It’s fair to say 2019 is going to be a significant sporting year.
From the unpredictable Premier League race to an equally hard-to-call US Open PGA championship, numerous flagship events and tournaments will take place this year.
However,... Read More
It’s easy to take internet bandwidth for granted.
The proliferation of “unlimited” and “all you can eat” data deals being marketed nowadays indulges our addiction to streaming media, online gaming and other data-hungry application... Read More
There’s a common misconception that broadband routers play a highly specialised role in sending and receiving data.
That’s certainly true in terms of turning data streams into wireless signals, which are then distributed around the home... Read More
If connection troubles are getting you down when gaming, you might not be as powerless to fix things as you think. Video games have come a long way when it comes to multiplayer experiences, but a poor connection and laggy gameplay can ruin ... Read More
The pace of improvements when it comes to internet connections is startling.
In twenty years, we’ve gone from dial-up internet with a maximum throughput of 56Kbps (and in reality barely a tenth of that) to 300Mbps fibre broadband.
Yet the... Read More
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... Read More
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 ... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More