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Medtronic urgent field notice for 600 series pumps – a minor (fixable) problem when flying

Medtronic urgent field notice for 600 series pumps – a minor (fixable) problem when flying

Summer is arriving and many of us are thinking about flying out to sunnier places. If you or someone in your family has Type 1 Diabetes and uses a MiniMed 600 series Medtronic pump, an urgent field safety notification was released this week to &#8220…

Google I/O 2017

Google I/O 2017

Don’t tell  Lily and Cass but Google I/O is a contender for one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year. Google’s annual reveal and developer conference is streamed online throughout three nights but the first couple of hours usually…

Microsoft Windows S and the Surface Laptop

Microsoft Windows S and the Surface Laptop

Microsoft has been rumored to be having a spring hardware event for months and the rumors have gone between new Surface devices and an cloud version of Windows. Today we they announced what we’d been waiting for and it turned out to be…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Announced

Samsung Galaxy S8 Announced

2016 wasn’t a good year for Samsung and 2017 hasn’t started off well. Last year they had the amazing exploding Galaxy Note 7 that got recalled, re-released and recalled again. This year there’s been a perhaps more important…

Medtronic Carelink stops working for many

Medtronic Carelink stops working for many

Cass, our daughter has Type 1 Diabetes and wears a Medtronic 640G pump and integrated Enlite sensor CGM. The sensor and pump generate huge amounts of data and while some of it is viewable on the pump screen, it only really comes into its own…

Google Photo for Android not backing up? How to fix it.

Google Photo for Android not backing up? How to fix it.

Last week I was lucky enough to get some time out of the office with Lily and our daughter. We went to Wales for the week and – no surprise – went loaded for bear with tech. We took what didn’t seem like…

Everspace Early Access First Look

Everspace Early Access First Look

I don’t often back projects on Kickstarter. I find that it just takes to long to go from the polished video to an actual product and what you actually get is often not what was promised. When I came across Everspace last August…

Ransomware: What is it and what can you do about it?

Ransomware: What is it and what can you do about it?

Three years ago there was alarming development in the computer security world. The first piece of viable ransomware arrived and has been slowly making a bigger and bigger impact. When viruses started being written in the 90s they might lock up your machine or play…

Aircharge wireless charging solutions

Aircharge wireless charging solutions

On my first day at  Clerkenwell last week I had a problem. I’d gotten a new review phone the day before and after spending time setting it up realised that I was out of a USB C cable to recharge it from my…

Hotbox Two – Office Hot Desking solutions

Hotbox Two – Office Hot Desking solutions

I’m always on the look out for interesting new office ideas and at Clerkenwell last week I ran into something interesting. Hot desking is something that is becoming more and more popular, particularly with those in the tech industry but there’s…

Keyn Chair group – modular chair system from Herman Miller

Keyn Chair group – modular chair system from Herman Miller

Chair maker and office furniture maker Herman Miller is probably most famous for their Aeron desk chair but they make a wide range of other furniture and have just launched a new range the Keyn line. There Keyn chairs are aimed at three areas &#8211…

Battlefield Gothic Armada: Multiplayer Preview

Battlefield Gothic Armada: Multiplayer Preview

Warhammer 40K is perhaps one of the best known franchises among a certain segment of sci-fi fans over the last 30 years.  The 40K universe is set in the forty first millennium with tension between the totalitarian Imperium of Man, the Orks, Eldar and…

Draught Excluder as bedwarmer, toy and keeps blankets in place

Draught Excluder as bedwarmer, toy and keeps blankets in place

On a cold winter’s morning my first introduction to the day as we come down the stairs is an arctic chill across the entry hall floorboards. The front door leaks fresh, cold air in a steady stream throughout the night and day which…

Ecoleaf Recycled tissues

Ecoleaf Recycled tissues

“More tissues” is one of the items that has appeared on every shopping list I have made recently. Everyone seems to have a cold and for those not quite ready to embrace handkerchiefs, Suma’s Ecoleaf recycled tissues is a good environmental…

Happy New Year from Ergohacks

Happy New Year from Ergohacks

It’s traditional to start off the New Year by looking back over the last one and promising all the readers a range of new shiny things for the next year. Who am I to ignore tradition? Ergohacks and its previous incarnation Dual Ring…

Chieko Asakawa TED Talk: How new technology helps blind people explore the world

Chieko Asakawa TED Talk: How new technology helps blind people explore the world

Health care professionals, particularly those working in the care industry, often define personal independence as having a dedicated personal assistant available so that those with any impairment can perform every day tasks without having to rely on the mercy of strangers. Chieko Asakawa refreshingly defines…

Ecomoist screen cleaner kit

Ecomoist screen cleaner kit

Touch screens are perpetually dirty. I am surrounded by screens all the time and spend a few minutes regularly throughout the day cleaning them. Dirty screens are particularly problematic for anyone with vision problems and most of the anti-grease wipes on the market contain…

Fiddle toys – stress relief in your pocket

Fiddle toys – stress relief in your pocket

Fiddle toys are pretty cool things. They come in many shapes and sizes. They make great stocking fillers and keeping one in your pocket if fidgeting is something you find relaxing can make it that little bit easier to get through the festive season. Many…

Goumikids bamboo baby boots, mitts and hats

Goumikids bamboo baby boots, mitts and hats

Goumikids is an American based company who design and manufacture a range of baby accessories. Co-founders Lili and Lynsey started their company to solve the universal problem most caregivers have – keeping baby’s hands, feet and heads warm without overheating, sweating, itching…

Easy eco gift wrapping

Easy eco gift wrapping

Unwrapping gifts is a quintessential part of Christmas celebrations, but huge amounts of waste is generated by gift wrap used once, maybe twice and then sent to landfill. There are more environmentally friendly ways to gift that leaves little or nothing to dispose of. All…