Posted on Jun 3 2015 - 1:35pm by John Peters
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The 175th anniversary of the Penny Black last month highlighted the potential of innovation to work to the common good. Through standardisation of format and pricing, the first adhesive postage stamp replaced the inconsistencies of the prevailing postal system with a clear, uniform and low-cost means of communication that led to a massive increase in activity and enterprise. About 150 years later,...

Posted on May 28 2015 - 8:07am by John Peters
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Unveiled at the BETT show, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education addresses the unique needs of classrooms through a combination of durability, manageability and easy access to digital learning resources. The 10.1in tablet integrates with Google Play for Education – an ever-growing selection of teacher-approved content – and allows the purchase of apps and content via a school PO with no need for...

Posted on May 1 2015 - 8:31am by John Peters
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HP’s new Windows 8.1 Pavilion Mini Desktop and HP Stream Mini Desktop are stylish, energy-efficient alternatives to conventional desktop towers. Mike Nash, vice president of product management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP, said: “The desktop tower PC continues to be a focal point in the home for sharing, creating and entertaining. The HP Pavilion and HP Stream Mini Desktops deliver the benefits...

Posted on Apr 30 2015 - 8:12am by John Peters
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Hannspree has introduced what it claims is the smallest computer on the market. The PC on a stick transforms any HDMI compatible display into a Windows 8 PC with touch screen functionality (for touch screen-ready displays). It also converts a large screen TV (HDMI) into a smart home media PC so you can watch full resolution HD movies and TV shows from online sources, play games or enjoy a photo slide...

Posted on Apr 29 2015 - 8:09am by John Peters
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PNY has introduced an SSD upgrade kit for PC and laptop users who want to take advantage of the benefits of solid state technology, such as almost instant boot times, faster processing speeds, quieter, cooler operation and lower energy consumption. The kit includes everything you need to migrate to SSD and re-install your entire system, including a mounting bay, screwdriver, full set of mounting screws,...

Posted on Apr 27 2015 - 8:02am by John Peters
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Nodding off on public transport is as inadvisable as it is inevitable. With the limited recline on bus, car, train and aircraft seats, your head is bound to fall forward, resulting in jerky, interrupted snoozing (and possibly snoring and dribbling). The crowd-funded Relax ALLY strap, which loops over the headrest and holds your head upright, provides a practical, albeit eccentric, solution to this...

Posted on Apr 24 2015 - 8:58am by John Peters
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The Neit CardCase is a super-slim iPhone case with embedded card holder for credit cards, ID cards, train tickets and contactless Oyster cards. A spokesman for Neit said: “The CardCase puts everything you need to navigate modern life in the palm of your hand. No more rummaging through briefcases or bags, just a simple and efficient way to keep everything in one place.” www.neitcase.com ...

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 8:56am by John Peters
Comments Off on Integrated vehicle tracking and camera solution that provides a ‘seamless umbrella of preventive and protective technology’

Vehicle tracking specialist Navman Wireless has launched an integrated vehicle tracking and camera solution that provides a ‘seamless umbrella of preventive and protective technology’. The Navman Wireless ‘360 Degree’ fleet safety solution integrates telematics, vehicle tracking technology and in-cab camera equipment to improve road safety, reduce insurance costs, enhance duty of care and...

Posted on Apr 22 2015 - 8:52am by John Peters
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The new Logitech ConferenceCam Connect brings small and medium-sized meeting rooms for 1-6 people into the twenty-first century. The portable, mains- or battery-powered video-conferencing unit features 1080p video with a 90-degree field of view, digital pan and tilt, 4x digital Full HD zoom and autofocus. It supports both mobile and USB calling and offers 360-degree full duplex audio with a range...

Posted on Apr 21 2015 - 8:27am by John Peters
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Xpert Inventions has developed a new app, which it describes as an ‘Uber’ for the temporary recruitment industry, internal HR teams and companies that use temporary, shift-based staff and contractors. TABS (Temporary Assignment Booking System) is a web- and mobile-based app that lets users send shift and job alerts and book staff in a just few clicks. Claimed benefits include reductions of up...