Current regulations are undeniably broken.
Right-to-repair laws, which dictate that manufacturers make goods that are easier to fix, benefit consumers and help reduce waste. But there aren’t enough of them, and they’re far too restricted in their scope.Read More »
Chances are you're still using one of these.
Most of the time, when a new technology comes out, it replaces whatever preceded it in a reasonable amount of time. CDs, for example, superseded floppy disks as a storage medium. And while there was a period in which people continued to find uses for those old floppies, the crossover wasn't overly long. CDs became the norm, then DVDs, then flash drives and then the cloud.
But some technologies just refuse to go away completely. Despite newer, better alernatives, they cling on for years. Here are just six of these hardy survivors.Read More »
Sometimes, an interesting idea just isn’t enough
The graveyard of history is littered with technology products that failed because they were awful. Like the Nintendo Virtual Boy, an early virtual reality console with terrible graphics and a tendency to give users headaches. Or the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with its tendency to explode and catch fire.
But not all failed tech products are bad. In fact, they can actually be pretty cool but, for one reason or another, they just don’t make it. Here, we tip our hats to five technologies and productsRead More »
Find that thing that's slowing you down and make it stop.
Everyone wants their IT solutions to work quickly, so they’re not left waiting for things to load or transfer. But it only takes one part of a computer or a network to slow you down, and that kind of limiting factor is referred to as a bottleneck.Read More »
And why hardware upgrades are inevitable.
Just like property leases and utilities, IT is an ongoing expense for any business. As well as subscription payments for services like managed helpdesk support, antivirus and Office 365, every few years most organisations have to replace hardware items – sometimes at great expense. Why? Because computers get slower, more unstable and eventually become so unbearable, upgrading is the only real solution.
If you’re picking up the cheque for a bunch of new PCs, you might well wonder why this happens at all. Is it something that can be avoided?Read More »
Investing in your IT solutions has many benefits – not least the fact it makes you look good. So how does old tech reflect on you?
If the popularity and potential value of retro computers is anything to go by, old technology isn’t without its fans. But that appeal doesn’t usually carry into professional world. In a business environment, old technology doesn’t only slow you down and make you vulnerable; it also makes you look bad.Read More »