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Is gambling online a dodgy bet?
20/08/2011 - Webwatch

Is gambling online a dodgy bet?

If you feel like playing with your money, there's now no need to go to a casino; Gambling online has become more and more common. But how risky is it? And can people cheat more easily?

The Google Effect makes us forget we have a brain
13/08/2011 - Webwatch

The Google Effect makes us forget we have a brain

Ask Google any question, and it throws up the answer. As time goes on, we rely more and more on search engines, Internet and, more generaly, on technology.

Hacking and altruism hand-in-hand
06/08/2011 - Webwatch

Hacking and altruism hand-in-hand

For the past couple of months, major companies have been victims of hackers who have downloaded sensitive information such as passwords and customer credit card numbers.

The patterns of lying online
30/07/2011 - Webwatch

The patterns of lying online

As we communicate more and more via email and telephone and less and less face-to-face, new technology sociologists wonder if we are more likely to lie in emails.

Cloud computing -  the future of the Internet
23/07/2011 - Webwatch

Cloud computing - the future of the Internet

More and more internet companies are launching what is called a Cloud system. But what is it? Have we gone from cyber space to cyber cloud? Our technology consultants have the answer.

Same old, same old news on the web
16/07/2011 - Webwatch

Same old, same old news on the web

In this digital age, consumers have more and more access to news. Yet despite this, the number of stories is decreasing. So why is this?

Google Plus - a real challenge to Facebook?
09/07/2011 - Webwatch

Google Plus - a real challenge to Facebook?

The internet giant Google comes back in the race for social networking with its "Plus" system. With its much simpler security settings, it looks like a serious rival for Facebook.

Grieving on Facebook
02/07/2011 - Webwatch

Grieving on Facebook

Death on Facebook - people who die leave their profiles up on the networking site. Then an interesting grieving process sometimes begins for relatives and friends.

In GPS we trust ... not
25/06/2011 - Webwatch

In GPS we trust ... not

Can you trust your GPS? What do you think? Let us know your navigation application experiences in comments at the foot of the page.

Casting a critical eye on web reviews
18/06/2011 - Webwatch

Casting a critical eye on web reviews

A US-based sociology Professor and a computer buff in here Paris weigh up the phenomenon of product and service reviews published on the web.

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