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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to Casey Newton of The Platformer, for both his newsletter and The Vergecast podcast. It was a...

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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...

Internet, Technology

The Pros and Cons of YouTube Music – September 2020 Edition

I’ve been a user of Google Play Music for quite some time now – almost exclusively because they uniquely allow you to upload...

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Building A Computer

For something like 10-15 years now, my main computer has been a laptop. Most recently, a Dell XPS 2015 with an Intel i7-6700 processor, and...

Media, Technology

Four Months In – Many Politicians are Still ‘Zooming’ Badly

I posted a Twitter thread on this subject earlier, but I thought it was worth exploring a little more here. This morning I was watching BBC...

Media, Technology

Micropayments and Transaction Fees

Yesterday I wrote about my frustration that every news outlet that doesn’t want to – or more likely can’t – rely on...

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USB-C: So Much User Uncertainty

The PC I’ve just been building (I’ll reveal all soon), has two USB-C sockets. The case at the front has a USB-C Gen 1 socket,...

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Apple and Dark Sky

Yesterday came news that Apple has bought the company who make the mobile weather app, Dark Sky. For those who don’t know, Dark Sky...

Internet, Technology

Magic Mirror

Note: Taking good photos of mirrors is very hard! This photo suggests lots of double images, but in fact they’re not visible to the...

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The Pricing of Apple TV+

Apple has announced that it’s upcoming TV service will cost £4.99 in the UK (and $4.99 in the US). That’s instantly brought a...