Month: February 2014

Misc, TV

The Worst Place in the World for a Big Live Global TV Audience

In a nice piece from Marina Hyde in today’s Guardian, she links to a New Yorker piece from a few years ago that disavows the idea...

Internet, TV

Battle of the Streaming Services

This morning, Amazon UK announced a shake-up of its streaming offering, hitherto called LoveFilm. From next week, the service gets...

TV

Viewing Habits

On the train home this evening, I noticed an outdoor advertisement for Sky Atlantic’s big new series, True Detective. So I posted...

Cycling, Video

Mud in Trent Park

Mud in Trent Park from Adam Bowie on Vimeo. Here’s a short video I shot yesterday morning to test my Sony Action Cam with the Joby...

Books

Branson: Behind the Mask

Tom Bower is that rare thing – a writer who takes no prisoners. He goes where others fear to tread – or at least UK libel laws...

Technology, TV

TV Apps’ Shortcomings

You know when something should be easy but it just isn’t? Well this is what I often find with apps on smart TVs and other devices....

Internet

Twitter Notifications

The other day I was seething about my inability to turn off a particular type of Twitter notification in the Twitter Android app. I’m...

Radio

Changing From Real Radio to Heart Mightn’t Be All Plain Sailing

Aside from the publication of new RAJAR figures, the big news in radio today was the sale of seven stations by Global, which was forced on...

Radio

RAJAR Q4 2013

If it’s early February, it means it’s time for another RAJAR release. So what are the big stories? Well I reckon they Radio 2,...

Cycling, Technology

Blaze Laserlight – A First Look

Back in November 2012, I backed my first Kickstarter project – the Blaze Bike Light – and today it arrived fresh from...