Fed up with eBay? Try these four lucrative alternatives for sellers
SELLING your spare junk on eBay is so easy now that many of us give barely a second thought to the alternatives. Yet there is a raft of other online resources that could give you as much, if not more, bang for your buck.
THERE HAS been much debate lately about the legality, or otherwise, of so-called Kodi Boxes - miniature PCs that connect to your television set and allow you to watch videos stored on your home network and - controversially - other networks entirely.
How fast a broadband connection do you need for Netflix?
HOW MUCH broadband do you need? In the last month, more of us than ever have flirted with streaming TV services like Amazon Prime and Netflix, yet the regulator Ofsted says more than a million homes are still unable to get what it considers a decent internet signal.
COMPUTERS, as everyone knows are breeding grounds for viruses. In fact, they’re the high-tech equivalent of standing next to someone blowing his nose in a crowded train carriage. That’s why you should never use one without protective software installed.
2016 will likely be remembered for all the wrong reasons, and when you consider that the biggest emerging trends in the technical arena have been Pokemon Go and the spread of fake news, you get some perspective on how bad things have been.
Christmas streamers: What to watch on your smart TV this holiday
BY NOW, you may already have experienced the annual disappointment of flicking through the double issue of Radio Times to discover that there’s virtually nothing worth watching on any of the dozens of channels you can now receive. So it’s exactly the right time to explore the world beyond your aerial or Sky dish.
Don’t buy a new car stereo - here’s how you can use your phone instead
CAR MAKERS have their hands full with important questions of what colour upholstery to have with the SRi trim, or, in the case of Volkswagen, whether to try reporting their emission levels accurately. Audio systems are a long way down their priority list.
Why the age of the remote control will soon be over
A TIME before remote controls seems positively prehistoric today - yet until the mid-Seventies, they were unheard of in Britain. Even then, the first ones were capable of doing nothing more than muting the volume and clicking between the three available channels.
Why vinyl records sound no better now than the first time around
THOSE of us who grew up in the era of the vinyl record were, I suspect, glad to see the back of the perishing things. Putting to one side the rose-tinted specs, they took up too much space, scratched too easily and wore out the stylus every few months.
WITH SO many of us using our phones for day-to-day computing, the market for larger devices - tablets, let alone laptops - has begun to decline. The absence of a new tablet in Google’s recently-announced Pixel range of devices speaks volumes.
How to eliminate problems in your home cinema setup
SOMETIMES, when technology takes a leap forward, it also takes two steps back. No-one ever used to worry about having to hook up a TV to an external speaker and then work out what to do when the sound went out of sync with the picture - but that is the reality of audio-video connectivity today.