LG 360 Camera Review

by @edent | , , , , | 4 comments | 600 words | Read ~263 times.

A distorted image

I've just bought an LG 360 - at £150, it's one of the cheapest dual lens cameras on the market. This an excellent bit of kit. Easy to use, impressive results, and an app which works pretty well. A single click button to take photos and videos, recording audio in surround sound, and perfect for…

Import Images From A Migrated WordPress

by @edent | , , , , | 2 comments | 550 words | Read ~472 times.

The Logo for WordPress

Here's how to solve a common WordPress problem. I want to re-import all my blog's images into the media library. I've moved my blog to a new host - but kept the same domain name. I started with a new WordPress install, the uploads folder still has all my images, but WordPress can't see them.…

A USB Charger That Goes Up To 11 10

by @edent | , , , , , | 1 comment | 450 words | Read ~567 times.

The good folks at Ntonpower have sent me this utterly ridiculous, and fantastically over-powered USB charger. It has ten frickin' ports each one capable of delivering 2.4 amps. So, what's it like? Straight up, it looks like a plastic toast rack. It's a chunky beast, but surprisingly lightweight. You won't have trouble lifting it, but…

Mapping in HTML - a proposal for a new element

by @edent | , , , | 18 comments | 900 words | Read ~5,082 times.

Two men are confused by a paper map

This is a sketch of a proposal for a new HTML element to simplify displaying maps on a website. I'd like your comments and criticisms before I submit it. This is born out of my frustration of using different JavaScript mapping solutions - my phone has a mapping app, why do I need to share…

Bug with Google Pay and Amex

by @edent | , , , , | 200 words | Read ~132 times.

It is impossible to contact large companies to report a bug in their software. So I'm reduced to writing snarky blog posts about it in the vague hope that a Social Media Manager will see the issue and raise it with the appropriate team. Welcome to 2017! Google Pay now supports American Express cards in…

Review: Sonoff 433 RF WiFi bridge

by @edent | , , , , , , | 29 comments | 450 words | Read ~10,654 times.

The good folk at Sonoff have sent me yet another gadget to review. This is a slightly curious device - an IP to 433MHz remote. This allows a smartphone to control smarthome gadgets which usually require an RF remote control. It costs £8 plus postage direct from Itead. This is similar to an Infrared device…