Computing

Gaming and SSDs

In a previous post we outlined some of the various reasons you should look at upgrading your storage with an SSD. Now we’re going to take a look at some of the ways in which it can benefit your gaming life. The important thing is to know which things your storage bottlenecks and which things […]
Computing
laptops v desktops

Desktop PCs v Laptops

Corrie and Eastenders. Liverpool and Manchester. Tea and Coffee. What do these things all have in common? They divide people’s opinions. Whether it be what your favourite soap is, which city has the best football teams, or what beverage is best to get you through the day. Nothing divides opinion more so in the gaming […]
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Should you install an SSD?

Storage Wars: SSD Help for the Undecided I built a PC for the first time in a decade earlier this month. Fearing some catastrophic mistake, I nervously sent my potential build over to a friend for some advice. “Why don’t you have an SSD in there?” He asked, confused. My omission was half down to […]
Guides
keeping children safe online

Norton’s guide to keeping children safe online

For many parents, attempting to keep their children safe online is a daily task. From smartphones to tablets, messaging apps to 24/7 audio visual experiences, growing up in today’s world is a lot different than how we might have experienced it.  But, how can you protect your children from a threat landscape and a platform […]
Guides

How to protect children online

No doubt you’ve heard a lot of scare stories about the dangers facing children online, ranging from identity theft to bullying and also being the victims of predatory behaviour. Unfortunately, most of these threats are real. You only need to take a peek into the dark web to see the lengths predators go to in […]
Gaming

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

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

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 […]
Featured

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

We’ve teamed up with our #TechExperts at Norton to guide you through the world of Phishing and give you the tools to defend yourself against this common scam.   What is Phishing? Phishing is one of the oldest tricks in the Internet book that tries to trick you out of divulging your personal information. Phishing is […]
Security

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

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 […]
Other

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, […]
Guest Slots

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

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 […]
Featured

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 […]