Clam & Cork, Doncaster: ‘A small seafood café doing lovely things’ – restaurant review

Twenty-five years ago, when my time was cheap and work scarce, I spent three days as a reporter in the old Bull Ring Market in Birmingham. The built, scuffed, graffiti-strewn, urine-splashed environment was due for demolition to make way for the glossy city centre that now occupies the space. Few were prepared to mourn the grey concrete sprawl, with its shadowed underpasses, but it housed a unique retail culture that deserved to be recorded before it went. I was sent to do the recording. There were the lines of flower…

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The Big Biryani Review: All That You Need To Know About Our Amazing Participants

Biryani lovers of Delhi, unite! NDTV Food conducted The Big Biryani Review on 26th July 2017. The first-of-its kind review featured about 16 biryani delivery outlets spread across Delhi-NCR. The participants too left no stone unturned to put their best food forward in their attempt to be named as Delhi-NCR’s best biryani delivery outlet. Our team tasted all the samples in four batches. Since it was a blind tasting review, none of them knew the name or the brand of the biryani they tasted. Each sample was number tagged and laid…

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C by GE Sol review: GE has transplanted Alexa’s brain into a funky lamp

The C by GE Sol ($200) is the first lamp I’ve seen that fully incorporates Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. If you can get past its 1950s sci-fi aesthetic, it could be a good addition to your smart home. This goes double if you also use C by GE smart bulbs. I control 95 percent of my home’s indoor and outdoor lighting using Amazon Echos and Echo Dots, so I’m accustomed to the convenience that the Sol offers. (It’s pronounced “soul,” by the way, not “saul.” I used the latter pronunciation a…

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V-Moda Remix review: A little too much of a good thing

I like bass. You like bass. Everybody likes bass. But there can be too much of a good thing, and the V-Moda Remix goes way over the top when it comes to reproducing Meghan Trainor’s favorite frequency. Many people will consider Remix’s bass boost a plus. Different strokes and all that. If you’re in that camp, you’ll be happy to know that the Remix has many great features, including a fabulous integrated headphone amp. You can plug a set of headphones into just about any Bluetooth speaker on the planet,…

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House of Marley Smile Jamaica wireless headphones review

Good sounding inexpensive earphones are rare. Good sound inexpensive wireless earphones are practically nonexistent. So when we tried the Smile Jamaica Wireless from House of Marley and found it to be a great combination of price and performance, we had to do a full review. The Smile Jamaica Wireless is a wireless version of the Smile Jamaica wired earphones. The wireless model has a neckband design that dangles from your neck. Between the complexity of fully wireless earphones, such as the AirPods, and something with longer cables, the neckband style is a…

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FuboTV Premier review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is a streaming bundle for fans of futbol, not football. For $35 per month—a promo rate that will eventually rise to $50 per month for new subscribers—FuboTV offers roughly 50 streaming channels, more than a dozen of which revolve around live sports. And with channels like BeIN Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, and Eleven Sports in the lineup, soccer always seems to be on TV. That focus helps FuboTV stand out from other streaming bundles such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and Hulu with Live TV, but it involves a trade-off: Without ESPN channels,…

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Review

Instant film cameras are fun little toys to have around. They’re easy to use and you get a printed photo on the spot with that iconic retro look that we try to recreate in our social apps. However, this trend hasn’t really caught on in India despite Fujifilm’s range of instant cameras being available here for a while now. The company hopes to turn things around with its latest model, called the Instax Mini 9. It has an improved design, and what better way to target millennials and the teenagers of today…

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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who’s running the show?

NordVPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes. Dedicated servers. Business location: Panama [ Further reading: Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs ] Number of servers: 956 Number of country locations: 57 Cost: $69 (billed annually) Panama-based NordVPN is a popular choice among VPN users and is also the recipient of much praise from experts. After spending some time with the service, it’s not hard to see why. First off, NordVPN lets you watch U.S. Netflix from anywhere in the world—a rare feat these days. NordVPN also manages to create an interface that’s simple…

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TomTom Touch Review

HIGHLIGHTS The TomTom Touch can analyse body fat and muscle mass It doesn’t have a lot of basic features that are common elsewhere TomTom has set an MRP of Rs. 13,999 for this wearable TomTom, the navigation and mapping company, entered the domain of GPS running watches four years ago. The Dutch company has infused its background and knowledge into its wearables, and produced some worthy products for athletes. But with its latest entry, the Tomtom Touch, it is taking on the much bigger casual fitness market. As such, the…

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Fastrack Reflex Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Fastrack Reflex is an activity tracker It costs Rs. 1,995, supports Android and iOS devices The overall experience lags behind its competition Fastrack is a well-known brand in India, owned by watchmaker Titan. Apart from watches, Fastrack sells several accessories such as sunglasses that are targeted at youngsters. The Fastrack Reflex is the company’s first attempt at an affordable activity tracker for India. On paper, the Fastrack Reflex does look quite exciting. It’s priced at just Rs. 1,995 – roughly the same as the Xiaomi Mi Band 2…

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