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Flat slick Qi wireless charging pads, not so great it turns out

I’ve reviewed a bunch of wireless charging pads. Performance varies a bit between them but I’ve discovered one thing with the horizontal flat ones with

August 03, 2018 Editorials
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Five and a half years of NFC phone payments, still it’s a rarity

2012 Google Wallet with NFC was out and usable on the HTC EVO 4G LTE, ISIS, a badly named competitor was active as well. October

July 19, 2018 Editorials
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Magnetic charging cable or wireless Qi charging?

A couple of weeks ago another Pocketables author picked up some magnetic charging cables and I was considering abandoning my hopes and dreams of Qi

July 17, 2018 Accessories, Editorials

Badly needed: turn off hotword detection in smart assistants

If you’ve got kids and a voice assistant, you’ve probably got various attempts at them activating things like Google Home, music, turning on a light

June 21, 2018 Editorials
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I used to have disk space…

I mentioned a few days ago the insanity of when 32GB was no longer enough for a simple Windows 10 Professional install with nothing else

June 07, 2018 Editorials
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Editorial: Things I’ve learned from a “smart house”

In the next few weeks I’ll be reviewing some more nifty internet connected gadgets that turn your currently dumb home into something… different. Here, as

May 18, 2018 Editorials

Thoughts on VPNs and privacy, not selling you anything

I’ve been thinking about this a while, especially with all the VPN companies contacting me and offering me pretty insane rates to get you to

May 18, 2018 Editorials
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Guest post: Different types of Blockchains present in the market

Today’s guest post comes from Ankit Saxena of coingape Different Types of Blockchains Present in the Market It all started with the introduction of a white

May 18, 2018 Editorials

Podcasting is a terrible name, let’s come up with a better one

Back in 1997-99 I ran what we in those ancient times called a prerecorded radio station. These were to be known as netcasting or audio

May 16, 2018 Editorials

The Best Thing About the Android P Beta

I installed the Android P Beta on my Pixel 2 XL as soon as it was released last week during Google’s I/O conference. There are

May 16, 2018 Android, Editorials
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