10 years after: Marrakech and travel writing

12th February 2016 0

I’ve never done any professional travel writing. Having bucked the odds and got into music journalism with Sounds a quarter of a century ago, trying to roll a 7 again and getting into the vastly more competitive travel market always felt like it was going to be more trouble than it was worth when there was a living to be made elsewhere. Here’s an extract from the start of a blog I first made notes on, well, 10 years ago today…

Conspiracy theories by the numbers

3rd February 2016 0

Oxford University’s Dr David Grimes has come up with an equation to describe just how long conspiracies are likely to stay hidden before being revealed

What we learned from CES 2016

21st January 2016 0

This year’s CES in Las Vegas saw TVs get literally rolled up as 4K HDR became the de facto standard, VR kit hit the market at a much higher price than anyone expected, and, in a bravura performance, Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, turn on the service in 130 countries while he was making his keynote speech.

5G: a sort of bluffer’s guide

18th January 2016 0

Last year, researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre managed to get a jaw-dropping one terabit per second data rate out of 5G technology. What is to come and when-ish it will arrive.

The hunt for the Moon landing tapes

13th January 2016 0

Over forty years ago, on July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong descended the steps of the Lunar Lander and became the first man ever to walk on the surface of the moon. The resulting images are some of the most iconic ever captured. They also aren’t the original. Much, much better ones were transmitted but have been lost over the years. Houston, as the saying goes, we have a problem…

The importance of online mindfulness

12th January 2016 0

One of the things I’ve been increasingly puzzling about recently is the disconnect between our online lives and our real ones; the personas if you like that we present to people in the real world and the ones that we forge for ourselves online.

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