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USB-C levels up and powers up to deliver 240W in upgraded power delivery spec

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RE OnePlus Warp Charge 30

As far as the Nord at least, yes. Warp Charge 30 just makes 6A available at 5V instead of upping the voltage to keep the current to reasonable levels. Maybe it's cheaper to do that than pay for the licensing to do USB PD.

BOFH: Oh, go on, let's flush all that legacy tech down the toilet

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Re: Just asking ....

They're coming from the hills!

Sky customers moan: Our broadband hubs are bricking it

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Re: It's been years since . . . .

I have a newer hub supplied by BT which doesn't allow the user to change the DNS settings. However, it does allow you to turn off DHCP which stops those DNS settings being used by the rest of the network.

I've then got a Raspberry Pi running Pi-Hole which although ostensibly an advert blocker, also includes a DHCP server (earlier versions didn't, but it's all integrated into the UI now). This allows everything on my network to get DNS lookups handled by Pi-Hole, and only the BT Hub looks up whatever it needs to on BT's DNS servers.

Gemini goes back to the '90s with Agenda, Data and mulls next steps

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Re: Top wish = backlit keyboard?

Sure we do, but finding the right key for one of the [FN]+ shortcuts needs light.

DNS lookups can reveal every web page you visit, says German boffin

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Re: Add an Ad Blocker on the router too?

Use Pi-hole. DNS, local DHCP (so if you're using a BT router where you can't alter DNS settings, you can turn DHCP off and use the PI instead), and ad-blocking.

It's awesome.

It's here

Those online ads driving you bonkers are virtually 'worthless for brands'

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Re: Use the Raspberry Pi-Hole

This - totally.

I've had one on my network for a little while. It took some playing about, because my BT Broadband router doesn't allow you to set DNS servers (pi-hole becomes the one you use). I got around it by making the Pi-hole my DHCP server too, but in the latest version they've included the setup of that in the web interface, so even my slight reservations about recommending it are now moot.

On a Pi 2 Model B, it seems to take less than 5% of the CPU to handle a household of 8 devices, but the loading of logs isn't quick.

Want your kids to learn coding? Train the darn teachers first

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Re: Coding vs Healthcare

Simple, they've got transferable skills from the switchblade they've carried since they were weaned.

All smartwatches are insecure, reveals unsurprising research

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Re: Really?

Not a dig H4arm0ny - no need to get so defensive. I know there are plenty of WP users, and not just in Europe - they're pretty popular in the sub-continent too. Of the people in my (European) office, we're evenly split between WP8.1 and Android, and I there are plenty of others scattered about the campus.

For the record, I'm one of the users (and looking to stay so with a phone upgrade imminent), although my Band is the only one in the Office.

On your other point, I do agree. Since the Band works on all three major platforms (does the Android app work in Sailfish?) it should have been tested on all three. However, since this is obviously a poor article regurgitating a poor press release announcing poor research, poorly done, I don't think it was a consideration.

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Re: Really?

Looks like the Band probably wasn't tested - From the Research Findings in the document:

"HP reviewed 10 popular smartwatches along with their paired Android or iOS mobile device and application."

Now, I know the Band can easily pair with both Android and iOS, but surely in a security test, you'd pair it with its "native" OS as well. Wouldn't you HP?

Google intros video chat on Android

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Dated technology

"Google’s announcement catches up with Apple’s launch of FaceTime for the iPhone last year."

No, try;

"Google’s announcement catches up with Nokia’s launch of Video Calling for the 6630 in 2004."