Author: Alex Lowe

Volkswagen unveils brand new Golf GTI – more power and more tech

Last night, ahead of the Geneva Motor Show next month, Volkswagen unveiled the brand new Golf GTI, GTD and GTE all based on the brand new Golf 8 which only recently went on sale, earlier this month. As we reported on Monday, Volkswagen will still be showing off the new cars at Geneva in March, but the new models were unveiled yesterday. For this article, we’ll be focusing on the […]

Apple has said its first retail store in India will open next year

Yesterday, Apple held its annual shareholders meeting at Apple Park and one of the announcements from Tim Cook was that Apple will be open its first retail store in India next year, in 2021. Apple has also said that by the end of 2020, it will start selling products on its online retail store in India because at the moment, Apple doesn’t really sell to the consumer directly, instead it […]

Porsche is planning on opening a pop up store in Europe soon

Porsche has tried the concept of a pop up store before in Taiwan, within the Xinyi district and must have helped to boost sales as the company is ready to try it in its home town of Stuttgart, marking the first pop up store Porsche is opening in Europe. Porsche also has other pop up stores in Canada, Brazil and the one is Taiwan  we mentioned. “The sales pop-ups are […]

Eero’s routers and mesh system now supports Apple HomeKit

At Apple’s WWDC last year, it announced a few additions to HomeKit, one was HomeKit Secure Video which utilises the power of the HomePod or Apple TV to analyse footage and stores videos in iCloud. This week, Netatmo announced support for this. The other, was HomeKit support for home routers which will automatically configure the firewall to help isolate smart home devices from your main LAN. This isn’t a new […]

What’s the difference between 802.3af, 802.3at and 802.3bt PoE?

A lot of the Ubiquiti devices we discuss about here on A&T Tech are powered by PoE, or Power over Ethernet which uses the other pins in the ethernet cables to power network devices up, such as access points, IP cameras, speakers and even LED light panels. Even wall clocks can be powered by PoE. But as with everything in networking, the IEEE has a few standards for PoE to […]

Nest’s camera system was down for 17 hours this week

This week on Tuesday, Google’s Nest had a major outage which affected the entire cloud system for Nest cameras. Nest had an issue with a scheduled software update, which didn’t go quite right. “scheduled storage server software update that didn’t go as intended” The 17 hour outage obviously affected all of the Nest cameras, including the Nest Cam IQ cameras, the Nest Hello Doorbell and also, the Nest Hub Max. Update: […]

Tesla Model Y will be delivering to customers soon

Some customers who have pre-ordered the Tesla Model Y, are now starting to receive emails letting them know that delivery will be taking place in March this year. The Model 3 based SUV was introduced in March last year and production started to increase in January 2020. Electrek reported today that some customers have started to get emails to let them know that their Model Y is ready for delivery, in […]

Land Rover reveals UK prices for the new Defender

Land Rover pulled the iconic original Defender from sale back in 2016 for a variety of reasons, mostly for safety and emissions. During that time, the company has teased few concepts and then in September last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Land Rover unveiled the brand new Defender and today, the pricing for the entry level versions have been announced. Land Rover New Defender 90 officially goes on sale from today […]

According to shipment estimates, the iPhone XR was the most popular smartphone last year

Apple released the iPhone XR alongside the iPhone XS at the end of 2018 and while Apple heavily pushed the model with various trade in deals, it did seem to work pretty well as according to Omdia, a research firm – the iPhone XR was the best selling smartphone in 2019, the second being the iPhone 11. One impressive stat is how many iPhone 11 units were shipped in 2019. […]

Netatmo updates its Smart Indoor Camera to support HomeKit Secure Video

Apple announced HomeKit Secure Video for HomeKit camera last year at WWDC for a release with iOS 13, and support from camera manufacturers has been slowly rolling in and today, French company Netatmo, which is best known for its weather station has updated its indoor camera to now support Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video. The free update will roll out over the next few days, according to the company. Big news: […]