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energy efficiency

Smashing green tech myths

Environmentally friendly or snake oil? Here are five of the biggest green technology truisms
7 Dec 2019
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Let’s stamp out snail mail in 2020

Why do so many businesses prefer the postbox to the inbox?
1 Dec 2019
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How to make AI work for you

We look at how artificial intelligence in apps and software can make your life easier
22 Nov 2019
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Why should we have to pay a ransom for old email accounts?

With other free and low-cost hosting options available, holding onto old broadband addresses makes little sense
19 Nov 2019
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Tech troubles cooked the travel agent

Is technology partly to blame for Thomas Cook’s demise?
3 Nov 2019
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Why you don’t need 5G – or a phone

Could the best way to make calls be to avoid a handset altogether?
20 Oct 2019
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Technology

How bad will Brexit be for tech?

How will bursting out of the EU affect tech jobs, legislation and the prices of tech goods?
30 Sep 2019
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social media

Facebook justice fills the gap left by police

Crime fighting is growing on social media, but it brings dangers
23 Sep 2019
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Hardware

Noise-cancelling headphones to shout about

This piece of summer technology that can save your holiday
1 Sep 2019
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Policy & legislation

Trumped up Huawei threat helps nobody

Crying wolf with cybersecurity is a dangerous game, warns Barry Collins
18 Aug 2019
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OS war – what was it good for? Absolutely nothing

Operating systems are dwindling towards irrelevance, and that’s no bad thing
4 Aug 2019
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Cloud

Is it time to drop Dropbox?

Barry Collins fears he’s being strong-armed into paying for a Dropbox subscription
3 Aug 2019
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Network & Internet

Don’t fall for the 5G fallacy

Why we shouldn't get sucked in by the bluster over the next generation of mobile connectivity
21 Jul 2019
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Network & Internet

More money for the router of all evil

Barry Collins baulks at paying yet another BT subscription – just to get a router
7 Jul 2019
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The biggest threat to your privacy is you

We're far too careless with our own personal data, especially on the Tube
29 Jun 2019
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Policy & legislation

Apple needs a dose of nan's medicine

At long last, Apple's arrogant behaviour has caught the attention of the EU
15 Jun 2019
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Time to show sloppy websites the red card

You can't get away with poor payment security in 2019, no matter how small your business
1 Jun 2019
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The business case for Amazon's Alexa

Amazon's voice assistant isn't just a toy for the home, it's making serious play for the office too
13 May 2019
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operating systems

windows 10 vs windows 8.1

We rate Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 in a number of key categories for professional users
22 Mar 2019
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Mobile

Bendy screens are about to take flight

As the industry attempts to revolution smartphone design, it's worth keeping the bigger picture in mind
22 Feb 2019
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Satya Nadella's done one helluva job at Microsoft

Nadella has transformed the firm - to the point where it could survive in a Windowsless environment
16 Feb 2019
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Apple is facing a battery of problems

Apple is paying the price for forcing people into unnecessary upgrades
9 Feb 2019
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energy efficiency

Let's freeze the replace-rather-than-repair mentality

A faulty fridge-freezer tips Barry into a pit of despair, despite the fact he got a replacement for free
2 Feb 2019
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Data & insights

Enough is enough: It's time to get us out of this jam

We don't need smart motorways to ease traffic congestion, we need smartphone satnavs
29 Dec 2018
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Software

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 review: Stuck in the middle

A once peerless beginner’s photo-editing package that’s past its prime
4 Dec 2018
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Security

Did British Airways accidentally break its own security?

In its rush to check its dubious check-in procedures, BA may have opened itself up to a huge attack
24 Nov 2018
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Microsoft Windows

Don't expect help with broken Windows

Microsoft goes missing when things go wrong with Windows, says Barry Collins
19 Nov 2018
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operating systems

Today Alexa runs our homes, tomorrow the world

The biggest operating system of all will be one we can't see, says Barry Collins
7 Nov 2018
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Google Android

Why it never pays to dodge the app store tax

Choosing to shun Google's Play Store is not only irritating to users, it's wholly anti-consumer
27 Oct 2018
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Windows would be better running Chrome OS

Google should be taking Chrome OS to Windows users, not vice versa
24 Oct 2018
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digitisation

Rocketbook Wave review: A bit of a write-off

A clever – but ultimately flawed – attempt to bring pen and paper into the digital age
6 Sep 2018
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What does your boss know about you?

Think your private messages on work systems are safe? Think again. Here's what your boss can see on Slack, G Suite and Office 365
2 Aug 2018
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How the cloud cooled my phone's meltdown

Barry Collins narrowly avoids data disaster when his handset gets overheated
24 Jul 2018
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voice assistant

Google: um, hang up on the idea of being "human", okay?

Attempting to con people into thinking they're talking to a human is Google's dumbest idea yet
21 Jul 2018
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operating systems

Please don't destroy the dedicated desktop OS

Convergence means compromise, but don't take away my full-fat desktop OS
23 Jun 2018