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  • 12815th June 2018Cookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A DebateCookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A Debate  If, like me, you do a lot of web browsing and visit a large number of sites, you will probably have encountered a high level of ‘cookie consent’ pop-ups in the past month. This is, of course, a result of the GDPR legislati... Read More
  • 1368th June 2018Face-ing Up To Falling NumbersFace-ing Up To Falling Numbers Signs of decline in Facebook use are coming thick and fast. A recent report from Edison Research into social media usage showed that the number of Facebook users in the USA had fallen back to 2015 levels. This was the latest issue of an annual ... Read More
  • 1365th June 2018Battle Royole Set To Decide Where We Get Cinema ExperienceBattle Royole Set To Decide Where We Get Cinema Experience  Change is afoot, but which direction is cinema going in? Will new super-comfortable multiplexes win out or personal film theatres for us to wear on our heads? The plush new Everyman cinemas in The Mailbox and at Be... Read More
  • 16230th May 2018Uber Customers Get Set For Wheely Good ChoiceUber Customers Get Set For Wheely Good Choice  The smartphone driven, gig economy giant of the urban roads, Uber, is diversifying on two wheels. Just last month, it bought about 15,000 electric bikes. It freewheeled into this new market by snapping up the bike sharing start... Read More
  • 24018th May 2018Healthier Gizmo Deployment May Spark ObsessionHealthier Gizmo Deployment May Spark Obsession  A sudden interest in our health and wellbeing emerged as a key theme of last week’s Google developer conference and caused a mixed reaction. The annual bash for partner organisation boffins was used to announce a new Google ... Read More
  • 35911th May 2018TSB Calamity Gives Pause For Thought On Storage Of DataTSB Calamity Gives Pause For Thought On Storage Of Data  It was a time bomb that ticked for three years – late last month, it blew! You do not need to search hard on the Internet to find warnings by experts in 2015, to the Spanish bank Sabadell. These predicted that trans... Read More
  • 3844th May 2018Early Adopters Like New GmailEarly Adopters Like New Gmail  Google has released a new look for its web browser version of Gmail and early adopters are impressed. It will not appear automatically, at least for the time being, so users will need to switch to it. This can be done by opening the Inbox, goi... Read More
  • 25430th April 2018Doctor’s Advice Just A Click AwayDoctor’s Advice Just A Click Away  Face-to-face online consultations with NHS registered GPs have been available via apps such as Babylon, Push Doctor and Now GP for a while. These are chargeable and allow those who can afford it, and unable to obtain a convenient appoint... Read More
  • 22623rd April 2018New Cat Phone Is One For Hard HatsNew Cat Phone Is One For Hard Hats  Unless you work in construction, agriculture or heavy industry, there is a good chance of not being aware that Caterpillar, the giant of heavy duty tractor and truck manufacture, also makes mobile phones. They entered the market in 2013 a... Read More
  • 21423rd April 2018Opportunity To Get Connected May Be DelayedOpportunity To Get Connected May Be Delayed  Last month’s first pedestrian death by driverless car will have pushed back the imminence of the autonomous vehicle. Meanwhile, however, connected cars are forging ahead apace. Dublin based Cubic Telecom, one of the leaders in ... Read More

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