Renewable Energy

Is solar glass about to revolutionise renewable energy?

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Photo-voltaic modules (otherwise known as Solar Panels) have been around for a while, allowing us to use sunlight as a source of energy. The issue with solar panels is that they need sufficient space on rooftops or on the ground to produce enough energy for them to be worth it, space that is limited in big cities.

In recent years, companies have been working on a solution to this problem: Solar Glass (often referred to as “Solar Windows”), which can turn windows into power-generating panels.

What is Solar Glass?

Solar glass is used to replace conventional building materials in parts such as the roof…


Better Sleep

Is the long-debated Blue Light a contributing factor to your sleepless nights?

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Photo by Yusuf Shamsudeen on Unsplash

For a while now, there’s been a debate on whether Blue Light has a negative impact on your sleep. In this article, I’ll be discussing some studies that have covered this subject along with some solutions to reduce the amount of blue light you’re being subjected to.

What is Blue Light?

Sunlight is composed of red, yellow, orange, green, and blue light rays and many shades of each of these colours, depending on the energy and wavelength of the individual rays (otherwise known as electromagnetic radiation). Combined, this spectrum of coloured light rays creates sunlight called “white light”.


Climate Crisis Solutions

Is this technology a viable solution to beating the climate crisis or can it cause more harm than good?

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With the climate crisis continuously getting worse, businesses and governments need to find solutions to reduce the amount of carbon going into the atmosphere. To beat the crisis, the world can’t simply rely on renewable energy, governments will need to include carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) into the mix if they want to hit their climate targets.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), CCUS could reduce carbon emissions by almost a fifth, but can this technology deliver on its promises or is it too good to be true?

What is Carbon capture, usage and storage?

Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) refers to a chain…


Browser Review

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Brave Browser launched its first version on 20 January 2016. Created by Brendan Eich (creator of JavaScript and former CEO of Mozilla Corporation), Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. Since it’s launch in 2016, Brave has continuously gained in popularity passing 15 million monthly active users in May 2020.

What are the features that make Brave stand out?

Ads and Trackers? Gone.

Indeed, one of Brave Browser’s biggest claims to fame is it’s automatic ad and tracker blocking, oh and it’s FREE! Unlike other browsers where you need to go and…


Social Media Strategy

With over 800 million monthly users, TikTok can be a great tool for your blog

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Since it’s launch in 2016, TikTok has become a huge success, with over 2 billion downloads and over 800 million monthly users. Although it was popular before the pandemic, there’s no doubt that it’s been supercharged by people staying at home.

Because the platform focuses on short videos, many content creators have started using it to promote their YouTube channels and videos, but is there a way that you can use TikTok to promote your blog posts?

What Goes Viral?

Many different types of videos go viral on TikTok, and here are some of the most popular with TikTok users.

Challenges

Challenges like the…


A complete list of the best places to cross-post your blog content to increase website traffic

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So you’ve started a blog, you’ve written a few articles, and you’re ready to start getting some traffic. You’ve read the same advice over and over again:

“Be active on social media, start building an email list, consider running Facebook ads, find forums in your niche”

Cross-posting your content is super simple, you just need to find the articles you want to republish, then go to corresponding websites that will…


Does this wearable tech aimed at getting fit actually work?

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Nowadays, one in five Americans owns a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, Garmin, Xiaomi Mi Band, Apple Watch or other similar devices. People love the idea of a new gadget that they “need” to buy, in this case, to get fit, but the question of whether or not these devices actually work is definitely up for debate.

What science is saying

There have been several studies that have discovered that fitness trackers won’t necessarily help you get fit faster than simply doing it on your own.

In 2016, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a 2-year study from the University of…


The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are finally here, let’s get ready for 5G!

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Apple has finally announced its latest flagship iPhones on the 13th of October 2020 during its “Hi, Speed” event: the $999 iPhone 12 Pro, and the $1,099 12 Pro Max. With faster chips, new designs and improved cameras, there’s a lot to talk about.

5G is here!

One of the main focuses of Apple’s event was 5G which has been introduced across all of their new phones, and the iPhone 12 Pro is no exception.

Apple has engineered custom antennas and radio components for high sensitivity and incredible efficiency. They’ve also optimised their entire software stack to take advantage of 5G, and thanks…


It’s Instagrams 10th birthday, and to celebrate you now have the option of switching up your app’s icon!

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Instagram was first released on the 6th of October 2010, and to celebrate their 10th birthday you can switch your icon back to the classic one, or even some new ones!

Here’s a quick post to show you how:

To find the hidden easter egg, you’ll need to go to your Instagram settings, then scroll down and keep doing so until you get a confetti animation that fills your screen and you’ll then be taken to the change icon page.


A cross between an RSS reader, a social media platform, and an online newspaper.

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Flipboard

First released in July 2010, Flipboard aggregates content from social media, news feeds, photo sharing sites and other websites, presents it in magazine format, and allows users to “flip” through the articles, images and videos being shared. The service can be accessed from the web at flipboard.com or on its mobile app.

In this article, I’ll go through what makes Flipboard special, and what some of its best features are.

The Magazines

Flipboard offers a unique way for users to organise their content which is thanks to its “Magazines” that allow you to save content that you find directly on Flipboard or…

Scott Hickman

Bilingual living in France. I enjoy music, politics and technology. I write here on Medium and on my tech blog: The Detechtor. https://www.thedetechtor.com

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