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Latest User Comments & User Reviews

Latest User Comments

Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

14 comments, most recent: Matt Egan said on : "

But they also have to pay a fee for every transaction - as they do with any new payment system.

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

14 comments, most recent: Mytheroo said on : "

this isn't true. Retailers rent payment equipment and sign up to a payment service like Barclaycard Payment services, Natwest Streamline etc etc.
The reason to not accept Amex is that it is a charge card and not a credit card. There is no guarantee that the retailer gets their money with Amex.

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Microsoft set to launch a smartwatch to rival Android Wear and iWatch

2 comments, most recent: Chip said on : "

probably £180

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Surface Pro hands-on review: can Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 really replace your laptop?

34 comments, most recent: Matt Egan said on : "

Wrong on all counts! The Surface Pro 3 is an x86 PC that runs all standard Windows software.

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Panasonic TX­50AX802 4K UHD TV review: Excellent picture quality combined with features

6 comments, most recent: Benjamin Allard said on : "

there's an update to fix it. Netflix 4k is now available.

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

14 comments, most recent: bobmekensi said on : "

Here in the UK Almost all chip and pin terminals accept contact less payments, these include places such as McDonald's (where I spend a worrying large amount of my time), most supermarkets and even my local News agents. I don't live in A particulary large town either so I suspect in cites adoption would be even greater. No money would have to be spent on physical equipment and many people in the UK use their contact less cards. I imagine if Google where to introduce Google wallet and allow users to pay for things using nfc built into their phones they would quickly see widespread adoption.

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Google Nexus Player vs Apple TV comparison: Apple needs to update its streaming set-top box now that Google's Android TV has arrived

14 comments, most recent: Mike said on : "

"You'll get access to services such ...Amazon Prime Instant Video..."

Might want to double check that.

As this is a UK tech site, it's worth saying that ATV's online offering is pretty poor over here, unless one is a big iTunes user, or for some bizarre reason, is really interested in baseball or the WSJ. Its main USP is local content from an iOS device via Airplay. Worth nothing in an android house.

If NP in the UK has the same online apps as Chromecast - and why wouldn't it - it will score on that alone. They are both touted as online streamers, after all.

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Google Nexus Player vs Apple TV comparison: Apple needs to update its streaming set-top box now that Google's Android TV has arrived

14 comments, most recent: Mike said on : "

What are you on about? I've downloaded loads of GP movies I've bought to my PC or tablet. Not streamed. Downloaded and stored. Quite a good feature actually for offline holiday use.

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4 reasons we can't wait for Nexus Player to come to the UK

6 comments, most recent: Mike said on : "

It operates on 18v via a mains adapter. If you can find a UK adapter that produces the same output, why not? Or wait for the UK version. It'll come.

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Surface Pro hands-on review: can Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 really replace your laptop?

34 comments, most recent: David Firestorm said on : "

The surface is not a laptop. Just like any tablet is not a laptop. You can't install any software on it like you could a normal computer. It works just like any tablet/cell phone where you only have access to the apps in an app store unless you jailbreak or something similar. Even then you can't go and install software made for windows since it's a completely different os and not a very good one at that.

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Latest User Reviews

Compro C200 Plus review

7 comments, most recent: Mr Techy said on 19 January 2011: "Although it was easy to set up, recording from decent quality VHS produced mediocre results. Any slight glitches in analogue tapes were much more pronounced rendering some clips unwatchable. Analogue tape owners should look elsewhere."

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) 2.66GHz Core i7 review

5 comments, most recent: fubar1977 said on 17 January 2011: "Overall experience has been fantastic, this machine just does all I ask it to and has given me no problems at all. Buying a Macbook Pro has been a "leap of faith" that has paid off in every respect, only complaints have been minor OS peculiarities that disappear with familiarity. Totally Recommended."

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 review

8 comments, most recent: 961 said on 16 January 2011: "I have to confess my Bank supplied this to me free of charge, which must say something. But in the two years I have been using it the performance has improved markedly and I have had no nasty intruders"

Epson Stylus SX215 review

2 comments, most recent: User019283029 said on 15 January 2011: "Not a bad printer, but the quirks of not being able to print in "black only" mode, and not being able to scan unless all inks are OK is annoying. Quality is pretty good otherwise though!"

Panda Internet Security 2011 review

9 comments, most recent: Exco said on 14 January 2011: "Well worth it for peace of mind"

Keyboard Pro review

4 comments, most recent: Helen Myron said on 13 January 2011: "Excellent course that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to learn fast keyboarding skills. If you're interested, here's the link to where I bought my Keyboard Pro subscription for only £12.95 (special offer through PC Advisor). www.keyboardpro.com/uk/pcadvisor"

PhotoBox review

1 comments, most recent: zeromarks said on 11 January 2011: "Spoiled a gift for a birthday celebration, and has made me incredibly angry. The customer service was atrocious in my opinion, I found the staff rude and unprofessional. My card still hasn’t arrived, and isn’t expected to arrive for “another 4 – 6 days”. This is in total 12 days for the printing of a simple card!"

FileMaker Bento review

0 comments, most recent: PrincessPauline said on 8 January 2011: "Don't waste your £25; Excel is still a better database!"

Avira Antivir Personal review

3 comments, most recent: Nevi said on 5 January 2011: "Very good product,especially considering its free.Used with a good set up,its great.But not alone,those days are over.:)"

HP ProBook 6550b review

6 comments, most recent: Rox404 said on 29 December 2010: "Good entry laptop"

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