What is net neutrality and how does it affect you?

Net neutrality

If you frequently read technology sites, you have no doubt come across articles referencing or talking about net neutrality (the “net” in this term can mean either network or Internet). Personally I have seen more and more articles about net neutrality and its accompanying debates pop up in recent months. For many of us, the words “net neutrality” don’t exactly lure us to read more so we usually just go on to read about the latest iPhone release or something similarly exciting. But are we … Continue reading

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Today’s technology predicted by movies

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Many movies have been created that take place far into the future. A Clockwork Orange, 12 Monkeys, the Back to the Future trilogy and Robocop are just some of the many movies that serve as an example of this. However, it is not only a great way to tell stories but it has also been known to have a major impact on the technology we see and use today. Driverless cars everywhere Driverless cars have many aliases including autonomous, self-driving and driver-free cars. Basically it … Continue reading

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Wearable technology – future or fad?

Wearable tech - future or fad

Developers are creating new ways for us to wear our hearts on our sleeves. Wearable technology now brings the smartphones and tablets we usually store in pockets or bags out into the open and is pushing the boundaries of technology further than before. And with the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch officially launching in April of 2014, it seems like this is one fad that is definitely not going away soon. The question is: is wearable technology (such as smart watches and smart clothing) something that can … Continue reading

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The past and future of the Oculus Rift

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The gaming headset called Oculus Rift has been the talk of the town since Facebook acquired Oculus VR, the virtual reality company that developed it. Facebook forked out $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock (totaling $2 billion) for the purchase of the company in March 2014. Even though there are many people (mostly software developers) who have been die-hard fans and followers of the Oculus Rift, some of us may not be aware of the garage-to-riches type story that is … Continue reading

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Smart is no longer just reserved for your phone

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So far in 2014 the spotlight has been shining brightly on home automation. From smart homes to smart fridges, the potential to automate just about anything is becoming a reality. Will automation become a part of daily life or is it still only a futuristic dream? Smart appliance manufacturers use wireless networking technologies (some are experimenting with RFID or radio frequency identification technology) and special languages (the first one was X10) to help devices share very specific information over these networks. Any device that works … Continue reading

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Preserve your tech gadgets for longer

Preserve your tech gadgets for longer

Technology is an important part of all of our lives so it is quite surprising how many people don’t know how to take care of their gadgets properly. So, we thought we’d educate you on some of the things you might not know you’re doing incorrectly and allow you to start doing them right from now on. Making a move Whether you are travelling from home to work or going overseas, your tech needs to be protected. This means always carrying your laptops, tablets and … Continue reading

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The potential of 3D printing

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Even though 3D printing has been around since the 1980s (the first working 3D printer was created in 1984 by Chuck Hall), it is only since the early 2010s that 3D printers have become commercially available. Three-dimensional printing became a talking point in 2013 when more and more machines seemed to be manufactured, it was in the news on a regular basis and more interesting uses were being found for the process. Another name for 3D printing is additive manufacturing. This alias is actually the … Continue reading

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CES sets the pace for technology in 2014

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The CES 2014 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from the 7th to the 10th of January. It surely started the year off with a bang. The Consumer Electronics Show goes as far back as 1967. There was a point at which the show was held twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Since 1998, however, it only occurs once a year and this year saw upwards of 150,000 attendees (the very first show saw “only” 17,500 attendees). Some people … Continue reading

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