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2020 has seen us all spending a lot more time indoors than in previous years – and with so much time at home, internet searches have surged by between 50% and 70%, while streaming has leaped by at least 12%, according to preliminary statistics from Omdia, the tech research arm of Informa Tech.

Things were bad enough before lockdown when, globally, we spent a combined 7.5 billion hours online every day. This totals 856,164 years spent browsing – that’s long enough to travel from Earth to Mars and back again.

1,426 times!

So, how exactly are we spending so much time connected to the internet? And are we wasting too much time online?

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If you could put a number on how many years you had left to live, would you want to know what it is?

It sounds like science fiction, but it’s now become science fact thanks to an app developed by the boffins at the University of East Anglia. MyLongevity.org was launched today and uses big data from anonymised electronic health records to calculate life expectancy.

Who wants to live forever, anyway?

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Our homes are getting smarter – we control smart speakers all around the home with our voices, control our thermostats from anywhere with smart heating, and control the ambiance with smart lighting. There are even smart fridges that which are programmed to sense what kinds of products are stored inside it and keep a track of the stock through barcode or RFID scanning.

These gadgets all have one thing in common, they’re constantly online. And anything that’s always connected can be used in a cyber attack. And the older the connected tech, the easier it is to hack into.

So, is it time smart tech came with a ‘use by’ date?

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The UK has lurched into recession again – essentially its second in a decade, following the financial crisis of the late 2000s. The UK has been hit by a recession in every decade since the 1950s, but this latest one is the worst in history. Let’s take a look at what makes a recession, and whether this ‘coronavirus recession’ could see a number of businesses leave the UK for bases overseas.

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