How do you know when it’s ‘fake news’?

How do you know when it’s ‘fake news’?

Facebook: Fake news can be spotted with this new tool Facebook has introduced a new tool to help users spot fake news stories. Last Thursday, a new prompt appeared at the top of users’ news feeds called “How to spot false news”, offering advice on how to recognise fake news articles and prevent them from spreading. Facebook said it was also said it was taking steps to make it more difficult for those posting fake news…

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Spotify VS music industry

Spotify VS music industry

Spotify VS music industry There’s a lot of buzz these days around music streaming subscription services and how they will impact the music business. It seems like every other week some famous artist is ranting about how much they hate Spotify, the world’s biggest music subscription service, complaining about their low royalty rates. To put it frankly, their vision is short-sighted. Below is my attempt to shed some light on this controversial subject, Spotify vs music…

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British Science Week 2017

British Science Week 2017

What is British Science Week 2017? British Science Week 2017 is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths – featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The main goal being to encourage children towards learning the sciences and helping to engage children and adults alike in the progression of technology. BSW provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and…

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50 facts about earth

50 facts about earth

The top 50 facts about Earth and surrounding Space!   Let’s work our way down from Space, right through to underground as we count down the top 50 facts about Earth! Space The International Space Station cost $150 billion – the most expensive object ever constructed! Ten days is the amount of time a Tardigrade can exist in a vacuum! The Tardigrade is the hardest animal in existence. A human can survive for 2 minutes…

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TRAPPIST-1 – home to life?

TRAPPIST-1 – home to life?

Could TRAPPIST-1 be home to life? It turns out there wasn’t just dust on a telescope lens, the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, some or all of which could harbour water and possibly life. The exoplanetary system is named TRAPPIST-1. What is TRAPPIST-1? TRAPPIST-1 stands for Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope. The discovery is a small, dim star in the constellation Aquarius, less than 40 light-years from Earth, or 235…

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Plastic nurdles invade 73% of UK beaches

Plastic nurdles invade 73% of UK beaches

Have you ever seen those little bits of trash lying randomly on the beach? Those little round pellets have a name –  plastic nurdles A search of 279 beaches around the UK found that almost three-quarters of them were littered with tiny plastic nurdles. Volunteers signed up to search their local shoreline, ranging between Shetland and the Scilly Isles, for the lentil-sized pellets, used as a raw material to make plastic products. They can cause…

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Online Shopping UK – guide to buying clothes on the web

Online Shopping UK  – guide to buying clothes on the web

Our guide to the top 10 online shopping UK sites Online shopping UK – It can be hard navigating your way around the online shopping world. How do you know where to look for top quality gear at the best prices? Lucky for you, knowing where to shop for top fashion, unique gifts and the very best deals is our speciality. Scroll down for our top online shopping picks in the UK. See which retailers…

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Safety and Security when shopping online

Safety and Security when shopping online

Safety and Security when shopping online Personal safety and security when shopping online are always a concern, and with an increase in the trend of online purchases keeping safe and secure has never been more important. Its been less than a quarter of a century since the UK laws changed to allow shops to open on Sundays, and during that time, with an explosion of access and availability to the world wide web, the opportunity…

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TV and Film culture 2017: What to look forward to

TV and Film culture 2017: What to look forward to

TV and Film culture 2017: An exciting year for our technological world of entertainment As 2016 disappears and the new year arrives, it is time to look forward what we can find in the technological culture 2017 calendar. From much-anticipated new releases and must-see exhibitions to award-winning musicals and long-awaited sequels, here are the things to make note of in your diary this year. Victoria, Season Two Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will once again step…

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Have your WhatsApp messages been exploited?

Have your WhatsApp messages been exploited?

How servers can be reading your WhatsApp messages! According to recent research, your WhatsApp messages could be read by government agencies, even Facebook, this is due to a recent security hole found within the app. There have been many fears over privacy after researcher Tobias Boelter discovered that there was a hole in WhatsApp’s methods of end to end encryption. The encryption is added to ensure that nobody including the company can read your private messages….

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