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Stay safe from high quality phishing email scams.

Today I received an email on my BT Internet email account which looked bona fide, but it was a phishing scam. Here I describe how to spot the few clues, to make sure you don’t get caught out.

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Solder paste under the microscope.

In electronics we regularly use solder paste in the assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs). This paste comes in a variety of packages, styles, types and so on. Today I look at one small tub of solder paster under the microscope. Quite literally. 

SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDHC/SDXC™ UHS-3 Memory Card

512 GB SD Card anyone? SanDisk have pushed the boundaries with this new ½ Terabyte SDXC Card. It has 90 MB/s write speed too. Big. And Fast. SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDHC/SDXC™ UHS-3 Memory Card.

mDNS / Bonjour tool for OS X Now Available in App Store.

My new mDNS Tool for Mac OS X is now available in the Mac App Store. View it on the App Store or search the Mac App Store for “mDNS Tool”. The tool allows you to browse and find all the mDNS / Bonjour services and devices on your network. Bonjour is Apple’s name for their implementation […]

Moto 360 Smartwatch on sale today.

Motorolla’s new “moto 360” goes on sale today at 11:00am Central Time (USA) More details are available here. See the launch video here.

The difference between the UK, England and Great Britain explained.

Ever wondered what is the difference between the terms “Great Britain”, “the United Kingdom” and even “England”? Well here’s the answer…  

Windows ™ versus Linux on intel Galileo

Here is a really quick and dirty, non scientific comparison of a Galileo GEN1 board running Windows ™ against the same board running linux. SPI Flash version is 1.0.2. Login to windows is via telnet. Login to linux is via ssh.  Time taken from power-on to login: Linux  48 Seconds Windows 68 Seconds Time taken […]

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How To spot a fake or phishing email.

Here is our cut-out-and-keep guide on how to spot a fake or “phising” email. A ‘phishing’ email is one that purports to be from someone you do business with, like your bank, Apple, a high-street store or online store, but is in fact a fake email trying to get you to hand over your identity, […]

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BT HomeHub 5 has issues with mDNS/Bonjour

I recently upgraded from the BT HomeHub 3 to their latest offering, the BT Home Hub 5. However immediately on replacing the old router with the new one I started having problems with my networked printers. I have a pair of HP OfficeJet 7500A printers, attached to my home network. Once I had upgraded to […]

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