What is Mesh Wi-fi and Which is the Best?

Gemma ElsburyTechnologyLeave a Comment

Struggling with internet signal around the house or office? Plug in Wi-Fi extenders not working very well? Internet providers router not up to the task? This is where a Mesh system can really help. What is Mesh Wi-fi & how does it work? A wireless mesh network consists of a node that connects directly to your modem and then a … Read More

Virtual Conferencing: The Pros and Cons

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Like many people I had a conference to attend this summer. I was very much looking forward to the Dyalog 20 APL User Meeting which was set be hosted in Portugal. What’s not to love? The possibility of meeting many people in the APL community and the average temperature of Portugal during the time of the conference is 22 degrees … Read More

How to Backup your Emails, SharePoint and OneDrives Files

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Moving to the Cloud If there is one thing that we have learned during this lockdown it is that with the various IT Systems available, it is possible to work from home efficiently. With emails on Microsoft Office 365, confidential documents saved in Microsoft OneDrive and those that need to be shared across many users saved in Microsoft SharePoint everyone … Read More

Top Technology Pioneers You’ve Never Heard Of

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Pretty much everyone knows the name Bill Gates. Most can possibly even associate him with the founding of Microsoft back in 1975. The same is probably true of Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos (Apple and Amazon respectively) and more recently, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Elon Musk of Tesla. However, there are many technology tycoons whose inventions and advancements affect … Read More

Network Support Engineer as a Career: My First Steps

Tristan WilliamsTechnologyLeave a Comment

A little about me I’ve always been interested in IT from a very young age and have always liked to tinker with anything electronic. I first got into IT when I got my first laptop and was amazed by the possibilities it presented. I swiftly focused my education towards IT and haven’t looked back since. My Dad has always worked … Read More

How to move Steam games to another drive

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As video game technology continues to move forward and players demand more and more performance the thing we tend to have less of now is storage space. This is of course due to the cost of SSD drives per gigabyte compared to traditional hard disk drives. Each new AAA game release seems to set a record for required installation space. … Read More

Forget Christmas – CES Comes But Once A Year…

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For many years now, one of the highlights of any geek’s calendar must surely be the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, or CES for short. Starting as a spin-off from the Consumer Music Show in 1967 Chicago, CES is now an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Held since the mid-90s in January at the … Read More

Towards an Ethical Framework for Autonomous AI

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Towards an ethical framework for autonomous AI

I mentioned a while back (see list at appendix A) some of the philosophical as well as practical problems societies around the globe will have to address as our robot slav- I mean, zero-leave helpers take-on more tasks once done exclusively by humans. As the power of technology grows and both economic, legislative and environmental demands increase the pressure for … Read More

AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation CPUs Announced

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The hypetrain around the latest iteration of the Ryzen processors shows no sign of slowing down. Last week AMD released the official product line of the next generation Ryzen desktop CPUS, specs and all. Specifications Model Cores & Threads Base (GHz) Boost (GHz) TDP Price Ryzen 9 3900X 12C/24T 3.8 4.6 105W $499 Ryzen 7 3800X 8C/16T 3.9 4.5 105W … Read More

How to fix screen sharing in Skype for Business

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How to fix screen sharing in Skype for Business

In October 2018 Microsoft released the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809). It was re-released on November 13, 2018. The update fixed many issues (you can see them listed here) but as with many major updates it also caused problems and unintended side effects. For me the major issue caused by the 1809 update was that it stopped my abilty … Read More

Electric cars – are we going back to the future?

Paul GrosvenorTechnologyLeave a Comment

In my second blog instalment relating to electric cars I thought I might consider how the future might look. Before I do however let’s look back in time to 1900 or thereabouts. London, Oxford Street looked something like this; And in 1910, something like this; You will quickly notice that in the space of only 10 years we changed from … Read More