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New Year's tech resolutions

New Year's tech resolutions

Whether you’ve got this year off to a great start by sticking to your resolutions, or whether you’re back to your old habits (and wishing you hadn’t told anyone about your resolutions at all), we all know that fixing the areas of our lives which need improvement makes us happier.

Typical resolutions cover the basics (fitter body, better skills, bigger bank balance) but what about the other, less obvious areas of our lives? We all use computers and phones, right? Well, a little tweaking to the tech we use daily could make our lives feel a bit simpler, safer and more efficient...

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What might Brexit mean for the tech industry?

What might Brexit mean for the tech industry?

‘Political high drama’ best explains the last two weeks in the UK as its people voted to leave the EU. But what might this mean for its tech industry?

Over the last ten years the London technology sector has boomed. What once was just a roundabout in East London, Old Street has now become London’s ‘Tech City’. Its surrounding areas have evolved from warehouses into industrial sleek offices for startups and shared working spaces. Being an EU member certainly seems to have had a positive effect on the tech industry...

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Mobile phones: the nation’s new BFFs?

Mobile phones: the nation’s new BFFs?

Last month hailed the launch of O2’s #newnormal campaign which demonstrates how intrinsic mobiles have become to our day-to-day lives.

As part of the campaign O2 recently released its Mobile Life Report which reveals how our phones are changing the way we live and our now close relationship with them.

According to the study...

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Five tools for design survival (especially in a tech startup)

Five tools for design survival (especially in a tech startup)

Despite the fact that Piriform is now ten years old, and can’t technically be seen as a startup – it has certainly retained that culture. At just over 30 staff (and growing), the office doesn’t feel big enough to introduce formal procedures just yet; anything too rigid would feel excessive considering you can be at someone’s desk in a few seconds or Skype them for a quick catch up in five minutes. This is just one example of a number of differences I’ve noticed as a designer working in a startup style environment vs a large corporate office...

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