There are two words in the English language that are my absolute favourites, Free Wi-Fi! You can forget everything else, with a good wireless connection you can work, surf and stay in touch. Who needs anything else? Nevertheless, you still have to watch these marketing people; they will try anything to catch you out!
Source: Bits And Pieces
Found this the other day, its classic broadband from AOL, in fact its AOL version 9.0 that offers parental controls, music, email, safety and broadband speeds of up 512K all for just £14 per month including a call charges too! Of course, you needed a BT line and you had to live in an area where broadband was available!
Becoming part of something big is not the sort of thing that is offered every day, but this is the vision of Thanasis Zografos and Lazaros Agapides! They have come up with Wefrii and the plan is to allow anyone the ability to create a free wireless broadband network.
Wefrii is run on mesh technology and a cloud controller, this means the network can be managed totally online using the Wefrii suite of services that are already built into the devices and control panel. The potential is clear for any business to provide free Wi-Fi and advertise the business too.
To build a network, you need to add Wefrii points at home, at work and anywhere else, the more points you have the bigger your network becomes and anyone accessing the free wireless will be greeted by a fully customisable landing page with information and advertising on show, which is cool feature on its own.
This is not something that everyone is going to jump on, but for those who can see the potential the Wefrii system is worth looking at further. To get involved with the Wefrii wireless network, you can back the project from just $256 or £160; in return, you will receive a single Wefrii point in Orange.
So what about technology these days? It seems you can’t go from one day to the next without something brand-new being released, leaving you and your out-dated equipment or software looking on like a mini-disc user browsing hopelessly in HMV.
Stop worrying now, as this guide will help you keep up to date with the latest in technology.
iPhones are still probably the most desirable of all the smartphones, especially since they have a new operating system due for release this Autumn, but there are plenty of others out there that might also interest you.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a whopping 13 Megapixels camera, 5 more MPs than the iPhone 5, so keep that in mind if you take lots of photos.
More of a music fan, you say? Well the HTC One packs HTC BoomSound; dual frontal stereo speakers with Beats Audio.
The Internet is a marvellous thing. On it you can talk to friends, do some banking, keep up to date with news, run a whole business and … look at funny cat videos.
With the Internet being such an integral part of our lives these days you need to make sure you have a package that fulfils all your web needs. BT Broadband has a number of packages and offers at great prices, find out more here.
So you’ve got yourself a great broadband package sorted, now let’s see what laptops you can look at all those funny cat videos /carry out that important online banking on (delete as appropriate).
The Sony Fit 15 comes with Intel i5 processing power, 4GB of memory and a whopping 500GB hard drive. However, if you’re a fan of Apple, or you simply want to move away from Windows then the MacBook Pro might be the one for you. It features a stunning Retina display with over 5 million pixels, the latest operating system (OS X Mountain Lion), dual-core Intel Core i5 processors and seven hours of battery life.
Tablets are great for when you’re on the move, as you pretty much have your whole world in your palm. The iPad is perhaps the most widely known tablet available but the Samsung Galaxy Tab2 is also a fantastic piece of kit, boasting an impressive 16MP camera, powerful dual-core processors and Android 4.0 operating system.
We love new gadgets and technology, but most of these cool ideas are just thrust upon us and we very rarely get a chance to express our feelings about new gadgets and ideas. Well, thanks to Plusnet, that is about to change because they are running poll to find out, what gadgets are a “hit” or “miss”. So what is in it for you? Well, you could win one of the two Ouya game consoles, complete with an Ouya controller that are on offer!
Here is how you can take part in the Plusnet gadget of the future vote;
To spread the gadget and gizmo fun, we’ve added a prize draw.
Once you’ve read about our chosen gadgets, and voted for what you think is a “hit” or “miss” you can then tweet about the voting for a chance to take part in our great prize draw.
We want to hear you tweet in a fun and creative way either about the vote or about your favourite gadget…we want to see how quirky you can be.
When tweeting remember to use #Hitormissgadgets @plusnet (so that we know how fun and creative you are).
You will then have the chance to win one of two available Ouya game consoles, complete with an Ouya controller.
So, after checking out these cool gadgets, which one will you be voting for?
As more and more business and personal users turn to the cloud for their storage solutions, the issues of security and data recovery become a main topic of conversation. There are remote data protection, storage, backup and recovery services available and with the details on this useful infographic, The Future of Online Backup there is help available.
The infographic shows some important details on how the internet is expected to grow over the next few years and therefore is important for both business and personal cloud users to understand the implications of storing data online. As well as ensuring that there is a back plan in place should the worse happen. It could be time to consider just how much is your personal and business data worth to you?
According to the backup and recovery service provider Iron Mountain, any company seeking effective remote data protection and recovery needs;
Disaster recovery that is as fast and complete as possible
Management of the increasing cost and complexity of data growth
Compliance with regulations that demand uniform processes and accountability
There are plenty of cloud services available these days, but what happens if the provider goes out of business or suffers a catastrophic outage that could mean all or some of the data is lost? There is always the possibility of deletion through a cyber attack, without a back or recovery solution in place the damage could have serious implications. With so many backup and recovery solutions available, it is not going to hurt to check out what is on offer.
Source: Cloud Tweaks
As part of the Leeds Electronic Ordnance & Digital Information System (LEODIS) project twenty four classic red phone boxes have been refitted with the latest technology to provide a free Wi-Fi hotspot. These blue boxes are solar powered and although traditionally users were supposed to step inside the box, these boxes are closed with handy touch screens that allow passersby to access phone and information services.
According to the Doctor (the aql Doctor) CEO and Founder, Dr Adam Beaumont, he said in the press release;
We wanted to create an icon for Leeds – something unique which if you had your photo taken next to it and uploaded it, for example, to facebook, friends would say – aha ! you must be in Leeds! We’re hoping that the boxes become something that the residents accept as part of the cityscape
A minute or sixty seconds is nothing in the great scheme of things, but on the internet, it can be an eternity. So in order to see exactly what happens on the internet in just one minute we need a video to highlight the social media activity, products sold and so on. The video above comes up with some eye opening figures and it might make you ask where do people find the time to live their life, well maybe online is their life! Did you think of that?
This what the sixty second video is all about;
All of the stuff that people do on the internet in the span of 1 minute. Including emails, Google searches, tweets, Facebook likes, Instagram uploads, Amazon purchases, porn viewing, and more.
Source: Buzz Feed Video
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This is something that not many of us get the chance to experience, fast broadband that is! Well for those who do have access to this there is the brilliant router in the works. It is called the Almond+ and it comes with a touchscreen interface and offers access to 802.11ac + 802.11n dual band internet. There are apps becoming available too that will make light switches and sockets interactive with Smartphone’s, how cool is this!
According to the Almond+ Kickstarter page, this is the thinking behind the device;
Today we have one remote for our TV, one for the DVD player, one for IP media player and another for the set top box. Do we want the same mess of controller boxes to make our homes smart? In a sensible world, the smart home controller would be built into the router itself. That is exactly what we’ve set out to do with Almond+. It is not only one of the fastest routers (1.17 Gb/s) on the planet but also a highly capable smarthome hub.
Once this cool router goes on sale, expect to pay around $100 (£64) for it.