As a proud Note II owner that has done a lot of customisation to his device, I have been keeping tabs on the specification increases throughout the revisions. As of this post, the notable specs for the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are as follows:

  • 5.7" Quad HD Super AMOLED Screen @ 2560x1440
  • Exynos 7420 Octa Core 2.1GHz Processor (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB Storage
  • 5MP Front Camera / 16MP Back Camera
  • LTE cat.9
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop...
The HTC One has been a highly regarded smartphone for some time now, but having been released back in March, and a Mini released just a couple months ago, could be considered old hat.

It's time to go the other way, HTC has announced a 5.9" version of it's One handset, the "HTC One Max" which includes a fingerprint scanner.

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Now and then great projects pop up around the web, where people make excellent use of bog-standard furniture. The HELMER-AIR is no different, combining a filing cabinet with some hard-core specifications, for rendering animation. This render farm used by First-Image contains 81.6Ghz, 24 Cores and 96GB RAM inside a cabinet purchased from Ikea. Each Drawer...
Ever wondered how fast the speed of the iPhone compared to the iPhone 3G compared to the iPhone 3GS compared to the iPhone 4 compared to the iPhone 4S compared to the iPhone 5 compared to the iPhone 5C compared to the iPhone 5S… is?

This video is for you:

via Redmond Pie
Recently, the following video was posted to YouTube talking about an ideal phone split up into blocks to give longevity to it's users:

In just 2 weeks, the video itself has reached 14 million views as of this posting, and 800,000 supporters on it's thunderclap page.

What does this mean? Manufacturers would be silly not to take advantage of this massive push as the demand is clearly there. There could even be potential here for smaller manufacturers...
Now that the iPhone 5S has been announced, there is a lot of talk around the Internet that nothing was announced to “wow” people (other than a fingerprint scanner), and while this is to be expected as this is an iPhone 5S and not an iPhone 6 (usually we see performance upgrades), there are a few things that would be nice to see on what’s considered a top end smartphone that is now being marketed as “forward thinking”. These suggestions are merely pipe dreams and opinions (most of them in...

RAID is not just a Bug Spray. Got Disks? Here lies a video talking about the varying levels of RAID, what they are and their advantages. Many modern motherboards have a RAID controller built in, and most modern Operating System can deal with software level RAID, or you can buy a controller.

Here lies a video talking about something that has been selling like crazy recently in the UK due to it's price drop, the Nook Simple Touch. I also show how to make the most of it. This is available (if you can get it) in stores such as Sainsburys, John Lewis and Asda for £29 in the UK. Recent news shows a price drop on the version of this with glowlight too!

To root:

Add Google Apps:...
Here lies a video discussing how easy it is to diagnose faults with a car without needing to pay expensive fees to mechanics and dealerships.

OBDII Bluetooth Adaptor:
Torque Lite for Android:
Torque Pro for Android (You can get DashCommand for iOS):

Recently the blogosphere has been ablaze about a new laptop that may be coming soon from Google. A leaked video has been posted on YouTube that shows emphasis on quality of picture and a touch-screen surface.

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The laptop itself looks very well designed, and the touch-screen addition would be interesting, although I would hope that Chrome OS offers some unique gestures and controls that would encourage people to not use a track-pad or mouse.

As the...