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Virgin Media customers experiencing DNS and routing issues

Virgin Media are having problems with their data / broadband network for some home internet customers today. No, it’s not the long-running on-demand and catch-up issues this time. Oh no. It appears that their DNS servers have gone a bit Pete Tong and sites like eBay, Netflix and …

HawkEye – A secure charging solution for your smartphone

If you’re travelling then you’ll no doubt need to charge your phone pretty often, sometimes in places which aren’t overly secure. In a coffee shop, in an airport or on a plane. Thing is, after you’ve charged up and unplugged your phone, you might remember the phone but …

Making the switch to Virgin Media. A geeky broadband story.

The internet, in our modern world, has become essential. It’s no longer a “nice to have” thing so that you can look things up. Now we’re watching live IPTV, downloading movies, conducting video calls and working from home. After water, gas and electric we’re fully expecting the modern …

BT and Openreach go their separate ways

Whilst it will still be owned by BT and it remains to be seen how things will change, Openreach is finally to become a legally separate entity. Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced they will no longer have to take legal action to split the two companies, and BT …

Dodocool 3-in-1 USB Charging Cable – Review

If you’re anything like me then, well, I feel sorry for you. Perhaps you’ve got an iPhone, an iPad, an Android phone or two. Perhaps you’ve got a Bluetooth speaker that needs charging. You might even have some Bluetooth headphones. Oh, and guess what? There’s no consistency in …

Win yourself a MEEM cable!

Unbelievably it’s been more than a year since we reviewed the MEEM cable. As you’ll have seen in the review, MEEM is a revolutionary product that anyone with a smartphone or tablet NEEDS in their life. What’s worse than losing your phone? Yep, losing all those pictures, contacts, …

Telecoms in the modern world – as seen from 1969

I’m sure I’ve posted this video before, but it really is interesting. It was filmed way back in 1969 by the GPO (the General Post Office) and shows some of the ideas and expectations of communications in the 1990’s. The Post Office Research Station at Dollis Hill shows …

Armour Charge Cable – Up close and personal

Good news people! We got sent a brand new Tesla to road test. We’ll be bringing you a full 30 minute video of the resulting…. … oh wait no. We got another cable. Don’t worry though, this is a strong, industrial-grade cable and it’s called the Armour Charge. …

aLLreLi sent us some iPhone Lightning Charger Cables

There’s usually an unwritten rule about these posts. You have to bulk them out a bit. I’m not going to go crazy, but if I’m honest I could describe these cables in a couple of sentences. These are the new Apple iPhone Lightning charger cables from aLLreLi – …

So, you want to listen to music AND charge your iPhone 7?

I pointed it out after the announcement but, if I’m being honest, it’s not going to be a massive deal-breaker for most iPhone owners. See, I can understand to some degree because Apple give you just a single USB-C port in the MacBook Pro. It looks neat, it …

MEEM is now out!

Back in January, Leigh looked at the MEEM cable which was in the Kickstarter stage. What is MEEM I hear you ask? Well it is a phone charger cable that automatically backs up personal data on a smartphone to the cable, every time the phone is charged. MEEM is …

Lumsing Glory P1 Mini Portable Charger – Review

Glory, glory. Hallelujah. I had to spell check that last word. Anyhow. We’ve got another battery pack here. This one is a chunky monkey too. Not chunky as in physical size (it’s 123mm long by 69mm wide and 16mm thick. Basically it’s about as thick as a standard …

Stop buying replacement iPhone cables

Are you an Apple iPhone user who keeps on having to buy replacement charging cables because they keep fraying? STOP! Did you know Apple offer a 1 year limited warranty on the cables? I bet you threw away that little bit of paper in the packaging. Don’t worry …

Titan – The toughest charging cable in the world. Review.

Cables can get frayed and worn out pretty quickly when you use them regularly. It could be you, your kids or your dog doing the damage, and it usually means a broken plug or a torn cable. My wife is pretty skilled at wearing out the connection on …

Get the MEEM feeling – Your phone charged and backed up simply

It’s not been long since our MEEM review and you’ll be able to get the cable yourself within days. It’s on Kickstarter with just a small amount of cash remaining. Early adopters have the chance to get the MEEM before general release and at a discounted price, which …

Tronsmart Type-C and micro USB cables overview

Can we call this a review? Possibly. We’re not totally sure what to say in order to qualify this as a review, especially as they’re just cables. However, saying that, they are very decent cables. Tronsmart do lots of Type-C cables and lots of microUSB cables, and we’re …

Tech Armor Premium Micro USB cable – Review

Cables. To be honest you’ve probably got a quite a few. However, after a bit you may have a frayed, bent or broken cable. Tech Armor, who I will probably spell correctly at some point in this review (it should be Tech Armour of course) have taken the …