HTC Vive – Home user with a room to use review

Upstairs VR Room

When I found out the world was finally going to get at home VR I got myself signed right up on the pre-orders for the Vive: my thoughts were simple, if I was going to spend money on VR I wanted to be able to move around in a virtual world, not just my head…a rather easy justification for a geek to persuade themselves to shell out over £550 for a headset. This decision has turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever made when it comes to gaming on the PC, absolutely nothing compares to not just … Continue reading

Donald Trump mistakes 9/11 for 7-Eleven

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is always there to provide amusement. His most recent outing is him reminiscing about 9/11 and the people there; however in his mind I think he was shopping for cheeto’s to mind up and recover his face with. I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-11, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action… I saw the bravest people I’ve ever seen, including the construction workers, including every person down there. You can see a clip here: … Continue reading

Enjoy the Aurora Borealis from Space in 4K Glory

Aurora Borealis

NASA recently released a video of the Aurora Borealis from space and it is beautiful. What’s more it’s in 4K so you can really enjoy the clarity and beauty of this wonder of nature/science. It’s not just the aurora that gets a view too – as this is a video of space from earth you get to see some rather beautiful shots of cities at night all in that glorious format we call UHD. The video was produced by compositing time lapsed photos and provides a truly stunning view of something NASA explains thusly: “Auroras happen when electrons and protons … Continue reading

Skype comes to Edge without plugins – internet remains unchanged


In a move that will increase users of Microsoft’s newest browser, Edge, by around the population of the ISS; you can now place voice and video calls from your browser without plugins. From the Skype blog Today, we’re excited to announce that Skype for Web,, Office Online and OneDrive now support real-time, plugin free voice, video and group video calling on Microsoft’s Edge browser, using the ORTC media engine that was recently embedded in Microsoft Edge. No download. No plugin to install. Just sign-in and click to start a call on Skype with Microsoft Edge. Plugin free Skype I … Continue reading

Quickcharge 2.0 portable 26,800 mAh charger – under £40 deal

Anker PowerCore+ 26800mah

Amazon currently have £10 off the rather impressive 26,800 mAh portable charger that supports Qualcomm’s quick charge 2.0 specification for rapid charging. For those of you with an iPhone 6 you’ll get 10 full charges, with a Macbook 3 full charges. Samsung Galaxy S6? Seven full charges. Buy one at Amazon now for £39.99 (£10 off)       PowerCore+ 26800 The Premium Ultra-High Capacity Power Bank From ANKER, America’s Leading USB Charging Brand • Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology • 10 million+ happy users and counting Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Using Qualcomm’s advanced Quick Charge 2.0 … Continue reading

Canada Legalises Assisted Suicide

Justin Trudeau

In what will surely spark controversy and complaints around the world, Canada has just become the latest country to allow assisted suicide from a doctor for those who are terminally ill or in severe pain and will be for the rest of their lives. On Thursday, 14th April, 2016, Justin Trudeau introduced legislation to move forward with the legalisation of assisted suicide. The bill takes care to exclude visitors who wish to die – the rather aptly named “suicide tourism”. It also excludes those who are mentally incapable of making a rational decision, another logical decision. Under the terms of the … Continue reading

Bottom squeeze myprick in somewhere would you?


Our Russian exchange student, Suckmeoff, approves. Do not fall asleep if you’re Ontop. Pray to god you don’t catch Herpes in the corridor.

Best deal on the HTC 10 in the UK so far – Vodafone 4GB 10GB 2.5 months free!


From what I can gather, the best deal in the UK at the moment for HTC’s flagship for the HTC 10 is from Carphone Warehouse via Vodafone due to their £50 check cashback for pre-orders. But it’s not just that, it’s the £52 cashback if you go via that makes it the £102.50 off your next phone super deal (basically 2.5 months free) Sign up to TopCashback – Search for carphone warehouse. Click through using the relevant button – “All other Pay Monthly New contracts & Upgrades” to take you to their site. Search at the top for htc … Continue reading

A brick…in a washing machine…on a trampoline

washing machine trampoline

When is a brick in a washing machine not enough? Why when you can put a brick in a washing machine on a trampoline of course! It almost feels like a cartoon (not quite lifelike but lifelike enough movement).

Useful tidbits for Raspberry pi users on Raspian – aka things I wish I knew quicker/easier


I love my Pi2 and my Pi3, they’re amazing pieces of cheap kit I can do anything with – although to be honest I don’t use them anywhere near as much as I should. So here is a compilation of things I found useful this last week when I finally got around to building my Pi3 installation for my house-wide audio system / automation. Update your firmware Just get this done right at the start. sudo BRANCH=next rpi-update Be sure to restart after it’s done (sudo shutdown -r now) Disable onboard audio (useful if you want to use USB only … Continue reading