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Why GHDs rock

Truth be known, countless women around the world have suffered more than their fair share of Bad Hair Days. However, in 2001, a handful of hairdressers based in Yorkshire decided to change all that. Fast forward to today, and their brand of ‘ghd’ (for ‘Good Hair Day’) hair-styling devices has become loved across the globe, and the company has achieved not merely iconic but n...

Xbox Series X and Series S: are they everything Microsoft promised?

After what seems like an age (time always seems to pass more slowly when you’re waiting for something good), it’s finally here: the much-anticipated Xbox Series X (along with its smaller, less gutsy, digital-only sibling, the Series S – more on this below) became available for sale internationally from 10th November 2020.

Cool tech for Christmas

Lockdown may be upon us (again), but Christmas is fast approaching. For the many who have come to regard the Season of Goodwill as, additionally, the Season to Buy Some New Tech Gadgets, here’s our review of 10 must-have tech products that won’t break the bank (no one wants to face the Season of the Credit Card Headache in January, after all).

Back to Zoom

With governments across the world still battling to limit the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, periodic lockdowns may be here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future – all of which is prompting innovators in business and elsewhere to devise new methods of keeping commerce and work flowing. Today, more than ever, this rests much of the time on enabling teams of people to go on collaborati...

Business on the go – more on remote teamworking

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 upon businesses looks set to have lasting consequences, not the least of which has been the necessity (the fabled mother of invention) for devising novel methods of remote working. In these extraordinary conditions, remote working has been the key to survival – a key that has required teams, clients, managers and stakeholders to remain in easy co...

EdTech – the crucial role of technology in the classroom

There’s no doubt that 2020 brought us a worldwide predicament in the form of a global pandemic that none of us will forget. Recurrent lockdowns and unprecedented ‘social distancing’ requirements in public spaces may have been stressful for many – but whatever one thinks of government responses, did the crisis also drive innovations that might otherwise not have arisen?

USB-C: what is it?

Some of us are ancient enough to remember the Great Video Tech Battle between Betamax and VHS formats, and the resulting victory of VHS. Such is the nature of format innovations: new technologies are pitted against rivals until one emerges as market-leading champion. VHS enjoyed its dominant rule for some years, but was rudely deposed by a new contender for the tech throne, DVD, which in turn fell ...

Flexible working for parents – how to increase your productivity

One of the things that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that necessity really is the mother of invention. Many businesses and organisations faced the prospect of oblivion during the lockdowns that were introduced to curb the spread of the virus. However, that very problem encouraged the creation of distance-learning solutions for students and home-working solutions for adults, thanks to the interconnectivity afforded by the internet.

High-end audio for music lovers

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has made leaving your home an unpleasant business (few of us like wearing those face muzzles while we walk through shopping centres and department stores), it has made it a wonderful time to listen to the music you love. This, in turn, means that it’s also a great time to tweak up your audio equipment.

Highlights of September’s Apple event

The Apple September Event finally took place on the 15th, ending months of speculation as to what it would bring. It’s known to be the occasion for announcing new iPhones, but surprisingly no such confirmations appeared on the day. It did, however, contain some exciting new developments, with upcoming iPads and Apple Watches taking centre stage. Apple watchers are likely to get a new phone announcement in October. As for the September Event, here’s a quick bre...

Setting up a cash-free business? Tips for going virtual

The coronavirus pandemic has had far-reaching consequences, not the least of which was the near toppling of cash from its conventional status as king of transactions. Cashless transactions have undoubtedly accelerated at a frenetic pace, as efforts to contain the spread of the virus included fears that coins and notes could be common avenues of contagion.

Staycationing this year? Why you will need a multi-plug extension lead

As people began to adapt to the novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020 with its travel bans and social distancing requirements, many began to rethink their plans for a traditional holiday abroad. Necessity being the mother of invention, the ‘staycation’ began to gain traction, with rising numbers of intrepid folk opting for caravan and boating holidays in the UK, not to mention ‘glamping’ vacations and stays in beautiful rustic lodges or highly recommended Airbnb...

