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The Gadget Man – Episode 118 – Facebook Hacking Scams Explained

10/27/2018
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Not a day passes without one of our Facebook friends informing us of the hacking attempts, breached accounts or worse. Most of this information is incorrect, but of course, it is good for people to remain vigilant at all times. I spoke to James Hazell on BBC Radio Suffolk about Facebook ‘hacks’ and explained the … Continue reading The Gadget Man – Episode 118 – Facebook Hacking Scams Explained →

Duration:00:09:06

The Gadget Man – Episode 117 – The benefits of Dashcams

10/27/2018
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Dashcams have officially become commonplace in society. As more and more drivers use our roads, the chances of accidents increase and being able to accurately document such unfortunate incidents has become more important than ever, especially with the rise in fraudulent claims. I spoke to Mark Murphy on BBC Radio Suffolk about the use of dashcams … Continue reading The Gadget Man – Episode 117 – The benefits of Dashcams →

Duration:00:03:39

Gadget Man – Episode 116 – Digital Photo Overload

10/27/2018
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Twenty years ago, we all relied on photographic film when taking pictures of friends, family or interesting places and landmarks. We were always very careful how and when we took these photos as at the time exposures were limited to either 24 or 36, there was also the case of having the photos developed by … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 116 – Digital Photo Overload →

Duration:00:04:28

Gadget Man – Episode 115 – To Binge or Not to Binge? The Rise and Rise of Streaming TV

9/15/2018
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With the incredible rise in popularity of on-demand streaming services from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play, NowTV, Rakatun and more, there is now no better time to watch our favourite movies and TV programmes. We are not just simply watching TV, we are ‘consuming’ it! This fascination and above all, choice of programming has led … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 115 – To Binge or Not to Binge? The Rise and Rise of Streaming TV →

Duration:00:04:05

Gadget Man – Episode 114 – Too Much Smartphone Part II

9/5/2018
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You might remember a few weeks back, I talked about how smartphones have now officially taken over our lives, squeezing into every social, domestic and work situation. Today, I spoke to James Hazell on BBC Radio Suffolk about how our very Government is considering investigating how to make the use of a smartphone safer for … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 114 – Too Much Smartphone Part II →

Duration:00:03:51

Gadget Man – Episode 113 – What is Keyless Car Crime?

8/20/2018
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Following reports of an increase in car-related crime, I spoke to Mark Murphy on BBC Radio Suffolk about what can be done to reduce the chances of falling foul to Keyless Car Crime. Keyless Keyfobs are devices that have come to replace the ‘traditional’ car entry methods which required us to actively press a lock/unlock … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 113 – What is Keyless Car Crime? →

Duration:00:03:50

Gadget Man – Episode 112 – Too Much Smartphone!

8/2/2018
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The Genie is now officially out of the bottle! We use our smartphones too much! Most of us will already know this though, how could we miss it? You only have to travel on buses, trains and planes to see myriads of people sitting quietly staring at their smart phones, glued to Facebook, Snapchat or … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 112 – Too Much Smartphone! →

Duration:00:02:41

Gadget Man – Episode 111 – Cashless Society

8/1/2018
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The cashless society is economic model that removes physical money from our wallets and replaces it with fully digital transactions. So, we no longer carry banknotes and coins, instead we carry our traditional bank cards or mobile devices. These transactions can be made in our home currencies (in my case Pound Sterling), an international currency … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 111 – Cashless Society →

Duration:00:08:38

Gadget Man – Episode 110 – Electric Vehicle Charge Points in the home

7/9/2018
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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced proposals to change building regulations to encourage the mandatory installation of electric vehicle charge points in new homes and offices. New street lighting columns which service on-street parking will also have charging points in appropriate locations. Along with these changes, the government has also promised more money to fund … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 110 – Electric Vehicle Charge Points in the home →

Duration:00:04:18

Gadget Man – Episode 109 – Mobile Devices in the Classroom

7/7/2018
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On Friday I spoke to Jenny Kendall-Tobias on BBC Radio Guernsey about children carrying mobile phones in classrooms. This followed an interview in the Daily Telegraph two weeks ago with Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture. He gave his views on the use of mobile phones in class by children and what he … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 109 – Mobile Devices in the Classroom →

Duration:00:08:51

Gadget Man – Episode 108 – Why we should care about what our data is used for?

