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My latest piece in The Oldie...

You are probably familiar with Uber – the taxi firm that you contact through your smart phone. They send the nearest driver straight to you, usually in minutes. The firm has its problems, mostly related to employment law, but the technology behind it is undeniably impressive.
What you may not know is that the NHS is experimenting with something similar for General Practitioners, and not just that, they are also testing diagnosis using Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s called GP at hand and is being tried in West London.

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Ask Webster anything...

I am always pleased to hear from readers for any reason but in particular I’m happy to try to resolve any computer or internet related headaches you may have.  If I can’t help, I may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Be careful what you post...

An eye-opener. All the information available in this video was obtained from the children’s public profiles in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Whatsapp. Think before you post and protect your privacy on social networks.


Cabinet blues

I recently wrote about the poor placing of one of those green Broadband cabinets that are popping up all over the place; in our village, it has been installed in a spot that is not only unsightly but dangerous, as it obscures the view for drivers at a junction.
As ever, my readers have come up trumps, and I have received this excellent guide to fighting the problem. Not for the faint-hearted, but worth a try.

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Is this really a perpetual motion machine?


BBC Consultation

The Government launched a Green Paper on the future of the BBC - and they wanted to hear your views.

The time has passed to contribute, but you can see the comments received - and I know many Oldie readers did contribute.  Click here


My favourite Honda advert - from ages ago

And I don't even like Honda cars.


A new devolo homeplug review

Although the Wifi in my office was registering nearly at full strength, I’d been finding that it was regularly cutting out, or drastically dropping in download speed. My router is two rooms and three walls away. The solution is to use what are known as Homeplugs; I’ve written about these before, but devolo, one of the bigger brands, has just sent me their latest model to try.

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Who is the better fisher?


Wrap your presents in 12 seconds...

Provided that you are buying everyone a box of tissues, of course.