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Advancements in Recycling

There’s a Dutch start-up that’s making good headway in the way of cleaning up our oceans. They have been using a huge parachute to collect waste from the 80,00 tonne Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is an area of plastic waste three times the size of France. The Ocean Cleanup’s parachute has just concluded a six-week trial with good success.

What about something a little techier? Think a Roomba, but for vacuuming the oceans. There is a 2050 aim for ship-sized autonomous drones...

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Is the Green iPhone 11 Really That Green?

Keeping on the theme of technology and the impact on the environment with our last blog on recycling old tech and phones, we take a look at how credible Apple’s environmental iPhone 11 claims are.

Two new hues have been released alongside the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro...

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Recycling and the Future of Mobile Phones

Never before has recycling been easier. We have a variety of boxes, bags and bins in (almost) every home, so recycling things like paper, plastic, glass and garden waste comes as second nature. But what about old tech?

With the ever-growing list of available technology, our homes, offices and businesses are becoming a hub of devices...

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History of the Phone Box

If there’s one colour that is immediately recognised in Britain, it’s red. The London bus, post boxes and the one we’re talking about today, the telephone box. The most iconic design we still see today was by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.

Succeeding the now, seldom seen K1 telephone box design would be Scott’s K2 cast iron design, which came about as a result of a Post Office...

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Rabbit – The Origin Story of Orange

In 1992 Manchester, a Hong Kong conglomerate called Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited released a new service called Rabbit.

Rabbit was only to last until the following year before becoming defunct due to new technologies. The service provided by Rabbit was known as a ‘Location- Specific Telepoint.’ It worked similarly to...

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Huawei vs Google

The rocky road for Huawei has no end in sight yet. The Chinese manufacturer’s next handest releases will not have any of Google’s popular apps such as Maps, YouTube or Assistant.

This comes amid the US Government’s ban on Huawei sales in May, citing concerns for the country’s national security - a claim Huawei rejects...

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Android vs Apple (again)

The android market itself is in the midsts of a civil war. From Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S range, to the gaming-driven Asus ROG, there is an Android for everyone.

Despite the highly anticipated 108MP sensor camera coming with Samsung’s next generation of phones, there is another operating system, a few may be aware of…

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Samsung's 108MP Sensor Camera.

The start of every year marks a new flagship handset release from South Korean electronics company, Samsung. 2020 will mark the 11th instalment of the ‘Galaxy S’ series with the Samsung Galaxy S11, which is where you will be seeing this incredible sounding camera.

Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright HMX...

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HTC You Later

It’s been a rocky road in the smartphone business for the Taiwanese company, HTC. They have been haemorrhaging money for years, along with sporadic software updates for its handsets, despite its lack of flagship phone releases.

The company now had a patent dispute with IPCom, a company based in Munich...

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Full-Fibre for All UK Residents

25th July 2019 marked Boris Johnson's first day in office as Prime Minister. One of his pledges included full-fibre broadband available across the country. He snuffed the previous government's target date, saying he will deliver this 8 years prior, in year 2025.

Currently full-fibre broadband is available to just 7% of UK house holds according to Ofcom's 2019 Connection Nations update...

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