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News

Apple News+ and the Publishing Industry

In March last year, Apple bought the digital magazine service, Texture. Texture’s...

TV

Apple’s TV Offering: Difficult to Get Excited

On last night’s BBC Ten O’Clock News, there was a story on the re- launch of...

TV

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Alex Gibney’s new documentary has been something I’ve been looking forward to...

News

717s

Great Northern, who operate the trains on my daily commute, have just introduced some...

Books

The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Having recently read and enjoyed The Absolution, the third in the ‘Freyja and...

Books

The Island by Ragnar Jónasson

It’s 1988, many years before the events recounted in the first of the Hidden Iceland...

Books

The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson

Following on from the latest Yrsa Sigurðardóttir novel, I thought I’d stay in...

Books

The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The Absolution is the third in the “Children’s House” series of books from one...

Internet, Technology

NAS Upgrading Fun

I’m documenting this, just in case there’s someone out there for whom...

Photography

Orchids – Colours of Colombia at Kew Gardens

Somehow it has been years and years since I last visited Kew Gardens. I managed to visit...

Books

Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe

It’s the early 1980s and our narrator, Lizzie Vogel, is about to leave home for the...

Media, TV

BritBox

ITV plc has just reported its annual results, and it was for that reason that we got the...

Audio, Radio

Where Next for ILR?

When LBC launched in 1973, it was the first Independent Local Radio (ILR) station in the...

Books

Walking in Berlin by Franz Hessel

I picked up a copy of Walking in Berlin over Christmas having become fascinated by the...

Radio

IP Contributions on the Radio

This morning I Tweeted this, and it got more than a few likes: (NB. I apologise for the...

Books

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

This book lays out the horrifying facts about climate change in a compelling and urgent...

Theatre

Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio was a very fine 2012 horror film made by Peter Strickland. Set in...

Internet

Undercover Advertising

In the UK, we have some really tight restriction on what and how we are able to...

TV

Das Boot

I first saw the original 1981 Wolfgang Petersen version of Das Boot on TV sometime...

Books

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

A twisted thriller about a couple who are not all they seem.  The set-up for My...

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