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Thecus Announces N2350 – 2-Bay Home NAS

Thecus has announced the new 2-bay NAS for the home called the N2350. The N2350 is powered by the Marvell Armada processor and is the successor to the N2310. Key specifications: Dual core Marvell Armada 385 1.0GHz CPU 1GB DDR4 RAM ThecusOS 7.0 Energy efficient “The N2350 provides all the […]

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ASUS VivoMini UN65U Mini PC Reviewed

The ASUS VivoMini UN65U mini PC, is a small form factor unit powered by Intel and Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. It’s available in 3 variants based on the Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processors, the VivoMini also comes with 4K UHD support and VESA mount making them quite […]

Thecus W4810 Windows Storage Server NAS Reviewed

Late last year we were lucky enough to road test the Thecus W2810Pro Windows Storage Server (WSS) NAS. Here we are again in 2017, with the new W4810 WSS NAS, a new 4-disk storage appliance from Thecus. Like the W2810Pro, the W4810 is also built upon Microsoft’s Windows Storage Server 2012 […]

QNAP TVS-473 4-Disk NAS Reviewed

QNAP seem to be sharing the love across multiple processor manufacturers by pairing them with products that match their capability. In their latest lineup, the TVS-x73 series, QNAP have partnered with AMD to deliver a NAS solution based on the AMD R-Series Quad-core SoC. We take a look at the […]

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An Introduction to IP Surveillance Cameras

For years, the traditional analog closed circuit television (CCTS) camera was the surveillance tool of choices for homes and businesses. These cameras typically broadcast signals to only a single location where property owners could keep an eye on their buildings. Over the past few years, CCTV has slowly fallen out […]

Monitoring Solar Generation and Power Consumption

Around 3.5yrs ago, I wrote an article around monitoring solar generation and household consumption. The equipment used was a CurrentCost EnviR, Bluetooth and a windows virtual machine. Over time, this evolved to a Raspberry Pi 2 and Linux. However, as my CurrentCost EnviR died and the UK company that supported […]

High-end PCs Can’t Support 4K UHD Streaming

You may be surprised that your high-end gaming PC isn’t going to support streaming 4K video sources such as Netflix.  While many of these services – Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon – have offered 4K streaming, it’s not offered on PCs, which means home theater PC owners must use lower […]