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If you think it’s hard being an ethical consumer, try being an ethical trader, Uncategorized

If you think it’s hard being an ethical consumer, try being an ethical trader

If you resent giving money to corporations that avoid their taxes, the alternatives are painfully expensive. Especially in retail. As an experiment in ethics, I tried getting rid of assorted films, clothes, books and games using anyone but eBay, Amazon and Google. It cost me around £300 but, as we shall see, it was all worth it.

By | | Friday, 11 January 2013 at 3:22 pm

Google+ adds pan and zoom feature for photos, as Facebook announces mystery press event for next week, Digital Digest

Google+ adds pan and zoom feature for photos, as Facebook announces mystery press event for next week

As Facebook announced a mystery press conference for next Tuesday, Google coincidentally rolled out a new feature for Google+, that enables panning and zooming for high resolution images.

By | Digital Digest, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 9 January 2013 at 5:14 pm

EE details 4G expansion plans, DC-HSDPA support and new Android tablet offerings, Digital Digest

EE details 4G expansion plans, DC-HSDPA support and new Android tablet offerings

EE’s 4G LTE rollout will continue at full speed in the first quarter of 2013, as the wireless carrier details plans to expand coverage to 17 additional cities across the UK.

By | Digital Digest | Friday, 14 December 2012 at 1:55 pm

Google Play Magazines hit the UK, just in time for Christmas, Digital Digest

Google Play Magazines hit the UK, just in time for Christmas

Today Google is launching its Google Play Magazines service here in the UK. Android users can take advantage of the service via a dedicated app, available now on the Google Play Store.

By | Digital Digest, Science & Technology | Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 3:03 pm

What did we search for in 2012? The Google Zeitgeist reveals all., Digital Digest

What did we search for in 2012? The Google Zeitgeist reveals all.

At the end of each year, Google compiles its annual Zeitgeist. A collection of detailed summaries, categorising the world’s Google search activity over the previous twelve months.

By | Digital Digest, Notebook | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 2:04 pm

New YouTube redesign unveiled, with a focus on subscriptions and original content, Notebook

New YouTube redesign unveiled, with a focus on subscriptions and original content

Google are currently rolling out a brand new YouTube redesign, taking design cues from Google+ and the latest YouTube mobile app. What do you think?

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Friday, 7 December 2012 at 6:11 pm

Google Play Store gets the Google+ treatment, all future reviews now require profiles, Notebook

Google Play Store gets the Google+ treatment, all future reviews now require profiles

As of today, all future reviews placed on the Google Play store will only be published when tied to a valid Google+ profile. Both your full name and profile picture will be displayed alongside the body of your review.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 27 November 2012 at 2:47 pm

Nexus 10 orders shipping within 24 hours, despite stated 2-3 week delay, Notebook

Nexus 10 orders shipping within 24 hours, despite stated 2-3 week delay

Nexus 10 orders placed as early as this week on the UK Google Play store, are already being delivered to customers, but this does not necessarily mean Google have caught up with initial orders.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Friday, 23 November 2012 at 8:00 am

The Digital Makers fund: Investing in the next generation of technological whizz-kids, Notebook

The Digital Makers fund: Investing in the next generation of technological whizz-kids

Whether it’s global tech businesses getting grilled by the Public Accounts Committee, the launch of 4G networks or the adverts vying for pre-Christmas attention, digital technologies such as computers, mobile phones and the internet have been in the public eye quite a lot recently.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 15 November 2012 at 4:14 pm

Google Nexus line-up sells out in minutes, Notebook

Google Nexus line-up sells out in minutes

Google’s Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 and 3G enabled Nexus 7 tablets managed to sell out in the UK, US and several other countries in a matter of minutes. More stock is expected in the coming weeks.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 at 3:07 pm

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