Jade Lane
Jade Lane is a freelance journalist, copywriter and editor.
She graduated from the University of Westminster with a first-class honours degree in Journalism and now works as a freelance writer and journalist for a number of consumer technology, science and knowledge magazines.

Most of Jade's outpourings concern technology, the media, women's health and music.

Read Jade's 140-character ramblings @jadeyandcoke.

Entries by Jade Lane

It's Time to Take Voting Online

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2014 | (02:07)

As the results of today's local elections trickle in tonight, men and women up and down the country are sitting in leisure centres and town halls, counting hundreds and thousands of ballot papers. The process of counting, re-counting and verifying is likely to last long into the night.


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Why I'm Saying No to Cervical Screening

(11) Comments | Posted 13 March 2014 | (19:57)

An inconspicuous-looking white envelope dropped through my letterbox last week. Inside it contained an invitation to participate in the NHS's cervical screening programme. Do you know what I did next? I put it in the bin.

I'm aware that the previous statement will prompt many of you to look at...

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HMV: How Many Victims?

(3) Comments | Posted 14 January 2013 | (23:33)

There's some fierce debate going on about the demise of HMV today. Many will blame the rise in digital downloads, the fall in physical formats and HMV's failure in adapting their business model quickly enough.

I can't help thinking, however, that one of the other, understated, reasons behind HMV's...

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Comet: Strangled By Their Own Smartphone Cables?

(2) Comments | Posted 2 November 2012 | (18:49)

In what has been a turbulent year for British retail, the high street was dealt another mighty blow last week following the announcement that electronics giant Comet was going into administration.

My fondest memories of Comet were going in to watch the giant wall of TVs. Dependent on what...

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Going Underground: Why the Internet is One Tube Upgrade Too Far

(2) Comments | Posted 20 March 2012 | (22:23)

Since we have had the ability to run our lives from the palm of our hand, people have been campaigning for phone and internet connectivity on the Tube. After a period of badgering, TfL bowed to pressure and partnered with BT to trial a WiFi service at Charing Cross station...

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Camera Obscura: Why Cameras Are Ruining Gig Culture

(0) Comments | Posted 15 February 2012 | (14:18)

Digital cameras are wonderful. The speedy evolution of technology in terms of increased quality and expanded internal capacity (as predicted by Moore's Law) is mind-blowing at times. But like everything else in this world, cameras and camera phones have their place. That place is not a sweaty, excited,...

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Why Bad Period Pain is Often Something Rather Than Nothing

(2) Comments | Posted 12 February 2012 | (19:24)

For years, doctors and employers alike had written off 'really bad period pain' as a fad. It was an excuse used by exercise-shy teenagers in schools across the world in an attempt to escape the trauma of running around a muddy rugby pitch in the freezing cold. I was guilty...

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Hear No Evil, See No Evil: Google and Twitter's Free Society Is Crumbling

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2012 | (23:00)

For better or worse, the notoriety of the internet stepped up a notch last year. Civil unrest was a common theme in the news - not just here in the UK, but throughout the world - the US had the Occupy movements, we had 'the riots' and of course, Arabic...

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Why SOPA Is a Reaction, Not a Solution

(0) Comments | Posted 20 January 2012 | (16:46)

The internet is in crisis. Wikipedia closed their doors to visitors last Wednesday, in protest at SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and in an almost perfectly-timed, plot-twist-shocker, the US Authorities pulled the plug on file-sharing hub MegaUpload. We are now amidst a full-on war between the US Government and web...

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Tech or Tech-no? Why IT Education Reforms Are Better Late Than Never

(4) Comments | Posted 18 January 2012 | (23:00)

Michael Gove, UK education secretary, has finally done the right thing, and realised that IT education in England is ''demotivating and dull". Even better, he's gone one step further and announced an overhaul of the IT National Curriculum, which will focus on web design, computer programming and computer science to...

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