Day: 25 April 2017

Super-rich are paying less in taxes than their cleaners

Super-rich are paying less in taxes than their cleaners

Britain's super-rich are paying less in taxes than their cleaners, according to official figures. The latest release from the Office for National Statistics shows the poorest ten per cent of households fork out 42 per cent of their income in taxes – including VAT and council tax. Conversely, the richest ...

Cisco vs Microsoft: Battle In Unifying Communication

Cisco vs Microsoft: Battle In Unifying Communication

In today’s fast moving technological world, it can often be difficult to decide what’s best for your business and your employees when it comes to office and meeting room technology. With both Microsoft and Cisco coming out and developing devices that allow you and your employees to meet, chat and ...

The Greatest Political Writer Ever

The Greatest Political Writer Ever

He could have blown out eighty candles on a birthday cake this July 28, 2017 if he hadn't blown one bullet through his head on February 20, 2005. If the earlier event never happened the future one likely would have happened in the exact same place, in the kitchen cum ...

First audiobook beamed into space from the Royal Observatory Greenwich

First audiobook beamed into space from the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Hundreds of people witnessed a one-of-a-kind event last night as an audiobook was beamed into space for the first time ever. The audio drama Alien: River of Pain was transmitted from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with onlookers afforded the chance to see the audio drama get converted into a digital signal and ...

My Spotify Sidebar Shame

My Spotify Sidebar Shame

It’s hard to understate the impact Spotify’s ‘Friend Activity’ sidebar has had on my listening habits. As the shadow of social connectivity crept across my Spotify account over the years, sprouting inboxes and sharing features as it went, the ‘Spotify Stalker Bar’ has made my listening habits at once more diverse, ...

A third of Brits barely write any more

A third of Brits barely write any more

Last week I had a conversation with a friend about on-screen chat. He had sent over a thousand emails that month, beating a previous record of 962, which begged the question of whether he was hiding behind his screen when it comes to client liaison or whether that had simply ...

Wikipedia set to launch online news site to combat fake news

Wikipedia set to launch online news site to combat fake news

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has announced he is planning to set up an online news site to combat the problem of "fake news". Wikitribune will offer factual and neutral articles by using professional journalists and volunteers. The site will eschew traditional advertising revenue in favour of regular donations such as ...

Why the world is officially f*cked

Why the world is officially f*cked

I've always said that there's only one thing more important than the prospect of nuclear war on three fronts, and that's blending your makeup with your boyfriend’s balls. Yes, according to one of the most widely-read newspapers in the country the new make-up fad that is old 'balls forehead' is more ...

Can we survive the dangers of the public sector language gap?

Can we survive the dangers of the public sector language gap?

Public services provide for the welfare and wellbeing of the UK’s residents. Police and court services, medical care and the NHS, housing provision and local government administration are all vital resources, but some UK residents are being excluded from this support because of the language they speak. While there is ...