Author: James

How do you backup you data?

It feels like our entire lives are stored on our computer nowadays, from holiday photos, music, personal accounts to work. With hard drives being so large nowadays all it takes is a failure of one drive and you could feasibly loose years with of important information. If it is a physical hard drive failure then recovery could be impossible or extremely expensive if you have to send it to a data recovery specialist.  The best option then is to make sure you backup your data but how do you currently do it on your machine? We have compiled some...

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MediaTek Launches MT6592. The World’s First True Octa-Core Processor.

MediaTek is a lesser known manufactured compared to Qualcomm and tend to be found in cheaper phones. However they are improving their market share, Samsung have already announced that they plan to use their processors for low to midrange handsets next year. Now MediaTek have announced the MT6592 which is the first true octa-core mobile processor and could be in devices as soon as the end of the year. This 28nm chip packs eight low-power Cortex-A7 cores, and courtesy of the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing use model on top of ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. All 8 cores can operate simultaneously — at...

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The rise of gadgets in the UK

Everywhere we look, everything is becoming more automated, or technology is being used where 30 years ago us humans would be putting pencil to paper. The advancement of technology and the growing popularity of gadgets not just in Great Britain but around the world is plain to see, but is that a good thing? In terms of the manufacturing of gadgets, robotic technology has revolutionised the manufacturing industry, leading to cheaper products. This has reduced business overheads and allowed toy and gadget manufacturers to sell stuff at a cheaper price on the shelf. This has resulted in more sales....

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Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 805 processor with ‘Ultra HD’ video

The Snapdragon 800 CPU is still relatively new, but Qualcomm has already announced its successor the Snapdragon 805. The main selling point of the new processor is the ability to play UltraHD. So at last your 5″ smartphone can play video in 4k! The processors comes with he latest Adreno 420 GPU, which Qualcomm claims has as much as 40 percent more graphics horsepower than previous models. It also has the Krait 450 CPU which has 4 cores running up to 2.5gz and communicate with memory at 25.6 GB/second max. Last but not least is the 28nm Gobi MDM9x25 modem which will support 4G/LTE  carrier aggregation and...

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Amazon Launches AppStream Allowing Companies to Stream Applications from the Cloud

Amazon have just unveiled another web service, called AppStream, to go along with their AWS Cloud and Simple Storage Service. The new service allows developers to stream their applications to devices which would not typically be able to run such an application. The AppStream Service will run on the new G2 instance which is capable of high end performance and includes the following specification: NVIDIA GRID™ (GK104 “Kepler”) GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), 1,536 CUDA cores and 4 GB of video (frame buffer) RAM. Intel Sandy Bridge processor running at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost enabled, 8 vCPUs (Virtual CPUs)....

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