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Tech-obsessed kids spending their pocket money on gadgets

Kids nowadays aren't just spending their pocket money on Ribena and The Beano, but are saving it up to buy the latest apps and digital products, research from Halifax has found. A survey of children aged 8 to 15 found that 83% of youngsters have spent money downloading TV shows, games, films and apps from

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Brits ‘reluctant’ to answer calls from unknown numbers

In horror movies from previous decades, a common scene of terror was the phone ringing – who was on the other end, and what terrifying things were they about to say? But modern mobile phones have condensed this panic into a few brief moments, when people look at the screen of their ringing phone to

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Can the UK’s communications infrastructure cope with exploding demand?

The UK's communications infrastructure may be incapable of handling the demands of the populace, Schroders has said. James Gautrey, Global Sector Specialist for Technology and Telecoms for the asset management company, pointed out that if just one-third of UK households were to sign in to Netflix and watch House of Cards and Breaking Bad, the

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Ofcom research finds Brits consider mobiles and internet ‘essential’

Mobile phones and the internet are now vital for British people. Research from Ofcom found that 57% of people think that personal internet access is an essential part of their lives, with 61% considering landline and mobile voice services vital and 59% classing mobile text and voice services as something they cannot do without. However,

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Brits charging gadgets and ‘borrowing’ IT equipment at work

A significant number of sneaky Brits are taking advantage of their employers through their smartphones and other devices, a new survey has found. A uSwitch.com poll of 2,000 working adults revealed that 19% said they charge their smartphone and other electronics while at work in order to reduce their domestic energy bills, while 12% make

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The majority of British workers blend work and home life with smartphones, but are they aware of the security implications?

Nowadays, millions of people don't even consider their work-life balance. New gadgets and technologies have made it easy for people to intertwine their personal and work lives with ease, in many cases benefiting both their own careers and their employer's business. Some are critical of this state of affairs, but many workers and professionals are

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New Intel chip could lead to ‘killswitch’ that shuts off lost and stolen laptops

Laptop insurance is vital if you are to reduce the stress of a lost or stolen laptop, but a project Intel is working on could minimise the anxiety of this experience even further. The Wireless Credential Exchange (WCE) will use Monza Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to monitor and track IT products, including laptops, desktops

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AMD plans a 25-fold increase in chip technology energy efficiency by 2020

Laptops might appear to be portable computers, but anyone who has owned one will know that they need to be plugged in to a power outlet if they are to be used for an extended period of time. Technology companies are well aware of this shortfall, and new developments indicate laptops in the future should

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Brits ‘look at smartphones 34 times a day’

Smartphones are incredibly important to the average person nowadays - you probably don't realise how frequently you check your phone every day. In fact, recent research by the Internet Advertising Bureau revealed that people use a 'connected device' an average of 34 times every day, with more than 50% of all smartphone users using the

By | October 30th, 2013|Categories: Gadget, Mobile phone|Tags: , |Comments Off on Brits ‘look at smartphones 34 times a day’

Ofcom announces ‘white spaces’ pilot to improve UK wireless spectrum

Smartphone users will soon enjoy even greater levels of connectivity on their handsets, as Ofcom has unveiled the details of a new wireless innovation trial that will help the UK meet the rising demands on its wireless infrastructure. This will utilise so-called 'white space' technology, which will examine the way that 'white spaces' - the

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