Digitalk: Time for an upgrade?
Jul11

Digitalk: Time for an upgrade?

Having religiously devoured any and all information I could see from last month’s incredible E3 Conference which showcased all the games and technologies to come in the next year, I came to an inescapable conclusion… My PC will explode from the mere proximity of those games, let alone the strain of trying to run them. This doesn’t mean I need a new computer! But replacing a couple of parts will help it perform so much better. So time...

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DIGITALK: Gaming Addiction is finally recognised
Jun27

DIGITALK: Gaming Addiction is finally recognised

This week, The World Health Organisation have at long last recognised Gaming Addiction as an official disease/mental disorder. This is long overdue. The concept of gaming addiction has been under study for 30 years, since the origin of gaming. Now to be clear, it doesn’t mean that people who play a lot of video games are suffering from gaming addiction! Gaming addiction is classified as losing control over how much you play, to the...

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Digitalk: Stop using gaming as a scapegoat
Jun13

Digitalk: Stop using gaming as a scapegoat

This has really got to stop. I awoke this morning to see a yet another whole page in The Daily Mail, decrying the horrors of video games and how they’re destroying our youth and innocence. Blaming them yet again for making children violent and badly behaved. On this occasion, they have turned their fearful gaze upon Fortnite – the biggest game in the industry at the moment with one of the largest player bases and highest...

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Digitalk: Why is my computer so slow?
May16

Digitalk: Why is my computer so slow?

Please! Stop slamming your keyboards and punching your monitors in frustration! It’s not their fault that your computer is running slow. A slow computer can be one of the most aggravating tools to work with, especially if you are busy, as it can slow your day right down. Oh, I just need to print this document that I need to post…. And the computer is still booting up 5 minutes later. I’ll just open this program… well I might as well...

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Folkmoor: Phantom Black Dogs
May02

Folkmoor: Phantom Black Dogs

Folklore researcher and author Mark Norman profiles the phenomenon of ghostly apparitions of Black Dogs which inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his most well-loved Sherlock Holmes novel. When asking people about the ‘Black Dog’, the first thing brought to mind is either the metaphor for depression popularised by statesman Sir Winston Churchill, or the Sherlock Holmes story “The Hound of the Baskervilles”. However, apparitions...

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Gardening with Michael Pell: Spring
May02

Gardening with Michael Pell: Spring

Spring, time of reawakening in the gardening year, though if, like us you garden on heavy clay, spring has been a long time coming. The ground here at Lewis Cottage is only just drying out, so I’m thankful that I managed to get ahead during the winter months, clearing the herbaceous borders, though I tend to leave the woodland well alone so that there are plenty of areas for the local wildlife to hibernate. That’s not to say that...

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