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What is IoT?

Everyone is talking about IoT…but what exactly is it? IoT is an acronym for ‘the Internet of Things’. ‘Things’, as I’m sure you may have thought, does not sound particularly tech savvy compared to many ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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VR and the real world

VR and the Real World- How Virtual is Impacting the Physical From bulky group arcade machines back in the nineties to the compact headsets you see in shops today, people revel in the immersive experience ...
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On Test: Keyboards

We spend so much time and energy pounding away on a keyboard, yet most of us seem to devote little consideration in choosing the best piece of kit for the task. Yet a comfortable and ...
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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.   ...
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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 ...
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How safe is public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are everywhere. It’s estimated that by 2018 there will be 14m across the UK alone. They’re undeniably useful, giving us free (or cheap, at least) internet access and saving our precious mobile ...
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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 ...
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Guide to Powerline

Extending your home network : A Guide to PowerLine Technology There’s nothing more annoying than having parts of your home where your Wi-Fi won’t reach. However, it’s not necessarily all doom and gloom as PowerLine ...
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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 ...
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Guide to Range Extenders

We all share a zero tolerance to lag and buffering, which is why ensuring the router is optimally placed, remains the Holy Grail in the battle for seamless internet connection. Even mathematical theory has been ...