Author: Alex Lowe

Weekends with the interface – Best stories of the week

Another week has gone by and it’s time, once again to go over the best stories we covered here on the interface. This week, Twitter has announced that the legacy checkmarks will come to an end in April, Volkswagen has debuted the new ID. 2all concept and Starlink has rebranded its RV plan as “Starlink Roam”, now $50 more per month. Twitter will be removing legacy verified checkmarks next month In April, […]

Ubiquiti launches the new UniFi Dream Wall (UDW)

This week, Ubiquiti launched the all new UniFi Dream Wall, a wall mounted UniFi OS Console which houses a wireless access point, PoE switch, gateway, network video recorder for UniFi Protect and much more. Like the UDM Pro and UDM SE, the UDW can host UniFi Network, UniFi Protect, UID, UniFi Connect, UniFi Talk and UniFi Access. The UDW has an integrated 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless access point, which supports […]

Volkswagen debuts the ID. 2all concept, to launch in 2026

Volkswagen has recently debuted the new ID. 2all concept, which looks pretty much like a current Polo. The new car will go on sale in 2026 and is the first model to use the new MEB Entry platform, designed for smaller cars the company is planning on launching. Volkswagen says the ID. 2all is as “spacious as a Golf and as inexpensive as a Polo” and will cost from around […]

Ubiquiti announces the new UISP Box, an outdoor enclosure for UISP devices

Ubiquiti has today introduced the new UISP Box, a simple outdoor enclosure designed for both the UISP Switch and the UISP Router. The UISP Box allows WISP operators to mount a switch or router high up out of the way, closer to the wireless antennas, while having power reliably fed to the unit. The Power TransPort connector features a passthrough port, bringing the connector out the front, where it can […]

Volkswagen to announce new Multivan based California this year

Volkswagen has confirmed that it is working on a new version of the California camper, which will use the new Multivan as a base. The new Multivan is actually based on the MQB platform used for most of Volkswagen’s car range, but has been adapted here for a van, with hybrid powertrain offerings. This week, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles CEO Carsten Intra announced that the new upcoming ‘Multivan California’ will replace the […]

Twitter will be removing legacy verified checkmarks on 1st April

Twitter has announced that the old blue checkmarks are being discontinued next month. The company is calling them the ‘legacy’ checkmarks, but these are just the users on the platform which were previously verified using the old process, which Elon says was pretty corrupt anyway. On 1st April, (great choice of a date) Twitter will start to wind down the old verified program and start removing blue checkmarks from those […]

Ubiquiti launches the new AI Theta platform for UniFi Protect

Ubiquiti has today introduced the new AI Theta to the GA store in the EU and UK. The new micro camera was launched into the EA store back in August 2022 and comes with some optional accessories, such as a long distance lens, angle mount and audio device. Ubiquiti markets this as a camera designed for high end interiors, such as boutique shops, Apple Stores and other areas where large […]

G5 Bullet connectivity issues? Ubiquiti knows about it, should be fixed soon

For around a month now, customers (like myself) with the Ubiquiti UniFi G5 Bullet have been seeing issues where the camera goes offline and needs power cycling to bring back online again. Typically, issues like this can be resolved by checking the PoE switch, the PoE injector or checking the cable itself for any issues. However, as myself and other users of this camera have seen, the issues still remain […]

Starlink rebrands RV plan as ‘Starlink Roam’, now offers global roaming

Starlink RV has been rebranded to Starlink Roam last week, also coinciding with the addition of global roaming. The new Starlink Roam product is officially replacing the ‘RV’ plan and will now cost $200 per month, rather than $150 per month. The outgoing RV plan had a limitation where it could only be used in certain geographical areas, which in doing so would mean the connectivity for people travelling could […]

Apple set to open first store in India next month

Apple is getting ready to open its first physical retail store in India next month, with the first location to be in Mumbai – this is after many delays. The second location will open later on, will be in New Delhi. The first store will open in April and will be a 22,000 square foot space, with a similar feel to other large stores in cities around the world, such […]