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Tuesday
Jun192018

My latest Oldie column.... through the looking glass

I can’t help feeling that if we are not actually through the looking glass, we are well on the way. Google’s latest invention is at the same time impressive and chilling. They have found a way for a computer to make telephone calls on your behalf and for the person receiving the call to be completely unaware that they are talking to a computer.

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Thursday
May242018

Ask Webster anything...

I am always pleased to hear from readers for any reason but in particular I’m happy to try to resolve any computer or internet related headaches you may have.  If I can’t help, I may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Thursday
May242018

Be careful what you post...

An eye-opener. All the information available in this video was obtained from the children’s public profiles in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Whatsapp. Think before you post and protect your privacy on social networks.

Thursday
May242018

Cabinet blues

I recently wrote about the poor placing of one of those green Broadband cabinets that are popping up all over the place; in our village, it has been installed in a spot that is not only unsightly but dangerous, as it obscures the view for drivers at a junction.
As ever, my readers have come up trumps, and I have received this excellent guide to fighting the problem. Not for the faint-hearted, but worth a try.

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Monday
Apr042016

Is this really a perpetual motion machine?

Monday
Jul202015

BBC Consultation

The Government launched a Green Paper on the future of the BBC - and they wanted to hear your views.

The time has passed to contribute, but you can see the comments received - and I know many Oldie readers did contribute.  Click here

Monday
Jul202015

My favourite Honda advert - from ages ago

And I don't even like Honda cars.

Thursday
Feb052015

A new devolo homeplug review

Although the Wifi in my office was registering nearly at full strength, I’d been finding that it was regularly cutting out, or drastically dropping in download speed. My router is two rooms and three walls away. The solution is to use what are known as Homeplugs; I’ve written about these before, but devolo, one of the bigger brands, has just sent me their latest model to try.

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Saturday
Jan102015

Who is the better fisher?

Sunday
Dec142014

Wrap your presents in 12 seconds...

Provided that you are buying everyone a box of tissues, of course.