At last a robot I actually like

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So Asus have created a robot that costs no more than a smartphone. What does it do Unfortunately Asus have not created J.A.R.V.I.S, what they have created is effectively a rolling personal computer. It has a camera with facial recognition that’s capable of making video calls, so you can Skype your transatlantic cousins whilst cooking dinner. It can also monitor …

Flash

Is Flash Really Dead?

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Ask any computer science teacher in the country and they’ll tell you one simple thing. “Flash is dead.” The curriculum leader at my Secondary School, which was also my sixth form college, was particularly adamant on this issue. He would actually regularly exercise his view about flash being dead nearly every lesson when I was in year 12. The rest …

Windows 10

A Letter To Microsoft | RE: Windows 10

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Dear Microsoft, Congratulations for releasing your shiny highly anticipated operating system. I know this letter is a little bit late, but I wanted to take the time to appreciate the over friendly new system. So let’s cut to the chase, you know I left the Windows scene in 2013, I even adopted android to replace my Lumia! I assumed that …

Wi-Fi

What’s The Wi-Fi Password?

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The most common question asked by my generation is not “What’s a cheeky Nando’s”, like a lot of people think it is, no it’s more like “what’s the Wi-Fi password?”.  It saddens me to think that many people are addicted to this technology that really shouldn’t dictate our lives, but it’s pretty clear that it obviously does. Okay Wi-Fi is …

Android

Make Android Almost Un-hackable

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Some people just don’t understand how easy it is these days to hack into any electronic device that we own. Mobile phones have evolved from that electronic brick that sat in your pocket that made and received both phone calls and text messages, to a touch-screen portable computer that contains lots of information about you. This information about you is …

Minuum

Minuum – Minimalistic Keyboard

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For those who don’t know, minuum is a minimalistic keyboard that is available for IOS and Android devices. Despite its glowing reviews on its download page on the Google play store, I personally think that the app is over-rated and vastly inferior to that of the Xperia international keyboard that my phone came installed with. Features Of Minuum Minuum has …

SMS

Gazon – A Virus That Spreads Through SMS!

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My posting schedule has been interrupted yet again by a malware outbreak on Android! That’s right, it appears that the offer of ‘free amazon vouchers’ is too good to be true. Well what did you expect in a world riddled with hackers in a digital age? What Is This ‘Gazon’ Malware Thingy? Gazon follows in the footsteps of earlier Android …

YouTube

YouTube provides no profit to Google

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While the majority of the internet were moronically squabbling about the colour of an unsightly blue and black dress on Friday, I decided to look up more useful things on the internet. One article that was written on engadget last Thursday particularly caught my eye and that is the fact that YouTube still isn’t actually making any money for Google. …

Forest

Forest – Put That Phone Down!

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Last Friday, I found this interesting app under the productivity section of the Android play store called forest. Well I say that it was interesting, but really it’s an app designed to stop you from being distracted by your phone when you need to focus. All right, so for those of you who have never heard of the app called …

LastPass

LastPass – Why You Need It!

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Most people use the same old password for everything, thinking that their accounts are secure, because they’ve locked it with a fancy password including numbers, capital letters and a special character. What you’ll actually find that they’ve done is used their favourite twitter hashtag to protect their bank details and the name of their cat to restrict access to their …

Christmas Gift Ideas

5 Gift Ideas To Get Your Nerd This Christmas

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Ask anyone who celebrates Christmas, it gets harder every year. You’ve probably asked your friends what they want for Christmas and they’ve probably already told you. It seems the lists get shorter every year, or at least with everyone I know. The question on everyone’s lips, “what do you get for the man who has everything?” and the answer is …

Spritz

Read Faster With Spritz

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About a week ago, I was sent an amazing resource consisting of various cool things. I was surprised actually, considering when I usually receive links that lead to Imgur, I generally feel like throwing up the sandwich that I just ate. Now one of the things I found on here was how to read faster and found a fascinating piece …

PPLCONNECT

PPLConnect – Join The Continuity Club

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Some of us (if not all of us) like to check our phones regularly when we’re working on our computers, playing games on them or just generally browsing the internet. The fact of the matter is that because you are constantly switching devices, you’re actually decreasing your productivity. What PPLConnect aims to do is to boost your productivity by allowing you …

Smart TV

So called ‘Smart TVs’

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So on Saturday the 22nd of November, after getting up at the stupidly late time of 11:00AM, my father decided that it would be a great idea to go to Curry’s & PCWorld to have a look at a special type of television known as a smart television. He’s been going on about getting one for the past month pretty …

Why I don’t like tablets

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We’ve all seen the 7-10 inch screen phones that you can’t call or text from or even carry in your pocket for that matter! In my opinion, tablet PCs are the most useless device that humankind has ever created! The tablet computer was first brought into existence in 2000 by none other than Bill Gates. The first time the word …

Firefox

Firefox – 10 years of choice

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On Monday the 10th of November 2014, Mozilla Firefox celebrated their 10th birthday. I was first introduced to Firefox in version 3.5 in September of 2009 through the maths block computers. The maths block computers were in fact the first computers to have Mozilla Firefox installed, but the browser was quickly installed on most of the computers around the school. …

Evernote

Evernote – Extremely Useful Note-taking Suite

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In day-to-day life, we all have a monster amount of information to remember! Evernote is a note-taking suite that is similar to Microsoft’s OneNote. Like OneNote, it is available for desktop, mobile and can even be accessed by your web browser whilst online. It’s extremely useful if you want to write something down, take a picture of something important that …

Privacy Has Never Been An Absolute Right!

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These are the words of the new GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan. He claims that major US technology companies are “in denial” as to how their services are being used by extremist groups such as ISIS. Hannigan has requested that tech companies should be more cooperative in sharing user information, stating that “privacy has never been an absolute right.” Hannigan has …