Handheld mobile phone footage has become ubiquitous in the modern age, from social media updates to eyewitness accounts of live events. However, these are often a hard watch – and not necessarily because of what’s being filmed. Wobbly a...Read More
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The next time you’re watching an episode of Sherlock or EastEnders, you might notice phone numbers appearing in the background of certain scenes. They may be listed on a poster on a pub wall, displayed on a taxi’s door vinyls, or listed...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.’...Read More
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...Read More
It’s a common scenario. Just before leaving the house, you notice a red battery symbol in the corner of your smartphone screen. Disaster! It’s down to ten per cent! Suddenly, a nightmarish future unspools before your eyes – one involv...Read More
There comes a time in every smartphone’s life where its replacement sits alongside it, looking pristine in cellophane, patiently waiting to take its place. For many handsets, that time comes a mere twelve months after it was itself unboxe...Read More
Since they first entered our lives, mobile phones have always been supplied with cables. Initially, these were purely used to replenish the battery. Then, as dumb phones gave way to smartphones, cables became a way to transfer media files. ...Read More