Author: Alex Lowe

PC sales in the UK increased last year

New data from a report from The Register has surfaced this week with information about PC sales in the UK during 2020. The report says that four million brand new PCs during the fourth quarter of 2020, with 439,000 desktop PCs sold and 3.554 million laptops sold. The amount of laptops sold makes sense, with people working from home since March 2020 and school children doing the same, the ability to work […]

SpaceX’s Starlink will be able to achieve 300Mbps this year

SpaceX launched its low orbit satellite service, Starlink to the US and UK in beta form recently and the latency and speeds are very good for a satellite based serviced, with speeds around 150Mbps and latency of 20-30ms. However CEO Elon Musk has said that the speeds will almost double to 300Mbps sometime in 2021. Latency will be dropped too from the 20-40ms in the beta phase to under 20ms […]

Ubiquiti launches its much anticipated UniFi G4 Doorbell in UK and EU

Today for the UK and Europe, Ubiquiti has launched its much anticipated UniFi Protect doorbell following on from the original launch in North America back in July 2020. This is the first doorbell from Ubiquiti and within Protect it operates like any other camera, with motion zones, events, RTSP streaming, alerts and more. It has a 5MP sensor with a resolution of 1600 x 1200, 2MP HD at 30 FPS for streaming. […]

LinkedIn is down worldwide

This evening, LinkedIn is having some service issues worldwide affecting all users on the mobile and desktop version of the social network. The company tweeted out the information via its @LinkedInHelp handle, they are working on getting the service back up and running with the outage starting at 07:00pm UK time and 2PM eastern time. Some members may be experiencing an issue with accessing LinkedIn on mobile and desktop. We’re […]

Apple Pay launches in Mexico today

Today, Apple Pay has launched in Mexico, adding support for customers to pay for items online and in store using iPhone and Apple Watch, with in app and online supported by iPad and Mac too. Supported banks and card companies ware accepting registrations too from today and they include – Citibanamex, Banorte, American Express, and MasterCard. Apple Pay launched back in 2014 alongside the original iPhone 6 and then launched in […]

Peugeot announces new electric e-Rifter MPV

Peugeot has launched a new electric version of the Rifter MPV with the e-Rifter which is actually based on the Partner commercial vehicle, which also gained an all electric version in early February. This is similar to the Life version of the Vauxhall Combo-e which was announced earlier this month too. As Peugeot is in the same PSA group as Vauxhall and Citroën all of the electric versions all share the […]

Tesla has stopped taking orders for the base line Model Y

In the last few days, Tesla has stopped orders for the entry level Model Y small SUV. The Standard Range version only launched a few weeks ago and has been dropped all of a sudden. This decision could be for any reason, supply issues, backorders retooling etc. The base price of the Model Y was $39,990 which was a reduced price anyway, now the Standard Range version has gone the […]

Apple is now the world’s largest smartphone vendor

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple has become the worlds larger vendor of smartphones, overtaking previous top spot holder, Samsung. According to data from Gartner Apple hasn’t been at this status, since 2016. Apple sold a lot of new iPhones in the last quarter of 2020, with 80 million sold an increase of 20 million when compared to that same quarter in 2019. This extra demand has come from […]

This is the all new Nissan Qashqai

Nissan has revealed an all new redesigned Qashqai for 2021, sitting on an all platform and every model on sale will be hybrid only. Nissan has refined the front design with slimmer headlights in a new boomerang shape. The rear of the car just looks like a more modern Qashqai, with slimmer lights again. The overall car is larger, 35mm has been added to the length and 32mm to the […]

Mitsubishi is starting to support wireless CarPlay

Mitsubishi just recently announced the all new Outlander, which for the first time won’t be making its way to the UK and Europe, instead only launching in the United States. However, this is a big release for Mitsubishi as this is the company’s first vehicle to come with wireless Apple CarPlay integrated as standard. Wireless CarPlay is nothing new, it has been around on other vehicles for the past few […]