At first glance, it could be the courtly maze of an English country manor - albeit with some rather large gaps.
A new survey by Principality Building Society has revealed first time buyers would prioritise hooking up their WiFi and TV when moving into their new home…before even having a sofa to sit on.
We’ve fast become a screen-obsessed nation always on the lookout for WiFi access whenever we’re on the move, and Principality's research has shown that the majority of Brits follow the same habits when moving into their first home.
The property market, like that of gold and oil, is a rather murky world.
The prices you'll see on most websites are asking prices. The value of a done deal - the real price - can take land registries weeks to process, by which time a fast-paced market will have moved on.
So those on the inside doing the deals, such as estate agents and developers, have a distinct advantage.
Could technology help blast open this closed market?
A partnership with eBay means that shoppers can log on in the shop via a giant interactive screen, to make a wish list of items.
Once in the changing room, the shopper can also communicate digitally with tablet-carrying sales associates, who then bring over requested clothes in different sizes and colours.
Once a decision has been made the guest can then pay for merchandise without ever standing in a queue or seeing a cash register.
Thousands will receive drones as Christmas presents this year but, as a recent near-miss with an airliner shows, the authorities face a battle to stop them being used irresponsibly.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones have long crossed over from just being used in the military and specialist commercial sphere. They can now be seen in homes.
A new collection of data maps of London reveals a city heaving with information.
A quick quiz question for you. How many football pitches could fit inside the Greater London boundary? Well, 220,000 of them would fill the space between Cockfosters and Croydon, Heathrow and Hornchurch.
That statistic is just one of thousands of facts and figures contained in a new book about London, which according to its creators is the most data-heavy capital of the world.
Energy bills are to come with compulsory Quick Response (QR) codes to help people switch supplier more easily, the government says.
The barcodes, which can be scanned by smartphones and tablets, will let customers upload tariff and consumption data directly from their bills.
Security vendor GFI Software is warning London commuters to be on their guard while using the public Wi-Fi services offered by Tube stations across the capital.
Driving along a sunlit road along Gibraltar's western slopes, a tourist stops by one of the city's top attractions - St Michael's Cave - and consults his travel guide...
The UK uses more mobile data than any other country and also has one of the highest percentages of smartphone owners globally, Ofcom has said.
There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world, according to regulator GS1 UK.
London buses are to start accepting contactless payments from Thursday.
Passengers on the city's 8,500 vehicles will be able to buy tickets by swiping a credit, debit or charge card by an NFC (near field communication) reader.
In Roskilde, QR (Quick Response) codes on stones embedded at some graves can be scanned by smartphones for more information on the deceased, including text, audio and video.
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce and QR code usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using data from the comScore MobiLens service. The study showed that European smartphone users scanning QR codes via their devices grew by 96 percent in the past year...
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