Are ill-informed politicians a blight on the tech industry?

Yesterday, Donald Trump called on American tech companies to step up their game. The President tweeted that he wanted “5G, and even 6G” technology to be made available in the United States “as soon as possible”. I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more […]

First Electric Mini Launches Today

British Company, Swindon Powertrain, has revealed its new electric version of the classic mini as part of The London Classic Car Show today. The new model comes with added boot space, with the removal of the original fuel tank, and offers a top speed of 80 miles per hour. The launch coincides with a boom […]

Podcasts: the game-changers of streaming

Spotify has just announced it will be dedicating $500 million (almost £400 million) the podcast section of the app. Midia Research music analyst Zach Fuller explains that investing in podcasts helps diversify content on the app. “Going into podcasts, a longer form of content, allows Spotify to keep listeners for a longer period of time, which […]

Education Minister calls for phone ban at schools

The Education Minister is calling for phones to be banned from schools. The Government is worried about phone dependency and will integrate lessons on how to limit time spent on mobile phones. While overusing phones has been proved to negatively impact posture, eyesight and hearing, phones could also be used to aid and manage students’ schoolwork. Do the […]

Instagram bans all graphic self-harm images after teenager’s suicide

Instagram is banning all graphic self-harm images in response to the suicide of British teenager Molly Russell. The social media giant has been accused of contributing to the death of the 14-year-old girl when it was discovered that her Instagram account was strewed with graphic self-harm and suicide promoting images. Using algorithms, Instagram and Pinterest […]

EE data breach raises questions about companies’ data handling

EE customer, Francesca Bonafede, had her personal data accessed by an ex-partner who worked at the firm. He gained access to her address and bank details and even had her number switched to a new handset. Ms Bonafede contacted EE in February 2018 after her phone stopped working but it took five days to receive […]

Vinyl at a 25 year-high

Vinyl are at a 25-year high purchasing rate, but why are people still buying them?  CDs have seen a drop of 9.6 million fewer purchases year-on-year since 2008 meaning only 32 million were sold in 2018, almost a 100 million decline since 2008. Streaming has become the new trend with music giants such as Spotify and […]

Gaming addictions are tearing families apart

Children as young as 11 have been taken into care for gaming addictions, which the World Health Organisation now consider a mental health problem.  A new investigation by the Mirror revealed 13 children had been removed from their families and taken into care due to concerns over gaming addictions. Whilst gaming is often considered to be […]

Celebrity influencers agree to be transparent about social media ads

A UK consumer watchdog has told celebrity ‘influencers’ that they must disclose paid endorsements or they could be fined or even sentenced to up to two years in prison.  The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) identified 16 people with millions of followers – including Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Michelle Keegan – as having been at risk of breaking […]

Sky and Netflix’s new agreement creates the ultimate package

Consumers using the ultra HD Sky Q platform in both the UK and Ireland will have access to a new pack containing full Netflix content in the following year. Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said this move will enable customers to access even more entertainment on its platform. He said: “By placing Sky and Netflix content side […]