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Review: SECRID RFID blocking wallet

I've always been a fan of very small wallets that you can lose in a front pocket rather than bulging out of the rear, and with RFID skimming becoming more of an issue I was interested to come across the Dutch manufactured SECRID RFID blocking wallet. These wallets are designed to shield your cards when inside, but allow you to easily remove them using a trigger at the bottom of the wallet.

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Martin Bailey commissioned to write two new books in 2016

thumb useful book gadgetsCheshunt-based author Martin Bailey has been commissioned to write two new IT-related books in 2016 by leading publishing house Management Books 2000 Ltd.

The first book, as yet untitled, will focus on building websites using the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS), which will be Bailey’s third on the topic. It will be split into theoretical chapters, which take the reader through the process of building a site from scratch, and examples of existing sites with specific functionality such as shopping carts or discussion forums.

The second book, with a current working title of ‘The useful book of gadgets, gizmos and apps’ will feature dozens of items to help with day-to-day tasks. Examples include streaming movies to multiple devices in your car, fixing Wi-Fi problems in the home, various low-cost or free computer software utilities and many additional uses for your smartphone.

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Review: Pebble Time Steel

pebble time steel gold strapSince a little company from Cupertino launched their own smart watch everyone is comparing any other offering to it, but the Pebble watch was initially one of the first on the market, launching on Kickstarter back in June 2014 and smashing the record for the most funded campaign. Roll forward to February 2015 and Pebble courted controversy by launching the next iteration - the Pebble Time and Time Steel - via the crowd funding site, despite being an established business. It too smashed the funding record, gaining $20m. Now that Time Steels are being delivered (albeit three months late) are they any good and can they compete with the Apple Watch?

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