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The History of the Internet

For the younger generation, imagining a life without Internet is practically impossible. In the Digital Age, we are connected every day through a variety of different devices. Indeed, we are even trying to connect to even more devices now via wearables and IoT. Despite the fact that we practically breathe Internet nowadays, it is not […]

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News: inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, dies aged 74

Email is one of those incredibly useful communication tools that we all take for granted. It has become so prevalent, for business and for personal use, that we tend to forget there was a time without it. Over the weekend, the sad news came that the inventor of email, Raymond Tomlinson, died at the age of 74 from a suspected heart attack. Tomlinson […]

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An extra three million homes and businesses have been connected to superfast broadband

Recently, Adrian Baschnonga, Lead Telecoms Analyst at EY, commented on the rollout of superfast broadband in the UK: “New figures showing that an extra three million homes and businesses have been connected to superfast broadband is further evidence of a successful national rollout program. Yet while 95% nationwide availability is on track for 2017, and the […]

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Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online in the UK

Smartphones are ubiquitous and are one of the primary means for us to get online these days – more so than laptops and computers for any people. Earlier this month, a key moment in smartphone Internet use passed most of us by…as the title suggests, more people use smartphones than laptops for getting online in the UK […]

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There are now 3 billion Internet users worldwide in 2015

The world wide web as we know it is approximately 25 years old, but the exact date depends on when you consider the web as being first conceived. It was 26 years ago in March that Tim Berners-Lee shared his web proposal at CERN, which is considered the foundation for the web. The Internet has changed beyond recognition in the […]

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The life of a digital nomad

You may have heard the term digital nomad mentioned recently, referring to someone who has eschewed the traditional 9-to-5 office job and taken to the road to work. Many such people leave behind their old life to find opportunities with the flexibility to work just about anywhere. Armed with a laptop, tablet and a smartphone, all that’s needed is an Internet connection and a few creative […]

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Devices Opinion

Can you recommend a good IP/Web camera for monitoring an infirm pensioner?

I’ve got a challenge that’s been presented to me by a relative (I’m keeping this one as anonymous as possible). One of my relative’s parents is becoming increasingly infirm. The parent lives in elderly accommodation and they have one of those ‘red button’ alarm services installed, activated either by pulling a cord or by using […]

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“Internet access is the fourth utility” — actually, I think ‘mobile’ is

Matt Warman over in today’s Telegraph has published a piece about internet access being required as a priority for the UK’s most deprived areas. I couldn’t agree more. We’re moving into a stage where, in this country anyway, not having internet connectivity can be a real problem — not least for applying for jobs, for […]

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Help with satellite broadband: Does it actually work?

My wife’s parents live out in the middle of nowhere in Hampshire. When you put their phone number into the BT broadband speed checker, the system does the equivalent of burst out laughing, arms crossed, shaking its head. It estimates a speed of between 0.25mb and 1mb. This, then, is why when I go there, […]

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PRs: Need your help on internal enterprise WiFi

Hi there — I’m about to send this out through SourceWire but I wanted to make sure that everyone reading (not just PRs) has the opportunity to contribute to this new series I’m working on — here are the details: New Content Series: Internal Enterprise WiFi Best Practice I’m working on a content series focusing […]

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Regular users of mobile internet love their operator more!

An interesting one in this morning from On Device Research. They’ve completed an international survey, conducted entirely via mobile internet, that has established frequent mobile internet users appear far more satisfied with their operator, compared to those who use the mobile internet now-and-again. Alistair Hill, the managing director of On Device Research, reckons this trend is […]

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Help: I need a system for rating internet connections in Parisian hotels

Here I am then, typing to you from the 6th Floor of the Pullman Rive Gauche hotel in Paris. The most distinguishing feature of this hotel for me? Well, it’s opposite the Reed Midem headquarters where I’m doing quite a lot of work for their Connected Connectivity event. It takes about 60 seconds to walk […]