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How to Stress Test the Hard Drives in Your PC or Server

July 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Which of your hard drives is the fastest, and is it really as fast as the manufacturer promised? Whether you have a desktop PC or a server, Microsoft’s free Diskspd utility will stress test and benchmark your hard drives. NOTE: A previous version of this guide explained using Microsoft’s old “SQLIO” utility. However, Microsoft now […]

How to Test Your Internet Connection Speed or Cellular Data Speed

July 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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How fast is your Internet connection? Sure, your Internet service provider has given you some numbers, and your cellular provider probably says you get blazing fast 4G LTE. But how fast is it, actually? There’s a good chance you’re not getting the Internet connection speed you’re paying for, but maybe you are. Here’s how to […]

Amazon tests personalised video ads

July 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Amazon has revealed it is experimenting with personalised video adverts. The clips feature images and text about products the US retailer has detected the user has shown interest in. Amazon regularly displays customised static ads on third-party sites, but the videos have the potential to be more eye-catching and appear in more places. One expert […]

‘Water-resistant’ Samsung Galaxy S7 Active fails test

July 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Samsung smartphone advertised as being water-resistant has failed a water immersion test by a leading product review site. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active stopped working after being put in a tank that simulated the effect of being about 5ft (1.5m) underwater. Consumer Reports repeated its test on a second model, which was also damaged. […]

How to Test Your Computer’s RAM for Problems

June 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Is your computer unstable? There may be a problem with its RAM. To check, you can either use a hidden system tool included with Windows or download and boot a more advanced tool. Both of the below tools function by writing data to each sector of your computer’s RAM and then reading it back in turn. If the tool […]

EE top in mobile internet speed test

March 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Mobile network EE came top in a test of internet speed conducted by telecoms regulator Ofcom of four major UK operators late last year. The test looked at how quickly files could be downloaded and how smoothly online video could be streamed. EE was put under the spotlight along with O2, Three and Vodafone. The […]

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