Category Archives: Technology

Power Consumption

Now I’m keen on saving the planet, but I feel you can take things too far. I set my PC to sleep after a couple of hours and sometimes I switch it off completely. But I don’t turn off my … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Kill a Laptop

  1 Drop it. Inside most laptops is a rotating hard disc, it spins at 7500 revolutions per minute, that is incredibly fast and it is writing and reading information on finely spaced tracks. If you drop a laptop you … Continue reading

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WiFi at long range

Should you need your WiFi in your shed at the bottom of your garden, or you have some other long range use like linking the networks of 2 buildings just let me know. This Yagi Array should give plenty of … Continue reading

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Email a Video – don’t!

No, don’t. Videos are generally way to big to email. I suppose one of a few seconds duration is acceptable but there are people out there with mailbox limits of 100 Meg.  A 2 minute video will kill that person’s … Continue reading

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Windows 8 release date

Windows 8 is imminent. Computers are being built with it now and certain developers are polishing their products to make use of it. It will be available for the ordinary consumer on October 26th.

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Simple Free WiFi for Coffee Shops

Redback has a very simple and cost effective WiFi package for pubs, bars, clubs and coffee shops. Demand for free WiFi is greater than ever. It’s not just for people with laptops but now all those millions with smartphones and … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone Boost

If you are in a poor signal area you may want to boost your mobile signal.  Its possible, the kit cost about £200.  It’ll need a survey to be sure it’ll work but I reckon about £400 in total should … Continue reading

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Save Power

I’m all for saving power and saving the planet but let’s get some perspective. The Sony TV illustrated uses 0.3Watts  on Standby and so that is 4 months on standby will use £0.15 worth of energy.  There are better ways … Continue reading

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Speed-up your Computer – add RAM

A quick and inexpensive way to speed up your PC or Mac is add more RAM.  RAM is less expensive than it used to be and its easy to fit so you could fit it yourself.  Here’s the instructions but … Continue reading

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Wireless Encryption Key

Choose a simple one.  Security is not a big issue here because even if its cracked its still going to be very difficult to get at your banking details.  All we are trying to do is make it difficult for somebody to … Continue reading

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