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Deals of the Week: Friday 2 December

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Generous free gifts with the last of Sky’s Black Friday deals (Extended till Sunday 11 December) Yes, unbelievably, Sky’s awesome Black Friday free gift offers are still going until Sunday 11 December (this has been...

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The cost of line rental: Where the hell does the money go?

Thursday, December 1st 2016

In January of 2014 use of landlines was like the Leaning Tower of Pisa: Irrevocably tilted towards the older generation, but unlikely ever to fully collapse. 62% of those aged 16-45 never used their home phone. Over 60% of...

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Okay, so let's talk about today's Virgin TV V6 box announcement

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

The name conjures a powerful hatchback – simultaneously enough grunt to impress your mates with the odd wheel-spin down the Tesco car park, enough functionality to pop in afterwards and pick up the monthly shop. Perhaps this...

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Broadband connectivity alone will not persuade the last 20%

Thursday, March 12th 2015

We appear to have got stuck. Despite the overwhelming predominance of technology in society and our personal lives it is estimated that close to 20% of adults in the UK lack the digital skills to fully engage and participate in...

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Is social media better at distributing wealth than Governments?

Friday, February 13th 2015

There have been several heart-warming stories recently that involve the public donating at times large sums of money to individuals who need help. In the US, there was the story of James Robertson who walked 21 miles a day to...

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You can keep your landline – I just want my broadband, TV and mobile

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Last week I found myself attending a roundtable event hosted by new broadband provider Relish which claims to be able to provide superfast broadband into your home without the wires, or more importantly without the need for a...

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Does the end of Google Glass mean the end of wearables? I don't think so

Friday, January 16th 2015

Google did a brave thing. Just one week after CES and at a time when the industry is beside itself with excitement over the possibilities of wearables, they have announced they are withdrawing their Glass products. It was only...

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Is the UK ready for a digital democracy?

Monday, January 12th 2015

I was listening to the radio this morning and on came a debate about the government's proposed change to the minimum threshold of voting to allow strike action. The government want a minimum of 40% of eligible voters to support...

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The 10 tech trends for 2015

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

It’s that time of year when you can be guaranteed two things with complete confidence: anyone in tune with technology will be inundated by news from CES, and that self-styled ‘thought-leaders’ will share their wisdom on the...

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Digital exclusion is everyone's problem

Thursday, November 27th 2014

Being excluded from the internet makes life a little harder. Some choose this, but most do not, and they suffer as a result. Their freedom is compromised. By this definition, many people who have a physical or mental...

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