Tech for the Timid

LAST month I won half a million in an online lottery I hadn’t entered. Before that I could make a tidy commission simply by giving my bank details to a…

Smartphones are the new cigarettes

Terence Kennedy December 11, 2017
After a decade of growing smartphone addiction, Terence Kennedy now shares a recognised medical syndrome: FOMO, the fear of missing out SMOKING has addicted us ever since Walt Raleigh discovered…

Fake it till you make it

Terence Kennedy November 30, 2017
Would you buy a product with a one-star review? No, neither would Terence Kennedy, but you might both be wrong MY favourite TripAdvisor review, for a really appalling hotel, said…

Every hard disk is guaranteed... to crash

Terence Kennedy November 23, 2017
Blessed are those who backup, for their data will be safe on the day of failure, says intrepid backer-upper TERENCE KENNEDY. A MACHO colleague always insisted with a smirk that…
If retailers can afford such massive discounts next weekend, are consumers being scammed the rest of the year, asks Terence Kennedy. GOT your Black Friday shopping spree planned? Ready to…
In an era of batteries with everything, Terence Kennedy asks if tiny motors can get us back on two wheels. WE all know Holland is as flat as the proverbial…
TERENCE KENNEDY offers up the online shopper’s prayer: ‘Dear Lord, please don’t let my wife be home when all my online orders arrive.’ AN older friend who doesn’t ‘do’ the…
TERENCE KENNEDY shares his love-hate relationship with the most treacherous of computer devices, the printer. EVER wondered why your printer won’t let you produce a black and white document because…
Hackers in the movies crack industrial-strength passwords in seconds. In real life it may take a minute. So is it worth remembering ‘r87%[email protected]#’ just to order a pizza online, asks…
Is it bye-bye books as paperback meets pixels? TERENCE KENNEDY suggests that clinging to print confuses the plate with the food. A FRIEND now has 2,000 books in his home…
In this new weekly series, TERENCE KENNEDY tackles technology for the timid, from fears about banking online, to the world’s leading messaging service that sounds like a Bugs Bunny catchphrase…

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