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Can’t Remember Phone Numbers – Blame The Internet!

Many of us have to look up phone numbers that we might once have remembered and it’s the internet’s fault, says a new study. Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab surveyed 6,000 consumers agred 16 and above in six European countries and found that more than half of adults (up to 60 percent) could recall their home phone number from when they were aged 10. But they couldn’t remember their children’s numbers (53 percent) or work (51 percent) without looking up the number…

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Text of email sent by the Queen in 1976 (Screen grab of Tweet by Twitter/@BritishMonarchy)

The Queen was the first monarch to EMAIL

When the Queen ascended the British throne in 1952, the microchip wasn’t even invented. But that hasn’t stopped her embracing technology, including sending an email way back in 1976! Here’s just 8 of the greatest technological inventions from the past 63 years of her reign – the longest of any British monarch. The Microchip – 1959 We all take it for granted now, but the microchip was not yet invented when Princess Elizabeth became Queen in 1952. It was another 7 years…

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Quite Simply WOW! 1 BILLION people use Facebook on just ONE day

One in 7 of all humans on Earth logged onto Facebook in a single day. It’s been described as an important milestone by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg after being reached on Monday 24 August 2015. In a Facebook post, Mr Zuckerberg said he was proud of the Facebook community for what it had achieved and that it was only the start of connecting the world “I’m so proud of our community for the progress we’ve made. Our community stands for…

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Inside Google: Photos Of What The Internet Really Looks Like

The web is not wireless but is made up of huge warehouses of servers and data storage capacity. Here’s 10 photos from Google’s data centres. Today, we think of nothing of sending a quick email, searching and browsing the internet, enjoying online shopping, or storing and sharing photos and videos. But a vast physical network of data centres (also known as server farms) – full of servers and storage capacity – around the world is needed to support the explosion in…

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Now Google ‘Takes Over’ The Alphabet – Err, But Reportedly Doesn’t Own alphabet.com!

Google has turned itself into Alphabet,  a new holding company that owns the Google search engine, gmail, YouTube and so-called “moon-shot” businesses. But despite it’s huge online presence and power, it turns out that Google/Alphabet doesn’t appear to actually own the web address alphabet.com. That apparently belongs to a vehicle fleet management business that is part of car maker BMW, according to the Techcrunch news website – ironic given Google’s much-publicised development of driverless cars. Instead, the announcement about the change in the…

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Goldfish Now Have Longer Attention Span Than Humans…

Average human attention span is 8 seconds compared to 9 seconds for a goldfish, according to research. Apparently, the average human attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds but in 2013 it was 8 seconds – 1 second less than that a goldfish. The statistics have been highlighted in a new report from Microsoft, which draws on research into the digital lifestyles of Canadians and finds the ability to remain focussed on a single task – particularly in the non-digital world –…

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Internet To Be Rationed In The Future?

Warning that the internet may have to be RATIONED because of soaring demand. A capacity crunch is looming, says expert Concerns that the UK faces a capacity crunch amid the boom of internet TV, streaming services and more powerful computers have been raised by expert in optical communications. Professor Andrew Ellis, of Aston University, said existing cables could reach their data capacity within 8 years while power networks come under increasing strain as internet usage eats up more and more energy. According…

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First Internet Message Sent 45 Years Ago And System Crashed!

29 October 1969: the day the first internet message was transmitted. The first message was Lo and was sent at 10.30pm. It should have contained the word Login but the system crashed. We might think that the internet has only really around for 20 years or so, but the truth is that it was being developed way back in the 1960s. One of the most revolutionary moments came at 10.30pm (22.30) on 29 October when pioneering computer scientists sent the first message over…

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Is the “selfie” the solution to password hacking?

Fed up of trying to remember different passwords when accessing your phone, online accounts and worried about them being hacked or stolen? Could the security solution for all of us ultimately lie with the “selfie”? As most of us know, a selfie is a photo that we take of ourselves. It’s much beloved by teenagers and celebrities. But a number of experts now think it could hold the key to improving security online. Strictly speaking, they are talking about biometrics…

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The man with one of TV’s most heard voices (although you may not know his name or face)

Ever wondered who does the voice overs for TV ads? Well, we have found out who one of these “mystery voices” belongs to… it’s a 7dayshop customer and his voice is most likely to have been heard by many of us. Terry Golding has lent his voice to thousands of TV, corporate, internet video and radio adverts. Just listen to this recording – and realise, you have probably heard his voice! Google, John Lewis, Marstons have been just a few…

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