FireStick With A Bug? Here’s How To Optimize Your Fire TV Stick

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Amazon’s Firestick markets as the ultimate media streaming device, taking the world by storm. But this technology is still far from perfect. The hardware itself is frequently slow; you may have to wait an additional couple of seconds for an app to load, or a home menu may briefly stall when scrolling.  Things that cause … Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited Free for 3 Months

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Amazon Music Unlimited has a special offer available right now for 3 months completely free access. It is one of the best music production software Premium music streaming service offering customers unlimited access to 50 million songs including the latest and greatest albums, and thousands of playlists and stations. Customers can stream or download songs … Read more

How to easily add items to your Amazon wish list from any website [2021 Updated]

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With Christmas fast approaching, it’s the time of year where everyone is creating their Amazon wish lists so that relatives can quickly and easily see exactly what you want instead of buying you either a pair of socks or if you are really lucky, a pair of pants. But, although Amazon seem to sell everything these … Read more

3 Games You Should Play on Amazon Fire Stick

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So you’ve recently been bought, or have purchased, a Fire TV Stick. This might sound like an odd question but: what Amazon FireStick games will you download first? Surprised? Well, there’s actually tonnes that you can do with Amazon’s flagship media player, as it’s come a long way in the last five years since the … Read more

How to Afford the Best Gaming Gear on Amazon

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As a gamer, chances are good that you’ve spent a pretty penny on gaming gear. You could be trying to reel in your budget a little bit, but you probably don’t want your gaming experience — or performance — to suffer because of it. Luckily, it’s possible to buy great gaming gear without completely draining your bank account or even having to grab your rain jacket to head outside to the shops!

These tips will help make it possible for you to afford the best gaming gear that Amazon has to offer.

Buy Discounted Amazon Gift Cards

Have you ever purchased a discounted Amazon gift card? You can often find them online or in various retail stores that sell gift cards. Even if you only save a small percentage, it’s better than paying full price. Plus, buying Amazon gift cards from time to time is a good way to budget for your gaming-related purchases. Then, instead of having to spend a huge chunk of money at one time on a new controller, keyboard or headset, you can simply buy Amazon gift cards as you go along. Then, when you’re ready to make a big purchase, you can put them together to buy what you want.

Be Willing to Try Brands You Haven’t Tried Before

Many people are fairly brand-loyal when it comes to things like gaming components. However, there are a lot of brands out there that make great gaming equipment and gear. In fact, there might be companies out there that have products that you don’t even know about that are superior to some of the other brands.

Because Amazon offers such a wide selection of brands and products for gamers — and just about anyone else — it’s wise to really look at your options and their pricing before buying any new gear. Just make sure that you carefully check out the specifications so that you know what you’re getting, and use the Amazon reviews to your advantage so that you can make sure you’re getting high-quality products when buying from brands you don’t know much about. You could end up learning about a new favorite brand this way while saving money at the same time.

Wait for Sales

When you buy your gaming gear does matter. Amazon Prime Day is obviously a good time to look for great deals on Amazon, but there are other times when you can save money, too. Buying during big holiday weekends, on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and during other times when sales are being held is smart. You can actually save a huge percentage on your purchase by waiting until a great sale comes up.

To make sure that you know about any sales that might be coming up on Amazon, make sure that you’re subscribed to their email newsletters. You don’t want to miss out on a great sale price just because you don’t know about it. It’s also smart to save the links for the products that you’re interested in; then, you can simply check in from time to time to see if a lower price is available.

Look for Bundles

Bundles make it easy to buy multiple products that you might be interested in all at one time. You can save on shipping this way, and you’ll often spend less per item when you buy a bundle than if you were to buy everything separately. When scrolling through the Amazon product pages for the products that you’re interested in, make sure that you look for any bundle offers that are available. You might find that there are bundles that include gaming gear that you were already thinking about buying anyway, and you might save more than you think by buying this way. Plus, getting all of this great gear at once is sure to brighten your day when you open your mailbox.

Use Coupon Codes

It’s always a good idea to look online for Amazon voucher codes and coupon codes. Amazon is always putting out codes that help their loyal customers save money on their purchases. These codes vary, but it’s always smart to look for them to see if you can save any money on a purchase that you would be making anyway.

If you’re a gamer, you know how important it is to have the best gear. Luckily, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on it. These tips make it possible for you to purchase the best gear without spending a penny more than necessary. Plus, you’ll be able to shop on Amazon, so you won’t even have to leave your gaming chair to get the best deals.

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AlterEgo: New Device Can Read Wearer’s “Internal Voice”

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For years, developers have been trying to create virtual assistants that can execute a range of tasks. In fact, the first ever tool that was enabled to perform digital speech recognition was the IBM Shoebox, which was presented to the public at the 1962 Seattle World Fair. It was reportedly able to comprehend 16 spoken … Read more

Water Saving & Pressure Increase using Rusee Filtration Shower Head

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A little off topic this one but we thought we would share this with our visitors anyway as it is a little bit like a technical innovation!

