Author: adambowie

Audio

Social Audio – It’s Only So “Social” Right Now

For the last couple of months anyone in the audio space has heard an awful lot about Clubhouse, the Silicon Valley social audio startup....

Technology

Pimoroni Keybow Zoom Controller

Pimoroni makes a wonderful little package called the Keybow which comes in 3 key and 12 key options. It uses a Raspberry Pi Zero on top of...

Books

The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox

The Absolute Book is a complex and sprawling fantasy novel of a very unusual sort. And it’s all the better for being so. To try to...

Films, TV

Star on Disney+ is a Shallow Offering

This week Disney began its global rollout of ‘Star’ as part of its Disney+ service. In the US, Disney has a family of packages...

Books

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

A year or so ago I read The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells, which laid out in often horrific details, the kinds of things that...

Books

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Having previously read and enjoyed Convenience Store Woman, it wasn’t a hard decision to pick up Earthlings. As with the previous novel,...

Books

Where Ravens Roost by Karin Nordin

I love a good Scandi-noir, and this doesn’t disappoint with an entertaining tale about a slightly-disgraced Swedish detective who feels...

Sport, TV

Super Bowl Technical Shortcomings

While it’s a few hours too early to know how many millions of Americans watched this year’s Super Bowl, it’ll certainly...

TV

TV Logos Viewers Don’t Understand

Far be it for me to suggest that some elements of TV production deliberately obfuscate information, but here are three things that appear...

Olympics, Sport

When Should Athletes Get The Vaccine?

Note: This piece expands a little on a Twitter thread that I published earlier today. Today it was reported that the UAE Team Emirates...