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Smartphone Vacation

Let’s be honest: your smart phone usage is out of control, isn’t it? Whole friendship dynamics are built around group chats; plans are made on social media, hour by hour, with a dozen changes right up to the last minute; and even when you're out...

Cyber Security

Cyber security has become one of the world’s major potential threats, both to individuals and leading companies and businesses. Last year the ransomware attacks hit banks, hospitals, and companies in 150 countries. Huge organisations were compromised, including FedEx in the US, Renault factories in France...

SnapChat Maps

Snapchat is very much of its time. It is exclusively mobile-based, which even a few years ago would have seemed a disadvantage, and can make even Facebook and Twitter seem comparatively old. Whether it's a fad or not, it has all the intensity of one,...

The iPhone at Ten

The iPhone is ten years old, and since its launch in 2007 Apple have sold over a billion of them. This popularity wasn't always expected. Some experts predicted it would only interest gadget geeks; others said early hype would disappear as flaws became evident. But...

Ransomware attacks

Early Friday morning the world experienced the year’s latest cyberattack. The ransomware attacks hit banks, hospitals, and companies in 150 countries. Huge organisations were compromised, including FedEx in the US, Renault factories in France and the NHS in the UK. In Germany, train arrival and...

Construction 2020

Construction comprises the creation, planning, design and financing of projects from outset to completion. Generating countless jobs, it requires teamwork, skill and knowledge of materials and techniques; making it one of the outstanding examples of human ingenuity and brilliance. Having managed to stay steady over the course...

Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II is quickly becoming some of the most popular television of the year, and it's easy to see why. 10.6 million viewers tuned in on Sunday night to watch a series that required incredible amounts of skill, knowledge and money - not to...

Target

For South West College, bringing together what is international and what is local is nothing new. For students, facilities such as the IDEA centre and the IMAGE centre have long since been a sign that a rural education setting doesn’t mean a purely rural education....