Twitter has published a map of how the world reacted when the name of the new royal baby, Princess Charlotte, was revealed yesterday. It’s fascinating in more ways than one.
Many of us have have grown up in an era where internet connections were signified by the beeping and whirring of a dial-up modem and printing a simple text document was a painstakingly slow and convoluted process, assuming you could get the computer to talk to the printer in the first place! To even begin … Read more
Sometimes you could be forgiven for thinking that we are living in a technological utopia. We’re connecting up the world with networks and devices; Google and Facebook want to build high altitude platforms for the internet using balloons or unmanned aircraft and every week there’s a new promise that graphene is going to change everything. … Read more
When automation goes wrong: Russian minister branded ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle gaffe It’s all very well letting computers take the strain, but is voice recognition technology really up to the job yet? Great spot by The Sun (but we’re linking to the Guardian because that’s not behind a paywall…).
These days it seems that everyone wants to know where you are. It took a while for it to dawn on those of us who enthusiastically adopted the first mobile phones that this marvel also had the down side that we were never out of touch (well, at least allowing for shoddy signal coverage which, … Read more
It’s hard to imagine a commercial sector facing a more harsh environment right now than high street retailers. Big or small, they are falling by the wayside at an alarming rate. Like all of life’s most complex challenges, there’s no one fix for this and there are a plethora of reasons for it happening in … Read more
If you have a website and you aren’t up-to-date on ‘cookie’ law, you must read this! A privacy law that came into force last year demands that websites based in the EU which are using ‘cookies’ publicise this fact to their visitors and provide them with ways to opt-out. This almost certainly includes your website. … Read more
The rain just hasn’t stopped falling today. Personally I’m struggling to adjust, having got myself lightly sun burnt while working outdoors at an event in Dorset yesterday… There is a recurring theme here though, as our summers seem to be something of a fading memory and unprecedented, torrential rainfall no longer seems, well, unprecedented. To … Read more