Monday, 18 January 2021

It's All Rainbows & Unicorns - Phrase of the Day!

It's all Rainbows and Unicorns meaning people are obliviously happy is todays Phrase of the Day!



Friday, 8 January 2021

iPhone and iOS are Trademarks of Cisco/Linksys NOT Apple!

Today James' mind was blown when he learnt that Apple does not own the names iPhone and iOS - they're actually owned by a Cisco company called Linksys and they are used by Apple under license!

The photo shown here is of what I would call the 'proper' iPhone from Linksys.

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Electric Car Charging - A House!

UK Electricity provider OVO has recently announced that you can affective charge your house from your car!

They have a tariff where you can charge your car overnight for less than what it would cost in the daytime.

If you then either don't use your car or only use it for a short distance, you therefore have some cheaper electricity stored in your cars batteries going to waste, so OVO are trialling a box that will not only charge your car up using the cheaper electricity at night, but will also enable you to use any leftover cheap electricity in your home during the day!

As with most modern things, this is all controlled via an app where you can limit how much electricity you can syphon off so if you're planning on a journey etc. you can make sure you have enough juice to get you there and back!




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Tuesday, 15 December 2020

HP Don't Make HP LaserJet Printers

If anyone can Canon can was an old marketing strapline used by Canon to sell their products.  Well today James learnt that if anyone can, HP can't so they get Canon to instead!

The first ever HP LaserJet printer was basically Canon inside and in more recent years (since 2016) Canon exclusively make the printers and toners for HP.

This is why sometimes when you get a spare part from a supplier, a Canon branded part may arrive - this is not an error as a lot of people think as they don't realise the inside/engine of a HP LaserJet printer is more often than not, from Canon.


Useful Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_LaserJet

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