Declining DVD Sales Threatening the Future of Media Preservation
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by Tech Digest Correspondent
3d ago
It’s that time again when the older generation takes out our straw hats and pipes and laments the death of a type of media we grew up enjoying. This time we’re talking about DVDs, the humble disc-based format that’s spent decades as the status quo for digital video media. Even as the Blu-ray superseded the technology with higher quality, DVDs remained the kings of their domain. Today, however, the last vestiges of big DVD businesses are heading for extinction. The few remaining rental services cost more to operate than they generate in profit, and sales are down to such a level that physical m ..read more
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Which? tells Virgin Media, Scottish Power and British Gas to improve customer service 
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by Chris Price
4d ago
Which? has written to the CEOs of Virgin Media, Scottish Power and British Gas urging them to improve their customer service as new research from the consumer association reveals they are the worst broadband and energy firms for customer service.  The consumer association surveyed 4,101 people in May 2024 to find out which are the worst firms for customer service and where they are falling short.  Which?’s research reveals that, across nine sectors, consumers are most satisfied with financial services for overall customer service, which leads with a net satisfaction score of +72.&nb ..read more
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Three Effective Technical SEO Tips to Increase Traffic
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by Chris Price
4d ago
When practising SEO, there’s a seemingly endless list of technical tweaks that can help your site rank better. Some of them require more advanced knowledge about web design, which new online bloggers can struggle with at the start. At the same time, technical SEO issues can be some of the most punishing in Google’s algorithm. With that in mind, here are three quick and effective technical SEO tips that should help improve your site’s traffic. Get an SSL Certificate If you haven’t already, your site should have an SSL certificate. This is an encryption protocol that is cheap but very important ..read more
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Will VR go mainstream with Apple Vision Pro? Galaxy S25 rumours intensify
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by Chris Price
4d ago
To get a sense of the public interest in the Vision Pro, Apple’s very high-tech, very expensive virtual reality (VR) headset – finally launched in the UK and Europe on Friday – where better to head than one of its own stores? In the past, people camped outside Apple branches overnight, so desperate were they to get their hands on the tech giant’s latest product. When I went to its branch in central London on Friday morning, though, there was just a small group, mainly comprised of men, waiting for the doors to open. BBC  A new AI tool can predict whether people with mild memory and menta ..read more
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Creative Use of Video Technology to Improve Interaction
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by Chris Price
4d ago
Video technology has revolutionized the way we communicate, learn, and entertain ourselves. From the early days of analog video to the digital age, the evolution of video technology has been nothing short of remarkable. Today, video has become an integral part of our daily lives, seamlessly integrating into various aspects of our personal and professional spheres. The impact of video technology is far-reaching. It has transformed the way we interact with one another, access information, and consume content. Whether through video conferencing, online tutorials, or streaming entertainment, vide ..read more
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How to Launch Your E-Commerce Store
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by Tech Digest Correspondent
1w ago
Whether you want to turn your hobby into a small business or become a digital entrepreneur, you can find various ways to monetise your products and services. The possibilities of digital entrepreneurs are vast, with e-commerce being one of the fastest-growing sectors. You can start your e-commerce store as a wholesale or dropshipping business selling different products. With the relatively low upfront costs, it’s easy to launch an e-commerce business. Here are a few things you need to make your dream of owning an e-commerce store a reality. Pick a Niche and Product Line If you want your e-com ..read more
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How to Leverage Digital Publishing for Marketing Success
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by Tech Digest Correspondent
2w ago
Digital publishing has become an essential tool for marketers looking to reach a broader audience, engage readers more effectively, and drive brand awareness. Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, harnessing the power of digital publishing can significantly boost your marketing efforts. In this insightful guide, we’ll explore practical strategies and tools to help you leverage digital publishing for marketing success. What is Digital Publishing? Digital publishing refers to the distribution of content through digital platforms, including eBooks, digital magazines, white pape ..read more
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Fox launches Netflix rival Tubi, Scientists develop ‘living skin’ for robots
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by Chris Price
2w ago
Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation is entering the UK’s highly competitive free, ad-supported video streaming market. Tubi will compete with the likes of Netflix, Disney+, ITVX and Channel 4’s streaming platform as well as the BBC iPlayer. The platform has been quickly gaining market share in the US where, according to Fox, it has almost 80 million monthly active users. In the UK, Tubi says it will offer more than 20,000 films and TV series, including content from Disney, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Entertainment. BBC  A few days ago, we reported that Apple will see ..read more
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VW partners with OVO to power EV customers’ energy needs
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by Chris Price
2w ago
Volkswagen Group UK partners with energy experts OVO to support customers’ switch to electric vehicles VWG EV customers to benefit from OVO’s clean energy and technical innovations ‘Charge Anytime’ add-on means cost-effective energy, day or night 10,000 free miles and anniversary bonuses bring additional benefits to VW customers VW has partnered with  OVO to offer customers preferential rates and bonuses, making it, VW claims, simpler and more cost-effective to switch to an electric vehicle. Those purchasing vehicles from 1 July 2024 from any of the Volkswagen Group brands – Audi, CUPR ..read more
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Maserati launches all-electric TRIDENTE powerboat
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by Chris Price
2w ago
Maserati has partnered with Vita Power to create TRIDENTE, a luxury all-electric powerboat, extending Maserati’s electrification strategy onto the water. Vita Power and Maserati share the same vision for the mobility of the future with no compromise on performance and elegance, claims Maserati. Vita Power is a marine technology company founded to reduce the impact on the marine environment by developing an electric and integrated ecosystem of high-performance electric propulsion systems and fully electric boats for recreational and commercial applications, supported by a dedicated marine fast ..read more
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