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#InternautDay

25 years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee opened the World Wide Web to all who wished to access it. It seems an incredibly short time ago considering what the internet does for us today, but the date is already referred to as Internaut (a combination of...

Da Vinci Toys

Office warfare is being created in South West College, as David Searle gets ready to launch ‘Da Vinci Toys’, a collection of cardboard toys, including a catapult which shoots foam darts, which David believes can provide a bit of fun and light relief for the...

Bitcoin

Considering it is heralded by some people as the future of money, an innovation that will change the world, and even the greatest creation since the internet, we don’t actually hear that much about bitcoin. It was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonymous creator who...

Pokémon Go

‘Get up and go! Catch Pokémon in the real world with Pokémon GO!’ is the message from the world’s latest phenomenon, and over the past week there has been constant anecdotal evidence of people doing exactly that. [caption id="attachment_2569" align="alignright" width="229"] Pokémon have even been spotted...

Green Technology

For several years, talk of environmental issues and green technologies has been fairly common. Ever since Al Gore’s efforts at the start of the century, global warming has been something we’re all aware of, and more recently, both Barrack Obama and Leonardo Di Caprio have...

Eco-friendly Housing

When we read about eco-friendly houses, or scroll though images of them online, they can strike us as several things: quirky, glamourous, and even futuristic. But rarely do they seem accessible and normal. Articles or blogs showcasing the leading concepts and technologies, with lavish designs,...

Future of learning

It’s no secret that in recent years and decade’s education has been changing. Some changes are disputed, such as admission fees. Some are rare, such as The University of Essex’s decision to terminate the use of exams in their philosophy course. Others are frankly odd....

Social Media Graveyard

Way back in 2000, if you’d told the creators of Friends Reunited that by 2016 around 1 in 4 people worldwide would be using social media, they’d probably have been pretty excited. They’d most likely have been rubbing their hands together, confident that their website,...