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Kano looks awesome – have you tried it?

I’ve been meaning to buy some Kano equipment for the children for ages – specifically the boys (age 9 and 7). It looks like a fantastic set of products geared to encourage learning about computers, technology, coding and so on. I didn’t jump into the first generation of Kano products – specifically the Raspberry Pi […]

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Mesh wifi? I went with Google. Is now the time to change?

So, I’m moving back to the UK shortly and whilst I’ve been considering which internet provider to use (and whether it really matters), my mind is also moving to the important issue of mesh networks. Gone are the days of plonking the BT router behind the TV or in the study and just hoping things […]

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What’s better? Sky Broadband or BT Broadband?

I’m moving back to the UK and, therefore, I need to get my internet connectivity sorted out. Here in Denmark I have 500mb broadband at home. I had to work really hard to avoid ordering the 1GB ‘hyperfast’ connectivity as I didn’t think we needed it. Back in the UK, I have consulted the always […]

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Hello, I’m back

Hello dear reader. It’s me, Ewan. First, let us deal with email permissions. Quite a lot of people used to receive updates by email. It’s been a few years – at least 2.5 years – since anything was posted on Mobile Industry Review and therefore ages since you received an email. So please do use […]

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IoT & Wearables – Smart Kitchen

We have already covered various areas of the IoT & wearables industries in this content series, and now we will be focusing on various parts of the home. The smart kitchen is one of the most exciting parts of the industry and is where a lot of the initial focus of IoT had been placed. […]

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Android Oreo is coming – Notification badges and more await

Android Oreo, the eight version of Google’s mobile operating system, is now official. Android 8.0 O was not exactly a secret. The company has ran several developer previews (4, in fact) so many of its features have been known for a while. Of course, no feature is guaranteed to make it to the final version […]

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Tech world divided over approach of handling neo-Nazis

The recent violence in Charlottesville brought something to mainstream media that many people seemed to have forgotten: white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups are both alive and well, bolstering their ranks and potential influence as political unrest continues. Another thing that it brought to light once more was that tech firms are quick to appear united […]

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Pocket vs Instapaper

When I first started using the Internet, I remember everyone creating dozens of bookmarks of their favorite sites, then nothing more than Flash-riddled abominations. Now, bookmarks have surely evolved, but I still refuse to use them for fear of violent flashbacks. Even so, I have recently found myself overwhelmed with the number of articles and […]

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Facebook Watch is the social network’s latest video platform

One of the things that no one can deny about Facebook is that the team(s) working on the social network are very good at understanding where the future is headed. For instance, everyday users were obviously disappointed when Messenger became mandatory yet the platform now boasts 1.2 billion monthly users and is an undeniable success […]

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Getting Started with Android Rooting

One of the greatest things about Android is that customizing and personalizing any phone is quite a simple task, at least for those who are willing to put in some time and effort. To get the most out of a phone, however, you may have considered going through with rooting. If you have ever wondered […]

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AI set to be a major feature for both Google and Facebook

The artificial intelligence (AI) that everyone in the tech world is concerned with right now may be nothing like the movies but it is still incredibly interesting. Google and Facebook have long since promoted the various uses of AI and both companies are now using the technology more than ever. Facebook, for its part, has […]

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The History of Bluetooth

Bluetooth is one of those things that we use almost daily without much regard over the way it was developed, precisely like Wi-Fi (which we will cover in a later entry of this series). Today, however, we will take a brief look into the history of Bluetooth as well as how it works and why […]