The internet is awash with cyber-criminals and malicious software, yet we generally adopt a remarkably relaxed attitude to broadband security.
‘It won’t happen to us’ we think, as we mistype web addresses into our browsers and open so...
As 2019 dawns, more UK households have streaming media accounts than cable and satellite subscriptions.
The affordability and simplicity of Netflix, NOW TV and Amazon Prime has provided stiff competition to the UK’s established cable and ...
Our reliance on the internet is so absolute that a lack of connectivity feels like the End of Days.
Being plunged into a world of offline non-connectivity can seem quite frightening – at the very least, it’s going to be an inconvenience...
In the 20th century, telephone lines represented a vital link to the outside world.
Indeed, phone lines became so ubiquitous that we stopped noticing them.
That still holds true – did you consciously identify the presence of a black cable...
Remember the days when a new TV series on the BBC or ITV elicited national press coverage and huge viewing figures?
The fragmentation of media channels has largely put paid to such occasions.
Terrestrial broadcasters still produce high-qual...
Despite having many densely populated urban areas, the United Kingdom remains surprisingly rural.
In areas like Argyll & Bute or County Fermanagh, locals regard a town as anywhere with over two thousand residents.
The photo accompanying...
In the dark days of the 1990s, trying to use the internet at night could be a fraught experience.
It wasn’t uncommon for connection attempts to be greeted with a busy tone, while successfully getting online would see data transfers of a f...
When choosing a new broadband provider, we don’t tend to consider the infrastructure beyond our homes.
However, the cabling leading into our properties has a significant impact on our overall consumer experience.
In essence, there are two...
As Christmas approaches, internet search histories on shared devices have a nasty habit of revealing what’s under the tree.
From website cookies to browser histories and recent Google search results, it’s easy to leave digital footprint...
When the World Wide Web was first unveiled in 1991, some fairly universal assumptions were made about its future operations.
It was assumed every piece of internet data would be distributed using the same HyperText Transfer Protocol.