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How to make your SSD last longer

Solid state drives are common in desktops and laptops across all performance levels. These drives are popular due to their superior read and write speeds, and physical durability, compared to hard disk drives. However, using NAND flash memory as a storage solution does have disadvantages. Every time you write data to an SSD, its lifespan [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:40+00:00 March 29th, 2017|How To|Comments Off on How to make your SSD last longer

Google for Android now lets you search without signal

The Google app for Android now saves search queries when your data connect fails, returning results once a data signal is reestablished. Google said the search results will “deliver as soon as a connection is available”. “With this change, search results are saved as soon as they are retrieved, even if you lose connection afterwards or [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:40+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on Google for Android now lets you search without signal

Government not seeking surveillance with Cybersecurity Bill

The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the Internet or spy on local users. This is according to the Justice and Constitutional Development Department which on Thursday held a media briefing on the bill, which is expected to be tabled in [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:41+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Latest News, Security|Comments Off on Government not seeking surveillance with Cybersecurity Bill

Welcome back Nokia

The Nokia 6 – the new Android handset from HMD Global – sold out in 1 minute when it launched in China. According to International Business Times, the device went on sale on JD.com at 10:06 on 19 January and was sold out by 10:07. The company received over 1 million registrations for the flash sale, [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:43+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on Welcome back Nokia

Why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded

Samsung has released a report detailing why the Galaxy Note 7 exploded, citing battery quality and design flaws as the cause. “There may be multiple contributing factors relating to production quality and battery design that, when combined, led to the failure of the Note 7,” said Samsung. The battery production quality issues include missing insulation tape [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:44+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Electronics, Latest News|Comments Off on Why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded

Asus Tinker Board vs Raspberry Pi 3 – Specifications and Pricing

Asus recently launched the Tinker Board, a mini PC similar to the Raspberry Pi. These types of devices are popular among DIY enthusiasts due to their ability to interface with electronics via general-purpose input/output (GPIO) pins. This makes them suitable for anything from robotics to homemade gadgets. The Tinker Board features a similar layout to the Raspberry Pi [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:44+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Electronics, Latest News|Comments Off on Asus Tinker Board vs Raspberry Pi 3 – Specifications and Pricing

Australia to replace passports with biometric recognition system

Australia plans to process travellers using biometric recognition of the face, iris, and fingerprints – replacing the current passport scanners and paper cards. Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection said that by 2020 it wants to have a system in place “to process 90% of travellers automatically, with no human involvement”. The Sydney Morning [...]

By | 2017-01-24T10:07:42+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Latest News, Security|Comments Off on Australia to replace passports with biometric recognition system

DuckDuckGo search engine shows huge growth

The DuckDuckGo search engine has shown strong growth since it launched eight years ago, with the site recently celebrating its 10 billionth search. According to a report by BetaNews, DuckDuckGo served 4 billion of those searches in 2016. On 10 January, it received over 14 million searches in a single day. DuckDuckGo describes itself as the search [...]

By | 2017-01-24T10:04:25+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on DuckDuckGo search engine shows huge growth

All new Chromebooks will support Android apps

Google has updated its list of devices with access to the Google Play marketplace to include all Chromebooks releasing in 2017. The company first announced that certain Chromebook devices would support Android apps in May 2016. The support has now been expanded to all upcoming Chrome OS-powered laptops. Chromebooks are lightweight laptops built for cloud-based professional computing, [...]

By | 2017-01-24T10:01:10+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Electronics, Latest News|Comments Off on All new Chromebooks will support Android apps

5 reasons why your laptop is slow

If your old laptop is starting to show its age, there can be any number of issues affecting its performance. Here are five likely culprits for why your laptop is running so frustratingly slow and five solutions to return it to its former glory. 1. Spinning hard drive I speak from experience when I say [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:44+00:00 February 10th, 2017|How To|Comments Off on 5 reasons why your laptop is slow