In Tech

Wish You Were Peer to Peer

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Apr 22, 2014
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This weekend I’ve been trying to solve one of modern life’s great mysteries. A wireless home network that doesn’t drop, or has a hissy fit when I move from one room to the next. In the UK, we have what I would loosely define as Peer to Peer Wifi Hotspots. A portion of my Wi-Fi is […]

Things that have caught my interest on April 21, 2014

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Apr 22, 2014
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  Time to  rattle through things that have caught my eye over the Easter break. Firstly I’ve recently installed Firechat on my iPhone. Firechat is a peer to peer messaging service that uses a little known function in iOS7 to create private networks without being connected to the internet if you’re in there are enough people with the […]

Things that have caught my interest on April 14, 2014

Things that have caught my interest on April 14, 2014

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Apr 14, 2014
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There has been a spate of documentaries celebrating the 20th anniversary of Brit Pop in the UK. The question I have is why 1995 has been picked as the seminal year for Brit Pop? A cursory glance at the top selling singles in 1995 has minted casino warbler Celine Dion at number 1, daytime TV […]

In Visual

Circuit board

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Apr 12, 2014
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A series of images from photographer Mishka Henna taken of industrialised cattle farm really stood out in this months Wired UK magazine (May 2014). …we’ve turned our landscape into a giant circuit board. You can check out further examples of her work here

Things that have caught my interest on April 11, 2014

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Apr 11, 2014
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A rag tag bunch of bookmarks today. This is one of those simple ideas that I’d wished I had come up with – take seminal album covers and using Google Street view put them in their physical context. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/apr/07/classic-album-covers-in-google-street-view-in-pictures?CMP=twt_gu If it hasn’t been done already, I’m sure movie locations and Google Street View will be […]

“Things that have caught my interest on April 08, 2014

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Apr 2, 2014
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Remember the million dollar homepage? Well 22% has rotted away. http://t.co/GE4JtC5aA0 Crowd-funding has had a strange effect on the process of innovation. http://t.co/Pi7quS3k6y Gonzo products from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino Non profits can now profit through this ingenious service that coverts your personal data into a donation  http://ift.tt/PofI6H A powerful piece from Bruce Schneier on how Ephemeral / […]

“Things that have caught my interest on April 01, 2014

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Apr 1, 2014
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Just a few bookmarked sites that have caught my attention. Avbl has been described as the Airbnb for freelances. Freelancers are set to make up 40% of the US workforce and this platform matches freelancers by skill-set for collaboration. I predict coffee-shops in Brooklyn and Hoxton to be the main beneficiaries. A small feature in […]

Things that have caught my interest on March 31, 2014

Things that have caught my interest on March 31, 2014

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Mar 31, 2014
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Check out the first 10 minutes from Brett Victor video presentation on how adaptive learning shapes the creative process.  The focus is on software programming but it could be equally applicable to any creative output. Think, for example, how a skilled carpenter works with the materials to make micro adjustments to their work. Another internet worm […]

Things that have caught my interest on March 30, 2014

Things that have caught my interest on March 30, 2014

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Mar 30, 2014
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http://ift.tt/1gcdz48 The Economist gets under the skin of Uber’s – the Taxi App – dynamic pricing approach that flexes based on supply and demand. However on closer examination, the figures reveal a raw deal for cabbies & customers a like http://ift.tt/1jKkaGA Do-gooders in startup land?!  — Medium – Y-Combinator moves into non-profit startups http://ift.tt/1eR26L2 6 Freeway […]

Things that have caught my interest on March 29, 2014

Things that have caught my interest on March 29, 2014

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Mar 29, 2014
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Rise above the noise – incisive thinking from @andywhitlock deck on the state of social media http://t.co/XxtuQuhGdL Instant Peeping Instant Peeping - Strangely Compelling real-time update of Instagram Photos in major City Areas You’re likely to be paying twice as much to stream music then you are to buy the music outright. But this will change if […]