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Which? Technology news roundup, 31 January 2014

Reliable routers, fastest tablets and DIY stamps

Tech round up Routers Tablet stamps

A router that constantly disconnects itself, or doesn’t provide signal for the whole house, can be extremely frustrating. That’s why we ran a public survey to find out which router brands you can depend on, and which ones you can’t.

Read on to find out which broadband company offers the least reliable router, with as many as 17% of its customers having to return theirs due to a series of faults.

Elsewhere we reveal the results of our fastest tablet lab test, as we benchmark all the latest tablets including Apple’s iPad Air, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX.

This week our computing and tablets expert Jessica Moreton also asks what made you choose a laptop, desktop PC or all-in-one for your home? Help shape future Which? content by letting us know.

Also on Which? Tech Daily this week:

  • How to print postage stamps at home
  • Avoid motoring scams with a dashboard camera
  • The first laptop with in-built gesture control
  • The top five PVRs under £150

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

Which is the least reliable router?

That unassuming little box in the corner of your living room might not look like much, but it’s pretty important. Get one that’s forever going wrong and it can be a frequent source of irritation.

We surveyed 1,258 members of the public to find out what their experiences were of owning a router sent out by a broadband provider. Find out which was voted the least reliable.

Samsung vs Apple in race to the fastest tablet

What’s the point in spending hundreds of pounds on the latest tablet if it’s not going to make short work of all those graphically gorgeous apps?

We pitted the likes of the Apple iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) and Google Nexus 7 against each other in a series of specially designed lab tests. Find out which grabbed the title of the fastest tablet money can buy.

Desktop, all-in-one or laptop – what made you pick your PC?

Walk into any well know PC shop and you’ll find a huge range of computing devices. They range from chic, super-slim tablets to old-school desktop computers.

For those of you who just want a ‘normal’ home computer, what do you choose? And what criteria do you use to narrow down the choice? Let us know and help us shape future Which? Computing content.

How to print postage stamps at home

Cut out those long queues at the post office with our step-by-step guide to printing postage stamps at home.

All you need is a bank card, a computer and a printer – click here to find out how.

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