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Generation Z is starting university – but is higher education ready?

Change is coming and this new generation of students is leading it. Photograph: Alamy We all know that there’s a change coming in higher education, and it’s not only government agencies and Brexit driving it. A new digitally innate generation of students is just beginning to enter our universities, prompting the question: are we ready for this influx of industrious, ... Read More »

Kitchen gadgets review: animal mugs – it’s not right to pour boiling water over a cat’s head

As I sip, the cat’s ears rise to meet me. It should be cute, but isn’t. And who can drink that much tea? Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian What? Cat and dog mugs (£12, utilitydesign.co.uk). Porcelain bowl with handle and integrated interior statuette. Why? Miaow do you like your tea? One sugar, one hellish surprise? Well? OK, so these ... Read More »

Kitchen gadgets review: Fondoodler – the perfect device for our times

Kitchen gadget review / cheese gun / Rhik Samadder Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian What? The Fondoodler ($30, fondoodler.com) is a hollow cartridge and ratcheted plunger mounted in a nozzled pistol, with heated tip. Discharges cheese. Why? Want to eat food that looks like radioactive worm casts and will eventually kill you? You, my friend, are in luck. Well? ... Read More »

Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral

Illustration by Jasper Rietman Illustration: Jasper Rietman Countless decisions must soon be made about how Britain navigates the world, having cut itself adrift from the European Union. And alongside the obvious things like trade deals and immigration rules, we ought too to make choices about who and how we want to be as a society. What is Britain in the ... Read More »

Tackling abuse on social media is a monumental task – but billion dollar companies should be up to it

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies have faced criticism over their moderating CREDIT: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Much of the activity which makes up our lives online is conducted in public. The giant social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube – are all to some extent designed around similar principles; they thrive on open, instant, global participation. The processes of ... Read More »

Good luck to schools teaching sex and relationship education – I’m still learning

‘Exercise: If your partner wanted two tickets to Paris on a special occasion and instead received flowers from the local garage, how might they react?’ Photograph: Alamy Following the government announcement that there is to be a radical overhaul of sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools – largely to take into account new online developments – I thought I ... Read More »

Samsung, Apple, Tecno topped list of mobile brands with highest SOV in Q2 of 2016 – Report

Latest report released by Teksight edge Limited showing online mentions of mobile phone brands released for May and August 2016 has revealed that Samsung, Apple and Tecno topped the list of mobile brands with the highest Share Of Voice, SOV, in the second quarter of 2016 while Nokia, Injoo and Microsoft appear to be struggling to make a mark in ... Read More »

ProsperWorks Offers CRM That Works with Gmail – But How Well?

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary ProsperWorks gathers all the data that you need to increase sales, simplifies it and presents it to you in an easy to digest form that will help you make quick and beneficial businesses decisions. ProsperWorks is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) tool that helps you and your team to sell more and faster by identifying, ... Read More »

Taking Cybersecurity Seriously Could Save Your Business – or Even a Life! (Watch)

St. Jude Pacemakers Updated After Flaw Made Them Vulnerable To Hackers Volkswagen Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges In Emissions Scandal 200 Dogs And Puppies Rescued From Dog Meat Farm In South Korea Scientists Upgrading Very Large Telescope To Search For Exoplanets If your business uses technology of almost any kind, you could be vulnerable to hackers. This is something that ... Read More »

Why B2B Startups Fail – And How to Prevent It

Why do startups fail in the B2B world?  Any number of reasons.  Today we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons, and more importantly, what you can do about it. The numbers are daunting.  Startup failure rates indicate 50% of small businesses are out of business within five years. However, rather than focus on the negatives, ... Read More »