We purchased this shower head a few weeks ago as the water pressure in our bathroom is appalling. We thought for a few quid that it was worth trying it – and it was…

Basically it has a filtration system built into it (which you can see in the below images) and it is supposed to improve water pressure through it by 200% and also provide 30% water saving, so it’s a win all round.

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I must admit that I was very sceptical about this to begin with, but it has certainly improved the water pressure and it is a very smooth water output making for a much nicer shower.

So, for the small amount it cost it has made a big difference and well worth a try – click below to go over to Amazon to take a look for yourself.

iPhone Chargers – what to avoid and what to buy

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I’ve recently had a bad experience with my iPhone 6s and the cheap lightning cables that you can buy from eBay, China, Amazon etc and I thought I’d write up a blog post about it to try and warn others of the danger of using these cheap charging cables.

I had an Apple iPhone 6s 16GB model and it suited my needs perfectly well, got a nice protective case on it and was using the official Apple lightning cable to charge it every night. Everything was good in the world…

Then I bought a cheap lightning cable from somewhere on eBay so that I could charge my iPhone in the car as using Spotify to listen to some tunes on the way to the office was killing the battery.

For a few weeks it was all fine and I didn’t notice any problems with the iPhone, the cable or the charging. But then, after about six weeks of usage, I disconnected the cable from my iPhone and at the end which is physically connected to the iPhone, the cable was extremely hot – hot enough to not be able to touch it. So I disconnected it from the car and iPhone and chucked it onto the passenger seat and went to work.

Within an hour of being in the office, my iPhone battery died completely – what the hell?

I got hold of a colleagues official Apple charging cable and tried to charge it up – nothing, not even the little battery with the cable icon on the screen – nothing – not a sausage – dead.

At this point I started investigating on the web and found so many of these similar horror stories with these cheap cables. Basically, after time, they completely destroy the battery and if you are really unlucky – the charging port on the handset rendering it fairly useless.

So I grabbed a crappy Windows phone from work, stuck my SIM in and sulked all the way home with my broken iPhone in tow.

I purchased a replacement iPhone battery in the hope that it was just the battery that was fried and not my actual handset and when it turned up I fitted it and used my official Apple lead to charge it up overnight. I fired it up in the morning and thank god it worked!

I kept charging it only using the Apple lead for some time and it was perfectly fine. But I really needed to be able to charge the iPhone in the car. So, yet again I jumped on Google and started investigating. What I found is that obviously the official Apple leads will work perfectly well and you should very rarely have any issues with them at all and if you do, an Apple genius (I hate that phrase as they are all thick as sh…) will sort it out for you. But, you should avoid all of these £1-£3 leads from China at all costs (how much is a new handset?!).

But – there is another option and some middle ground is provided, by Amazon (where else?!)….

Having done all this research on iPhone charging and battery life etc, I found that you can buy the cheaper (than Apple) Amazon Basics lightning cable and you should have no problems with it at all and it will work very much in the same way as the official cable will. These cables are more in the region of £5 and for just that few pounds extra, you should have full piece of mind that your expensive iPhone handset is perfectly safe.

I can report from my own experience that I bought one of these Amazon basics leads and I’ve been using it in the car everyday for around two months now and I have had no problems with it whatsoever (even with my new battery – which I got cheap, probably from China!).

Anyway – just my story and I do hope that it helps someone else out there avoid having to purchase a new handset in the quest to save £2!

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How to Connect Kindle Fire to PC Wirelessly

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If you are fed up of having to use an USB cable to connect your Amazon Kindle to your computer, then you can take advantage of your own home wireless to create a connection between your computer and Kindle.

Connect your Kindle Fire to your home wireless connection. Also ensure that your computer is connected to the home network either via a network cable or wireless.

You then need to download an app called ES File Explorer from the Amazon App Store. It is completely free so no need to worry about this costing you anything!

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Open ES File Explorer. Tap the top left icon to call out “Fast Access” menu. Choose “Tools” – “Remote Manager”. You can see the current hotspot you connect.

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Tap “Turn on” to activate ftp server and you’ll find an ftp address. This address is not only and you may get a different one on your device.

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Open “Computer” on your PC. Click the address bar and type the address shows above. Click “enter” and you’ll get access to the SD card of your Kindle Fire!

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Now just copy any files you want to this folder and they will be transferred to the Kindle Fire at the same time. You can browser the SD card root directory in ES File Explorer. Tap “Refresh” icon to check the latest files.

To make sure the wireless connection between PC and Kindle Fire more stable, I suggest you do some settings. Enter “Remote Manager” again and make the option “Close on exit” unchecked. (It’s selected by default). If the connection is unstable still, just reboot your Kindle Fire.

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