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David enjoys writing about a range of subjects. He also likes travelling and listening to music.

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Posted on August 11, 2014

Mobile phone owners in rural England could get money off their bills, at least if a new campaign by the Countryside Alliance is a success. The rural affairs group has claimed that it’s unfair for people in rural areas to pay the same as those in larger cities for mobile contracts, yet receive a worse…

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Posted on August 11, 2014

Dog owners could soon receive real-time information about their pet’s health and feelings via text message. A new ‘smart collar’ has been designed to monitor the health and wellbeing of any dog that wears it. Using sensors that measure heart rate, temperature, breathing and activity, the collar can map a pet’s general health and even…

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Posted on August 08, 2014

Text messages will replace voice calls in the not-too-distant future, according to new a forecast from Ofcom. The regulator found that younger people – ‘digital natives’ who have grown up in the connected world – are turning away from voice calls in their droves. In place of this, teens and young adults are communicating via…

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Posted on August 08, 2014

Some 300 billion instant messages are expected to be sent and received in Britain by the end of this year. According to a new survey by Deloitte, Brits will write up and send a total of 300 billion texts in 2014, or more than 4,700 per person. These messages will be sent across a number…

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Posted on August 05, 2014

Three hospitals in the North will use text message reminders in a bid to drive down the number of missed appointments. Goole, Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals are set to use text reminders for all outpatient appointments, starting from September 1. These messages will be available to everyone, but patients will need to opt-in at reception…

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