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Podcasts you’ll get hooked on this year

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by

“Podcast” is a word that’s floating around at the moment. So what is a podcast? Basically, regular Broadcast Radio (AM and FM radio) only has so many channels to use. As a result, radio stations attempt to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, hence the word broadcast. In contrast, podcasting “narrowcasts” specialised content to those who choose to tune in. Podcasts have multiple distribution points such as SpotifyiTunes and Soundcloud, and websites where episodes can be listened to or downloaded.

For those who love a good fun fact, it may interest you to know where the word “podcast” itself originated. The name was first mentioned by Ben Hammersley in a 2004 newspaper article as part of a quick brainstorm of possible names for this growing new platform. The “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s digital media player the “iPod”; and the “cast” portion of podcast is taken the term “broadcast” used in radio. Despite this, don’t worry – you can still tune in if you don’t have an Apple device or iPod!

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Train your brain

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 by

Did you know that the human brain is capable of 1,016 processes per second, making it more powerful than a computer? Or that the average brain is believed to generate up to 50,000 thoughts per day?

Millennials aged 18 to 34 have been found to be more forgetful than Baby Boomers, meaning they’re more likely to forget where they put their keys than their parents! Our brains are amazing but just as we exercise our bodies, it’s important to exercise them to keep them sharp, performing at their best, and on top of where those keys are.

October 13th was Train your Brain Day so we’ve put together some apps and brain training games to get you thinking so you don’t get brain fried!.

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Presenting Node’s Proudest Geek

Friday, July 14th, 2017 by

Our Node ‘Proud to be a Geek’ comp launched last month to celebrate Geek Pride Day so all the geeks out there could get some well-deserved recognition and the chance to win a FRITZ!Box 7490!

Throughout the competition our #NodeGeeks wore their inner geekdom with pride and we were blown away by the quality and quantity of entries! (more…)

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