time, Marty was said to have … Read More

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Review

March 28, 2013 |

In an age were the words ‘gritty’ and ‘realism’ are so over used it’s surprising they don’t disintegrate in on top of themselves, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is a welcome release to the somber array of in your face … Read More