Author: Naomi Webb

Contributing author for TechSpective.

There’s no doubt that responding to the world’s climate crisis and protecting the environment has become a global focus. From companies pledging to cut their carbon emissions to the growth of the B Corp movement in the UK and going ‘zero waste’ at home – sustainability and the need to safeguard the planet has gained real momentum. For the world of tech, whose ‘problem list’ includes a mounting e-waste problem and the overuse of precious materials that are becoming scarce, it’s about time that tech companies and providers stepped up to offer a greener solution for their customers. Yet far…

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Mobile phone safety is a growing concern. A study of mobile phone related injuries found children under 13 are most likely to be hurt by their phones. The study estimated phones were responsible for more than 76,000 head and neck injuries in a 20 year period in America alone. Reported injuries included those related to texting whilst walking, people dropping the phone onto their face whilst using it laying down and being whacked with it in a tussle over it with a sibling. 43% of young people have walked into something whilst using their phone Most injuries in the report…

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If you run a business which is always on the move, you may be in need of some essentials. Whether you’ve been doing it for years and looking for a little upgrade or are starting and want to know what you need to bring along with you for the ride – we’ve got you covered. Luggage The first thing is luggage. Depending on what your business is will determine what luggage you need. If you work in photography, for example, you’re going to need hard cases and padding designed to hug your equipment to avoid it getting broken and damaged.…

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Whether it’s Canon, Samsung or HP, the science behind printing mostly works the same across all brands and has proven to be very useful for all sorts of businesses and industries over the years. The ability to print something from your screen to paper is a concept that was invented in 1938, developing to high-speed printing in the year 1953. In the years since, this technology has advanced even more and now the futuristic concept of <href=”#62d1e6e56585″>3D printing is slowly moving into industries all over the world. Although 3D is an entirely different process, even basic everyday printing is hard…

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Network functions virtualization (NFV) has been a fairly popular buzzword in the world of tech over the last few years. The idea of enabling network functions to run on commodity servers is compelling for a number of reasons, so it is easy to see why. Unfortunately for proponents of NFV, it hasn’t lived up to the hype thus far. In fact, at a Digital World Transformation 2018 event, Ibrahim Gedeon, the CTO of Telus (a company with big plans for NFV), acknowledged that NFV has yet to live up to early expectations. Gedeon cited high software maintenance costs as the…

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There’s nothing quite like being on the open road, escaping the stresses of daily life and exploring new corners of the world. Although the idea of grabbing a battered paper map and unplugging from modern life is nostalgic and tempting, it’s okay to accept that we’re living in a technology-reliant world. In fact, today’s technology can ensure your road trip is a total success! There are tons of amazing, free, travel apps out there that will help you plan your journey and avoid any disasters. Whether you’re looking to up your organization or find the best camping spots, there’s an…

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Ever since the UK voted to leave the European Union back in 2016, the question of how we do this is yet to be answered. The government is still trying to come to an agreement on how we leave the EU in a way that doesn’t crash the economy but does satisfy the electorate. With the struggle ongoing and the word ‘Brexit’ ingrained in everyone’s minds, the EU has recently accepted a short delay to the Article 50 deadline. Forex market news outlet Daily FX has created a timeline which looks back at the whole Brexit saga, focusing on the…

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More and more people are shunning the typical nine to five job in favor of working away from the office. Gone are the days where sitting at a desk was the only way to get work done efficiently; the introduction of new technology and people’s need for flexible hours has made mobile working increasingly more popular. As we step away from the traditional framework of a career, it’s worth asking: is mobile working becoming the new norm? We explore statistics and the benefits of mobile working to find the answer. Interesting data from UpWork’s 2018 Future Workforce Report show a…

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Whether you already have a team of employees in the United States or you’re giving it some serious contemplation, the idea can still seem a little bit daunting. Having said that, the US is the world’s largest economy, so it’s definitely worth investing the time and effort to make it work. There are plenty of ways to get your team up and running, if you haven’t done so yet, such as using Foothold America to help you employ workers in the USA. But what about once things are off the ground? How do you make it work? Here are just…

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New research from the UK’s leading comparison site MoneySuperMarket reveals that a third of Brits (33 percent) currently use a smart device to monitor their health, capturing data that could help identify health issues and affect the way life insurance premiums are calculated. With the number of connected wearable devices set to rise further in 2019, MoneySuperMarket research reveals that millennials are most likely to use wearable tech to monitor their health, with just under a third of 18-35 year old’s using their mobile phones alone. As the trend for fitness tech continues, some insurance providers such as Vitality are…

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