LONDON, 27th November, 2014: The past has always held a special place in the British imagination, with history being used as a lesson for our present, inspiration for books, movies, games and plays. Our past has helped to forge our national identity. To celebrate the launch of Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove on iPhone, iPad, PC, and Mac, Big Fish conducted a survey with Censuswide to explore the UK’s views on the past — where we’re descended from and what we enjoy most about imagining the past!
Over 78% of the UK has thought about what it would be like to go back in time, with 12% thinking about it all the time. The younger generation has the most active imagination, with over 30% frequently imagining what it would be like to go back in time. Those aged over 55 are the least imaginative with only 11% thinking about it regularly. Although the majority of us have thought about what it would be like to go back in time, a far smaller percentage are actually interested in uncovering our ancestry. Only 44% of those in the UK care about knowing who and where they are descended from. More than one quarter of us cited lack of time or monetary resources as the main reason for not caring about our ancestry. Read the rest of this entry
We’re all aware of copyright and what it’s there for, but do we really know how the internet has changed copyright law forever?
The following infographic provides an insightful timeline from 1991 when the very first website was launched (http://info.cern.ch/) all the way up to today where we are surrounded with file-sharing websites.
In the early days of internet copyright, the rules and regulations were more about fair use policies for educational multimedia online. But in 1998, with the introduction of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), copyright started to become a big issue online – just in time for the launch of Napster in 1999.
Napster changed the internet and helped create the copyright laws we have today online. The rock band Metallica sued the illegal file-sharing company and this eventually resulted in their inevitable closure in 2001. Read the rest of this entry
If you think you’re not at risk of being a victim of burglary, think again. No matter where you live or who you are, a burglar will attempt to gain access to your home if the opportunity arises. Burglars are opportunist thieves, looking for an easy point of entry, causing as little disruption as possible. In this article we list the 10 ways to keep your home secure this winter.
#1 CCTV – CCTV systems can be rather costly, but they may help you sleep better at night. Setup in the correct locations, they can enhance your home security setup dramatically. The footage that’s recorded can be backed up and stored at a remote location, meaning even if tampered with, the evidence will be safe. Burglars hate to be filmed for obviously reasons, so installing a CCTV system can deter burglars from trying to gain access to your property. Read the rest of this entry
Just because nipping across to Calais offers you the chance to save more than a few pretty pennies on your wine and beer it doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style.
Our infographic tells you everything you need to know to make the most of your next short hop across the channel. It will help you find the best bargains, select the finest wines, enjoy gourmet French cuisine and take in the sights.
We’ll show you how you can turn your next booze cruise into a rather classy pleasure trip.
With the average ferry crossing from Dover to Calais costing around £30 this is truly affordable style. It doesn’t take a mathematical genius to work out that, with £3 savings on bottles of wine, a couple of cases will cover your ferry ticket, and you’re quids in with any more that you buy.
So which wines should you look out for?
Our top tips for wines with real class include the full bodied Rioja Reserva 2009 Marqués de Riscal, whose hints of vanilla and toasted oak are made even more quaffable thanks to the considerable savings. We also don’t forget those wines that taste so much better than their £1.99 price tag may suggest, such as the crisp acidity in the fruity hints of La Serrana Rosé 2013 Vino de la Tierra de Castilla. Read the rest of this entry