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Top 10 Tech Gifts you can get before Xmas



Top 10 Tech Gifts

These are in no specific order or genre of the Tech world, why, well not everyone likes the same thing, that would be boring 🙂 If you click on the image or check my out button it will take you directly to the shop/store where you can further check out if you want to get this geeky tech. What gifts have you got already that are plain awesome, comment below and let us all know. Have a fantastic Christmas !

The Echo Show

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
  • Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo device or the Alexa App.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Spotify, TuneIn and RadioPlayer.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Play your music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices in separate rooms with multi-room music (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify. Bluetooth not supported).
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring and more. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, and other compatible smart home devices.
  • With eight microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills such as BBC, Uber and Open Table.

MFox A11 (A6-52) Military Standard Smartphone


  • 5.0″ Screen, 1920*1080 pixels
  • MTK MT6752 Octa-Core 1.7GHz
  • Android 5.1
  • 3GB RAM   32GB ROM, Amazing Memory
  • 2800mAh Li-polymer Battery
  • 13.2MP  5MP, Professional Photography
  • IP68, Waterproof and Dustproof
  • 4G LTE CAT6, as Fast as Light Speed

Anet A8 Upgrade 3D Printer

  • High-precision 3D printer】2004 LCD screen, English interface, 5 keys for easy operation, support SD card and off-line printing.
  • 【Updated】Sophisticated mainboard, supporting multi-function, higher accuracy. T-shape lead screw, high quality stainless steel, more durable and sturdy for use. Advanced and high-speed motor, continue to prolonged work hours for greatly improved the working efficiency.
  • 【MK8 nozzle】Customized MK8 nozzle with sophisticated technology to produce smooth filaments fluently. Superior power supply system for safely using, 240W, 110V-240V.
  • 【Temperature Adjustments & Multi-Material Compatible】Heated hotbed and nozzle with wide range temperature adjustments allow the printer to compatible with many 3D filament types, such as ABS, PLA, HIP, PP and Nylon etc.
  • 【Package Content】10 meters 3D filaments, SD card with electronic installation manual, card reader, other necessary parts and tools for assembling are included.

GTENG Racing Drone

Main Features:
90 – 100W 720P HD camera:
You can use it to capture and record every wonderful moment in your life.
5.8G FPV system:
Allows real time image transmission and offers you clear and bright aerial pictures and videos.
Air pressure altitude hold function:
Improves the stability of flight, aerial photography and video recording performance.
2.4GHz control system:
Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal.
6 axis gyro:
Provides the best stability during indoor and outdoor flight.
360 degree rollover:
The quadcopter will flip forward / backward / leftward / rightward according to your instructions.

BB2 Pro Android 7.1 3GB RAM TV Box

It is the first DDR4 model, MECOOL BB2 PRO features 3GB DDR4 RAM, and 16GB ROM capacity, which supports the box running smoothly. Just enjoy a new visual effect!
Amlogic S912 Octa-core CPU
BB2 PRO comes with Amlogic S912 CPU, which is a high performance Octa-core 64bit chipset which is rapid and stable and gives you high-speed feedback and smooth response.
It boasts 3GB DDR4 RAM, and 16GB ROM, advantageous in performance, security and reliability, ascribing to the eMMC memory, ultimately delivering a richer end-user experience.
2.4GHz + 5.0GHz Dual Band WiFi
Dual-band AC WiFi ( 2.4GHz / 5GHz 802.11 b / g / n / ac ) with a great high-gain antenna, gives the best possible reception and transfer rates.
Think Out of the Box with Android TV 7.1
It runs on the 64bit Android 7.1, which is stable to use. You can connect to a world of content and entertainment at home with the box.
4K H.265
4K H.265 decoding can help you save 50 percent band-width resource, and deliver razor-sharp detail and vibrant images.
Unique Thermal Design
Metal bottom cover with vent holes enables to reduce the working temperature and keep the TV box working well.

DLP 800WM Native 1080P Projector

This projector is suitable for high definition home theatre.


  • Brand: Excelvan,
  • DLP projector with 400 ANSI  lumens( 3500 lumens)
  • Resolution of 1280*800 pixels.
  • Projection size up to 115 inches
  • Multi selection interface: HDMI   USB*2
  • No need connect with any extra speakers.