Apple’s first ARM Mac may be here sooner than expected

Keen Apple watchers will be aware that CEO Tim Cook took to the company’s Worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) stage floor in June 2020 to announce a historic move toward using its own ARM-powered silicon in future Macs. Now, we’re beginning to see what models will be included in this shift.

What is Twitch Studio? Getting Started with Live Broadcasting

Until recently, if you wanted to have a pop at live streaming your own video content, you would need to use ingenious but hard-to-learn Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). OBS, being open source software for video recording and live streaming, has the advantage of being free of charge – but it comes with a drawback: setting it up is more than a little intimidating.

Is it time to buy a new surge protector?

While it’s true that electricity and water are two entities that shouldn’t be mixed, they behave in similar ways in one important respect. Both follow the path of least resistance, flowing from high-pressure areas to lower-pressure areas.

What is a floating solar system, and how is it impacting the renewable energy market?

It’s common knowledge that one limitation of domestic solar power panels is that they’re not suitable for every type of roof. They can be compromised and even rendered ineffective by a multitude of contingencies, from too much shade to stubbornly awkward obstructions, to insufficient area and even the age of the roof. Even ‘ground mount’ and solar parking canopy alternatives have their shortcomings, including available space, pricing and the quantity of energ...

Know your Schuko rewireable plugs

‘Schuko’ is the standard type of AC plug used across the European mainland continent and is known for its high safety standards. It’s a registered trademark deriving from the German word Schutzkontakt, which simply means ‘protective contact’ or ‘safe contact’. It was designed in Germany just after World War One by the Bavarian electrical accessory manufacturer Albert Büttner. He was granted a patent for his design in 1926.

Has COVID-19 changed education forever?

The COVID-19 pandemic saw governments around the world, including the UK’s, taking the unprecedented step of closing schools, colleges and universities to try to limit the spread of the virus. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates that more than a billion children were affected worldwide by these policies.

As ‘air bridges’ open up, what holiday essentials do you still need?

After months of lockdown following the COVID-19 pandemic, the government announced on 10th July that travel restrictions to a sizeable list of countries for people resident in England would be lifted (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own overseas travel arrangements). In effect, for approved countries with relatively low rates of infection, ‘air bridges’ now exist between them and the UK, providing quarantine-free travel.

CompTIA predicts technology revolution driven by AI and 5G

Technological solutions enabled by cutting-edge innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G wireless networks will have the greatest impact on the day-to-day use of technology in the close future, a leading trade association for the information technology industry has forecast.

Why you need to start caring about Premium Certified HDMI cables

In the age of 4K resolution digital television screens, older, standard HDMI cables that enjoyed massive consumer uptake when they were introduced are, frankly, struggling to keep up with the times. Given that 8K screens are coming, albeit a way off at present, this is only set to worsen, but even new ‘budget’ TVs today often come with 3849 x 2160 resolutions, quadrupling the pixels available with 1080p TVs. The bottom line is that newer 4K high-res screens require a com...

Huge growth predicted for the European HVAC cables industry

The European market for specialised High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) cables is projected to surpass an installation-per-year level of 500km by 2026. The industry is being propelled by the drive to refurbish and replace the conventional electricity network across Europe and integrate inter-regional transmission networks.

Scotland’s space tech sector skyrockets with landing of Celestia UK

Celestia Technologies Group UK Ltd (Celestia UK), an international technology business specialising in the development of cutting-edge phased-array, multi-beam scanning tech for satellite-tracking antenna systems, has confirmed that it will set up its permanent base in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.

What to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Ever since the fading of the clam shell-design phone craze, people have been craving a foldable smartphone that combines a good-sized screen with compact, slip-in-the-pocket overall dimensions. Samsung’s appealing fold-in-the-middle Galaxy Z Flip made a good impression when it debuted in February 2020, easily out-styling other foldable offerings such as the Motorola Razr and Samsung’s own Galaxy Fold. Slimmer, sleeker, chicer, and better designed than the competition, th...

