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The technology we use to drive our SEO campaigns is just as important as the people who run them. As a company that loves to explore new and up-and-coming technology and tools, find out the latest tech news, guides, and information with SALT.agency.

  • JavaScript for the modern web and good user experience

    TLDR JavaScript helps us enhance user experience. JavaScript runs on user devices — but we shouldn’t abuse their power. Ship only necessary JavaScript and as little as possible. SEO & JavaScript boils down to prerendering, and then you are left with HTML. A user should be able to interact with UI when they see it, so […]

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  • Bing makes improvements for maps-related searches in UK

    Microsoft announced that it is unrolling a series of improvements for map-related searches in the UK. Although not exactly ground-breaking, as the features have been featured in Google Maps for a number of years, Bing users will be glad to know that they can now take advantage of the new additions. Possibly the most useful feature for users, […]

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  • You Can Now Register Emoji Domains 😱 😍

    Last year I wrote a piece for Social Media London, looking at how the English language has developed over the past 100 (or so) years and how Emojis are now beginning to influence our communications. This was brought on by the joy emoji (😂 ) being named as the Oxford English Dictionary 2015 Word of […]

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  • How your body can transmit your passwords

    A collective of engineers at the University of Washington’s Networks and Mobile Systems Lab have discovered a way to pass a four-digit code through human skin using everyday technology, lending itself to exciting concepts such as unlocking a door or a safe just by touching it. Sure, this could be achieved with a fingerprint sensor […]

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  • Google DeepMind to delve into NHS records

    Google has been given access to 1.6 million NHS patient records in a data-sharing agreement – as revealed by New Scientist. The records, which includes full names and patient histories, are expected to help develop early warning systems for patients at risk of developing acute kidney problems. Under the agreement, Google’s artificial intelligence division will […]

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  • What David Bowie thought of the internet in 2000

    There is no doubt that David Bowie shall be remembered as one of the greatest and most influential British artists of the 20th century. Celebrated as a visionary and pioneer in both music and visual art, it has since emerged, thanks to the unearthing of a BBC Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman, that Bowie was […]

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  • Spotify finds its feet within the music industry. Sort of.

    Thanks to new research published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, a study has concluded that Spotify is helping win the battle against digital piracy. After examining the effects of legal streaming on torrent downloads, researchers were able to conclude that for every 47 streams, the number of illegal downloads decreases by one. Launched […]

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  • Where is the Equality in technology?

    Last week, writing on a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview, Professor Stephen Hawking was asked whether he thought that technological advancement could one day lead to large-scale unemployment – something that we have discussed before in an earlier blog. In reply, Hawking said that: If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on […]

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