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Take the Phishing Test

Following on from my earlier post about how to spot a “Phishing” email, you can now take a short test to see how good you are at identifying fake emails.  Anything less than 100% and you might be vulnerable to being tricked into installing viruses, handing over your bank login details, or worse!

How to solve Apple’s Pro Video Formats 2.0.1 constant update loop.

A software update which was made available by Apple earlier this month causes some users machines to get stuck in a constant update loop. As soon as you install the update it re-appears as available for update. If this affects you, then there is a simple solution.

What makes apple’s new watch tick?

Want to know what makes Apple’s new Watch tick? Then read on to take a look inside.

Roland TD-6V Drum Brain Repair

The Roland TD-6V Percussion Instrument is a major part of the Roland “V-Drums” line up. This week I had one for repair. Lets take a look under the hood and see whats makes this machine tick, or in this case not. This one came to me with the complaint that it would just cut out […]

Apple’s new SpaceShip building takes off. (Video)

Construction work on Apple’s new “SpaceShip” headquarters building has begun, demolition is complete and the new circular campus building is beginning to rise from the ground. This video shows where it’s up to so far, and you can also see the huge car park building. Continue reading to see the video.

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Teardown: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker

In this video I tear down a Bosch Tassimo Coffee Machine and see whats inside.

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FTDI relents to pressure, and pulls the malicious driver from windows.

As I, and many others, reported yesterday, FTDI’s latest windows driver deliberately disabled users hardware. They have now bowed to public pressure and the backlash from the engineering community and pulled the update, and promised to issue a new driver “next week”.

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FTDI USB driver intentionally and deliberately damages hardware?

FTDI make USB interface chips which are the industry standard around the world. Do the latest FTDI software drivers for windows deliberately and knowingly damage hardware?

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You just can’t trust the BBC.

Two headlines, both from the BBC News website today, both published today, both conflicting. One reads “UK Universities slip down rankings” and the other reads “Universities hold world rankings”. In fact both are true, because the BBC sees “England” as being the “UK” and demotes Scotland. The truth is that overall English universities have slipped down […]

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