How Britain recorded a record day for internet use last Saturday



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Last weekend marked a virtual Super Saturday: there was a record 24 hours for internet usage in the UK.

From 10.35am on Saturday 21 November to the same time the next day, TalkTalk customers used 41.2million gigabytes of data, driven largely by streaming, which has now spread across most multimedia platforms.

Not so long ago we would largely watch terrestrial television, buy physical copies of films we wanted to see or go to the cinema, and snap-up CDs or vinyl for our music fix. It’s worked wonders for decluttering homes.



Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage


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Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage

But the other huge factor behind this surge in internet usage, according to TalkTalk – one of Britain’s biggest telecoms providers – has been the launch of four new

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LEE BOYCE on how Britain recorded a new record day for internet usage thanks to our ballooning streaming habits



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Last weekend marked a virtual Super Saturday: there was a record 24 hours for internet usage in the UK.

From 10.35am on Saturday 21 November to the same time the next day, TalkTalk customers used 41.2million gigabytes of data, driven largely by streaming, which has now spread across most multimedia platforms.

Not so long ago we would largely watch terrestrial television, buy physical copies of films we wanted to see or go to the cinema, and snap-up CDs or vinyl for our music fix. It’s worked wonders for decluttering homes.



Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage


© Provided by This Is Money
Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage

But the other huge factor behind this surge in internet usage, according to TalkTalk – one of Britain’s biggest telecoms providers – has been the launch of four new

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Virtual Super Saturday! LEE BOYCE on how Britain recorded a new record day for internet usage thanks to our streaming habit



a building with a green light: MailOnline logo


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Last weekend marked a virtual Super Saturday. There was a record 24 hours for internet usage.

From 10.35am on Saturday 21 November and until the same time the next day, TalkTalk customers used 41.2million gigabytes of data, driven largely by our new streaming habits, which has now spread across most multimedia platforms.

Whereas once upon a time not so long ago we would largely watch terrestrial television, buy physical copies of films we wanted to see or go to the cinema, and snap-up CDs or vinyl for our music fix, many now simply stream it. 

It’s worked wonders for decluttering homes.



Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage


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Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage

But the other huge factor behind this surge in internet usage, according to TalkTalk – one of Britain’s

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Washington vs. Cowboys line, selections: Advanced computer NFL model releases picks for Thanksgiving Day game

Teams vying for first place in the NFC East standings meet when the Washington Football Team takes on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. ET from AT&T Stadium.

Dallas is favored by three points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 46 (see up-to-date selections for every game this week on our NFL odds page). Before making any Washington Football Team vs. Cowboys picks, you NEED to check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,800 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It is a sizzling 19-10 on top-rated NFL picks this season, returning almost $800. The model also enters Week 12 on an incredible 115-75 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model ranked

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The one website South African ICT decision makers visit every day

There is only one place where you can reach all South African IT and telecommunications decision makers – MyBroadband.

In October, MyBroadband attracted a readership of over 2 million unique browsers and served these readers over 7 million pages.

What makes this readership unique is that the majority are IT decision makers in their companies and households.

The latest IAB SA and Narratiive statistics provide a detailed breakdown of MyBroadband’s readership:

  • 45,000 CEOs and Company Directors
  • 242,000 Business Owners
  • 1 million IT Managers and Executives

This is the exact audience South African IT and telecoms companies want to reach and engage with to promote their products and services.

Considering the value of this audience, it is no surprise that MyBroadband has seen a spike in marketing campaigns this year.

Companies are now looking for marketing channels which give the highest ROI and excellent value-for-money, which is what MyBroadband is known

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Five great gadgets to brighten your day

Snap Spectacles 3
First there was Google Glass, which kicked off the age-old futuristic idea of video glasses and gave rise to the term “Glassholes” for the few who used them. Then there were two iterations by Snap, which was the most youth-oriented social-media channel until TikTok. Then there was the exquisite Opkix miniature camera system I reviewed in July, but regard more as for grown-up videographers.

