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Bookmark This! April 10, 2014 posted by

The Heartbleed Security Fiasco – 4 Steps Every User Can Take Now To Salvage Some Security

In case you missed it, there’s been a massive flaw found in one of the most widely used technologies on the Web, called OpenSSL. The problem is that this encryption, which is supposed to protect our passwords and private details when we log in to website services like stores and banks, had a gaping hole in it, through which a villainous crew could have driven a 10 tonne truck and accompanying convoy in the right circumstances.


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The Heartbleed Security Fiasco – 4 Steps Every User Can Take Now To Salvage Some Security
Gadgets April 7, 2014 posted by

Sony A7S – 3D is dead, long live 4K…maybe!

This is a still image grabbed directly from a YouTube video showing off the 4K resolution of the new Sony A7s DSLR camera which was announced yesterday in the US. In case you’re not sure what 4K is, it’s simply a higher resolution than the typical 1080p HD (and 2K) we have now. We’re starting to feel a little sorry for the mainstream camera companies (and tech firms in general), because it’s clear they’re beginning to run out of headroom…


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Sony A7S – 3D is dead, long live 4K…maybe!
Eco Friendly March 19, 2014 posted by

Is It Really Time For Some Change?

Dr Nafeez Ahmed yesterday posted what I think is one of the most reasonable overviews of the current global socio-economic situation I’ve yet seen. In this writer’s humble and inexpert opinion his article – The Global Transition tipping point has arrived – outlines the reality of our position in terms of economic, political and resource options that make a lot of sense. And it’s not doom and gloom.


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Is It Really Time For Some Change?
hmm..interesting March 13, 2014 posted by

EDF Energy app – is technology really destroying our jobs? Is so what’s the future?

The other day I received a notification that our energy supplier EDF, had created a smartphone app. Not just a basic one though. This one lets you submit a meter reading with your camera, change your monthly amounts and even send an alert if you’re moving out. The point is, suddenly, I was given the power of doing a lot of stuff that other admin people used to do for me.


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EDF Energy app – is technology really destroying our jobs? Is so what’s the future?
Awesome March 12, 2014 posted by

Our Tribute to 25 Years of The World Wide Web – 7 Sites Which Show Just How Amazing The Web Really Is

Twenty five years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist at CERN in Europe came up with a new way of storing and retrieving information using the then fledgling Internet network of computers. His idea of a ‘worldwideweb‘ [sic] took off slowly, but by the end of 1990 the first web site was up and running. Today there are estimated to be around 2.5 billion users of the system, with 1 billion of those based in Asia alone. One…


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Our Tribute to 25 Years of The World Wide Web – 7 Sites Which Show Just How Amazing The Web Really Is
Mobile Tech February 24, 2014 posted by

Nokia 220 – Hold the press. STOP. Old campaigner strikes back. STOP. Battle for mobile heats up again. END

Today Nokia announced the biggest kept non-secret in the phone world, the company’s first Android handset, the Nokia X. Alongside that announcement was another equally as important, which signals that the beleaguered giant could actually be setting out to fight back properly in the mobile phone wars.


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Nokia 220 – Hold the press. STOP. Old campaigner strikes back. STOP. Battle for mobile heats up again. END
opinion piece January 17, 2014 posted by

Groupspaces – how to screw over your userbase even while you still earn thousands a month [Startup Fail]

The global web industry constantly slaps itself on the back for being jolly clever with all these new apps and services, and every time a new startup picks up a big dollop of VC money it’s splashed all over the likes of Techcrunch and Hacker News. But what doesn’t make news a lot of the time is what happens when the startup falls apart, either through lack of ‘traction’ or a basic cashflow problem.


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Groupspaces – how to screw over your userbase even while you still earn thousands a month [Startup Fail]
cool tech November 26, 2013 posted by

SMI Eye Tracking Glasses 2.0 With EEG Monitor – buckle up, the marketing war has only just begun, thanks to some rather spooky technology

You may think you’re safe eating your oat flakes this sunny morning, but in fact there are people who have plans for you. More specifically, these marketing folk are aiming to work out how you think and feel about their products, but not just by taking stodgy surveys, oh no. Instead these guys are rolling out technology that might make your hair curl.


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SMI Eye Tracking Glasses 2.0 With EEG Monitor – buckle up, the marketing war has only just begun, thanks to some rather spooky technology
Hacks & How to November 12, 2013 posted by

The Essential Shopping Manifesto – how to be a clever shopper in a world filled with dodgy user reviews and worse

How on earth are we supposed to pick a supplier, manufacturer or service nowadays, when everywhere you look there are conflicting user reviews, which both praise and condemn at the same time?  It’s a minefield of truth, misinformation and downright lies, right? Well not quite. If you know what you’re doing you can definitely make great purchases you’ll be happy with for a long time.  We thought we’d offer our own short guide to making a sensible and informed buying…


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The Essential Shopping Manifesto – how to be a clever shopper in a world filled with dodgy user reviews and worse
Gadgets November 4, 2013 posted by

Yezz Andy A5 – a budget Android smartphone? I’ll stick with my iPhone for now, thanks… [Hands-on]

The Yezz Andy A5 Android smartphone was released earlier this year, and we recently got a chance to go hands-on. If you aren’t familiar with Yezz (as I wasn’t), it’s a smartphone handset supplier that specializes in budget devices, including smartphones and tablets. Their devices work on most GSM networks (including T-Mobile and AT&T in the US), and they all ship unlocked, so all you have to do is pop in a SIM card and you are set to go….


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Yezz Andy A5 – a budget Android smartphone? I’ll stick with my iPhone for now, thanks… [Hands-on]
Gadgets October 28, 2013 posted by

Top 10 Reasons NOT to buy a tablet computer this holiday

Well the silly season is almost on us. That time when we all run around like headless chickens desperately looking for stuff to buy for people who don’t really need more stuff. It’s like some sort of insane rain dance. I swear if aliens landed tomorrow they’d die of laughter, not bacteria. We spend all that money for *what…*?


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Top 10 Reasons NOT to buy a tablet computer this holiday
Awesome October 9, 2013 posted by

Login And Pay With Amazon – why today’s launch will completely change the face of online retail

Amazon has today launched a new service to rival Paypal, called Login & Pay With Amazon, maybe not the snappiest name they could have chosen, but a fundamental game changer nonetheless. The idea is to let people pay for their online shopping *on any store* using their existing Amazon account. The idea is simple and logical, and yet so much more than the sum of its parts.


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Login And Pay With Amazon – why today’s launch will completely change the face of online retail
opinion piece July 23, 2013 posted by

CNET’s Download.com, the junkware blow-up and what it says about the web today

Download.com, owned by CNET, has this week been quite rightly called out for forcing excessive amounts of junkware (i.e. unwanted, intrusive and hard to remove software programs) onto anyone who uses the service to download and install free programs. It’s true, easily verifiable, and very unpleasant.


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CNET’s Download.com, the junkware blow-up and what it says about the web today
Awesome May 23, 2013 posted by

Could Ingress And Glass Become Google’s Next Killer Product?

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been playing a game called Ingress, developed by Google and currently being played in closed invite-only beta across the world. The game, which draws heavily on a kind of Matrix meets StarCraft science fiction styling, melds augmented reality with smartphones, computers and the kind of backstory that only a Hollywood scriptwriter could dream up.


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Could Ingress And Glass Become Google’s Next Killer Product?