How to: rewiring a UK plug

Sooner or later, most people need to learn how to rewire a UK plug. The wires inside a plug can come loose through constant usage. While that is occasionally frustrating (as in, your appliance won’t work), it can also be dangerous. If a plug has insecurely wired electrical contacts, or worse, if it’s been wrongly wired by someone, electric shock is possible, or an electrical fire could start.

Keep your digital transformation moving forwards

There is a famous adage of unproven origin that holds that “necessity is the mother of invention.” And there are good reasons for keeping this phrase in mind as we try to move through the crisis occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook invests in more VR developers

Facebook’s Virtual Reality (VR) wing, Oculus Studios, has continued its recent gaming developer acquisition spree by buying up Ready at Dawn Studios. The studio is the talent behind some of the most popular and vivid VR titles on the market today, courtesy of its unique “zero-g” continuous locomotion system and “full-body IK” (inverse kinematics) technology.

Working from home – set-up looking tired? Here's how to liven things up

It's no exaggeration to say that when millions of people were required to work from home at the start of the Government's COVID-containment measures, some realised that their makeshift domestic workplaces turned out to be less temporary than they imagined. Even with offices and workplaces re-opening, many companies and organisations are keeping home working arrangements in place. So, if your home workstation is looking a bit tired, here are a few ideas to spruce it up.

What to expect from the new PlayStation Five

Scheduled for release in late 2020 just in time for the Festive Season, we’re still in the dark about some of the secrets Sony is packing into its eagerly-awaited PlayStation 5 console - the first new iteration of the gaming device in seven years. But we do know some things.

Deciding what you need on your EuroNetwork plug and play AV wall plate

Nobody likes to see cables in a room, even if they’re clipped to skirting board. That makes them tidier, it’s true, but for most people, it is merely aesthetically tolerable rather than aesthetically pleasing. And if you’ve invested in high quality (and costly) audio-visual equipment, whether for a domestic or professional/business setting, why mar the appearance of your expensive equipment with unsightly cables snaking across the carpet or along the wall?

The risks with faulty IEC sockets

While the more tech-minded will be aware what an IEC socket is, those looking for a replacement power connector for an electrical appliance might benefit from a brief explanatory description.

Travel air bridges and European travel

To maintain its efforts to limit infection routes for the COVID-19 virus, the British government has imposed international quarantine rules affecting overseas travel, which came into effect on 8th June. But for those of us who either must travel beyond national borders for work purposes or who simply need a vacation in sunnier climes, there’s a welcome zone of freedom amid the restrictions: air bridges.

Walthamstow rental scheme achieves gold standard for digital connectivity

The leading real assets management firm LGIM Real Assets (a subsidiary of Legal & General) has revealed that its new 479-home Build-to-Rent development in Walthamstow, Blackhorse Mills, has become the first residential project to be awarded a coveted Gold certification from WiredScore, the prestigious international real estate rating body.

Get to know Euronetwork's HDMI 4K active cable

One thing that serious HD TV enthusiasts and gamers have in common is a love of stunningly sharp, realistically colourful, fast-paced imagery and sound. That means they're not going to be misled by the lure of bargain-basement HDMI cables. They're going to ensure they invest in premium quality HDMI cables capable of delivering the complete 4K standard – no lags, no glitches, no interference, no frustration.

When might you need an electrical transformer?

Here are a few basic definitions you need to know. Electrical transformers convert alternating current (AC) into voltages and come in two main categories: those that increase the voltage coming out of them while reducing the current (so-called “step-up” transformers) and those that do the opposite, by decreasing the voltage coming out of them while increasing the current (so-called “step-down” transformers). In other words, the designation “up” or...

How could fibre-optic broadband impact your connectivity?

