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The new Online Media Literacy Strategy from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) is aimed at supporting 170+ organisations to improve media literacy rates in the UK, and thereby help young people to spot disinformation. As an aside, misinformation is information that is simply wrong, inaccurate or misleading (without necessarily having any intention to propagate … Continue reading Tech News : Disinformation or Misinformation?
Google has announced that (US first) Google Search users can click into details that show how their search-result matched certain search-terms (context), thereby giving a further tantalising glimpse into how specific rankings/search engine results are arrived at. ‘About This Result’ Panel Google says that clicking the three dots next to most of its search engine … Continue reading Tech News : Google Provides Insights Into Search Rankings
In this article, we look at some of the lighter aspects of the technological achievement that was the recent Blue Origin rocket flight, and we look at the vision behind it. Space Passengers The recent flight of the rocket containing and funded by (richest man in the world and Amazon Founder) Jeff Bezos yielded pictures … Continue reading Featured Article : Billionaire Space Race
After a recent ‘Which?’ survey found that some branded printer ink costs more than some champagnes, we take a look at the reasons why printer ink is so expensive. The Recent ‘Which?’ Survey The survey by consumer watchdog Which? asked more than 10,000 inkjet printer owners about their ink shopping experiences regarding both original-branded and … Continue reading Tech Insight : Why Is Printer Ink So Expensive?
If you’ve copied and pasted several items today but need to quickly and easily go back and use something you pasted earlier, you can use the clipboard history in Windows 10. Here’s how: – To open the clipboard history, press the Windows logo key + V (and then select Turn on if it’s not on … Continue reading Tech Tip – Using The Windows Clipboard History
A crucial factor for any business is email security and here at SMY, the main question clients ask is: is this genuine? Nine times out of ten, if you find yourself asking the question, then it probably is not! Below are some questions we would encourage you to think about before assuming the email or … Continue reading Top tips to stay on top of your email security
In this article, we look at the right-to-repair movement, where it comes from, and how it’s progressing. The Right-To-Repair The ‘right-to-repair’ is a movement that seeks to have rules/legislation passed that forces manufacturers (e.g. of appliances, electrical products, white goods and more) to make parts (and information) available to end customers, not just approved/authorised repairers, … Continue reading Featured Article : What Does “Right-To-Repair” Actually Mean?
Recent research by TheNextWeb.com has confirmed long suspected views that open-plan office designs can reduce psychological well-being, affect moods, and create stress. This Study The most recent study, published online by Cambridge University Press, is based on an experiment which compared the difference between the effects of office noise on those in a larger open-plan … Continue reading Tech Insight : Open Plan Offices Create Stress From Noise
Only 6 months after the storming of the United States Capitol in Washington and having his social media accounts suspended, former US resident Trump is suing Google, Twitter and Facebook, and their respective CEOs for allegedly censoring him. Twitter Account Permanently Suspended Trump’s presidency was characterised by his choice to constantly use Twitter as a … Continue reading Tech News : Trump Sues Social Media Platforms Channels For Censoring Him
Google is facing an antitrust lawsuit by 37 US states over allegations relating to how Google may be abusing its position of power in relation to Android app distribution and competition. The Lawsuit The lawsuit makes allegations in three main areas which are broadly that Google: Unlawfully maintains its monopoly in the market for Android app … Continue reading Tech News : Google Facing Anti-Trust App Store Lawsuit