Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 3:27pm by Paul
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Anyone who wants a simple introduction to the world of 3D printing will we pleased to see that Amazon has launched a 3D printing store. This new store gives customers access to a big variety of products that are ready to get brought to life through the magic of 3D printing. The Amazon store looks as though it will offer one of the biggest internet collections of 3D printing material. It will be possible to customise the size, the colour, the style and the materials used in the products in this store. It is expected that the items on offer...

A new tablet from Nvidia has been launched, with the aim of enticing gamers to switch over to it. The Shield Tablet is powered by Android and is an 8 inch gadget that is capable of streaming games from a PC. It is the second handheld device to be released by the company but the first one to be offered outside of North America. The tablet can used to stream games from a PC equipped with an Nvidia graphic card over a home Wi-Fi system to the tablet and onto a TV screen. When games are played in this way they achieve a “near console”...

Posted on Jul 30 2014 - 10:45pm by Paul
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Internet users in London will be pleased to see that the capital will soon be a 5G city. If you thought that 4G was fast then wait until you see how fast 5G is. London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that the city will be ready for 5G by 2020. This is expected to make it the first major city to offer a 5G mobile network. The scheme is part of the plans to invest in London over the long term in the Infrastructure Plan for London. Johnson is quoted as saying that the UK capital is becoming the “tech capital of Europe”. They want to make...

The Nokia Lumia 520 has proved to be a massive success, becoming one of the best selling budget phones of all time. However, it now has some competition in the face of, well, the new version of the Lumia. The Nokia Lumia 530 has recently been announced by Microsoft and it promises to provide another affordable entry level phone. Classed as the “most affordable Lumia to date”, the 530 is expected to sell for around £70 in the UK. It looks very similar to the Lumia, with the main changes being an improved 1.4 quad core Snapdragon processor...

Another security breach at eBay has led to more than 1,000 customers of Stubhub having their accounts broken into. Unlike the last time though, this problem hasn’t come about through the company’s servers being hacked. Instead, the attacks were carried out with the help of user IDs that the hackers had obtained in other attacks on other sites or directly on people’s computers. It seems that the hackers gathered a large number of user passwords for the site and then started accessing those accounts in 2013. Once they had broken into...

Karcher have been at the forefront of power washer and pressure cleaners for years, yet I’ve never reviewed one, until now. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been thoroughly testing the Karcher K4 compact pressure washer; blasting patios, concrete, decking and dirty cars in the name of science. In the box – K 4.600 MD Base unit – Quick clean Hose and Gun Vario Lance – T250 Patio Cleaner – Plug & Clean Detergent System – Full Instructions – 0.75 inch Garden Hose adaptor Getting Started...

A novel idea to reduce stress in workers’ joints is being tried out at a BMW production plant in Germany. The Munich factory has given out 3D printed thumbs to workers, for them to use while they are putting together car parts. These so-called super-thumbs are more correctly known as thermoplastic polyurethane thumb protectors. They are made to size for each BMW worker by using a mobile scanning device to measure their hands. The thumb protector is then printed off using a 3D printer and fits snugly over the worker’s real thumb like...

The controversy caused by the removal of many links from Google has led to some of them now being reinstated. The issue came about thanks to the internet giant starting to comply with the European Court of Justice “right to be forgotten” ruling. The initial batch of removed links, to articles in the Guardian newspaper and other sites, included details on the former Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal and Scottish referee Dougie McDonald, who was caught lying about a decision he had made. However, the articles whose links had been...

Rumours about the supposed released of the new Microsoft smartwatch are heating up, with October said to be when we can expect it so in shops. Of course, we have heard about the possibility of a Microsoft watch hitting the markets for some time now. However, it now seems possible that it will finally be released around the same time as the Apple iWatch, which would seem to make sense if Microsoft doesn’t want to miss the boat. Interestingly, the latest reports suggest that the Microsoft smartwatch will be compatible with other mobile...

Google TV looked like a good idea when it was first announced a few year ago so what went wrong? More importantly, what has changed since then to make Android TV from Google something that it more likely to be successful? The plans for Google TV were unveiled a long time ago now but it never really took off in the way that the internet giant expected it to. However, there are some differences with Android TV that might make the difference. For a start, it has been designed to fit in more easily with the technology we already have in our...