Fibre-optic broadband (sometimes referred to only as fibre broadband), as its name implies, transmits digital signals, not through standard copper telephone cables but via fine filaments of glass or plastic. Here’s why that’s important: a standard coaxial “twisted pair” copper cable can carry six telephone calls simultaneously. But a single fibre optic pair can carry over 2.5 million telephone calls simultaneously.

Why is Apple depending more on mini USB cables?

While it’s true that Apple appears to have ditched its earlier plans to replace its famous Lightning connector with the now-ubiquitous mini-USB (sometimes called Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C) on forthcoming iterations of its flagship iPhone, it certainly isn’t true of a range of other new products from the tech giant that are running the iOS operating system.

What businesses need to learn from the lockdown

The unprecedented lockdown implemented to limit the spread of infection rates from the COVID-19 virus has exposed severe problems for a large proportion of smaller businesses. They have found themselves technologically ill-prepared for the new remote working arrangements required for continued trading.

How has social distancing transformed distance learning?

There are occasions in which a horrible crisis can yield hitherto unexpected and lasting benefits - and it seems as though the COVID-19 pandemic has already begun to do so by forcing an innovative rethink about the place of online distance learning in educational establishments.

See the world from the comfort of your home

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only upended millions of people’s working lives, but it has also put paid to those other so-called ‘non-essential’ dimensions of life – such as comedy nights at the local, pub quizzes, holidays abroad, and attending much-anticipated big-name social events such as concerts. Or has it?

How will Facebook's cable transform Africa?

In recent weeks, social media tech giant Facebook has announced that it is commencing a gigantic new ‘2Africa’ project to build a 37,000km (23,000-mile) undersea cable encircling the perimeter of Africa, which will deliver fast internet services to 16 of the continent’s countries.

Beat the lockdown – how tech can help you to stay social

It has taken the COVID-19 pandemic and the home confinement it has brought for many of us to discover that while social media platforms are compulsively engaging, we really are social beings, after all – beings who yearn for real human camaraderie and a change of scene from our own living rooms when we’re deprived of both for extended periods.

How Euronetwork's 4K HDMI cables are the perfect fit for the latest Samsung TV

If you’re taking the plunge and purchasing Samsung’s latest, 4K TV, the QE65Q95T (Q95T for short), you’re certainly in for a spectacular visual and audial treat. The gamers in your family will be connecting their consoles to a true box of delights, with stunning visuals and zero-to-imperceptible input lags. Here’s a quick lowdown on what you can expect, and how you can get the best out of the new set and your high-end gaming consoles with Euronetwork’s ...

Signs that you need to replace your SVGA splitter

Like just about every physical object in the universe, that SVGA splitter you’ve been using to feed video signals from your PC to two different monitors or TVs is subject to wear and tear. Splitters are inevitably subject to cumulative mechanical stress, for example, every time you plug in or unplug the connectors.

What are the benefits of wall plates in your home?

Here at EuroNetwork, we would wager that most of our customers very rarely pay any attention to a feature of their home or office that plays a big part in keeping them safe. It’s a little invention that most of us, most of the time, take for granted, only paying attention when it’s time to re-paint the walls or power up a newly-purchased electrical device. We pay attention to them because we sell them, and we take great care to ensure they conform to the highest safety s...

Looking for a custom ethernet cable? What you need to know

We have come a long way in telecommunications technology over just a handful of decades, so much so that in our new ‘hyperconnected’ world, very, very few individuals or businesses can operate adequately without computer network connections. At the centre of all of this interconnectedness, acting as the conduit through which the vast volumes of data we now rely on is transferred, is the humble (but ingenious) ethernet cable.

Two of you working from home – you might need an ethernet splitter

With vast numbers of people suddenly finding themselves working from home during the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, something very pressing is almost certainly occurring to many of them. It’s this: that single, solitary wall-mounted ethernet port they’ve always relied upon just isn’t enough to meet the demand for more devices. That particularly applies if, as in many homes at the moment, there are also kids at home wanting internet access.