Now Snap has produced Spectacles 3. While I am not exactly their target market, I can well see that a serious young social-media hound would get a lot out of them – as could all kinds of artists. They have an inbuilt camera on each side of your head, so they can produce content in 3D, plus four high-fidelity microphones, and sync it wirelessly to your phone. You can add 3D augmented-reality effects to your films on Snapchat and other platforms.

The software

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Leading Up to World AIDS Day, Black AIDS Institute Launches New Website with a Video Interview Featuring Celebrity Tina Knowles-Lawson

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the nation’s only think and do tank committed to ending HIV in Black America, has launched its new website in advance of the December 1 annual observance of World AIDS Day. BAI’s new site aims to educate and mobilize Black Americans, allies, and institutions about the intertwined community burden of HIV and racial justice. Timed with the site launch, BAI also inaugurated Black Voices Matter, a video conversation series that amplifies Black influencers with varied perspectives and platforms to take HIV awareness into spaces where it has previously not been well-understood. Black Voices Matter‘s inaugural conversation, with much-loved celebrity and entrepreneur, Mrs. Tina Knowles-Lawson, can be viewed on the new website.

“Like many of us, Mrs. Tina has lost a loved one to HIV/AIDS at a time when life-saving prevention and treatment

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Australia’s stock exchange shuts down for a day after a software glitch

The Australian Stock Exchange closed early on Monday following a glitch after upgrades went live, in the bourse’s worst outage since 2016.

Shortly after trading commenced at 10 a.m. local time, the exchange said it became aware of a market data issue. At 10:24 a.m., trading was paused. Before the stoppage, the S&P/ASX 200 index had been up 1.2 percent, its highest level since Feb. 27.

In the afternoon, the market said it would close for the rest of the day. In a statement, it said the issue had been identified and would be resolved overnight in time for normal trading on Tuesday.

“ASX is very disappointed with today’s outage and sorry for the disruption caused to investors, customers and other market users,” Dominic Stevens, the exchange’s managing director and chief executive, said in the statement.

ASX said a software issue related to the trading of multiple securities in a

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Research Suggests Solar Panels Could One Day Charge Your Gadgets From a Lamp

Illustration for article titled Redesigned Solar Panels Could One Day Charge Your Gadgets From a Lamp

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Despite being excellent tools for harvesting the free energy the sun is blasting towards our planet all day long, the solar panels you see dotting roofs and blanketing fields don’t really work with artificial light. But as researchers sought out new materials to improve the efficiency of solar photovoltaics, they also discovered these materials could finally be used to harvest light from lamps and other indoor light sources to help power the ever-growing variety of smart devices we rely on.

Solar cells are typically made from pure silicon which doesn’t exist in nature, requiring a purification and refinement process for raw materials like silicon dioxide and quartz. So while solar panels are considered a green source of energy, there’s still an environmental impact as a result of the manufacturing process, which is also expensive, slowing the adoption of solar energy initiatives. To combat this, the

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Singles Day a Success but New Internet Guidelines Could Impact Short-Term

China’s post-pandemic economic recovery got further confirmation on Wednesday. Shaking off any loosely hanging Covid-19 shackles, Alibaba’s (BABA) 11.11 shopping festival proved to be another roaring success.

Boosted by a first-time extra sales window between November 1-3, the annual Double 11 shopping extravaganza hauled in gross merchandise value of ¥498 billion (~$74 billion), amounting to 26% year-over-year growth, in line with the 26% uptick of 2019.

The event drew in 800 million participants, and Alibaba said that during peak activity, the platform was processing 583,000 orders per second. Overall, there were 250,000 brands selling discounted goods, including 31,000 overseas brands.

RBC analyst Mark Mahaney believes the festival’s continued success is a “sign of the durability of Chinese consumers’ consumption rebound since the trough of the pandemic.”

As for Alibaba, the 5-star analyst counts its excursion into offline sales including “big ticket retail like autos and real estate” and

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