FitBit Surge

  • The ultimate fitness super watch.
  • Gps tracking – see distance, pace and elevation climbed and review routes and split times.
  • Wrist monitor.
  • Size H13.5, W9.8, D7cm.
  • Li-Ion (included).
  • Added bonus you can get this before xmas if you order now

Nintendo Switch Bundle


  • Switch and play: Anytime, anywhere, with anyone
  • Three play modes: TV mode, tabletop mode and handheld mode
  • Share the fun with Joy-Con – attach the two Joy-Con to the Joy-Con grip, it will work like a traditional controller and without the grip they work as two individual, fully-functioning controllers
  • Local and online multiplayer: Link up to eight consoles for multiplayer; online play with friends far away and players around the world

Bitcoin – Had throw this one in there

  • 1 Pcs .999 Pure Gold Plated BitCoin and 1 Pcs Pure Silver Plated BitCoin for Serious Collectors
  • Original Collectors BitCoin, Real High Quality Actual Alloy Physical Bitcoin with Gold Plating and Silver Plating
  • Diameter= 40mm, Thickness=3mm, Weight= 1 oz.
  • 1 OZ Round Commemorative Bitcoin,come with acrylic coin protective cover

Ultime 360 Live Camera, with Live Stream

  • Professional grade 360 lens – Our single lens requires no framing, rotating, stitching or stabilizing and offers a homogenous high-quality image
  • Live stream 360 videos – Broadcast 360 degree live videos to anyone, on social media or through web links that can be opened from any browser on any device, even VR headsets, for a real immersive experience
  • Integrated touchscreen – 360LiveCam includes an integrated LCD touchscreen. It lets you immediately view and manage your content, set up your preferences and select the capture mode
  • Smart sharing app – Connected with the 360LiveCam, the Tamaggo app will enable you to easily view your content in different modes including VR mask. Share 360 photos and videos, live or on-demand, via direct weblinks or social networks. The Tamaggo App is compatible with iOS and Android, on tablets and smartphones.


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Facebook personal data use and privacy settings ruled illegal by German court | Technology



The court found that Facebook collects and uses personal data without providing enough information to its members for them to render meaningful consent.
Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s default privacy settings and use of personal data are against German consumer law, according to a judgement handed down by a Berlin regional court.

The court found that Facebook collects and uses personal data without providing enough information to its members for them to render meaningful consent. The federation of German consumer organisations (VZBV), which brought the suit, argued that Facebook opted users in to features which it should not have.

Heiko Duenkel, litigation policy officer at the VZBV, said: “Facebook hides default settings that are not privacy friendly in its privacy centre and does not provide sufficient information about it when users register. This does not meet the requirement for informed consent.”

In a statement, VZBV elaborated on some of its issues: “In the Facebook app for smartphones, for example, a location service was pre-activated that reveals a user’s location to people they are chatting to.

“In the privacy settings, ticks were already placed in boxes that allowed search engines to link to the user’s timeline. This meant that anyone could quickly and easily find personal Facebook profiles.”

The Berlin court agreed with VZBV that the five default settings the group had complained about were invalid as declarations of consent. The German language judgment was handed down in mid-January, but only publicly revealed on Monday.

The court also ruled eight clauses in Facebook’s terms of service to be invalid, including terms that allow Facebook to transmit data to the US and use personal data for commercial purposes. The company’s “authentic name” policy – a revision of a rule that once required users to use their “real names” on the site, but which now allows them to use any names they are widely known by – was also ruled unlawful.

In a statement, Facebook said it would appeal, adding: “We are working hard to ensure that our guidelines are clear and easy to understand, and that the services offered by Facebook are in full accordance with the law.”

A week after the Berlin court ruled against Facebook, the social network promised to radically overhaul its privacy settings, saying the work would prepare it for the introduction in Europe of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping set of laws governing data use across the EU.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, announced the changes, saying they would “put the core privacy settings for Facebook in one place and make it much easier for people to manage their data”.

The European Union’s new stronger, unified data protection laws, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into force on 25 May 2018, after more than six years in the making.

GDPR will replace the current patchwork of national data protection laws, give data regulators greater powers to fine, make it easier for companies with a “one-stop-shop” for operating across the whole of the EU, and create a new pan-European data regulator called the European Data Protection Board.

The new laws govern the processing and storage of EU citizens’ data, both that given to and observed by companies about people, whether or not the company has operations in the EU. They state that data protection should be both by design and default in any operation.

GDPR will refine and enshrine the “right to be forgotten” laws as the “right to erasure”, and give EU citizens the right to data portability, meaning they can take data from one organisation and give it to another. It will also bolster the requirement for explicit and informed consent before data is processed, and ensure that it can be withdrawn at any time.

To ensure companies comply, GDPR also gives data regulators the power to fine up to €20m or 4% of annual global turnover, which is several orders of magnitude larger than previous possible fines. Data breaches must be reported within 72 hours to a data regulator, and affected individuals must be notified unless the data stolen is unreadable, ie strongly encrypted.

Facebook has faced repeated attacks from European regulators, particularly those in Germany, over issues ranging from perceived anti-competitive practices to alleged misuse of customer data.

Since March 2016, the company has been investigated by the German Federal Cartel Office over allegations it breaches data protection law in order to support an unfair monopoly. In an interim update in December last year, the office said that it objected to the way Facebook gains access to third-party data when an account is opened. This includes transferring information from its own WhatsApp and Instagram products – as well as how it tracks which sites its users access.

