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  • 5 of the Most Expensive Hollywood Films Ever Made

    If there's one motto that Hollywood has learned to live by it's bigger is better. Film historians tend to credit Steven Spielberg's Jaws, released in the summer of 1975, and George Lucas's original 1977 smash, Star Wars, with ushering in the era of the big summer blockbuster. Since then these blockbusters have only gotten more epic and more expensive. Here, adjusted for inflation, are five Hollywood movies that really broke the bank.

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  • The Story of Punk Rock

    Rock music has been feared ever since it's origins. From Elvis referencing the Devil in his songs, to ACDC singing about Hell. Whether it's been devout religious groups or simply concerned parents, people have always been concerned about the music their children listen to. But no other genre has created so much fear, so much danger, and so much excitement as punk rock.

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  • Audio Visual Trends 2019. A Review

    The audio-visual industry is changing rapidly. 2019 has seen some enormous leaps forward in how we view our content. In 2019, industry leaders launched a whole bunch of exciting inventions that look set to replace some of the current technologies. And seeing as 2019 has now drawn to a close, we thought now would we a good time to review what has been going on in the world of AV over the past 12 months.

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  • Pros and Cons of a TV in the Bedroom

    A lot of people are against having a television in the bedroom, and there are many reasons why. But there are those who genuinely enjoy viewing their favourite shows while they are snugly tucked up in bed. Their reasons are just as valid, so we'd thought it's time we explored both sides of the argument.

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  • How to Manage Your Home Theatre Cables

     

    If you've ever experienced the 'cable spaghetti' lurking at the back of your home theatre system, then you'll know why managing your cables is so important. Keeping your cables neat ensures your equipment works efficiently and free of annoying electrical interference. Organising your cables makes it easier when you need to carry out repairs or add extra equipment. Also, tangled cables are a definite fire hazard, as they can overheat and short out. Besides all that, well-organised cables simply look better. Here's how to get your cable spaghetti untangled with little cost and effort.

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  • Understanding Bluetooth Speakers

    Bluetooth speakers are readily available nowadays, and they are becoming more and more affordable too. But it can be difficult to distinguish one make or model from another. Which is better? Our guide will narrow things down for you a little, and hopefully provide enough information for you to make an informed buying choice when you purchase your next Bluetooth speakers. let's start with the basics:

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  • How to Choose a New TV

    It may be early 2019, but choosing a new television is the same as it’s always been- a little overwhelming. There are often huge price variations for televisions of the same size. Sales staff have a habit of using complex-sounding terms and phrases. It can also be easy for you to be left feeling unsure whether the extra features are really worth the cost. Also, some manufacturers can be prone to making exaggerated claims regarding picture quality, simply to entice you to spend more.

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  • DVD and CD Storage Options

    Despite Internet streaming being hugely popular today, many of us still like to keep large collections of DVDs. Perhaps they are your favourite films or a selection of animated movies for your kids to watch on rainy days. They do take up a lot of space, however, and it’s easy for them to become untidy and spoil your décor. We’ve put together a collection of storage ideas for your DVDs and CDs.

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  • Bluetooth Headsets- The Basics

     

    You’ve decided to trade in your old standard wired headphones for a pair of wireless Bluetooth ones. It helps to know from the beginning that there are no “best headsets”. You need to work out what’s best for your needs. We’ll fill you in with what to look out for and how they work.

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  • 5 Number 1 Hits for 5 Royal Babies

    The birth of any baby brings with it a lot of emotions; from tears of joy, to laughter and gratitude. The arrival of a new-born is a celebrated occasion in every family. But when a royal child is born, that occasion becomes a worldwide event. Recently, Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the latest addition to their family; a strapping baby boy at 8.7 lbs.

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