Category Archive: Technology

May 09 2015

Motorola Turbo Charger Review

Before we get too far, no, this isn’t something to boost the performance of the engine in your car but rather something to charge up the battery in your phone or tablet. You might be disappointed but this charger promises to quickly charge your device so long as it has a Qualcomm 810 CPU in …

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May 03 2015

How to Autoplay Videos Upon Boot on Kodi

Here’s a quick tip for today. If you’ve got a few spares Raspberry Pis lying around (like I do) then sometimes they can come in handy as a portable media player. However, given that I don’t know the capabilities of the television with which the Pi will be used (at the bare minimum it has …

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Apr 17 2015

GTA 5 Won’t Go Fullscreen

Here’s a quick tip. If you’re trying to play Grand Theft Auto V and it runs in a fullscreen window despite your best efforts to make it go proper fullscreen then you might want to check if you have TeamViewer installed and running. If you do, then read on. The quick and easy solution is …

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Apr 12 2015

Dell U3415W Curved Ultrawide Monitor Unboxing

Well, the Dell U3415W monitor arrived sooner than I expected and boy, the box was absolutely massive and heavy weighing at nearly 16.5kg! I actually had to put it on the back seat of my car as it wouldn’t fit in the boot given the width of the box so this is definitely one of …

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Apr 04 2015

Enable Tracking Protection in Mozilla Firefox

Here’s a quick tip that not only helps you maintain some privacy but may also increase browsing speed in Firefox as well. Recently introduced into Mozilla Firefox, there is a disabled capability which will be enabled in Firefox 39 (we’re on Firefox 36.0.5 at the time of writing). This functionality blocks all of those invisible …

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Apr 02 2015

Incoming Gadget – Dell U3415W Ultrasharp Curved 34 Inch Monitor

A little while back when I wrote about upgrading the CPU in my desktop I alluded to another upgrade involving my monitor. I’ve had my fantastic 30 inch Apple Cinema HD monitor for six years. It did cost a pretty penny as well given that 30 inch high resolution monitors were a niche market back in 2009 …

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Mar 21 2015

Computing Longevity – Upgrading CPUs and Assessing Alternatives

For a while now I have been tempted to replace my desktop computer with new hardware. I originally built my current desktop back in the middle of 2009 with the following specifications: Intel Core i7 920, 12GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Hard Disk Drive, 2 x nVidia GTX 295 video cards. Those specs …

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Feb 17 2015

Olixar ToughBeats Outdoor Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Toughbeats speaker in the bathroom

Portable audio solutions have come quite a long way over the years when we consider early innovations such as the Sony Walkman through to the iPod and modern smartphones. With the introduction of Bluetooth, we’ve seen external speakers rise in popularity in and outside the home for both personal and social enjoyment. One niche that has been carved out …

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Feb 08 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Unboxing

As expected, my Raspberry Pi 2 arrived in the post during the week (in fact, two of them to be precise) to replace a long in the tooth original Raspberry Pi Model B and a fried revised Model B. I have to say, initial impressions are very positive and I’ve only mucked around with media centre …

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Feb 03 2015

Incoming Gadget – Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

I’ve been a fan of the Raspberry Pi since I was initially intrugued by the size of the board, its capabilities and also its price. Admittedly, I’ve mainly used my two Pis as media centre units but have also dabbled with other uses such as motion sensing when we’re not at home and simple file …

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