In October, Facebook was the target of an EU-wide investigation over a similar issue. The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), which oversees data regulation issues across the European Union, launched a taskforce to examine the sharing of user data between WhatsApp and Facebook, which it says does not have sufficient user consent. When the data sharing feature was first announced in 2016, the group warned Facebook that it may not be legal under European law, prompting the company to pause the data transfer until a resolution was found.

“Whilst the WP29 notes there is a balance to be struck between presenting the user with too much information and not enough, the initial screen made no mention at all of the key information users needed to make an informed choice, namely that clicking the agree button would result in their personal data being shared with the Facebook family of companies,” the group told WhatsApp in October.

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Samsung S9 vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2: which one should you buy?



In the last five months, three of the most well-known smartphone manufacturers – Apple, Samsung and Google – have announced new flagship devices. Google led the pack in October with the release of its Pixel 2, with Apple following a month later with the iPhone X. Now Samsung has revealed its own hand with the announcement of the Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

There’s not a great deal separating these devices at the top-end of the smartphone market, although each device has its own strengths and weaknesses in different areas. So to help you work out the best device for your own needs, we’ve put together a guide to how they compare.


The Pixel 2 has a five-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a chunky bezel at the top and bottom of the screen. This is the smallest screen of the three flagships, which is to be expected since it has the smallest overall footprint too, but it does feel a little squeezed compared to the other two phones. Flip the Pixel 2 over and you’ll find some models have a contrast colour scheme on the back, with the top section of the phone a slightly different shade to the rest of the back. Whether this rocks your boat is down to personal preference, but its a nice touch of personality that is sometimes missing from these top-tier devices.


Enter the Samsung Galaxy S9. Its 5.8-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen takes up almost all of the front of the device, leaving just a narrow strip of bezel at either end. At either side, the screen gently curves around the sides of the device, blending neatly into the rear. On the back of the phone, the fingerprint scanner has been shifted to sit directly beneath the camera. Compared to the Pixel 2, the S9 is a much slicker-looking device, all smooth curves and shiny glass, that fits much more screen into a similarly-sized device. It’s also the only of these devices to have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, so if you’re still fully wired up, this is the phone for you.

Dimensions compared

The iPhone X also has a 5.8-inch, screen even though the device as a whole is a tad smaller than the S9. And as is the case with the S9, the iPhone X screen fills almost the entire of the front of the device, save for the notorious notch that takes a chunk out at the very top. There’s no fingerprint scanner on the iPhone X, since Apple decided to go all-in on Face ID with this model, and some people might find it more inconvenient using their face to verify payments or unlock the device instead of a finger, so that’s worth bearing in mind if you’re picking between the devices.


All three of these phones have extremely capable cameras, so picking between them again comes down to a matter of personal taste. The single-lens 12.2 megapixel rear-facing camera on the Pixel 2 has an aperture with an f-stop of 1.8, which makes it particularly well-suited to photography in low-light conditions – and recent software updates have given the camera another boost. Aside from its snapping skills, Google has integrated some machine learning smarts into its camera so you can point its at an object in the real world and use Google Assistant to identify it and bring up relevant information.


Since it’s only just been announced, the jury is still out on the Galaxy S9 camera, although initial indications are that Samsung has managed to set a new high when it comes to smartphone cameras. Like the Pixel 2, the main S9 camera also has one lens, and a 12 megapixel sensor, but the S9 has another trick up its sleeve. A variable aperture feature widens up the camera’s f-stop in low light conditions, letting in way more light than most smartphone cameras are able to capture in relative darkness. In normal light conditions, the camera automatically switches to a more conventional f-stop for better focussing. The ability to record slow-mo at 960 fps is a nice too, too.

Cameras compared

The iPhone X also has a 12 megapixel sensor, but this one is a part of a dual-lens setup, with one wide-angle lens paired with a telephoto lens for photos with plenty of Instagram-friendly bokeh. Dual optical image stabilisation smooths out videos taken in bumpy circumstances while the X’s quad-LED flash is supposed to smoothly light backgrounds and foregrounds without washing subjects out.


There’s not an awful lot between these phones when it comes to their insides. The S9 and Pixel 2 both have super-fast eight-core processors, while the X’s six-core processor is more than capable of powering everything the phone can do. If plenty of storage capacity is a must, then the S9 has a Micro SD slot that can fit in up to a 400 GB SD card, while the Pixel and the X both max out at 256 GB. When it comes to battery, however, the S9 leads the pack with its 3,00mAh battery, while the X’s battery weighs in at 2716mAh and the Pixel 2 at 2,700. All should last a day of mixed use.


If you’re in the market for a new phone and only the best will do, then you’ve got a tough decision ahead of you. In terms of specs, these phones are more or less on par with each other, but if a big screen is a must then you can rule out the Pixel 2 and decide between the other contenders. Photos are more subjective, and each of these phones will hardly disappoint in the camera department, so it’s worth taking the time to get hands-on with these devices and take a few test shots to decide which one is really ticking your boxes. Whichever you chose, you can’t go far wrong.

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