Amazon UK is littered with suspicious reviews, report claims

Thousands of suspicious reviews have been discovered on top-rated products on Amazon UK, propelling devices from relatively unknown manufacturers to the top of the search results. The findings come from British consumer goods review site Which?, which investigated multiple product categories, including headphones, dash cams, fitness trackers, and smartwatches.

In the headphones category, for example, the investigation found that the first page of the top-rated list was dominated by relatively unknown brands. These products had thousands of positive unverified reviews, often posted in quick succession, and The Guardian notes that they occasionally included text that referred to entirely separate products like soap dispensers. In the…

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5G: How will businesses benefit?

5G is the buzzword of the moment and it’s not surprising why. According to Qualcomm, it’s expected to create 22 million new jobs and contribute a $12.3 Trillion economic benefit across the globe by 2035.

As the name suggests, 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks, promising more speed and lower latency. Beyond performance benefits, it’s also set to underpin Industry 4.0 where everything is connected, processed and digitised.

Yet, 5G is currently tricky to pin down and its full arrival is still a long way off, but one thing is for sure, it will impact your business.

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While the UK was a disappointing 54th to launch 4G in the global race, it will be in the first wave of countries to adopt the new networking technology.

There are three bands of 5G: sub 1GHz (cheap and offers wide coverage, yet slower speeds); 3.4-3.8 GHz (the main frequency layer) and >6GHz (high bandwidth with low latency). Speeds in some bands will be well in excess of 1Gb/s.

The major networks, including EE, Three, Vodafone and O2 have all started initial roll outs of 5G in high traffic areas. Vodafone recently completed a live test after winning the largest block of spectrum in Ofcom’s 5G auction at Birmingham New Street Station, creating the UK’s first 5G train station.

At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, every smartphone manufacturer showed off a new 5G device. However, it won’t be until 2020 at least until the 5G revolution really kicks off here and its likely urban centers – where all trials have been held so far – will benefit first.

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Source:: TechRadar – All the latest technology news

CHEAP: This beefy JBL Link smart speaker is now HALF PRICE OMFG

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Say hello, everyone, to the JBL Link 500. This is a voice-activated smart speaker with a big sound. Oh, and it’s currently HALF PRICE, meaning you can pick one up for the low, low cost of $199.95. We’re in bargain country now. Before we go on, why would you want a JBL Link 500? Well, it’s rated to deliver a whopping 60W RMS of sound that should be more than enough to fill your living room. While I’ve never used the JBL Link 500 specifically,…

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Source:: The Next Web – Technology

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals in April 2019

It wasn’t that long ago that the Galaxy S8 Plus was the big dog in the Samsung yard. It was the go to Android phablet for any looking for a bigger phone for a good six months or so after its release in 2017. With the S9 Plus, Note 9 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus deals all now available, the S8 Plus has been slowly replaced. But Galaxy S8 Plus deals are still well worth a look – possibly now more than ever.

A year might have passed since its release, but the S8+ remains one of our absolute favourites, especially as the Galaxy S9 Plus doesn’t offer much in the way of massive improvements. The S8 Plus is a way more affordable alternative to its successor, as well as to the Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS Max.

If that’s got you sold, then you’ll want to hear a little about pricing. We have the full rundown of the best Galaxy S8 Plus deals right here in our comparison chart, with the cheapest prices from the major networks – EE, O2, Vodafone and Three – including sub-£25pm tariffs that have really got our pulses racing.

The prices on the Galaxy S8+ are lower than ever, but if they still look a little rich for your blood, then you can buy the smaller Galaxy S8 for less or head over to our best mobile phone deals page for something completely different. If it’s the Plus-sized screen that you need though, then we’ll find you the best S8 Plus deal here.

See also: Galaxy Note 8 deals | Galaxy S9 Plus deals | Galaxy S8 deals | Samsung phone deals | iPhone 8 Plus deals | Mobile phone deals |

Source:: TechRadar – All the latest technology news