Category Archives: Articles

Are you addicted to social media ‘likes’?

Dopamine is a natural chemical released in the body by the brain and kidneys.  The chemical reaction sends signals between the brain and other nerve cells.  Dopamine neurons are then triggered in the brain.  I looked that up and that's about as sciencey as I'm going to get for now. The point being that dopamine…
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Who’s behind the big technology companies (part 1)

Ever wondered who the people are behind some of the world’s biggest technology companies?  Or would you like to know who came up with the idea in the first place for the likes of Google, Facebook, the iPhone and so on?  Well Digital Speak might just be able to help satisfy your curiosity by providing…
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NETFLIX – case study

Do you like to Netflix and chill?  I would if I knew what it meant.  Whether you like to watch TV at home, in the bath or on the train, you can’t get away from the fact Netflix is changing the way we view TV-show and movie content streamed over the internet the world over.…
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Facial recognition – a guided tour

This controversial technology is becoming more and more popular as it becomes more advanced.   Here’s a few facts you may or may not know. Facial recognition is a biometric technology that maps your face using some pretty complicated mathematical calculations then stores the data to be used for identification. It seems like the stuff of…
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You are the sunshine of my (smartphone battery) life

This post is unfortunately not about the 1972 Stevie Wonder hit and one of my all-time favourites, but instead, something our digital and online lives rely on heavily these days - battery life!   So, in this post I will talk about.... Mobile phone battery types How to the preserve battery life of your device…
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Podcasts – a guided tour

Ever wondered what Podcasts are and how they work?  If the answer is yes then look no further, you've come to the right blog. If the answer is no, then still look no further because this post might just change your life (actually come to think of it, that's a bit of a tall order). So,…
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Healthcare apps – a guided tour

Artificial Intelligence (AI) now plays a part in healthcare too.  This is a new technology trend where apps can help us to get better when feeling ill.  Who knows, one-day advanced technology might even be able to tell us exactly what’s wrong without needing to go to the doctor at all.  Sitting in the doctor’s…
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AI (Artificial Intelligence) – it’s not just about robots!

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is a term we are becoming more and more familiar with.  It's the opposite of natural intelligence which is apparently what we humans are supposed to possess.  Another definition of AI is that it’s a field of computer science that deals with machine intelligence.  Or ‘computers that are able to learn’.   …
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Social Media – A guided tour (part 2)

  Welcome to my second article on all things Social media. You can also read the original post 8th April 2018 - Social Media -  A guide tour (part 1). Since Social media is such a wide and popular subject, it seemed right to spread the subject over two posts in order to cover even more…
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Choosing the right smartphone

In this post I will talk about.....   Smartphones and choosing the right one that suits you best Phone contracts Handsets/models Internal storage Data allowances Mobile phone networks Budget Smartphones   ….and more   Everyone has a mobile phone or smartphone now, don't they?  I'm trying hard to think of anyone I know who does…
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