10 things that weren’t around 10 years ago


#1 Chip and PIN, 2003
Following its successful trial in Northampton in May 2003, this new more secure way to pay for goods and services was rolled out throughout the UK over subsequent months, waving goodbye to the need to let your credit card out of your sight. As early as 2005, the cost of counterfeit and fraud on lost and stolen cards was already down by nearly £60m year-on-year. Continue reading

10 common ailments of the 21st Century


#1 iPhone arm. (Also referred to as smartphone strain.) That awkward ache you experience in your lower arm and wrist after lying propped up in bed holding your iPhone aloft for too long reading your emails, Twitter feed and favourite websites first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Continue reading

10 reasons to love Twitter (by a recent convert)

#1 It takes just minutes to set up an account. Well technically it takes minutes but you also have to allow time for debating the best available Twitter address… not such a quick process when you come to it late and there are, oh, only a few a billion addresses already accounted for.
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