Author: James

Gardening Platform Turns to Crowdsourcing to Achieve Growth

A new British start-up connecting frustrated and time-restricted gardeners with vetted professionals to look after their green areas with a range of garden services is to launch a crowdfunding campaign to attract investment and achieve growth. The venture, called fastgardener, is the brainchild of a quartet of people from a variety of backgrounds (finance, technology and gardening itself) who found it hard to get hold of a gardener and saw an opening in the market. Much in the way other tech-based newcomers who shook up their respective industries operate (Uber, Airbnb and others), fastgardener is based around a mobile...

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DeskWall, a new standard in visual ergonomics

GESAB, leader in the conceptualisation, design and execution of control rooms, has developed a revolutionary way of working that enables a large amount of data from different sources to be managed with just a keyboard and a mouse. Madrid, 20th June 2017– The way we work has changed radically in recent years, requiring a large amount of data sources to managed and controlled simultaneously. Our daily job is increasingly complex. Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) involve the generation of a huge amount of data regarding which we need to make quick, precise decisions. However, the tools...

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Buffalo MiniStation Velocity 960GB external SSD Review

Solid State Storage is all the rage for laptops and desktops nowadays, it offers exponentially better performance than a mechanical drive while being smaller, quieter and giving off less heat. However, they are expensive compared to their mechanical equivalents and store less data, this means that we haven’t really seen many external SSDs on the market. The Buffalo MiniStation Velocity is one of the few external SSD products out there and is the flagship of company’s portable SSD range of storage drives. Based around an SSD drive, the MiniStation Velocity uses a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) interface and Buffalo...

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Arduino vs BeagleBone vs Raspberry Pi

Development boards have had a massive impact in the computing and electronics world. The original Raspberry Pi has inspired a new generation of hobbyist interested in developing electronics and learning to program. These development boards are used by people of all ages, from school kids to adults and even companies developing advanced systems. Due to the success of the original RPi the available boards available has expanded exponentially. The Raspberry Pi Foundation themselves have 4 main versions of the RPi (1,2,3 and now Zero), all of which are priced different and have slightly different specifications. Apart from the RPi,...

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Acer Spin 7 Review – 2-in-1 Ultraportable

In the past year, Acer has rebranded their laptop line-up launching the new Swift and Spin range. Their names are a bit of a giveaway, with the Spin being the convertible line while the Swift is the normal ultraportable. The Spin range comes in 3 varieties, the 3, 5 and 7. The line-up is a little confusing though, as you can imagine the higher the number the better the laptop but it is not quite as simple as that. The Spin 3 uses an FHD 15” screen and has processors from i3-6100U through to i7-7500U which all use the...

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