As the Leveson inquiry rolls on, privacy is once again on the agenda. But it’s not just celebs who need to be cautious – all web users have cause for concern over the handling of their data online.
Over the years, we grew accustomed to celebrities being hounded by the press and barely batted an eyelid when the first high profile cases of phone hacking came to light. After all, it goes with the territory, right? How could they complain when they are being paid millions of pounds for such a glamorous career that relies heavily on media exposure anyway?
Tablets are very much ‘of the moment’ but experts warn us not to write off the humble laptop just yet. It seems 2012 could see a revival with longer battery life and new lightweight designs.
Chromebooks and Ultrabooks to storm market in 2012
Dixons has forecasted that in a year’s time, at least one in every ten computer sales will be a Google Chromebook.
Your mobile network may use phrases such as ‘unlimited data’ in its marketing but the reality is that mobile networks are, in fact, struggling to keep up with demand.
The major mobile networks in the UK are struggling to meet demand for smartphone Internet access, reports The Guardian.
Writing for the newspaper, Juliette Garside explained that this issue has meant O2, Vodafone and Orange have had to impose restrictions on supposedly ‘unlimited’ data deals, often citing the possibility of abuse as the reason for protecting their share of the 3G spectrum.
Microsoft has come over all Mystic Meg with its October video release, showing a vision for the not-so-distant future. So just a bit of fun or the shape of things to come?
Spectacles that serve as instant language translators; fridges with interactive screens on their doors that provide information on the food inside… no these are not features of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Blade Runner sequel, but a proposed insight into what the future of technology could really hold, presented to us by those boffins at Microsoft.