IFA 2023: AVM announced new FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro, FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX & FRITZ!Smart Gateway
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IFA 2023: AVM announced new FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro, FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX & FRITZ!Smart Gateway

At IFA 2023, AVM FRITZ! will be presenting a range of new products that are expected to launch in the coming months. FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro: A Pinnacle of Flexibility for Fibre Optic and DSL Connections The transition from DSL to fibre optic is more imminent than ever, and FRITZ! is not holding back. Enter the FRITZ!Box…

How to Change DNS Settings on a Router / Computer / Mobile / NAS

How to Change DNS Settings on a Router / Computer / Mobile / NAS

Following on from my DNS server guide, this guide aims to help you change your DNS settings on your various devices.   To save you some time, you can skip to the device you want with the contents menu on the right-hand column (for desktop users) or just below this paragraph. Why Should You Assign…

DNS Server Settings: What are they & which is the best DNS server?

DNS Server Settings: What are they & which is the best DNS server?

The Domain name system (DNS) is one of the most important aspects of Internet connectivity, but it is something most people don’t think about or are even aware of. All internet service providers and mobile phone networks will use their own DNS servers, therefore, regular people will likely have never thought about using a different…

Kingston IronKey Keypad 200 Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review – A secure drive with FIPS 140-3 Level 3 military-grade security – Now with USB-C
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Kingston IronKey Keypad 200 Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review – A secure drive with FIPS 140-3 Level 3 military-grade security – Now with USB-C

The Kingston IronKey Keypad 200 is a more traditional secure drive compared to the affordable, user-friendly IronKey Locker+ 50 or the premium IronKey Vault Privacy 80 encrypted drives I have reviewed recently. Unlike those drives, this is a FIPS 140-3 Level 3 encrypted USB drive and uses a physical keypad for security, much like the…

What Is Coil Whine and How Can It Be Fixed?
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What Is Coil Whine and How Can It Be Fixed?

Coil whine refers to the high-pitched noise emitted by electrical coils when they vibrate as current passes through them. This phenomenon is most commonly associated with computer components, especially graphics cards, power supplies (PSUs), and sometimes motherboards or other electronic devices. The vibrations arise due to the magnetostrictive properties of the components’ materials, where the…

The Steps That Can Minimise the Threat Posed By an Active Cyber Attack

The Steps That Can Minimise the Threat Posed By an Active Cyber Attack

In an increasingly interconnected digital landscape, the threat of cyber-attacks has become a pressing concern for individuals, businesses, and governments alike. These attacks can range from data breaches and identity theft to more sophisticated threats such as ransomware and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The potential impact of a successful cyber attack can be…

TerraMaster Launches Affordable Low-Powered ARM-Based F2-212, F4-212 and U4-212 Private Cloud NAS

TerraMaster Launches Affordable Low-Powered ARM-Based F2-212, F4-212 and U4-212 Private Cloud NAS

TerraMaster has announced its newly designed NAS series: F2-212, F4-212, and U4-212. These NAS systems are all based on ARM chipsets making them more affordable than the Intel counterparts and low-powered. These models feature the TRAID, BTRFS file system, Snapshot, and TFSS, delivering enhanced data backup and an enriched multimedia experience tailored for individual and…

Virgin Media XGS-PON vs DOCSIS 3.1 – Difference between Hub 5x & Hub 5

Virgin Media XGS-PON vs DOCSIS 3.1 – Difference between Hub 5x & Hub 5

I have previously written a guide on comparing the Virgin Media Hub 5x vs 5 vs 4 vs 3 and this highlighted that the new Hub 5x uses fibre to premises XGS-PON in comparison to the DOCSIS 3.1 technology that’s predominantly used on the Virgin Media network. Virgin are trialling the new Virgin XGS-PON technology,…

Virgin Media Hub 5x vs 5 vs 4 vs 3 Compared – What’s different between the Hub 5x & 5

Virgin Media Hub 5x vs 5 vs 4 vs 3 Compared – What’s different between the Hub 5x & 5

If you have been with Virgin Media for a few years, you will likely have one of the older Virgin Media Hubs. I recently upgraded to Virgin Gig1 after 2.5 years, and I was on the older Hub 3 and therefore needed the new Virgin Media Hub 5. The new Virgin Media Hub 5 is…

How do I get a Virgin Media Hub 5 for free? Virgin Media FAQ & Troubleshooting

How do I get a Virgin Media Hub 5 for free? Virgin Media FAQ & Troubleshooting

The Virgin Media Hub 5 was launched back in 2021, with a wider launch throughout 2022. Virgin started to offer the Hub 5 as standard to new Gig1 customers as well as existing customers without a Hub 4 who upgraded to Gig1. However, it is not guaranteed you will get one due to stock levels at…

How do I access Virgin Media router settings? What is the login page IP?

How do I access Virgin Media router settings? What is the login page IP?

I have been out of contract from Virgin Media for months as I waited for City Fibre to lay gigabit fibre down my road. They said a few weeks at the start of 2022, and a year later, they still hadn’t done it. So I finally gave up waiting and contacted Virgin Media to play…

Top 10 Dictation Microphones: Superior Voice Recognition

Top 10 Dictation Microphones: Superior Voice Recognition

This article was originally published on Make the Sound Better. While I have updated most of the articles that have been transferred over, this article has been lightly edited to improve the recommendations. Why Dictation Microphones Matter Dictation microphones have been revolutionizing the way people interact with technology. With voice recognition technology becoming increasingly advanced, dictation…