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Friday, 30 January 2015

Google's Project Nova - because the internet isn't enough

Google has recently expanded it's vision of ‘connecting the unconnected’. According to The Information, Google will be launching its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) to compete with other US MVNOs, such as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Do We Even Want Snow?

Depending on your age you either love snow, hate snow, or don't really mind it.When you get older snow tends to be more of an inconvenience than a joy. Parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England have been hit heavily by snowfall, to the point where schools were closed and flights were cancelled, however as we go into February many of us have yet to see the white fluff rain down from the sky.

Friday, 23 January 2015

In stats: going digital in 2015

2015 is the year when everyone stops saying "the world has gone digital". It'll just be how the world is.

It's been helpful to keep reminding ourselves the world is going digital, in order to shift slow-adopters out of the analogue world of work, but in a realm where there are few places that technology has not touched, digital has become the working equivalent of breathing - we don't think about it, we just do it.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Are we really ready for Holograms?

Humans are a very intelligent species; new inventions are popping up everywhere as we are constantly innovating and creating in order to make our lifes easier. Tech giant, Microsoft has taken a huge futuristic step forward, with plans to release 'holographic' headset.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Things Which are Better on Twitter

There are a few things in life which, though tolerable in reality, are just infinitely, infinitely more appealing on Twitter. And I mean a few. It's basically James Blunt and Tesco Mobile.

Though not actively passing my day with James-Blunt inspired rages, I wasn't exactly a convert of the fan club, until I discovered Blunty on Twitter. Wondering why? Let me give you a few examples...

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Un-Crashable Drones?

We've seen videos of people flying their drones about, capturing some really amazing footage, however they're still controlled by a human; and all humans are prone to make errors, some more than others. Unfortunately pretty much anyone can buy a drone(if you have the money) and this includes people who may not be the most aware of their surroundings (or in other words, the not the best pilots!)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Fox News - One Big Ruse?

The question of the day is: is Fox News (and its guests) idiotic enough to have made such an erroneous error this morning in claiming that Birmingham is a Muslim-only city, or was it all an elaborate publicity stunt?

(Though considering the search term 'why we hate fox news' generates 56 million results in 0.3 seconds, it's highly unlikely that the channel needs any particular help in warranting negative-based attention from the masses...)

Friday, 9 January 2015

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword and "Anonymous" Are Taking Away Jihad's Pen

It's already started - on TV, on news sites and on social media - the talk of the clash of civilisations. Since the horrific attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris in which 12 people were killed, Europe feels like it's teetering on a knife-edge between righteous anger and tense restraint.

On Reddit, the notoriously intolerant liberal online community, images of radical hate preacher Mr Anjem Choudary dressed in drag emerged. What the intention of posting these images is, and the reason for their recent popularity, is not clear. To show it's adherents how enlightened the Western world is? To belittle radical Islam - destroy it with humour?

What about the cartoonist who says he's going to draw and post a picture of Mohammed every day for the next year?

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Missions for Mark - Ultimate Fighting Champion

The next big champ?

Hear ye, hear ye the New Year is here. That arbitrary date decided long before our time that marks the end of over-indulgence and the beginning of a period of self-torturing abstinence. Whether it’s from your 12 chocolate bar a day diet, smoking, drinking, or from annoyingly rattling on about what you’re going to do when the New Year arrives – we’re all trying to escape from our own bedevilling habits.