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15 03, 2017

This Year’s Mobile World Congress Highlights

2018-02-18T20:44:38+00:00

2017’s biggest mobile event is over for another year, even though smaller events will be taking place in Asia and the Americas later in the year. As usual, most major manufacturers showcased their new devices for 2017, but there were no huge surprises. Most devices focused on bigger and better screen space and more impressive cameras, with the occasional ‘ah cool’ moment like the Alcatel A5’s sound-responsive LED cover. Of course, the smartphone most discussed wasn’t actually there. Samsung used the MWC to let us know they’d be unveiling the Galaxy S8 on March 29th, so we’ll have to wait a little longer for one of the biggest devices this year. The other big splash wasn’t something new, but rather the revamp of an old favourite. The Nokia 3310 is back in a variety of pretty colours and an updated Snake. How this will actually sell remains to be seen. [...]

This Year’s Mobile World Congress Highlights 2018-02-18T20:44:38+00:00
14 08, 2016

The best solution? Probably not the one you chose.

2018-02-18T20:44:38+00:00

I recently had an issue with my patio doors where I wanted to keep them open and avoid them swinging in the wind. I mulled it over for many weeks and considered attaching hooks to the back of the doors, but this would require drilling in to them. I thought of attaching clamps to the wall that would slide over each door when fully opened and lock them in place. I looked at mounting a latch at the top similar to the pneumatic door closers you find in offices. What I did in the end was to use a leftover piece of softwood, cut it to size and rest it across the top between the two doors. They were gently held at their limit so they didn’t move and weren’t under any strain. A perfect one-handed solution that took five minutes and cost me nothing. It reminded me of a [...]

The best solution? Probably not the one you chose. 2018-02-18T20:44:38+00:00