No one could have anticipated this

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You might remember that I’ve written a few times on the subject of the Raspberry Pi. As you’ll know, it started out as an educational tool, designed to help people to learn coding, but I think even the makers of the Pi couldn’t have anticipated what it’s become, which is – quite simply – the UK’s best-selling PC of all…

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I pulled it and kicked it

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I was driving to work on Tuesday, when out of the blue, a low tyre pressure warning came on. I ignored it. I’m not usually so reckless, but I was pretty close to the office, so I thought I’d check it when I got there. Which I did, realising that the air was escaping from my front tyre so quickly…

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Not fixed?

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I don’t know about you, but I tend to think of units of measurement as fixed things. A kilometre is a kilometre. A pound is a pound. An ounce is an ounce. And that’s why I was somewhat taken aback to discover that scientists have decided to define the kilogram in a new way. As it turns out, up until…

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Billy Beane wasn’t bonkers….

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I popped over to the States to visit Datakey a few weeks ago, and in a little bit of downtime, we headed out to watch a bit of baseball. (Or “the ball game” as the locals called it.) Now, I watch my fair share of sports (I’m a big Liverpool fan), and I’ve…

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Two hyper kids on the way to Portugal

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Self-service is everywhere now, from the tills at Tesco to the gates at Gatwick. And for the most part, it’s made our lives easier, and it’s made completing tasks quicker. But this summer I was reminded of its limitations. We were heading off to Lisbon for a family break, and although I’d checked in online, I still had to use…

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A leaf out of an audiobook?

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I’m currently reading a fantastic business book called “They Ask, You Answer”. (I say ‘reading’, I’m actually listening to it – Audible helps me consume so many more books!) The premise of the book is pretty simple: what questions do the prospective users of your product or service have, and can they find the answers to them? The author’s idea…

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Convenient but dangerous?

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Do you know how easily your laptop could be hacked into? You might be thinking that you’ve got a pretty good password, so you should be okay, but according to this article, that’s a long way from the case. The new trend of USB-C charging cables for laptops is highly convenient, but as the article by Dave Lee shows, it…

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Counterfeit

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As you (hopefully) know, we supply Datakey products. We have done for the last 30 years, for the simple reason that we know they’re the best and we know how much value they add to our customers Anyway, every once in a while Datakey put together a short blog, highlighting something useful or interesting within the world of secure data…

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SLC vs MLC

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If you didn’t know, we’re now able to offer Datakey RUGGEDrive™ with both Multi-Level Cell and Single-Level Cell NAND flash. And now that we can do that, we’re getting asked more and more about the key differences between these two options. So I thought I’d write a quick post about it! Before I dive into MLC and SLC is it…

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