Avoid These Bad Tech Habits

We’re so used to being surrounded by technology that we tend to take it for granted. It’s easy to fall into bad habits when it comes to maintaining our physical health and the health of our machines, too. Personal devices are so ubiquitous and easy to use that we may not even realise some of…

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Computers in the City of London

We’ve all heard of ‘Silicon Valley’ in the US but until recently not many had heard of ‘Silicon Roundabout’ in Shoreditch. Yes this interchange system officially known as Old Street Roundabout is home to a cluster of web based businesses. The surrounding area in Shoreditch between Old Street and The Olympic park in Stratford is…

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Can UK productivity be saved by tech?

It’s been apparent for some time that UK productivity is dropping behind that of its major competitors. Of the other members of the G7, only Japan has lower productivity per person per hour. Concurrently, UK workers put in some of the longest hours in Europe. Those who wonder if tech could solve the problem have…

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The Importance of Being Iterative

After the launch of Apple Music, you can’t ignore the facts in technology. Subscription services are the new norm. Silicon roundabout asked tech leaders whether it was about the end of ownership. Or could it just be about greater consumer choice and flexibility, the rise of the Netflix generation? The business landscape looks very similar.…

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Moore for Your Money

Moore’s law predicts that processor speeds will double, and costs halve, every two years.  It’s been a staple of the IT industry for half a century, and predictions of its end are nearly as old. But now the figures are also suggesting that, finally, transistor doubling is slowing down. The limits reached are not physical—it…

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