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Google Pixel 3a XL: An Honest Review

On May 7th 2019, at Google I/O, a new addition to the Pixel family was released. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are marketed as budget alternatives to their Pixel 3 counterparts. And while this may be the case, I’m happy to have made the switch from my very dated, and failing, Nexus 5X….

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VIDEO: A Drive in the 2009 Vauxhall Insignia CDTI (POV/Passenger)

Our debut automotive video is now available to view on YouTube. We’re taking the Vauxhall Insignia mentioned in “Living with a Vauxhall Insignia” for a short drive through the town/countryside of Wales. Watch the video here: We’re always looking for more suggestions on what to do and what to drive next. If you’re interested –…

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Kolink Stronghold: Could This Be The Ultimate Budget Computer Tower?

With the return of the Mac Pro’s “cheese grater” design , I thought I’d try and revisit the previous model. I set out to bid on a 2008 model, naturally, in traditional eBay fashion, I was outbid within the last 3 seconds of the auction. This got me thinking, why spend £££’s on an outdated…

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Terrible Web Designs & How To Fix Them

Design serves an important role on the modern internet. The web is an ever-expanding wealth of information. Brilliant and wonderful things can be found every day. Social networks, businesses, games. All at your fingertips. But not all is as it seems in the digital world. There lies an ugly, dark corner where poor content &…

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A Name Worth Bringing Back: The Toyota Corolla is a Masterpiece

Toyota Corolla has always been a name associated with comfort and reliability. To see this name back on British roads is a beautiful homage. You see, back in 2007, the Corolla name was taken off market and replaced with the Auris. There wasn’t anything wrong with that, it just wasn’t… Corolla. But, it’s back, and…

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