3/22/2018
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Following on from the ongoing Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal, I was invited to be a guest on James Hazell’s show on BBC Radio Suffolk. We talked in depth about how social networks and apps are using our data. Please listen in by clicking the ‘play’ button above. Don’t forget to Like, Subscribe, Comment and … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 108 – Why we should care about what our data is used for? →

Duration:00:13:10

Gadget Man – Episode 107 – Sphero Mini – Educational Robot

3/7/2018
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This morning I joined Wayne Bavin at BBC Radio Suffolk to both discuss and demonstrate modular coding with the help of the Sphero Mini Robot. It was a great opportunity to show how coding can be fun with the aid of a trio of programmable robots. You can click on the link above to listen … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 107 – Sphero Mini – Educational Robot →

Duration:00:08:20

The Gadget Man – Episode 106 – Unused Kitchen Gadgets

1/19/2018
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I chatted to Mark Murphy at BBC Radio Suffolk this morning as part of a discussion about Kitchen Gadgets that have fallen out of use. We have all bought something for the kitchen to help us cook or prepare food and consequently found that although useful, they end up sitting in a cupboard, in a … Continue reading The Gadget Man – Episode 106 – Unused Kitchen Gadgets →

Duration:00:04:13

The Gadget Man – Episode 105 – On the Sofa with Sarah Lilley at BBC Radio Suffolk

10/16/2017
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As I continue to ride the wave of euphoria of completing the 1200 mile east to west Gadget Road Trip with my lifelong friend Andy. Today I joined BBC Radio Suffolk’s Sarah Lilley on the Sofa in Ipswich and explained how the challenge came about and how it felt to drive 1200 miles in an … Continue reading The Gadget Man – Episode 105 – On the Sofa with Sarah Lilley at BBC Radio Suffolk →

Duration:00:34:29

The Gadget Man – Episode 104 – Defeating Vehicle Security

9/27/2017
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Following a report by the RAC that vehicle thefts in the United Kingdom have risen by 30% in the last three years, I spoke to Mark Murphy on his BBC Radio Suffolk Breakfast show about how thieves are trying to defeat the security measures that car manufacturers are putting in place. You can listen into … Continue reading The Gadget Man – Episode 104 – Defeating Vehicle Security →

Duration:00:07:52

The Gadget Man – Episode 102 – Nokia 3310 (re)launches in the UK

5/24/2017
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With the UK launch of the Nokia 3310, I talk to Mark Murphy at BBC Radio Suffolk about the nostalgia behind one of the most popular mobile phones of the last 20 years. The original Nokia 3310 is without doubt an iconic mobile handset and in it’s original form which went on to sell 126,000,000 … Continue reading The Gadget Man – Episode 102 – Nokia 3310 (re)launches in the UK →

Duration:00:04:59

The Gadget Man – Episode 101 – WannaCry – WannaCrypt – Eternal Blue – What Happened and What to Do?

5/15/2017
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Following my previous post which can be found here, I talked this morning to Mark Murphy on BBC Radio Suffolk about WannaCry and the effect it has had on the NHS, what needs to be done to stop it happening again and what we can do to protect ourselves. To read and in depth article … Continue reading The Gadget Man – Episode 101 – WannaCry – WannaCrypt – Eternal Blue – What Happened and What to Do? →

Duration:00:05:45

Gadget Man – Episode 99 – Hackers, Spammers and Scammers

3/10/2017
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This morning I was interviewed by Mark Murphy on BBC Radio Suffolk about what makes me grumpy? At the moment a lot of my time is spent securing websites and investigating hacking attempts, so this felt like a legitimate ‘grump’. If you own a website, don’t assume it’s secure, make sure it’s secure. Listen in … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 99 – Hackers, Spammers and Scammers →

Duration:00:05:16

The Gadget Man – Episode 98 – The Return of the Nokia 3310

3/2/2017
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Once again this week I was delighted to chat to James Hazell. Today we discussed the relaunch of the Nokia 3310, an iconic mobile handset in it’s original form which went on to sell 126,000,000 units. In 2017, HMD the new licence holder of the Nokia phone brand will be launching 4 new phones, three … Continue reading The Gadget Man – Episode 98 – The Return of the Nokia 3310 →

Duration:00:07:06

Gadget Man – Episode 97 – Working From Home

2/24/2017
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Fantastic to be back on BBC Radio Suffolk this week, even more special that I was invited to James Hazell’s home for a very special outside broadcast, where we talked about effectively working from home and I got to play Star Trek Pinball!! Thanks to James and Isaac for the invitation, fabulous fun! Listen, Like, … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 97 – Working From Home →

Duration:00:10:30