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  1. The Essential Gadgets And Security Software Your Business Needs In 2019

    The Essential Gadgets And Security Software Your Business Needs In 2019
    The first quarter of a year is a fresh start. Time for businesses of all sizes to start planning how to make 2019 the most productive, efficient and profitable year yet. One way to do this is by investing in security software and tech, which can make the working day far easier. Gadgets are a great idea if you’ve experienced...
  2. The biggest Christmas questions of 2018 - answered

    The biggest Christmas questions of 2018 - answered
    As a company concerned with technology and how people use it, we’re always interested in data. The questions people ask today are often a good indicator of what innovations happen tomorrow.   But the data can also be fun and interesting too. This year, we decided to look into the big questions UK residents were asking about Christmas.   You...
  3. Confusion reigns as 32% of UK adults aren’t aware that the clocks go back this Sunday

    Confusion reigns as 32% of UK adults aren’t aware that the clocks go back this Sunday
    As many of us look forward to an extra hour in bed this Sunday morning, new research reveals that actually winding clocks back, fiddling with watches and resetting household devices could soon be a thing of the past. Almost six in ten (59%) adults say they no longer use any analogue timepieces or technology and will instead wake up to...
  4. It's time we took family privacy seriously - 52% of parents now regret oversharing

    It's time we took family privacy seriously - 52% of parents now regret oversharing
    On September 26th 2018, Facebook will have been open to the general public for 12 years, having previously been available only to elite university students. This means children who were starting school when Facebook became mainstream are now entering adulthood and many of them will have had their pictures posted onto the platform without their consent. According to a study...
  5. Is it ever OK to use anti-child alarms?

    Is it ever OK to use anti-child alarms?
    Anti-child alarms have been in the press a lot recently, after the story of feuding neighbours received national media coverage. Former magistrate Lesley Cooper fitted an anti-child alarm to her home in order to deter the “persistent nuisance” she claims was caused by the children of neighbour Thomas Weldon. Mr. Weldon claims that the device, which emits a high-pitched sound audible...
  6. The words we hated hearing the most on social media in 2017

    The words we hated hearing the most on social media in 2017
    “Let that sink in” - this is the most intensely hated phrase to be uttered on social media, according to a study of 2,000 UK adults carried out earlier this month.   ‘Snowflake”, “fake news” and “woke” are among the other widely disliked social media phrases.   But “let that sink in”, a phrase commonly used to accompany a so-called...
  7. How Celebrity Twitter Scandals are Changing Social Media Behaviour

    How Celebrity Twitter Scandals are Changing Social Media Behaviour
    Recent scandals involving historic social media posts may be forcing the UK's social media users to re-think what they post. Labour politician Jared O'Mara, rapper Stormzy and YouTube personalities Zoey 'Zoella' Sugg and Jack Maynard have all issued apologies over the past few weeks after others had recovered old content. According to research conducted by Online Spy Shop, that appears to...
  8. Online privacy at risk - the weird things people Google about politicians

    Online privacy at risk - the weird things people Google about politicians
    What were people Googling during conference season?   As conference season winds down for 2017 and politicians start heading back to work, we thought we’d share a little bit of research we’ve been conducting.   During the 2017 conference season, we monitored Google search trends for some of the UK’s most high profile politicians, to discover what the UK public...
  9. Is Your Business Complying With The Surveillance Camera Code Of Practice?

    Is Your Business Complying With The Surveillance Camera Code Of Practice?
    CCTV surveillance cameras can be hugely useful for business owners. For example, they can: Protect premises at night or when buildings are unoccupied Control access to certain parts of the building Provide valuable evidence if a crime is committed on the premises Detect or deter workplace theft by employees or members of the public Alert business owners when any criminal...
  10. 5 Ways Fitting GPS Trackers Can Make Us All Safer

    5 Ways Fitting GPS Trackers Can Make Us All Safer
    GPS tracking devices have an enormous number and range of different applications. They can be used to give us directions, track lost things and improve the efficiency of business fleets. But they can also save lives and keep us safe. Here are just 5 uses for fitting GPS trackers that could make us all safer… 1. Protecting elderly relatives Keeping...

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