Lockdown is making people buy smaller, cheaper TVs. That’s bad

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was originally slated for this Friday, July 24. That date was decided upon years ago – but by March 24 of this year the International Olympic Committee had bowed to the inevitable. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will now take place in 2021.

As is now all too apparent, a global pandemic has knock-on effects at every level of every society. The Japanese government is already over ¥1 trillion (£7.5 billion) in the hole due to the Olympic postponement – and that number is only going one way between now and

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You’re not the only one being annoyed by bad audio at work

Did you know that office workers lose 29 minutes of productivity every week because of poor sound quality?

That figure adds up – it’s almost two hours a month. That’s a huge amount of time – which means reduced output and lowered employee satisfaction. It’s a large amount of money, too: that 29 minutes of lost productivity means £389.48 of wasted expenditure annually per employee. If you’ve got ten members of staff, that’s nearly £4,000 lost per year – and it’s nearly £40,000 if your company has 100 staff. It’s a sum that can further spiral as more people spend

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