Can You Cut the Cord? – Guest Author: @ThePhilFactor


Guest post written by Phil Taylor:

In the 1980’s cable television spread like a technological weed until everyone felt they had to have it. A few free, airborne terrestrial channels were no longer enough. With cable television came choices and with those choices came opportunistic businesses that promised to deliver us the best broadcast entertainment possible, at a price. When the cable companies had a monopoly on delivering us entertainment we had no choice but to pay their ransom. We now have choices, but the question is, are you bold enough to really do it? Are you ready to cut the cable and venture out into that wild wi-fi world?
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Only Children Can See Poster With ‘Hidden Message’

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From the view of an average 10-year-old

A Spanish Company called the Anar Foundation have placed posters publicly which show hidden messages only to children in an anti-child abuse campaign.

This ingenious tactic is something called ‘lenticular printing’ and only allows people of a certain height to see certain bits of an image. this basically means that adults cannot see the ‘hidden message’ placed in these posters around the country. Continue reading

Rise of the Machines

Woman's Eye and World GlobesI was going to name this article “Is technology taking over?”

But I decided against it, mainly because… of course it’s bloody taking over!

Technology is an endless big pot of money waiting to be made.

A multi-billion Pound industry, ranging from the smallest of things such as batteries to the largest of things like aeroplanes (or “airplanes” if you’re American) to abstract things such as cloud technology. Continue reading

Why are Modern-day Chargers so bad?

Hey all,



Long time no post.

Anyway, I have really bad luck with chargers. They all seem to break, reduce output and just get rusty really quickly (figuratively, of course).

I’ve had to replace the chargers in my house so so many times that I’m actually wondering if electric has just given up over time.

And no, it isn’t limited to only my devices, but my family’s, my friends’. In fact, the complaints never stop. Continue reading

Sound or Silent?

Panda%20Surprise%20-%20Ringing%20phoneSmartphones eh?

My phone is pretty much 90% + of the time on silent. When I say silent, I actually mean vibrate mode. I just cannot stand having a really loud tune play alerting the rest of the world that I have a call  or a message. I think it becomes really annoying, causing constant disruption.

It’s just personal preference really. I only change to a louder profile if I’m expecting an important call.

Silence is golden. Well, sort of

However, as I’m sure you know by now, Vibration uses way more battery power than sound. This is one of the main disadvantages of having it on vibrate (as well as the ugly sound produced from a rumbler somewhere inside your device)… Continue reading

One Great Milestone = One Great Wallpaper

English: The logo of the blogging software Wor...To all the readers of EssWhyTech,

This blog has been live for exactly 1 week today, and has hit over 100 views and 23 followers at this moment in time. As less as that may sound, It’s not a matter of getting that many in a week, but more to do with getting that many in my FIRST week!!! Continue reading

4G in the UK

purple-4g-logo-1024x635If you’re from around here, you’re probably familiar with the fact that we’ve only had 4G here in Britain for roughly a year or so, when it was introduced by EE. For my international readers, yes, as advanced as the UK is in other categories, we are actually falling behind immensely on the internet speed forefront…

Which, by the way, I’m not entirely ecstatic about.

Anyway, Vodafone and O2 have now announced that they will be releasing their 4G services on 29 August 2013 and will roll out the service to about 12 other cities by the end of the year…. Continue reading