Neil Cumins

The pros and cons of wireless headphones

The pros and cons of wireless headphones

On: Thursday, 23 September, 2021
It’s not often that a modern piece of technology can trace its lineage directly back to the Victorian age, but the 3.5mm headphone jack has been with us for almost 150 years. In the 1870s, the fledgling telephone network adopted half-inch...
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Tips for editing video footage

On: Thursday, 16 September, 2021
If you’ve ever attempted to watch footage you recorded during a holiday, concert or family occasion, you’ve probably been disappointed with the footage. Smartphone cameras tend to be grainy when viewed on a large screen. Sound reproduct...
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How to link your smartphone to your TV

How to link your smartphone to your TV

On: Thursday, 9 September, 2021
Smartphones have become our windows onto the world, but these compact devices are still inherently limited in their audio-visual capabilities. Even with a six-inch screen and a 4K resolution, a smartphone can’t provide an immersive cinema...
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How latency affects the mobile experience

How latency affects the mobile experience

On: Friday, 3 September, 2021
A time-honoured trick used by humourists and comedians involves the principle of delayed reaction. ‘My dog’s got no nose.’ ‘How does he smell?’ A long silence follows, while the audience grow increasingly expectant. ‘Awful.’...
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Using the Tor browser on a smartphone

Using the Tor browser on a smartphone

On: Sunday, 29 August, 2021
Like certain dog breeds or brands of German cars, the Tor browser has become guilty by association in the eyes of many people. The actions of a malignant minority are enough to tarnish an entire brand, and a similar fate has befallen the To...
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