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The Substitute Phone is designed to help smartphone addicts cope in their absence

Methadone for swiping and scrolling.
Linked on the 27th of November, 2017 Details

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.

Published on the 11th of August, 2017 Read full post

Don’t Connect to a Public Wi-Fi Network Anywhere You Wouldn’t Go Barefoot

You can’t see the gross stuff on the airport floor, but you wouldn’t walk there barefoot.

Published on the 29th of November, 2016 Read full post

The right to repair

As a kid, I used to love going to Foyle's in Charing Cross Road with my dad. We would head for a floor full of repair and maintenance manuals and, while he searched for help on whatever project was currently occupying him, I would browse books containing fascinating and, incomprehensible to young me, diagrams of the inner workings of automobiles, planes, radios and other technological wonders.

Published on the 10th of September, 2015 Read full post

The mobile phone vs the iPod

Bill Gates believes mobile phones will overtake portable music players like the iPod as peoples’ MP3 players of choice.

Published on the 12th of May, 2005 Read full post

A European broadcast flag

Cory Doctorow points to an article about yet another acronym: CPCM, the European version of the United States' broadcast flag and just as potentially troubling. It defines what a consumer can or can't do with copyrighted content on his equipment, if it can be stored, copied, shared and how many times. It looks, at first glance, to be even more restrictive than its American cousin.

Published on the 7th of March, 2005 Read full post