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How To Use Your Phone More Mindfully

If you have social media you’ll no doubt be familiar with news feed scrolling, status updates and live stories. But would you like to learn how to use your phone more mindfully? While many of us use social media to stay connected, becoming too absorbed in our phones can actually prevent us from engaging with…

Goodman's Field - Interior With Blue Tiles

Goodman’s Field, E1: Something For Everyone

By Lynn Reynolds, writer: longtime EastEnder, sometime Bermondseyite. It’s ironic that in my part of the east end of London, fish and chips is so hard to find. That’s why I’m glad that Goodman’s Field, my local (and newly refurbished) JD Wetherspoon’s pub, does such a reliably satisfying version. Fish is always a thick, juicy…

Smart virtual assistants

Smart Virtual Assistants: Who’s the Smartest of Them All?

Back in the dark days of the late 20th century, digital assistants were slab-like pieces of primitive tech, little more than a computerised Filofax. The first so-called smart virtual assistant was Microsoft’s Clippy, an annoying animated paperclip which popped up and got in the way whenever we were trying to use MS Office. But in…

Are e-readers making books obsolete

Are E-Readers Making Books Obsolete? Here’s Why Not

At Loose Ends we love to read. We get out and about so much that e-readers are a real blessing for us, helping pass the time on trains, planes and buses, and while waiting. So the question of whether e-readers are making books obsolete is one that’s close to our hearts. Cards on the table; even…

University Gifts For Students

University Gifts for Students: 4 Essentials for College Life

Choosing university gifts for students can be a big headache. You don’t want to load ‘em up with more stuff than can fit into a family car, but you’re anxious not to leave out the essentials. However, now you can relax, because the Loose Ends team are here to tell you what the university student…

Your technology social life

Welcome to Your Technology Social Life

What do we mean by your technology social life? Well, it’s your social life, but made better by technology. Modern technology is often blamed for social isolation, but we say it ain’t necessarily so. At Loose Ends we think technology can add a social dimension to all kinds of activities which were traditionally carried out…

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