QICENT 4 Ports Smart USB Charger review with giveaway

At first we were surprised, in the office, to receive a USB charger to review. But then we noticed that USB chargers have become as important as the gadgets that they are used to charge. Nowadays nearly every adult owns a smartphone and a tablet, most people have some sort of accessory like a powerpack, Bluetooth speakers or headphones, a smartwatch or a fitness tracker; if you consider a four person household then that adds up to a lot of chargers and a lot of occupied sockets. Seeing the situation at home and in the office, the benefits of a multiport charger became quite obvious. Features...

NVIDIA’s Emerging Company Summit: Where Little Firms Get Boosted Into World Changers

Every year NVIDIA puts on one of the most interesting and forward looking events in Silicon Valley called the Emerging Companies Summit . Small fledgling companies both compete to be on stage and then compete on that stage for a large prize and recognition for having the product, service, or tool that has the most potential to be the next big thing. And, ironically, there isn’t one winner take all of the firms get visibility with mentors, investors, and potential customers that will be invaluable as they take their products to market and, unlike TV reality shows where the turkeys are often...

Nexus Space(16) specs leaked

Google leaked the Nexus 16 specs a few days too soon

Batman vs Superman reviews are in and they are not all good - no spoilers

Batman vs Superman has been in the news for nearly three years and in a few days it will finally be showing in theatres. There has been a lot of hype around this movie in the past year, and to tell the truth, after watching the first trailer I was kind of excited and couldn’t wait for the movie to come out. Now, months later, I want to see the Dawn of Justice because I love watching movies per se, but the magic has gone and taking a look at the reviews it seems my fears have been realized. “While “Batman v Superman’s” Dark Knight may be more of a pure punisher than some fans would prefer,...

Is there an entrepreneur hiding in you?

The world around us is changing rapidly, what seemed impossible yesterday is taken for granted tomorrow. Change can bring misfortune but it also gives entrepreneurs new opportunities. Technology is advancing at such a pace that it is hard to distinguish between science fiction and fact, world politics has reached a stage that you don’t know if you should laugh or cry. And consequently the economy is adapting to these changes. Old, established brands practically disappear over night and new “economies” pop up out of thin air. The traditional path of job in big company-career-retirement doesn’t...

5 Roadtrip Locations For Motorbikes

A motorbike roadtrip is every bit as awesome as you’d imagine. Free on the open road, you’ll twist and turn through breathtaking scenery, park up wherever you fancy and explore corners of the world you could only have dreamt of, if it weren’t for your trusty two wheels. Once you’ve hired a bike, fixed up your own or bought a classic from a used motorcycle dealer in London , give some thought to where you want to go. Here are six incredible locations to get you started… 1. Route 66, USA America’s ‘Mother Road’ is an unforgettable 2.5 thousand mile experience. Veteran bikers recommend riding...

Everything You Need To Know About Apple CarPlay

You’ve probably spent quite a lot of money on your car. First, there was the upfront cost of buying a vehicle. Then there was the expense of insuring it, taxing it, and paying for ongoing servicing, repairs, maintenance and MOTs. After all that, of course, is the most regular cost of all – fuel. But how often do you treat yourself to something that’s car-related and useful? A set of Ford Kuga roof bars , a Mitsubishi luggage carrier or a Mazda 2 rear view camera seem like the kind of accessories that will make driving more enjoyable, but what if you really wanted to invest in something...

5 Ways Technology Has Changed Product Design

Product design is constantly evolving . For example, an item as straightforward as a lead pencil has enabled the discovery of graphene, thanks to technology. There are countless other examples of how technology has transformed products and led to further innovative creations but let’s begin by taking a look at these 5 ways technology has inspired and influenced product design. 1. Wheels When our ancestors first invented the wheel to ease their transportation problems they’d have never imagined how this essential item could evolve in future centuries. From the cumbersome circular wooden wheels...

The Past and Present of Photography Technology

Before the advent of the digital camera, there wasn’t much innovation in photography. Films became smaller and more sensitive, but that was the extent of the changes. Companies like Leica have been making nearly the same physical camera for 100 years. These are so close that if you brought a modern Leica back in time to Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the first photojournalists and modern street photographers, he’d be able to use it without any trouble. Digital cameras, on the other hand, have only been in consumer hands for about 20 years and have made huge leaps forward in regard to...

Why Valve’s Steam has its own brand of Malware

Steam stealers: a nightmare for gamers

Cleaning with lasers - not science fiction

Not everybody wants to build a death star.

Sausage Party - the somewhat different animation movie

Seth Rogen challenges faith and the establishment in an R-rated animation movie.

AMD Wants To Dominate The World Of VR-And They Are Starting Off Big!

AMD is at the Game Developer’s Conference and this year they put on what was likely one of the biggest party events of the show. It was focused on VR and they clearly plan to be a major player in this new gaming arena. For some time AMD has been an also-ran at events like this but, this year, they clearly showcased they want to be a major player and they came out swinging for the fences yesterday. Here are some of my impressions. Capsaicin Apparently Capsaicin is one of the active ingredients in hot peppers and the theme name for the event. Apparently they were looking for the proper balance...

Turn your old laptop into a Chromebook

An easy, and free, method to bring your old laptop back to life

100 Brilliant Business Minds

A nice place to pick up quotes or a caricature of your favorite business mind.

Pi - not just a piece of cake

A mysterious number that deserves its own day

The Changing Face Of NVIDIA’s GTC: From Graphics And Tools To Thinking Computers

The GTC or GPU Technology Conference put on by NVIDIA is one of the more interesting events during the year but as I prepared for this year’s event it struck me that the evolution of this conference reflects a very real change in what is going on in the technology market. A very real shift from the way we used computers last century and how computer use this century is evolving to be very different. The attendance levels, the speakers, the conference focus all reflect that the emerging world of technology is a very different beast. Let’s explore that a little bit. Growth Spurt First in terms...

Lenovo + Juniper: Leveraging the Partnership Model

There are two ways to approach a complex solution opportunity. One is to fully integrate and build it all in-house. This path has been taken by HP and Cisco with regard to the hyper-converged solutions. The other is to partner with vendors whose offerings complement your own, and this is the path that Lenovo and Juniper Networks are on. Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, then conclude with some comments on the Lenovo/Juniper effort. Fully integrated The advantages to building a complex solution in house have to do, at least on paper, with control and cost...