Turning it off and on again: The power of the power cycle

Popularised by shows like The IT Crowd, it’s a question thats become a joke, a meme, a clich: Have you tried turning it off and again?For all the derision and disbelief it gets, turning a device off and on again a process technically known as performing a power...

Which gaming console should you get?

Maybe you’re shopping around for a new gaming console for your kid. Maybe your last console spluttered and died on you. Maybe you’ve been marooned on a desert island for the past two decades. Either way you want to buy a new game console (and maybe play...

Why I use 20GB of mobile data a month (and maybe you do too)

Whenever I tell my friends how much mobile data I use every month, I get pretty much the same kinds of reactions: shock, disbelief, horror, perhaps some kind of morbid curiosity. How is that possible? Don’t you use WiFi? I barely use more than 4GB! Do you watch...

How the internet helped make Dungeons & Dragons popular again

In 2019, the most funded film/video project on Kickstarter isn’t based on a TV show, movie or comic book. That achievement goes to Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina, an animated series based on a weekly live-streamed Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Raising...