Tesla PowerWall – Run Your Home on a Battery

The acclaimed electric car manufacturer Tesla – founded by wildly successful entrepreneur Elon Musk – has recently released their latest development; not for the road, but for the home – the Tesla PowerWall. Here at PC Medic, we’re huge fans of Tesla and the ideal they are trying to achieve – high performance devices such as…

Backing Up Part 3: Let someone else do it! – Cloud Backup

Cloud backup has become much more viable over the last few years with the increase in internet speed and available bandwidth. The idea behind cloud backup solutions is that your data is uploaded over the internet to a server elsewhere in the world. Companies that offer this service usually offer it as part of a…

Mechanical Keyboards: A Surprising Comeback

We don’t think about them too much; but second only to the computer mouse (and arguably the touchscreen), the humble keyboard has been one of the primary means of interacting with electronic devices for entering and manipulating data & input. Even this article was created via the use of a keyboard – naturally. But how…

Backing Up Part 1: Do I really have to?

If there is one thing that I wish everyone could be taught, it is the importance of backing up data. With so much of our lives taking place in the virtual world, a loss of data can be catastrophic. Photos, business documents, that video of your dog riding on a skateboard, it can all be…

Tablet or Laptop? What do I choose?!

One of the biggest advances in the tech world over the last few years is the maturation of the mobile computing platform. Devices such as laptops, ultrabooks, tablets and phones have all made working on the go far easier. With such breadth of choice, however, comes confusion. What should you be getting to cover your…

Backing Up Part 2: Keeping it at home – Local Backup

As the name suggests, local backup means that the data is stored locally. This means making use of some form of external storage device, such as an external hard drive or NAS (Network-attached Storage). The positive of using a local backup is that you are in control of the data. You aren’t relying on another…

Apple has unleashed a teardown robot! Meet Liam

Overnight the new iPhone 6 SE was released, a mini iPhone just like your old pre 6 phone, nothing too exciting but a welcome addition for a lot of Apple fans out there. A new, smaller iPad Pro, not so exciting but a good idea considering the original iPad pro is just far too large…

Making Tech Wearable: Part 3 – Creative Clothing

As we wrap up our series on the rise and shear potential of wearable technology – from staying fit to changing the way we may interpret reality; soon even our clothing could soon do so much more in little or huge ways in both practical and fashionable ways. Whilst these new and near future innovations may seem to be something from…

Making Tech Wearable: Part 2 – Fashionable Shades and Augmented Reality

The recent rise in wrist-based wearable technology (as described in Part 1 of our series on Wearable Technology) perfectly demonstrates how tech can be easily and non-obtrusively integrated into everyday objects such as what we wear. However wearable technology is certainly not limited to wristwear, as the potential designs are quite exciting and could vastly improve…

Making Tech Wearable: Part 1 – Digitising Your Fitness

As technology becomes much faster, smaller, cheaper, and power efficient; the possibilities for it’s integration into our lives increases exponentially. This principle has certainly applied in regards to making innovative technology wearable on a consumer level, developing from science fiction-like ideas, pipe dreams and prototypes, to a reality. This article is the first part in a series on…