13th August 2022 - Cake and Tech News & Reviews on BBC Berkshire

Aug 15, 10:04 PM

Fevzi Turkalp, the Gadget Detective, joins Bill Buckley on BBC Berkshire to bring the latest tech news and reviews. This week; comestible news with Smash Cake, toffee hammers, and some tech in the news of confirmation that one of the NHS's service providers was the target of a recent ransomware attack which affected several services, including 111 and patient information. Was the disruption minimal, as the NHS claimed, and should such an attack have ever been able to take place in the first place, and how do we protect ourselves from similar attacks?

Gadget of the Week is the DeLonghi Pinguino Pacex130 WIFI Portable Air Conditioning Unit. This air conditioning unit includes a window kit to allow the unit's hose to be secured to a window. Capable of cooling a sizeable room of around 7m square, this air conditioner features a/c, plus dehumidifier, a fan only mode for lower cost running, and Cool Surround Technology. With Wi-Fi connection you operate the unit remotely, including using geo-fencing allowing it to automatically switch on as you approach your home, and integrates with your voice control services such as Google and Amazon Alexa. Scoring 4.5 out of 5, listen in for all the cool details. 

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