1 Sep 2015 by Kavitha Srinivasa
I'm into a storytelling mood. My friend's kid (a tiny tot) is being educated on mobile and mobile apps. The kid can't pronounce most names (that's another story) but is trying to figure out what the mobile is all about. Seen through the lens of a child, such curiosity is perfectly understandable. But when seen through the lens of the tech world, such gestures speak volumes. Today, the mobile phone or rather Smartphone is the first tech screen that anyone is exposed to. With this, comes the first Internet experience. To an extent, it's probably got to do with the fact that these are handheld devices and hence easy to handle. The reasoning may not work with tablets and laptops, which are second in ranking.
30 Aug 2015 by Pelle Neroth
Erasmus is a student exchange programme in the EU which has a very low UK takeup but which people who have actually completed seem to enjoy. Maybe it is the whiff of kumba-yah that puts young Brits off.
28 Aug 2015 by Chris Edwards
A lawsuit filed in the US over deaths caused by car engines continuing to run even when the key is outside the vehicle points to a looming problem in engineering design - how features designed for convenience can become actively dangerous.
18 Aug 2015 by Paul Dempsey
The New York Times' dissection of Amazon's corporate innards shouldn't have come across as that much of a surprise. The article depicts the logical result of a business culture we have even celebrated while ignoring its likely consequences. Seen this way, Amazon is just the company that's gotten fingered (though, given no-one's really disputing the Times' findings, it still deserves as much).
20 Jul 2015 by Vitali Vitaliev
When summing up this blog's quirky and techno hotels competition last February, I could not foresee the number of (substantially) belated readers' responses. Long after the closing date and weeks after the prize was posted to Peter Field, the winner, your hotel impressions kept trickling in.
"Our summer watersports special: surfing artificial waves, racing yachts for sport, superyachts for pleasure and much more besides"
- First experimental wormhole created
- NHS health records available online next year
- Internet of Things takes centre stage at IFA 2015
- Nissan invests £100m in Juke production at Sunderland
- Starfish-killing robot to protect Great Barrier Reef
- Graphene fuel cell electric supercar planned to take on Ferrari