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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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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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5 gadgets that could make great Christmas presents

Here’s just 5 “buyable” items from 7dayshop.com. They include a smart way to watch TV, extending your Wi-Fi easily, tiny-sized storage for your movies and music, a high-spec great price tablet and how to avoid your phone running out of juice at the worst moment. They could make great Christmas presents for friends and family who love a bit of handy technology or perhaps a gift to yourself. Freeview TV on your phone You can watch Freeview TV on your smartphone,…

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90% of world’s population over age of 6 “set to have a mobile phone”

Mobile phones will be available to vast majority by 2020, says communications firm Ericsson It forecasts that 90% of the world’s population over 6-years-old will have a mobile phone within 6 years. And smartphones are expected to soar in popularity. There have been 800 million new smartphone subscriptions in 2014 – bringing the total to 2.7 billion globally, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson mobility report, which is a comprehensive update on mobile trends. But this smartphone figure is predicted to…

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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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The sweet evolution of Android O/S [INFOGRAPHIC]

From Cupcake to Lollipop, we chart the development of the Android operating system. The latest version of the Android mobile operating system (o/s) has been unveiled by Google – and in keeping with tradition, it has been been named Android 5.0 Lollipop. The search engine giant has been giving each version of Android a confectionary-themed name since April 2009 – the first being cupcake. See the infographic below for the sweet evolution of Android o/s. Further links: Which phones will…

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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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Could your phone store millions of photos – in fact “your life” in a few years?

Imagine storing 32 million photos on your phone? Or what about the equivalent of 11 years of home video footage? Surely, that isn’t possible? Well, it might not be possible yet – but could there be a huge jump in memory storage? Could you “store your life” on your phone? Technology company HP says it is developing technology that it says could lead to a phone with 100 terabytes (TB) of storage – and that is one heck of a lot of storage. Just take a…

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