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Facebook and Silicon Valley’s hubris

Cal Newport has published an interesting post titled "The Disturbing High Modernism of Silicon Valley". It focuses on the recently leaked Facebook memo authored by Andrew “Boz” Bosworth.

Published on the 12th of April, 2018 Read full post

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