Best of the Web - March 2016

What kind of dog are you?  What is new in the world of Smart Toilets?  Each month we bring you a selection of articles from across the web which we think you will find useful or if nothing else help while a way a few minutes whilst you are waiting for the kettle to boil.

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Each month we bring you a selection of articles from across the web which we think you will find useful or just fun. This month we span the tech spectrum from doggie debates, to digital courts to binary toilets, yes, we have it all.

What kind of dog are you?

They say owners look like their dogs, well see what kind of dog you resemble from those kind people at Microsoft.  They have applied some sophisticated wizardry to to let you use your iPhone camera or photo library to take an informed guess on what kind of dog you might be.

https://www.what-dog.net (Microsoft)

Must have accessories for your Apple Laptop

Those fine folk over at ZDnet have put together a selection of accessories for those of you kitted out with an Apple laptop.  Buried in the 21 items suggested there may well be a piece of kit that could make your life so much easier.  Have a look and if you have your own suggestions, do let us know.

http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/must-have-accessories-for-your-macbook-macbook-air-and-macbook-pro-february-2016-edition/ (ZDnet)

Machinery of justice faces profound change

Joshua Rozenburg reports on changes being introduced by the Lord Chief Justice which include acknowledgement of the potential benefits in creating an online court to decide cases worth up to £25,000. It isn't so much a matter of if this becomes a reality but when, the impact on the legal profession could be profound with smaller matters being handled without a lawyer needing to be involved at any stage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35300237 (BBC)

Microsoft starts downloading Windows 10 automatically through Windows Update

If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8, be prepared to see a large chunk your disk space disappear as Microsoft downloads the Windows 10 upgrade onto your computer - whether you want it or not. Windows 10 is actually a worthwhile upgrade but before you click that OK button you may want to read our upgrade do's and don'ts.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/02/microsoft-downloading-windows-10-automatic-update  (Guardian)

Lincolnshire County Council shut down all of its computers after ransomware attack

This particularly nasty type of attack sees your files encrypted and a ransom demanded for their release. The attack targets every file it can find, which means if you have shared network files these will be also encrypted potentially crippling an entire organisation.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/28/lincolnshire_council (The Register)

Why smart toilets might actually be worth the upgrade

And finally, why should the smallest room in the house miss out on a tech upgrade?  Yes folks, smart toilets are coming your way with a whole raft of accessories and features from integrated foot warmers to Bluetooth connections. Sitting on the throne will never be the same again.

http://www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/smart-toilets-make-your-bathroom-high-tech/ (CNet)

Finally...

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