Author: James

UCam247i-HD Review: Plug and Play IP CCTV

As part of our reviews and articles on smart homes and home automation we have been given a HD wireless internet security camera from Ucam247 to review. Consumer CCTV has had a boom over recent years with lower costs of camera and most home owners having fast home broadband with WiFi, as well as increasing mobile data connections. IP cameras come in a wide variety of forms and complexity to set up and the UCam247i is aimed squarely at the regular consumer that does not want to spend ages setting up a complex home CCTV system. This particular camera...

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Three now lets you use your calls, data and text in the USA

Three created its Feel At Home offer a while ago, where Three customers can use their contract minutes, data and texts in selected countries. Well today it just got a whole lot better with the USA being added to the list. On top of the USA, Three also added Sri Lanka and Macau, and the other countries already on the list include: Republic of Ireland, Australia, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark. The perk doesn’t require a specific plan, and customers can roam on any compatible network in a Free At Home country. There are a few catches,...

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The Future of Home Cinema: The Best Experience Yet To Come

Many of us are neglecting the trips to the cinema in exchange for putting our feet up in front of our own home theatre. With improvements in the technology constantly appearing, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to cool new features and upgrades. But what is the next big thing for home cinema and how will it change our viewing experience? Well, this mystery is slowly starting to be revealed and we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait! Thousands of Films at your Fingertips Online viewing is now standard for many households, with many televisions...

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The Expandable Storage Scandal – And Why We Shouldn’t Care

As technology shrunk its availability to mobile phones exploded; the last ten years has seen us go from grainy low-res screens and monophonic ringtones to constant web connectivity and enough power to render high-demand 3D games while playing high-bitrate music. To make full use of this, we all needed to blow our phone’s storage wide open with additional memory cards; there was no way we could pack gigabytes of data onto the paltry flash memory chips that were affordable enough for mobile phones at the time. So why are virtually all modern smartphones ditching the Micro SD card? Samsung’s...

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Amazon promises 30 minute delivery via drones with Amazon Prime Air

Amazon has become an unstoppable force over recent years, and even with bad press they seem to be getting bigger and bigger. One of the reasons behind their growth is innovation which can sometimes seem a little eccentric. This time Jeff Bezos has revealed that the company have developed drones that are capable of carrying 5 pounds (2.26KG) to your home within 30 minutes. 86% of Amazons packages fit this weight criteria and the drone will sit at the end of a conveyer belt waiting to pick up your package and then carry them up to 10 miles to...

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