A few months back, I did a series of articles on The Register, in which I explained how to build your own mail server. The system I used to do that was the Acer Revo One RL85, which I previously reviewed. The Celeron version comes with Windows 8.1., 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive,… Read More Build your own mail server – Revo One a snip at £149
In November 2015, the Investigatory Powers Bill was published, revealing at last the extent to which our goverment thinks it should have access to all the communications we send over the internet. There will be much talk of how things like WhatsApp and iMessage must allow the government access to messages sent between users, despite… Read More Is Theresa May going to make me a criminal?
Over on The Register, there’s an interesting article about the Ashley Madison hack, and a fair number of interesting comments. There are also some from people who, one assumes, must be entirely pure of heart and mind. Already, there are numerous reports of people worried about what may happen to them as a result of… Read More You’re next: Ashley Madison, outing and little lists
A couple of times recently when I’ve written about object audio and binaural systems, people have expressed disbelief that you can get a surround sound effect through ordinary headphones. But that’s exactly what binaural sound does. If you’re a sceptic, dig out a pair of headphones and head along to the BBC RD trial page.… Read More Binaural stereo from the BBC – Under Milk Wood
A couple of weeks ago, in my Breaking Fad column over on The Register, I wrote about Dolby Atmos, and the difficulty in getting people to upgrade their AV systems. In short, people don’t upgrade home it the way they upgrade their phones, and you’ll need a compelling reason to do so. Most of what… Read More Beyond Atmos – objects are the next big thing in audio
Over on The Register I’ve written about why WRC-15 matters. You’ve probably never heard of it, but it’s a conference where decisions are made about the frequencies that countries can use for broadcasting and other purposes. And one of the agenda items for WRC-15, which takes place in November next year, could spell the end… Read More Why you should worry about WRC-15
Fortunately, no one I know sends those ghastly round-robin emails or letters at Christmas, full of the details of their ghastly children, Jocasta and Tristran, and how they’re doing so well at competitive lute-wielding, and such nonsense. Yet, through the magic of Gmail, I get to experience much the same effect, with the odd bonus… Read More Gmail – a Christmas Round Robin