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15 moments that shaped the internet

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 by

The internet turns 52 this year with no grey hairs in sight. Talk about ageing well!

It’s given us half a century of delight and distraction with online shopping, instant communication, viral dance moves, memes, and more – forever changing the way we live, work, and play.

So, in celebration of the invisible information superhighway, we’ve picked out a list of its pivotal moments. Follow along on our nostalgic stroll through the internet’s history and, in the comments below, let us know which events you think we’ve missed. (more…)

When is my child ready for their first phone?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020 by

Technology changes fast. Twenty years ago, only a handful of adults had a mobile phone – but two decades on the digital time spectrum is equivalent to the Jurassic age and modern-day. Trying to explain dialup to a pre-teen will elicit the same wild-eyed bewilderment as “a stegosaurus was as big as this house”.

So, that leaves parents in 2020 with a conundrum: when do I give my child their first phone? Is it a question of them reaching a certain age, or is it a case of them showing a level of maturity? We can’t go off what our parents did because two tin cans connected by a string isn’t really the same.

Like most aspects of parenting, there are no hard-and-fast rules for when a child is ready for the responsibility of a mobile – but that doesn’t mean you’re without help. We’ve scouted the web to bring you a step-by-step manual for solving this digital dilemma.

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How to improve your home office set-up

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 by

There’s a lot to love about working from home: easy access to snacks, full control over the room temperature, a short commute. But what WFH life has giveth, it has also taketh away – most noticeably in the form of healthy, ergonomic workstations. (more…)

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