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BT's Smart Hub router promises stronger, more reliable WiFi

While it's possible to buy and install your own router, most people stick with the one supplied by their Internet Service Provider (ISP). Most are drab and generally underwhelming, both from a design and performance standpoint (please Google, bring your OnHub routers to the UK). BT's Home Hub 5, …

Leica says some of its cameras have faulty Li-ion batteries

If you have a Leica camera and have been noticing something funny with how its charge level is displayed, you may have a faulty rechargeable battery. …

PSEUDO Film Canister plans to succeed where others failed, bringing digital sensors to 35mm bodies

I’d love nothing more than to be able to slap a digital sensor into my old mechanical film bodies and wander off doing some street photography. So, …

Cameras

Mophie brings wireless charging to its iPhone battery cases

Wireless phone charging has been around for years, but most consumers wouldn't know it. The fight between different standards and a lack of support from phone makers has made the entire idea of charging your mobile wirelessly a huge mess. Mophie is hoping to bring some sanity to the concept with …

Review: IXCC’s USB 3.0 to Type-C Adapter is a cheaper way to connect legacy USB devices to your MacBook

If you own a MacBook and you wish to interface with legacy USB-A connections, you have several options. Apple itself produces a USB-C to USB Adapter, and it’s available for around $19. There’s also no shortage of third-party options available on Amazon and other resellers.<p>One such option, IXCC’s …

USB 3.0

Dell's new laptops log you into Windows automatically

With the Dell Inspiron 7000 series, advanced features come standard -- like facial recognition, backflipping 1080p touchscreens, precision trackpads and USB-C ports you can use to charge the laptop.<p>What if you never had to type your Windows password again? The technology exists. If your computer …

Computer Hardware

Why the dot in your Gmail address doesn't matter

Google<p>My <i>Slate</i> email address is will.oremus@slate.com. If you email willoremus@slate.com, your message will bounce. There is no willoremus@slate.com.<p>If there were, though, it’s a good bet that he’d get a lot of messages that were intended for me (poor guy).<p>For just that reason, Google decided to do …

Yahoo Mail

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Upgrades Have Serious Problems

This week Microsoft <i>finally went too far.</i> The company’s obsession with forcing as many Windows 10 upgrades as possible saw it descend into dirty tricks more typical of malware. The move has been widely condemned and even one of the company’s loyalist long term supporters labelled it a violation of …

Windows 10

Otterbox partners with Square, SanDisk, and others on Universe modular case for iPhone

This year may very well be seen as the dawn of the modular smartphone, with LG and Motorola both offering an array of functionality-enhancing hardware accessories that attach to their flagship handsets and Google’s Project Ara poised to ship its first development kit. But phones are not the only …

Gear & Gadgets

DSLR owners have an easy life today compared to this 35mm digital hybrid from 1994

The Nikon N90s was not only my first DSLR but the first camera I owned that wasn’t just a disposable. I loved this camera, and even use it today, but …

How To Unlock Any iPhone

When you buy a smartphone, it’s usually programmed to work with one specific carrier. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make a switch.<p>Often, you can …

Best voice recording apps for iPhone and iPad

Students who record lectures, business users who record meetings, or an aspiring artist who records ideas on the go. There are many different people …

Apps

First Click: Microsoft needs to fix Skype

I’ve used Skype for more years than I care to remember. My Skype username is an embarrassing result of me thinking I was a cool teenager, and I’ve got a big list of important friends and family as contacts. Skype has been the go-to service for me to connect with those friends and family, or even …

You Need to Stop Closing the Apps on Your Phone Right Now

This common mistake is destroying your battery life.<p>If you're like us, you've trained yourself to quit or close all of your phone's apps that aren't in use in order to conserve your phone's battery life. Well, it turns out, you're actually draining your battery by doing this. Here's why:<p>The act of …

If You Use Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, You Should Change Your Password Now

If you rely on Google, Microsoft, Yahoo or Mail.ru for your emails, you should go change your password right now.<p>Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers have stolen more than 273 million email passwords and are selling them online. If true, this would be the largest security breach since hackers …

Hotmail

Olympus Pen F – Using the Creative Monochrome and Color Profiles

One of the most common topics you can find on photography forums or Facebook groups is the never-ending “RAW or JPG?” debate. … Continue reading …

Olympus PEN Series

​Why I Hate Security, Computers, and the Entire Modern Banking System

There’s two factor authentication, there’s one factor authentication, and then there’s this, which I think I can call zero factor authentication.<p>I woke up yesterday to find that a string of mysterious credit card payments had wiped out my checking account.<p>I spent the next few hours as a prisoner of …

How to save a wet iPhone in 9 tips

I don’t envy anyone who has ever accidentally dropped their iPhone into water. Not only is it likely to be broken, but all the precious memories it …

Repairs

The Air Case is the ultra-thin battery case Apple should have made

I'm in love with an iPhone battery case. Yeah, I still can't believe it either. But hear me out.<p>There are tons and tons of iPhone battery cases to …

Sushi school: etiquette for eating sushi

Originating in Japan around the 8th century, sushi is a well-known and much loved culinary delicacy – but it can prove a daunting task to prepare it yourself at home.<p>In this video, we run through some simple sushi eating etiquette, with tips including never mixing wasabi and soy sauce together and …

Japan

Olympus Pen-F Review

The Olympus Pen-F is the latest iteration in the venerable line of PEN cameras. Like all of the PENs of recent vintage, this one is a digital Micro …

Olympus PEN Series

B&W ISO Showdown: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) vs. M Monochrom (M9) vs. M (Typ 240)

During my testing of the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) in NYC and New Orleans, I was blown away by the camera’s high ISO ability, so I wanted to …

Leica Cameras

Ford says 'no thanks' to 200-mile electric car race, for now

Electric cars with 200 miles of range will be the next big step in expanding the global market for plug-in vehicles.<p>Leading the charge will be GM, …

Review: Dell's XPS 13 is a nearly perfect ultraportable

Apple’s MacBooks have long been the gold standard all laptops are measured against. What’s ‘best’ obviously varies according to individual needs, but critics and college lecture halls alike seemed to agree for the past several years.<p>Mainstream Windows laptops then usually went one of two routes: …

Consumer Tech

iOS MicroSD Reader Adds Up To 200GB Of Extra Storage To Your iPhone Or iPad (video)

iOS users who have iPhone or iPad devices that are running short of storage may be interested in a new device in the form of an iOS microSD reader …

Gear & Gadgets

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Edward Fox: Women should accept that men 'wander naturally' in relationships

Actor claims women should tolerate their partner cheating because they have a primal urge to sow their seed<p>Edward Fox, the actor, has claimed that women should accept their partners will be unfaithful because men have a primal "need" to play the field.<p>The 78-year-old, who is married to actress …

MacTrast Deals: Axis VIDIUS FPV-Camera Drone: The World’s Smallest First Person View Drone!

You don’t need a huge, “gotta register it with the FAA” drone to get a great view form the pilot’s seat! The Axis VIDIUS FPV-Camera Drone give …

Apple TV Tips & Tricks You 100% NEED In Your Life

I’ve previously written a user guide on how to use the new Siri Remote that comes with the new Apple TV but if you want to go beyond the simple and …