Author: James

Digital Locks: More Fantasy than FoolProof

It’s tempting to imagine that, like with paper maps and mechanical watches, digital lock technologies are eclipsing their manual counterparts.  Digital security used to sound like a scene from James Bond, involving MI6 technicians crowding around complex facial recognition gadgets which cased the crowd for counter-spies and terrorists. Now, they’re commonplace consumer goods.  But do they live up to their marketing? Spy thrillers promise that technology is the answer to security, and companies are quick to deliver copycat devices to their customers. The Quantum of Solace face recognition scene was set in 2006, and by 2008, Sony’s C902 early...

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Nvidia Announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti & Lowers GTX 1080 pricing

Nvidia has finally announced the eagerly anticipated today announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, new SKUs of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 that feature faster-than-before memory clock speeds, and a price drop for the GTX 1080. Revealed at GDC 2017, the GTX 1080 Ti features the same GP102 GPU found in the Titan X Pascal and just as many cores. On the 12 billion transistors die, there are six Graphics Processing Clusters sporting six Streaming Multiprocessors each, although two are disabled leaving us with a total of 28, which equates to 3,584 CUDA cores and 224...

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Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I IP CCTV Review

Following our review of the excellent Ezviz Husky, I decided to try and find some alternatives at a similar price point. Hikvision cameras were my immediate choice as they are the company that makes Ezviz and what’s more their cameras are fully compatible with the Ezviz software and cloud platform. As I do not currently have an NVR I needed a camera that could support a microSD card, and I needed/wanted it to have a better specification than the 1080p Ezviz camera. This led me to the Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I 2.8 mm dome camera which is available on Amazon for...

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4 Big Developments In Mobile Gaming

We tend to look at the video game industry as a massive entity enveloping all kinds of different platforms. Because of this we often discuss changes and advances in gaming on the same broad scope. For instance, if someone were to ask the average gamer what the biggest development of 2016 was, he or she would likely respond with something about virtual reality. The arrival of VR signified a significant new chapter in the gaming industry, and will play a role in shaping the coming years. However, individual branches of the gaming industry still have very specific and meaningful...

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5 ways to communicate with international clients

Dealing with customers one-on-one can be a rewarding process. Although there’s pressure to deliver and ensure you look the part, you can enjoy the benefits of building a professional relationship, expand your network and sell additional products. But when a client lives in another country, it isn’t as simple as popping to the local café for a catch-up – you need to rely on technology to engage with them and ensure you’re meeting their needs. Below, we’ve rounded up five ways you can communicate with your international clients. Email One of the oldest forms of digital communication is the...

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