Keep your hardware and household safe while working from home

With vast numbers of people now working exclusively from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's all too easy to disregard something that's firmly in place in the workplace. A 'something' that protects us from injury and even death. If you haven't already guessed what we're referring to, we'll spell it out: health and safety policy and procedures, which are mandatory for the workplace. But what happens when you're at home while getting through...

Issues with your audio on conference calls?

It’s fair to say that for a significant proportion of people required to work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, the prospect may initially have seemed enticing. But a crucial tool in being able to continue with working from home today is the internet – and not many of us have the technical IT know-how needed to sort out glitches when they arise. If they strike just as you’re about to embark on a carefully planned conference call with colleagues, it can presen...

From Facetime to Zoom – here's how you can stay connected working from home

The social distancing measures being practised in many countries to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus may protect the lives of those vulnerable to its effects; however, they could also spell the demise of many small and medium-sized businesses. Such businesses have far fewer resources to enable them to survive a prolonged economic lockdown that their multibillion counterparts. But, thankfully, a life support system has suddenly become available to them.

How the collaboration of technologies is coming together to help counter COVID-19

What does a country do when a viral pandemic capable of causing severe respiratory problems in a significant proportion of the infected population strikes, but there aren’t enough ventilators available to save lives in its hospitals? Answer: get innovative technology engineers to work together to produce sufficient numbers of the machines to prevent deaths.

8K HDMI cables – what you need to know

New-generation 8K resolution TVs and video displays aren’t available yet, but they’re definitely coming. If you’re eager to become an early user of this advanced high-res technology, you need to know about the cables you’re going to require to link your set to your upcoming 8K digital streaming boxes, cable satellite, games consoles and Blu-ray players if you want to enjoy the stunning new visual quality at its best.

4K HDMI cables – what you need to know

You’ve just purchased a spectacular Ultra-High-Definition ‘4K’ television – but what cable do you need to connect your game console, your cable TV set-top box or HD-capable satellite, or your Blu-ray player without sacrificing any of that glorious picture quality you’re looking forward to enjoying?

Response to Coronavirus (Wednesday 18th March 2020)

Good Afternoon, We are sure you have received a lot of emails from different companies over the past few days, updating you on their plans during this uncertain time... well, here’s ours. In light of the current uncertainty that we are all facing, we are taking steps as a business to remain business as usual for as long as we can; our sales team are available and online shop is still very much open – whilst we are monitoring the situation closely. Our main priority is keeping our cu...

How to decide which AV cable is right for you

First, some common characteristics. An AV cable is designed to convey both audio and visual signals from one device to another, decoding and transmitting the signal from the source device to the audio and video output.

How can an AV installation in your home change your day-to-day life?

We live in an unprecedented era of advanced technologies that are transforming the way that we experience our lives — and cutting-edge audio-visual (AV) installations are no exception. Many new-build homes are already having such installations integrated into their very fabric as they’re being built.

Top five AV products you should buy as a consumer

Today, you can listen to your smartphone’s music library throughout your home as you move from one room to another, relax and put your feet up to watch a high-definition movie in your home cinema theatre, or listen to top-quality music reproduction in your high-fidelity audio-powered music room.

Deciding which USB cable to buy can be daunting — here’s our guide to help you make your decision

Anyone who attempts to mix a Type A with a Type B or C is asking for trouble, and that’s not even mentioning the havoc you can expect if you use a Mini when only a Micro will do, or try Lightning on any of the above. No, we’re not talking about blood groups, types of car, or meteorological conditions. We’re referring instead to the world of USB cables. If your head is spinning at the range of different types available, we’re here to restore your balance and h...

As a business, how can an AV installation change your day-to-day life?

Some of us are old enough to remember the days when the most mind-bogglingly inventive form of technology for the office was the fax machine, and when organising seminars and business meetings would take weeks of advance planning. Aspects to consider included the booking of conference rooms and the physical transportation of attendees across long distances that may have entailed them needing overnight hotel accommodation or facing a gruelling journey home on the same day. Happily, these days ar...

