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Sci-fi and technology: life imitating art

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

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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…



How Formula 1 is Changing Online

July 4th, 2014 at 10:00 by Chris Parr


The 50th Formula 1 race at Silverstone takes place on the 4th - 6th July and with it comes the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and drivers, racing around the historic track. But for those fans not fortunate enough to follow the sport in person as it travels around the world, just how important is social media to their experience? Plusnet went behind the scenes to find out….


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Can Plusnet users get a song in the charts?

July 3rd, 2014 at 11:30 by Chris Parr

It was recently announced that music streamed online will count toward the charts for the first time. The first chart to include streams will be unveiled this Sunday July 6th.

The move is seen as positive by the music industry because it represents the progression of consumer habits.


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How communication and computers are leading changes in F1

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 by Chris Parr

F1 Mercedes 2014

It’s the 50th anniversary of Silverstone this weekend as the British Grand Prix takes place and so Plusnet thought we would take a look at how broadband internet, computers and technology have also revolutionised how teams perform on the track.

Whilst social media has played a significant role in helping fans peek behind the scenes, which we will be covering in a future blog with F1 Team Caterham, it is undoubtedly the work in the offices of each team that provides the thrills and success on the track for fans to enjoy. Being able to communicate internally and externally through email, as well as receiving in-race data at an almost instantaneous rate, is a necessity and can mean the difference between winning and losing.


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