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.
Recently, I had to buy a new toaster. You would think this was a simple process: it’s not. And the problems I encountered along the way tell us a lot about what is wrong with buying technology today.
The release of Apple TV has confirmed one rather uncomfortable fact for the established broadcast industry: normal television is just another app on a screen that is becoming full of them.
In an industry that sets so much store on predicting the near future and trying to make some sound business sense of it all as it goes along, rewinding five years and seeing the slight mess of the predictions we’ve made for 2015 is always constructive.
How do we know what happened 500 years ago? Effective long-term data storage retrieval systems. Or books as we like to call them.
Because some things, such as large volcanic explosions and trade shows, are best observed from a couple of thousand miles away…
3D printing is either the new bogey technology of the mainstream media that will see our children printing off the guns to kill us from the cupboard under the stairs, or the saviour of civilisation that will have us printing all our domestic goods from said cupboard, including a good set of handcuffs too presumably.
It looks like the United States Federal Aviation Administration latest proposed set of rules covering the operation of UAVs is about to make filming with drones more ubiquitous than ever…