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How can Siri help people with Autism?

January 15th, 2015 at 16:00 by Catherine

Apples' Siri intelligent personal assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions of iPhone users around the world use Siri to set alarms, ring friends and find out what the fox says. One thing Apple probably didn’t foresee, is the positive impact for people with autism.

Siri is helping people with autism to communicate more effectively, as one mum found out when her son started using the app. With this benefit only just being realised, we look at how people can use this to help their relatives with disabilities…

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A guide to viral charity fundraising

November 26th, 2014 at 10:15 by Catherine

 

A guide to viral charity fundraising

Over the past year it’s been hard to ignore the trend in online viral charity fundraising drives – #nomakeupselfie raised £8 million in less than a week, whilst the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised £62,000,000 over the course of its lifetime. We have had the chance to work with some incredible charities here at Plusnet, such as the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, so we thought we’d take a look at how both your own charity and yourself can emulate the success of others by setting a trend and getting something to go viral online.

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Sci-fi and technology: life imitating art

July 17th, 2014 at 14:00 by Chris Parr

USS Enterprise

50 years ago, technology like digital stereos, portable cameras and the internet was a thing of fantasy, present only in sci-fi and the imaginations of the most pioneering scientists.  Today we have handheld devices that consolidate them into one. Plusnet looks at how technology has changed our lives…

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Will we ever Skype from the Moon?

July 9th, 2014 at 12:00 by Chris Parr

Will we ever Skype from the Moon?

Have you sat and envisioned what the technology of the future will look like? Will we build a hotel on the moon, like many companies have proposed, and be able to Skype to our family here on Earth?

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