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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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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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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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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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YouTube Red and Google Play Music to merge into one

If there is one thing that Google is infamous for, it’s the company’s insistence of having two or more apps that do the same thing. In the communications-messaging market alone, Google has more than 6 apps, many of which (like Allo, Duo, and Messenger) do extremely similar things with a few differences here and there. […]

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Malvertising concerns grow as everyday users are in high risk

The subject of cyber-security does not get nearly enough attention. In the digital age, keeping our internet transactions safe and private should be a top priority yet most users have little to no idea about the dangers posed by malicious users and their tools. One of the main problems with security in the digital world […]

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Is mobile streaming about to take off?

Mobile streaming is an often-overlooked area of the games streaming market. When thinking about streaming, most people who consider themselves as gamers will bring to mind titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, Overwatch, and other similar titles which often involve competitive gameplay. However, there is a not-insignificant part of the market […]

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Hydrogen One, RED’s foray into the mobile market, features a ‘holographic display’

RED, the high-end camera maker, has just announced its foray into the mobile market with a device that will apparently feature a ‘holographic display’. Coming from a company with a stellar reputation in the film-making industry, this announcement is unexpected but certainly interesting. The Hydrogen One, as the device has been named, will be positioned […]