27 Mar

PayPal Fined $7.7m

E-payment company PayPal have agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle charges by the US Treasury Department. This is due to the claims that PayPal, owned by popular auction site EBay, violated sanction programs against countries such as Cuba and Iran. They also violated the US law 486 times according to the Treasury. PayPal are also said to have dismissed alerts about doing business with a company on the sanctions...

23 Mar

New Moto 360 Smartwatch Revealed By Lenovo CEO?

The next range of Moto 360 smartwatches may have been revealed online accidentally by a member of the Lenovo hierarchy. Yang Yuanqing, CEO of Lenovo posted an image of smartwatches and components for the devices on social media platform Weibo. The image was later deleted. From what we can see, the new range of Moto 360’s will still have a circular face, whilst new bands will be released to connect to the...

26 Feb

How CD’s Are Made

Ever wondered how compact discs are manufactured? Well today is your lucky day, as we’re going let you know about the processes involved. If you didn’t know already, a compact disc is made of 5 separate layers.  The main layer is created first. This layer will protect the data later and also act as a lens, so the CD player’s laser focuses onto the data layer. Now it’s time for the data layer...

19 Feb

YouTube Streaming Service Launching Soon

Online giants YouTube has announced that it will be launching a full version of its Music Key streaming service in the near future. The company owned by Google has already released a mobile version which is exclusive to Android but are said to be working on an iOS version in time for the service’s main launch in the coming months. What does this premium service mean for existing users? Well not much according...

14 Feb

HTC One M9 Specifications Revealed

Popular phone manufacturer HTC One, have had their HTC One M9 smartphone details leaked according to popular leaker ‘@upleaks’. The battery will apparently be a 2849mAh powered version, whilst the handset is also available as a 32GB or 64gb version, with the added microSD expansion. In terms of camera capabilities, the device includes a 20.7-megapixel camera as its standard rear camera, with a...

29 Jan

Sky To Team Up With Telefonica

Broadcasting giants Sky have announced that they’re planning to enter into the mobile phone services sector in 2016. “As the UK’s leading brand for home entertainment and communications, Sky has a proven ability to launch new services, at scale. We know our 11.5 million customers trust Sky to offer them the best quality and choice and have an appetite to take more from us. Through our partnership...

16 Jan

How USB Sticks Are Manufactured

We all have used them once in our digital lifestyle, but have you ever wondered how a USB memory stick is made? Read on to find out more. The flash memory chip is screened for quality and storage purpose before it’s mounted onto the circuit board. The memory chip is mounted under a probe card which is held together by a few rubber bands. Once the flash memory chip is put in place, a machine is in place to...

08 Jan

How To… Defragment A Computer

Defragmenting your computer’s hard drive should be done regularly, to prevent the chance of errors and also to keep it going in fine, working condition. Below is step-by-step guide on how to defrag a Windows computer. 1) Click on the Start menu button and then look for My Computer. 2) Look for Local Disc (C:) and then right-click and select Properties. 3) Look for Tools on the Properties Menu and click on...

02 Jan

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6

We reviewed the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 recently. Does it compare to its competitors at such a budget price? Find out below. Starting price from £80, the Fire HD is a device with a 6-inch screen available in a variety of colours. If you go with the entry-level model, then the storage is limited to 8GB. But if you need more, you can purchase a 16GB version of the tablet for £100, so the price difference isn’t...

30 Dec

Tablet Reading Before Bed Is Damaging To Sleep?

According to research carried out by Harvard Medical School, reading on a back-lit e-reader or tablet before you sleep can put your health at risk. They also found that those who read from a tablet take longer to fall asleep compared to those who read from an actual book. “The light emitted by most e-readers is shining directly into the eyes of the reader, whereas from a printed book or the original Kindle,...