Hairdryers – Why the fuss and what makes one good?

  A little while ago some of you may remember I wrote a post on Dyson's hair dryer. I mainly focused on why I thought that some geeky advertising was trying to justify a very steep £300 price tag. If you don't remember have a little refresh here Click on the image): In summary I... Continue Reading →


Technology & the elusive next BIG thing

Looking back about 10 to 15 years it's easy to see that technology has taken a great leap forward and the big companies of the world are looking for the next big thing that going to give them the kudos they need - along with keeping their shareholders happy that things are going to keep... Continue Reading →

Dyson’s hot air for its hair dryer

I cannot hold back about this any longer! I expect many of you have seen the advert for the Dyson hair dryer and I seethe at this advert for two reasons: They claim it uses a digital motor. Selling the microprocessor control. Why does this have me seething - I'll tell you! First things first... Continue Reading →

Circuit Mechanix – March 2017

Welcome to the first issue of Circuit Mechanix this year! A little later than expected this issue focuses on flexi and flex rigid PCB design and manufacture. This issue also looks at the National Physics Laboratory soldering defects database and we get a new feature – The PCB Mechanic. Every issue will now […] via Circuit... Continue Reading →

What happened to Bitstrips???

What has happened to Bitstrips? It's gone! I went to my tablet the other day looking to make some new strips to add to my little collection. To my dismay I find that it has gone! I'm really annoyed by this, there will be no new cartoons of my head exploding or rushing home form... Continue Reading →

Why I love Android and loathe Apple

    This is always a heated subject, with people firmly on each side of the divide. So, I'm just going to throw in my two pence worth... I was reading an article recently which summed up the difference between Apple and Android perfectly. Apple users are iSheep with the Fandroids making up the opposition.... Continue Reading →

Technology – Chromecast

Back in 2013 I heard about a device from Google that was totally unexpected and changed the way we stream online TV and entertainment. The device was the Chromecast and it's a dongle type device that plugs into the back of the HDMI socket of your TV, from this you can control what you watch... Continue Reading →

Technology – Shark Watch

Technology is all around us, we can't avoid it in this day and age. These are my thoughts on the technology I see and use.   This isn't about the latest and greatest smart watch - I hate smart watches. I can't see the point of them. In fact they're dumb watched because most of... Continue Reading →

The Dew Drop of Saturn

  There's nothing really techncial to say about this one - but the tiny white spec at the bottom is Encalaedus. A moon of Saturn about 500km across. This show specacularly the vast scale and beauty of the Saturn system. It's also incredible to know that Encalaedus was discovered in the late 1700's by William... Continue Reading →

Solar System: Things to know this week

I always love the weekly updates from NASA, it's an interesting snippet of what's going on in our solar syatem and there is so much! I'm particularly excited about the Juno mission to Jupiter and the Europa mission. The Europa mission isn't hapeneing for another few years yet though. Still lots going on though!  ... Continue Reading →

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