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Tech Review: Amazon Echo Plus: Practical magic

If Amazon has an ace up their sleeve in the race to produce smart speakers for the home, its that they currently boast a larger model line-up than any of their competitors. While having plenty of options is great, this may only complicate things for consumers that aren’t especially savvy when it comes to the still relatively new world of smart speakers. The Amazon Echo Plus will be the one that most punters are drawn to when looking at Amazon’s range, and for good reason — it looks cool, it sounds great and it offers first-rate functionality. Continue reading Tech Review: Amazon Echo Plus: Practical magic

TV Review: Amazon’s Comrade Detective is a tough-sell of a show that manages to overcome its bizarre concept

In the 1980’s, Romanians would gather in record numbers in front of their TV sets to watch Comrade Detective.  Fronted by Florin Piersic, Jr as hard-nosed police detective Gregor Anghel, the series promised to be an action-heavy event that would both entertain its citizens whilst promoting communist ideals.  Sadly, after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the show faded into obscurity, only to be recently uncovered by Channing Tatum (of all people) who has so graciously restored the series with all the digital remastering it deserves.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Ripper Street Season 3 (UK, 2015)

At the end of Season 2 Ripper Street was cancelled by the BBC only to be resurrected by streaming service Amazon Prime who agreed to a third season after an online campaign by the show’s loyal and dismayed fans. In Season 3 of Ripper Street we return to Whitechapel and H Division and the grimy streets of Victorian England when a disaster shakes the lives of everybody in the borough. From amongst the debris emerges clues that uncover long hidden deceits.... Continue Reading

Interview: Ripper Street star Matthew MacFadyen talks about what to expect in Season 4

When the BBC first commissioned the series Ripper Street it began as a crime drama procedural set in 1889 in Whitechapel, the infamous burrough that Jack The Ripper haunted. Investigating a range of crimes are Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew MacFadyen), Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg).... Continue Reading