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New tech and gadgets from CES 2019

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 by

There’s a lot to look forward to in a new year and for some, it’s all about finding the next big thing in technology. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place last month and saw over 180,000 attendees from more than 150 countries flocking to Las Vegas for this world-renowned exhibition. Each year, thousands of companies reveal their latest and greatest developments on the global stage, from groundbreaking gadgets to clever innovations that make life easier.

With so many bright minds showing off their work in the field of electronics, there’s always plenty of surprises! Solutions come in all shapes and sizes, and thanks to some out-of-the-box thinking, some exhibits can seem a little more weird than wonderful. Which is which? That’s for you to decide! Let’s dive right in to our top picks.

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How to stay safe on public WiFi

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 by

Did you know that February 5th is Safer Internet Day? This worldwide event aims to draw attention to the ever-important issue of online safety, including cyberbullying, digital security and even offensive or illegal content. This year’s theme, ‘Together for a better internet’, encourages individuals to create a better internet by working on the ‘4 Rs’: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience. We decided to pitch in by shining the light on one aspect of the internet that may slip our minds until we need it – public WiFi networks.

Public WiFi networks can be a blessing – whether you’re quickly taking care of some business on your laptop while you have a coffee, or you’re sending some holiday snaps home while on a trip abroad. However, as convenient as that free WiFi access is, there can be security risks associated with using public WiFi networks that you should know about. You don’t need to stop using public WiFi altogether but there are a few things you should keep in mind before you connect. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you stay safe while you surf the ‘net – all you need is a little bit of reasoning and resilience.

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Is the NBN coming to you this year?

Friday, January 18th, 2019 by

The NBN™ rollout is showing no signs of slowing down in 2019! This year alone, NBN Co estimates they’ll connect more than 2.5 MILLION premises across a range of six different NBN™ technologies. Of this number, more than half are planned to be connected via NBN™ HFC, one of the newer technologies added to the mix. this technology runs over hybrid fibre coaxial cable, similar to that used for cable TV services. Over the course of 2017-2018, NBN Co carried out major improvements to the NBN™ HFC connection process and now the new-and-improved NBN™ HFC is in full swing!

 

 

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