Archive for November, 2012

Cyber Monday sales- record ecommerce shopping day

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, November 30, 2012

The US is projected to have had a record ecommerce shopping day- according to analysts.Research firm Comscore said consumers would have spent $1.5 billion (nearly a billion Pounds) on the so-called Cyber Monday- up 20% from last year. Online-sales tracker IBM Benchmark put the internet shopping rise even higher – up nearly 27% compared with […]

Ecommerce websites face new OFT scrutiny

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

UK regulators are examining ecommerce websites on how they may be monitoring online shoppers in order to target them with different prices.The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will consider how consumer data is collected and if any activities could be illegal. The OFT said it wanted to gather more information in order to assess if […]

Doctors could Skype patients to save time and money claim legal advisers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 26, 2012

Online video calling such as Skype could be used for GPs consultations with patients and save the NHS money legal advisers have claimed.Providing doctors are aware of the limitations of the technology and are careful that the video link in secure, video calling could reduce the number of missed GP appointments, a medical legal organisation […]

Geeks and Nerds- are they now positive nouns like Boffins?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, November 23, 2012

Are the names “geek” or “nerd” now becoming socially acceptable- even admired?It used to be implied that the person was socially awkward, even socially inferior. Now a “nerd”, or a “geek” can be a driven Machiavellian bent on success – even a Boffin- a Gordon Gekko in a hoodie. Today when people think of “geeks” […]

Enigma coding machine beats auction estimate in London sale

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A rare Enigma encoding machine in working order has been sold at auction in London for £85,250.That is more than its £40,000-£60,000 estimate, but less than the £131,180 price an Enigma sold for last year. The typewriter like devices were used by the Nazis in World War II to encrypt and decode top secret messages […]

100,000 NHS patients to get doctor by broadband next year

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 19, 2012

Up to 100,000 NHS patients will be able to use the internet to manage their health problems from their own homes next year.The ‘telehealth’ initiative will mean people with long term problems like diabetes and heart disease do not have to go to their local surgery or hospital for routine checks. Instead, they will be […]

Blackberry launches free wi-fi calls

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, November 16, 2012

Blackberry has become the latest smartphone company to offer free wi-fi calls to users via its own software.Research In Motion (RIM) has added the facility to its Blackberry Messenger (BBM) app, which already offered an alternative to text messages. However, BBM Voice will only work if both caller and recipient are using the program. It […]

John Lewis warns Amazon’s tax avoidance will drive UK companies out of business

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The UK Government must address the “Amazon tax issue” or risk driving law abiding UK based retailers out of business the managing director of John Lewis has warned.Andy Street said Amazon would “out-invest” and “out-trade” UK companies if the Government does not take action to force the online retailer to pay tax fairly in Britain. […]

UK patients will view their NHS records online in three years

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NHS patients will be given online access to their health records in the next three years under plans to be announced by the Government.Doctors’ surgeries will have to set up services to allow anyone to see their health files, book appointments and order repeat prescriptions on the internet. People will also be given detailed information […]

Millions in UK lack basic online skills

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 12, 2012

About 16 million people in the UK lack basic online skills- a new survey suggests.The report, conducted by consultancy firm Booz & Company, defines basic skills as using a search engine, sending and receiving emails, completing online applications and accessing information online. Go ON UK, a charity chaired by the UK digital champion- and fellow […]