Switches, extenders, splitters — a dive into AV distribution

Knowing which peripheral to use when setting up your AV system will help to ensure that you have a trouble-free set-up. There are often a lot of small issues that can pop up when you are getting things together, and it is important to know what you need in order to solve the problem. We have put together a guide so that you will know which peripheral to use to make sure that your distribution is perfect, every single time. SwitchesSwitches are mainly used when you have a single output method bu...

Making a decision on an extension lead can be daunting — here we make it a little easier

Choosing the right extension lead can often be difficult. There are so many options out there that choosing the right one can be hit and miss. However, there is no need to worry, we’ve put together a guide to help you pick the right lead for your needs. Read on to find out how you can make the correct choice. Where will you use your extension lead?This is a vital piece of information when it comes to choosing the lead you want to use. If you are using the lead in a home setting, then you ...

Will the new HDMI 2.1 overtake HDMI 2.0 any time soon? A simple guide

HDMI cables have been the most dominant and essential cables on the entire cable market for a long time now. With other cables out there attempting to steal a march on what HDMI 2.0 offered, it was important that HDMI managed to keep up with its competitors. In order to do this, it was vital to move with the times and offer an updated version. This has taken place and HDMI 2.1 is officially a product that we can look forward to using. But will it overtake HDMI 2.0 as the dominant cable on the m...

What you need to know about AV wall plates before installation

AV wall plates are one of the most helpful additions you can have for your AV installation. Before you decide whether you want to utilise them in your set-up, it is important to know the specific areas where they can help the most. Take a look at our guide to see exactly how an AV wall plate can help you out. Keeping things tidyThis is one of the most overlooked aspects of AV installation. Keeping things tidy is vitally important. Firstly, keeping your cables tidy will make sure that you do not...

Are you travelling this Valentines' Day? Travel plug-related mistakes to avoid...

Common travel plug-related mistakes people make when travelling on Valentine’s DayTaking a trip on Valentine’s Day is one of the classic treats that people arrange for their significant others — it is nice to get away for a while and enjoy the company of your loved one. There is one area where people make silly mistakes that can sometimes put a dampener on the trip though — travel plugs. Something so simple can cause serious issues if you do not get it right. There is no...

The Bett Show — what were the main takeaways from the event?

The annual Bett Show shows the world of education what is coming over the course of the next year. It is one of the most exciting events for forward-thinking educators and those within the tech industry. With the show wrapped up for another year, what were the biggest innovations to come out of the 2020 event?Revolutionising marking workAny educator will tell you that marking work is the bane of their existence. It takes up a large portion of time that could be spent on more important areas. Tu...

Bett show — what can we expect from the London event?

Coming so soon after CES is always a challenge for the Bett education technology trade show. Although Bett is aimed at a slightly different demographic, the sheer scale of CES means that the former loses out on some of the big reveals within the industry. This is a slightly unfair situation because although Bett does not attract the industry names that CES is known for, it is just as important to the AV industry — and in some ways even more so. With all said, we have put together a previe...

A look ahead to the big new releases coming into the industry in 2020

2019 was a great year for the AV industry. It offered consumers plenty of new technology to play with while also improving on the technology that was already there. With the big shows of the year coming thick and fast now is the time to see what has been shown off so far that could be big over the course of the year. So, what do we expect to be big in 2020? While there are a large number of releases coming out over the course of 2020, these two are the biggest ones that have been announced at t...

Which AV installation option will suit you best?

Choosing how you want your AV installation to be carried out is massively important. If you choose the wrong one, then it will end up costing you a lot more in the long run. Because of this, it is vital that you do your research first in order to get the right AV installation for your home or business. What should you be looking out for?A single rackMost AV systems will utilise a single rack for all media devices, mixers and other relevant devices. This allows everything to be kept close, and f...

CES trade show — what new technologies impressed the most?

With a massive amount of new tech on show to consumers at CES 2020, it is difficult to take in everything that is on offer. With that in mind, we have put together a shortlist of what we think was the most impressive new tech that was displayed at the show this year. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldFolding screens are in right now. So many different companies seem to be trying to push forward with folding screens in order to grab the attention of customers all over the world. Lenovo has stolen a march o...

