Review: Canon Powershot A1100 IS

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Canon sent us its Powershot A1100 IS for a test. I gave it a thorough examination to see if it stood out from the crowd.

Verdict: 6 out of 10.

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Review: Revai Electric City Car

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

We’re used to getting a fairly broad array of gadgets and gizmos to look at here at the villa but never before have we had one to fit this category. Say hello to a different kind of transport.

Verdict: 6/10. It’s an innovative piece of technology but there’s a long enough road still ahead for this [...]

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YouTube blocks music videos in the UK

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Villa81’s Emmet Ryan spoke with Dublin’s Phantom FM News today to discuss YouTube’s decision to block thousands of music videos from being viewed in the UK.
Phantom’s Emer McLysaght had this report:
YouTube users in the UK are being denied access to thousands of music videos.
Access to premium content was blocked last night due to a licensing [...]

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Review: Canon A480

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Canon’s A480 camera has been knocking around Villa81 as of late. We gave it a good testing in the field to see how it fared, the video below briefly runs through our findings.

With a RRP of €159, this is pretty much a can’t miss device for the market in mind. It’s a simple consumer-friendly camera [...]

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