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Opinion

Never wait for things to go wrong before replacing your NAS device
A NAS drive and hard disks against a yellow background
network attached storage (NAS)

Never wait for things to go wrong before replacing your NAS device

After years of excellent service, retiring a Synology NAS server saw a drastic improvement in speed and functionality
28 Jan 2023
Turning back the clock on hybrid work is a huge mistake
Graphic illustration of three office workers from the mid-20th century
flexible working

Turning back the clock on hybrid work is a huge mistake

Executives who renege on promises of flexibility and freedom could soon find it a challenge to retain top talent
25 Jan 2023
The Cookie Law is finally crumbling – good riddance
A mouse cursor hovering over an 'Allow all' option on a cookie banner
web browser

The Cookie Law is finally crumbling – good riddance

The stalest of all laws is getting an overhaul after years of menacing the web, and its end can’t come soon enough
21 Jan 2023
The tech industry needs to unionise now more than ever
Graphic of somebody holding a flaming torch and other fists in the air
Careers & training

The tech industry needs to unionise now more than ever

Companies hoping to boost productivity should embrace unionisation so employees aren’t constantly anxious over job security or childcare arrangements
20 Jan 2023
The best email sign-offs and 14 to avoid
Person checking email inbox while sitting at a desk
Careers & training

The best email sign-offs and 14 to avoid

There are good ways and bad ways to sign-off from your emails. Here's everything you need to know to avoid a digital etiquette misstep
19 Dec 2022
IT managers must completely rethink how they buy monitors
A developer using two monitors while sitting on his desk
monitors

IT managers must completely rethink how they buy monitors

With monitors changing from simple displays to powerful office tools, IT managers must change their buying processes
17 Dec 2022
Japan just isn't taking digital transformation seriously enough
A digital matrix overlaid on the Japan flag
digital transformation

Japan just isn't taking digital transformation seriously enough

It’s a bad sign when the digital minister chuckles about the prominence of floppy disks at an overseas tech conference
14 Dec 2022
Meta Quest Pro preview: Meet Meta's 'laptop killer'
The Meta Quest Pro headset on a charging dock
Hardware

Meta Quest Pro preview: Meet Meta's 'laptop killer'

We go hands-on with the Meta Quest Pro, as the firm banks on turning hardware preferences upside down
12 Dec 2022
Larger monitors aren't all they're cracked up to be
A gaming monitor on a desk with speakers and a PC
monitors

Larger monitors aren't all they're cracked up to be

It turns out that upping the size of your monitor brings complications along with the supposed benefits of a higher resolution
3 Dec 2022
Social media engineers should stop copying TikTok
The TikTok logo on an application store accessed from a smartphone
social media

Social media engineers should stop copying TikTok

Instagram is foolish to mimic its rival instead of offering a calmer alternative better suited to its own users
26 Nov 2022
Lab-based cyber attacks are no serious threat – yet
A cyber security researcher at their desk
cyber security

Lab-based cyber attacks are no serious threat – yet

There’s no need to fret when it comes to research-based cyber security threats, but the future is a different matter
19 Nov 2022
Complaining about Windows Update? You should try upgrading a Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi 400 keyboard close-up
Hardware

Complaining about Windows Update? You should try upgrading a Raspberry Pi

Regular updates is key to a happy Raspberry Pi, and missing out on upgrades can lead to things going horribly wrong
5 Nov 2022
No Wi-Fi is better than slow Wi-Fi
A frustrated office worker sitting on her desk in front of her monitor
Network & Internet

No Wi-Fi is better than slow Wi-Fi

Struggling with internet connections isn’t worth the time, but it’s hard to resist the temptation when it’s just within reach
29 Oct 2022
Pendragon's zealous response to LockBit ransomware is a breath of fresh air
Hand hovering over laptop with padlock graphic superimposed
ransomware

Pendragon's zealous response to LockBit ransomware is a breath of fresh air

In a sea of peers that do the bare minimum, the Nottinghamshire-based car dealership is flying the flag for responsible incident disclosure
24 Oct 2022
The sooner the FIDO Alliance can shut down passwords, the better
A greyscale hand emerging from a hole, removing a password string, against a blue background
information security (InfoSec)

The sooner the FIDO Alliance can shut down passwords, the better

Passwords aren’t going anywhere, but that hasn’t stopped the dream of a passwordless future – and it seems that Apple, Google and Microsoft agree
22 Oct 2022
Oracle sets out its stall for a new age of multi-cloud
Oracle CTO Larry Ellison on stage at Oracle CloudWorld 2022
cloud computing

Oracle sets out its stall for a new age of multi-cloud

Embracing rival providers with open arms is a bold strategy, one that plays to Oracle’s strengths in infrastructure
21 Oct 2022
Internet pollution is only getting worse
Pop art-style graphic of popup windows
Network & Internet

Internet pollution is only getting worse

With online advertising becoming more pervasive and insidious, it won’t be long until they’re as ever present as microplastics
15 Oct 2022
What to expect from Oracle CloudWorld 2022
Somebody holding a smartphone showing the Oracle logo against a colourful backdrop
Cloud

What to expect from Oracle CloudWorld 2022

Larry Ellison and co are heading to Las Vegas for a rebranded cloud-centric show
14 Oct 2022
Apple must get behind the EU's USB-C decision or be left behind
iPhone with a USB-C cable rested on the screen, and an EU flag overlaid on the picture
Hardware

Apple must get behind the EU's USB-C decision or be left behind

Arguments against mandating USB-C in the iPhone are futile, especially because Apple has already included the port in the iPad and MacBook
1 Oct 2022
The cryptocurrency implosion shows we’re heading for the end
A display showing the value of an asset crashing
cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency implosion shows we’re heading for the end

There’s a reckoning facing many who were persuaded – even tricked – into pouring their savings into meaningless blockchain-powered financial assets
29 Sep 2022
The economic crisis will pave the way for a fire sale in British tech
The British flag on a brick wall behind flames
mergers and acquisitions

The economic crisis will pave the way for a fire sale in British tech

With the pound tanking, the UK tech sector's prized assets could be available at bargain rates
28 Sep 2022
Art is on its knees – and AI will deliver the killer blow
A digitally-generated piece of abstract artwork
artificial intelligence (AI)

Art is on its knees – and AI will deliver the killer blow

With government cuts and a drowning economy already threatening artists, cutting-edge tech has arrived to finish the job
27 Sep 2022
Market consolidation – like Virgin Media O2 – is proving costly for the customer
O2 Telefonica logo on smartphone screen hold in hand and Virgin Media logo on blurred background
Network & Internet

Market consolidation – like Virgin Media O2 – is proving costly for the customer

There’s only one winner when it comes to the consolidation of the broadband and mobile market, and it certainly isn’t the consumer
24 Sep 2022