Panasonic continued to grow the European rugged notebook and tablet market in 2015, according to market analysts VDC Research. With a 66% rugged notebook and convertible share of sales and a 59% rugged tablet revenue share of sales, the Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad range sold more devices across Europe than the rest of the rugged notebook and tablet competition combined. Panasonic has now set...

Posted on Aug 30 2016 - 11:07am by Tayla Ansell
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Privacy and security concerns around webcams have led many people to disable or cover their webcams up completely for fears that a hacker might take control of the camera. MMD, brand license partner for Philips Monitors, has introduced a solution to this problem: a monitor with a webcam that only pops up when it is needed. The new 27-inch display (272B7QPTKEB) blocks off a potential spyhole for hackers...

Posted on Aug 30 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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With solid oak legs and oak laminate edge detail on worktops, KI’s EC4 collection brings a touch of nature into the workplace. The collection is designed and manufactured in the UK and can be configured to suit open plan areas, meeting rooms and third spaces. Wire management and sliding tops are available at no extra cost. www.kieurope.com ...

Posted on Aug 29 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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New from travel management company Business Travel Direct, the Majesti-Fi provides secure worldwide data connectivity for the business traveller at 4G speeds and local rates. The Wi-Fi hotspot can connect up to 20 devices simultaneously and comes with an embedded app to manage and monitor usage. It doubles as a portable power bank with enough power to charge a smartphone three times. www.majestificom ...

Posted on Aug 27 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The Minkels MatrixCube is a mini data centre for small and medium-sized companies that prefer to keep their IT infrastructure in- house. MatrixCube is available now in Belgium and the Netherlands, with launches in the UK and other European countries to follow. www.minkels.com ...

Posted on Aug 26 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The Barisieur – a sort of hipster Teasmaid – is described as the world’s first coffee-making alarm clock. Before going to sleep, just add water, milk and coffee or tea, set your alarm and the brew time for your drink and wake up to an invigorating coffee or cuppa. Find out more on Kickstarter. www.barisieur.com ...

Manchester-based information, communication and technology services provider Brother UK has been named as Official Shirt Sponsor of Stalybridge Celtic Football Club. The National League North club from Stalybridge, Greater Manchester will wear the Brother logo on the front of its home and away kits for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. The deal is Brother UK’s second partnership with a football...

Apple has lost its usual ‘leader’ position to Android in the battle for smartphone performance according to the Q2 2016 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report released today by Blancco Technology Group. The failure rate for Apple devices more than doubled from 25% in Q1 to 58% in Q2 while Android device performance showed improvement, dropping from 44% to 35%. This ‘failure...

Posted on Aug 25 2016 - 9:18am by Tayla Ansell
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When selecting a new HQ it’s important to get things right as the quality and location of a company’s premises greatly affects how consumers and their own employees perceive them, a new survey by business address provider ava highlights. More than three quarters (78%) of respondents said they do judge a business based on its premises to some degree. One in three people (32%) said that...

Posted on Aug 25 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Kolbak is a stylish new range of seating for reception areas and breakout spaces.Rhubarb Solutions is offering a number of different tyles and sizes to choose from, including single and double-seater units, high and low backed seating, stools and corner units. www.rhubarbsolutions.co.uk ...