Norman Bauer

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  • The best quadcopters money can buy

    Drone flying is seemingly one of the fastest growing hobbies in the UK. Our beaches, countryside and city parks are awash with mechanical creatures littering the skies. But drone piloting doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. There are plenty of cheaper options with 1080p cameras so you can take to the air, so on […]

  • Here’s why the network keeps going down and how to fix it

    GiffGaff customers across the UK are being warned to expect minor disruption to their services as the company rolls out upgrades across the network. The planned downtime is to allow GiffGaff to improve its data services and only data services will be affected. The rest of the network (calls and texts) will continue to operate […]

  • India won’t let AIs rule the road

    As someone without a driver’s licence, the day when artificial intelligence takes the wheel is going to be pretty sweet. Taking into account the fact that we’re some years away from commercial viability, they’re going to be prohibitively expensive at first, and they’ll initially require a qualified driver as co-pilot, I’m pencilling in a driverless […]

  • From the iPhone 8 to Note 8, these are the best phones worth waiting for

    2016 was a great year for smartphones. With Samsung, OnePlus and Apple all throwing their handsets in the ring, it was the best year yet – with fantastic innovations and upgrades to our favourite smartphones. Others, like HTC, Huawei, LG and Lenovo made some standout handsets too, but there’s going to be even more great […]

  • Pokémon Go finally getting legendary Pokémon soon

    Ever since the launch of Pokémon Go, players have wanted to know when legendary monsters would appear in the game. Now as we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of the game, that mystery has finally been solved. On July 22nd, Pokémon Go players attending the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago will be able to unlock the first legendary […]

  • Google feed getting improvements on Android and iOS

    In addition to improving Play Store curation, Google has announced that it’s beefing up another one of its apps. The Google app feed already shows you topics that you’re interested in, and now it’ll be able to reflect your interest in topics, too. For example, if you’re super into video games and a little interested in […]

  • How to delete and deactivate Instagram: A step-by-step guide

    So you’ve had enough of Instagram. Maybe you’ve become obsessed with scrolling through the rich kids of Instagram’s feeds, or you’re sick of seeing food porn around every corner. You may be annoyed at the adverts Instagram recently introduced, and is rumoured to be increasing over the coming months. If any of these apply, or you’re […]

  • How to delete Facebook and permanently remove its data

    If you’re yearning for a News Feed-free life, we’ve put together a simple guide on how to permanently delete Facebook. Before we begin, make sure you want to permanently delete your Facebook account, not just temporarily remove it. Following the steps below will lead to complete removal of your Facebook account and all its data, […]

  • Facebook is rumoured to be building a smart speaker, but who’s it really for?

    Facebook – following in the footsteps of Amazon, Google and Apple – is rumoured to be building its own smart home device with a built in touchscreen and speaker. Rumours first started circulating after DigiTimes reported that sources from the “upstream supply chain” had claimed that Chinese iPhone manufacturer Pegatron had started work on the device. A small pilot run of the Facebook-developed […]

  • Two-factor authentication explained: Why two-step security is a vital online tool

    Passwords are a real problem these days. We’re required to create so many of them that most of us re-use our memorable favourites, and lengthy and complex pass strings, however desirable, are very much in the minority. Two-factor authentication (2FA) uses a combination of something you know (your password or PIN) and something you have […]