CES trade show — top talking points

With CES over and done with for another year, we can take a look at some of the biggest announcements that came out of the flagship tech show. PS5 logoAlthough it was a relatively small-fry announcement, it still grabbed a lot of attention. The simplistic nature of the new PS5 logo got people talking all over the world of tech. Twitter exploded at how similar the logo was to both the PS4 and PS3 logos. Despite the simple nature of the logo, it still got a lot of social media traction for Sony, ...

If you’re looking to have AV installed for the first time, here’s everything you need to know

There is a wide range of different aspects that you will have to focus on when it comes to getting AV installed. Because it is such a wide and varied topic, we are just going to cover the most important aspects for you in order to make it easier for you to get the right set-up for your needs. Know your media deviceThe world has moved on from VHS players, DVD players and even Blu-ray players. In the modern world, streaming is one of the most popular methods of viewing media and looks likely to b...

CES2020 – What to expect from the biggest trade show in the World

CES has been at the forefront of the in-home technology industry for more than 50 years. Entering into its seventh decade of existence, there is a lot of buzz around the consumer technology world about what can be expected from this year’s offering from the former Consumer Electronics Show. 5G phones5G is the latest communication tech to step into the mobile phone world. It is essentially the logical progression from 3G and 4G, but not all phones are able to take advantage of it. There ar...

The leap to HDMI 2.1 for AV - What is HDMI2.1?

In this post, we explain everything you need to know about the latest HDMI specification; HDMI 2.1. After explaining exactly what HDMI 2.1 does, we review its main features and take a look at the latest HDMI news from around the world. What does HDMI 2.1 do?You may have already heard about HDMI 2.1 Providing support for mega resolutions of up to 10k, along with having a new cable, this latest update of the HDMI specification brings a huge range of new features, and best of all, better bandwidth...

What is an Ethernet cable?

Given how the world works today, connections between devices or setting up networks, are really important tasks. However, where the real question lies is what cable best suits the network. Ethernet cables are one of the most feasible and reliable solutions!What is Ethernet?Since 1982, ethernet has been the way forward as it became standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Since then, Ethernet has been used to connect a network of computers or to connect other...

4K Aspects of HDMI Cables

The rapid rate at which television technology has evolved has allowed us to watch things on persistently improving resolutions. Recent developments have yet again evolved television to give us 4K Technology, which bypasses 1080P resolution to provide us with clearer, sharper images.Importance of 4K Technologies with respect to its CounterpartsYour average 1080P HD TV allows for a resolution of only 1920 x 1080 pixels, on the contrary, 4K Ultra HD technologies consist of 3840 x 2160 pixels. This...

How to plan your Network Infrastructure

Getting network infrastructure right can be a tricky ask if you’re doing so for the first time. As with anything in life, getting a solid plan together can help make things that little bit easier.

Caring for your batteries with proper charging

Anybody with a decent selection of personal devices will know the importance of keeping them charged. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting that pop up saying ‘connect to charger now’ when you’re in the middle of something, or perhaps a long way home.

Equipping your premises for USB charging

In today’s age of technological advancement, devices are everywhere. Whether it’s a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or something else designed to make us all the more connected, it’s rare you go a long time without seeing one.

Why choose a premium HDMI cable?

It’s fair to say that technology has progressed at an astonishing rate in recent times. Each year, new advances are made and things must move with the times.

What are Transformers and Do I need them?

If your mains voltage is not right for the device or product you are using, there could be problems afoot. Using a product or appliance that is connected to a mains voltage that is too low could negatively impact its operability and prevent you from using it.

What is USB 3.1 and what can it do for you?

The USB 3.1 standard has become increasingly commonplace on devices and computers globally. First released in July 2013, this standard took over from USB 3.0, making things faster for users and increasing the maximum data signalling rate.

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