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Resident Evil: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Resident Evil: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy”. Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ lyrics pretty much encapsulate the way I felt when I think first played Resident Evil. I can still visualise it now; zombie dogs crashing through the window pane, pursuing me down corridors, yearning to […]
New Tech
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How close are we to an IOT home?

One of the things that has made 2016 bearable for me has been the arrival of affordable “smart home” technology. Some of it is frivolous and unnecessary. Which is sort of the point, but other parts have spectacular potential for enhancing our lives. Whether it’s an elderly relative who is able to communicate that she’s […]
Security
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Stay Secure at Christmas

As the festive season is upon us the influx of new tech, smart devices  and online shopping can open us up to world of cyber danger. From Malware, to phishing scams and ransomware to identity theft, the security experts at Norton Symantec run us through how to stay safe this winter.   On the first day […]
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DIY Home Security

As the clocks go back and the evenings become darker earlier, homeowners all across the UK are being warned to heighten the security of their homes. Last year the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) reported that there was an estimated 785,000 incidents of domestic burglary in the UK and most were on vulnerable […]
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Low Tier Gaming: 5 games you can play on anything

I remember the moment I felt like the money I had spent (let’s just skip the number, sufficed to say a lot) was worth it was when I finally hooked up a new screen, rather than the 15 inch screen I was using. Since then I spend a majority of time on my computer; whether […]
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Quick Guide to a VPN

What Is a VPN? And Why You Should Use a VPN on Public Wi-Fi If you’ve ever wondered if it’s safe to use public Wi-Fi, you are not alone. In fact, according to the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, 6 in 10 consumers believe using public Wi-Fi is riskier than using a public restroom. And it […]
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The Dos and Don’ts of Using Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is available just about everywhere, from the local coffee shop to the hotels and airports you visit while traveling. Wi-Fi has made our lives a little easier, but it also poses security risks to the personal information available on our laptops and smartphones. Free Wi-Fi in buildings,  transports, airports or even city centres, […]
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A Guide to Phishing Scams

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, so we’ve teamed up with our #TechExperts at Norton to guide you through the world of Phishing and give you the tools to defend against this common scam.   What is Phishing? Phishing is one of the oldest tricks in the Internet book that tries to trick you out […]
Security
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How hackers are using their powers for good

At the University of Washington USA a team of researchers, scientists and engineers are working tirelessly to develop the world’s first surgical robot. This delicate and dynamic machine could help doctors perform surgery in all kinds of tricky and potentially dangerous situations, like underwater, in toxic or radioactive environments, on the battlefield or even in […]
eSports
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How to get involved with esports

It’s a question we’ve been asked hundreds of times over the years… How exactly do you get involved in competitive gaming / esports? With the sport growing from a bedroom hobby to a multi-billion pound, global enterprise, people are, quite rightly, looking to see how they can become a part of one of fastest growing sports in […]
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University tech under £500

For many, university gives you the best days of your life, but for some students they can also be the most expensive! Courses like graphic design, music tech and games design come with a hefty price tag when you buy good quality equipment to work from home. But fear not, we’ve done all the hard […]
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Guide to Smart Plugs

Wi-Fi Smart Plugs are a great addition to jump start your Connected Home, it is a simple-to-use device that you can plug into any open outlet, allowing you to control multiple electrical appliances in your home anywhere in the world. The true beauty of it is that once it is connected to your wireless network, […]
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Best Tablets for Travel

Part of my job involves travelling around the world reporting on the latest bleeding edge technology. It sounds glamorous, but in reality, it involves a lot of hours in economy class watching bad movies.  So with the summer holidays well and truly here, there’s a chance for me to pass on some tricks I’ve learned […]
Guides
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Introduction to Sound Cards

If you’re looking at improving the audio experience of your computer, then you’re likely looking down the route of a sound card- Ideal for gamers, home theaters, editors and audiophiles this guide will give you some introductory information for buying a sound card. So, lets start with the basics. So, let’s start with the basics. What […]
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A Novice and the Dark Web: Part 2

Deep Web to Deep Pan, Part 2 I left off last time with the realisation that I needed to find something called ‘The Hidden Wiki’. Now, it’s not my intention to lead a bunch of people astray and inadvertently hand you a step by step guide on how to ‘accidently’ buy ricin from the deep […]
Guides
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How to choose a Processor

A CPU is central to the running of your machine, so much so it has ‘central’ in its name. The Central Processing Unit does a multitude of functions within a computer which it ‘sees’ as a much simpler set of logarithmic functions. To the user, this translates to how quick something is to load and […]
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A Novice and the Dark Web

Deep Web to Deep Pan, Part 1 As my mouse hovered over the confirmation button, I paused. It was in this split second I realised that one click could change my life forever. Of course I’d read the stories, how some of these vendors are really undercover police waiting to zipline down the side of […]
Gaming
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An interview with Indie Game Devs: Sapient

An Interview with Indie Developers Sapient: Microsoft’s Imagine Cup UK Winners and Hex World For those who haven’t I highly recommend seeing Indie Game: The Movie. The movie is a look into the life of three of the ‘first’ indie-developed games: Fez, Super Meat Boy and Braid. It grasps the difficult concept that any creator […]
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How to Improve Outdoor Wi-Fi

If your diary’s filling up with BBQ’s, Euro and Olympics parties or festivals and weekends glamping, then it’s time to get your gadgets in order. Apparently, the average smartphone user spends 2 hours a day glued to the screen.  If like me, your phone is an extension of your arm, then a limit of 2 […]
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Should Twitch Be Moderated?

Moderation is something that we expect in our everyday lives, constantly. The things that we do and say get moderated in our homes by our parents, partners or children based on how they expect us to behave. We’re moderated outside in our towns by social standards forced to act in accordance to how everybody else […]