Are you, or do you know, a hoarder?

Hoarding does more than cramp your space...

There are some of us who like to travel lightly. There are others who have difficulty leaving anything behind. The more you carry, the harder the journey! I recall a conversation with a woman who’s husband had recently retired after 25 years of service in the army. She lamented that the worst thing about retirement […]

Opening your home office door to your kids

Setting the ground-rules is the key if you decide to work from home

Committing to work from home is a big decision for most of us. The ultimate question we all face – probably from others as well as ourselves, is whether or not we can focus and be productive. Sure there are lots of potential distractions, but they soon fade into the background. What doesn’t, of course, […]

We review the Lenovo K3 Note phablet

The Lenovo K3 comes with Android 5.0 onboard.

Summary: Outstanding 4G Android octa core performance with excellent cameras and true 1080P resolution at 401ppi on a 5.5″ retina screen. Over the years I’ve been a strong supporter of Lenovo products. Back when they were an IBM brand, the ThinkPad laptops, manufactured to IBM specs by Chinese company, Legend, were superbly built and equally robust. […]

Maximise the life of your Li-ion battery with these four easy tips

How to maximise the life of your Li-ion battery

Gone are the days when your mobile/cell phone was just that… a phone. We use them as our camera, GPS, weather station, chat tool, browser and, it seems, a zillion other things. The problem, of course, is that all this extraneous use means that when it comes to actually making a call, we may not […]

How to store 360 terabytes for around 14 billion years!

360 terabytes stored in five dimensions!

OK, right now, most of us may not need to store 360 terabytes of data. And the tax office here in Australia only requires you to keep your files for a maximum of seven years. But this technology may just find a use in your home regardless. Imagine having an inter-generational record of people and events […]

The future of PC’s

PC sales, both desktop and laptop, are in decline. There’s good reason… that tablet you’re using and your smartphone are already more powerful than the PC you bought just three or four years ago. And they’re a fraction of the size, cheaper, more robust yet offer resolutions that make many desktops and laptops look very […]

Product Review – Chuwi Hi8 IPS Dual-Boot Hi-Res 2GB/32GB Tablet

What’s in a brand? When my 10 year old broke his $350 Google Nexus 7 tablet, I set out to find an alternative that would cause less pain to my pocket if the replacement tablet also ended up being dropped. I discovered an absolute gem for just $108! Summary: Excellent quality and performance. Genuinely surprised […]

Raising the Bar and Freeing the Spine – Ana Cristina Sandrin

The sedentary lifestyle is not good for your body

The shift from an agricultural/industrial economy to a technological economy has greatly expanded the options available to us in terms of work and lifestyle, and yet we struggle with the impact that these sedentary jobs are having on our bodies. “People who ‘sit down all day’ are the members of the working population most susceptible […]

Don’t like the weather? Change it…

CoeLUX is bringing sunshine to the darkest rooms

From now forward, the food that you’ll eat and the clothes you’ll wear aren’t the only things you can get to decide on at the start of your day – you can now also choose your weather! Well, inside at least :) Is it raining for the fourth day in a row? Would you like […]

16 Terabytes in the Palm of Your Hand!

We live in the best of times! Technology has the ability to improve our lives in ways most of us can’t begin to imagine. One of the tools that is allowing that to happen is ‘big data’. Sure it has the potential to be intrusive… but it has a much greater potential to take a […]