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MatP2
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I'm a keen new IBer who loves to write about anything, but especially technology and science.
You can also find me on Ciao, a revenue sharing site, where write I write reviews on all sorts of things for a few extra pennies.
I also post on Teckler, a new Bubblews alternative still in its infancy. And guess what - it actually pays! Albeit not very much, but the low payout threshold of $0.50 and the fact that the site is still so young makes it very promising indeed.

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Technology
by MatP2
4 years ago
Got a Spare Android Sitting Around?

Find out you can give something back with your old phone. Distributed computing is here for Android. Find a cure for cancer, listen for extra-terrestrial life, analyse amino acids for patterns... Just leave your phone switched on.

Technology
by MatP2
4 years ago
The Structure of mRNA and its Role in Protein Synthesis

The structure of mRNA and its role in protein synthesis. This is how all the proteins in nature are made. From globular proteins - enzymes like amylase and compounds such as haemoglobin - to fibrous structural proteins and anywhere in between, all the vital proteins in our bodies are coded for by DNA and synthesised by transcription and translation. This is a fine example of nature and life never ceasing to amaze!

Technology
by MatP2
4 years ago
Candy Crush Saga and Flappy Bird - What Makes a Mobile Game go Viral?

Anyone who owns a smartphone or knows someone who does - that's most of us then - will have played or at least heard of Candy Crush Saga, Flappy Bird and such. What makes so many people play a game? Why do we humans, in our thousands, waste our lives playing meaningless smartphone games? And WHY ON EARTH did the maker of Flappy Bird remove it from the app store? I wanted to download it onto my tablet as well as my phone...

Travel & Places
by MatP2
4 years ago
Going On Holiday In Chepstow

Chepstow is a small town, with a population of just under 15,000, located in southern Wales in the United Kingdom. It's by no means a big city with unceasing nightlife, but there are plenty of interesting things to do and see for it to be a perfectly nice destination for a family holiday.

InfoBarrel
by MatP2
4 years ago
Never Run Out of InfoBarrel Article Topic Ideas Again

If you feel like you've completely used up all of your inspiration for ideas for InfoBarrel article topics, read this and you'll never run out of things to write about again.

Entertainment
by MatP2
4 years ago
Going Viral: 6 Quick Tips

The internet is HUGE. It's easier than ever to get sucked into an "internet session" - checking your favourite sites, following a few links and before you know it ending up reading/watching/listening to something completely and utterly random. If you've stumbled onto a completely and utterly random page, chances are it's because it has gone viral.

Lifestyle
by MatP2
4 years ago
From E110 to E300 - Both Ends of the E-Number Spectrum

If you've ever had a packet of sweets and looked at the list of ingredients the chances are you'll have been bombarded with scores of triple digit numbers each preceded by a capital "E". And unless you happen to be a food scientist, you probably haven't the foggiest what they do to your body or even what they are. Is it really sensible to eat something if you don't know what it is? Probably not.

Technology
by MatP2
4 years ago
5 Plastics with Amazing Properties

Chemistry is that really boring, fiendishly difficult thing you struggle through at school and drop as soon you can right? Wrong. The substances made by chemists have a wide range of fascinating and often mind-blowing properties with brilliantly useful uses. This is my list of a few such chemicals without going into any of that tricky chemistry stuff.

Technology
by MatP2
4 years ago
Keeping Your Devices Fully Charged Away from the Power Socket

Going out on a camping/road trip? Taking your electronic devices. Don't let them be rendered useless after a day when you're all out of battery. Here are some ideas for keeping fully charge away from the power socket.

Lifestyle
by MatP2
4 years ago
How to Revise Effectively for Exams

Get the most out of your revision time and the best possible results you can.

Technology
by MatP2
4 years ago
Google or Apple: Which Mobile OS is Best For You?

Everyone who has bought a new tablet or smartphone in the last few years will have been faced with this dilemma: Google's 'Android' or Apple's 'iOS'.

Technology
by MatP2
4 years ago
Nine Ways to Cut Your Phone Bill

Mobile phone contracts are getting increasingly expensive. Want to pay less? Read on.

InfoBarrel
by MatP2
4 years ago
Earn Money by Reviewing the Things you Own

With review websites such as Ciao and Dooyoo, you can earn a little extra pocket money by reviewing the things - electronics, books, DVDs, Cosmetics - you own or have a good knowledge of. You can also review services like a mobile phone network or a restaurant chain.

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