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  • Blog Post: AI past and future

    A fun cartoon by Tom Gauld Tweet
  • Blog Post: The difference between need and want

    Just in case anyone is listening (pun), I absolutely definitely need these headphones. This is not a case of want, it’s definitely need. If the B&W MM-1 speakers are anything to go by, these will rock the house (pub). Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Bowers and Wilkins P5 headphones . Did I mention...
  • Blog Post: Taking Tech back to 1977

    Retro brilliance from ALT/1977: WE ARE NOT TIME TRAVELERS on the Behance Network . Is this what today’s tech would have looked like back in 1977? Probably. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is the tech bubble I/we live in. Packing my house and moving to the US gave me time to reflect on...
  • Blog Post: Sony’s flexible screen is just the beginning

    [image credit: Wired] Screen technology is coming along nicely and I noticed Wired recently showed the flexible Sony Screen above (that’s a pen it’s rolled around). Whilst we all get carried away with the latest gadgetry from Cupertino and Computex I think it’s safe to say that’ll look pretty archaic...
  • Blog Post: Trouble in the valley

    I really just wanted to share this great image from the NY Times today though the story it supports is pretty compelling too. The PR statements are priceless and a battle built on emotion as the NYT suggests this one is means not all decisions will be rational. Should be intriguing to watch. One piece...
  • Blog Post: Do I need to know that intelligent signage has Intel inside?

    As usual, Long Zheng is ahead of the mainstream press in reporting the latest in future technology. Once you get over the slightly cheesy element of this video it’s fascinating/scary to see that the world of Total Recall (they had this before Minority Report) isn’t that far away. Digital signs that recognise...
  • Blog Post: Technology Fossils

    Christopher Lock’s Modern Fossils will make fine presents for our kids. What would you add to Chris’s list? I’m loving the iPhone and thinking a rotary phone may be a nice addition. hat tip to Wired
  • Blog Post: The World We Live In

  • Blog Post: How To Make a 7 inch single

    Quintessential British TV
  • Blog Post: 15% Off Gadget Gear at Proporta

    I have no idea what those white things are but the orange thing is a Headphone Cable Tidy from Proporta . They’re home to lots of gadgety goodness With nothing else to do this Easter Sunday (Sunday 12th April 2009) apart from eat chocolate and watch The Masters , Proporta is offering you a 15% discount...
  • Blog Post: I’ve Arrived in 2010…You’ll Like It Here

    Europe Logs On View more presentations from crossthebreeze . A pretty interesting deck from my pal Kris – some slightly scary stats such as   By 2010 Microsoft predicts people will spend over 2.5 days a month on the Internet Does the title of my post make sense now? :) There are some other insightful...
  • Blog Post: Where Does Innovation Happen?

    A fascinating graphic from McKinsey and the World Economic Forum on where innovation happens globally. They we have examined the evolution of hundreds of such clusters around the world and analyzed over 700 variables such as business environment, government and regulation, human capital, infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Day Of Innovation in Europe

    I spent last Thursday at Microsoft’s Growth and Innovation Day in Brussels – our fifth running of this event that has now become part of the Brussels calendar it seems. That’s me up there with the tie that it too short…a fashion disaster I am still getting over. Sat at the Microsoft Surface table is...
  • Blog Post: The Sony Dilemma

    I agree with Gizmodo that this picture explains Sony’s challenge. I was talking with a friend about this only last week as I love Sony products (just was @ewand). They do beautiful design, tend to have premium prices and have a lot of products within a single category – they tend to throw a lot of stuff...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft 2019

    [ update 1: if you want the full 5m version go to Elop's speech and click on 15mins in ] [ update 2 : Long also has this on his site ] Predicting the future of technology is notoriously hard – but it didn’t stop our Business Division from coming up with a montage of how technology could be playing...
  • Blog Post: New F1 Rules

    I’ve pretty much given up on Formula 1 over the last few years as I find paint drying is a much more entertaining activity…but this video from Red Bull suggests we may actually be in for some overtaking in 2009. Whatever happens, F1 needs more videos like this. H/T to Wired
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Second iPhone App Breaks Cover

    CES was much more than just Windows 7 for Microsoft. We also announced Microsoft Tag as a beta and like Seadragon it’s available on iPhone …. though I’ve yet to find it on App Store even through http://gettag.mobi directs you there. Now available from http://tinyurl.com/7jj3lb Microsoft Tag is...
  • Blog Post: History Of The Interwebs

    History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo .
  • Blog Post: Google Heading Up The Mountain With Linux Desktop

    I followed this title “ The Google Linux desktop has arrived ” from PopURL’s this morning expecting details of a new Google OS and was disappointed to read this opening gambit. Google has been slowly, but surely, displacing Microsoft as the number one PC technology company. Google has done it by misdirection...
  • Blog Post: Ambient News

    I’ve been playing with Firefox a little more than usual of late and came across this interesting little extension called Ambient News from Atul Varma that aims to provide a non intrusive way to give you updates on sites you visit frequently. Each time you open a new tab in FF it gives you a view similar...
  • Blog Post: Seriously Great TV

    I don’t watch much TV these days – my time is more likely spent surfing the web, monitoring Twitter and posting on this blog. I think I prefer two way mediums. However, the last 4 nights have offered some of the best TV I have watched in a long time. I’m referring to The Royal Institution Lectures that...
  • Blog Post: ViaPost: Right Place, Right Time?

    Some friends of mine are involved is this interesting startup business so I have a vested interest in them being successful – though I think they may have hit upon a great solution at the perfect time. Put simply, they enable to you to save money on post by sending physical post direct from your computer...
  • Blog Post: Architecture + Interior Design + Technology

    I’m interested in all 3 of these topics for a variety of reasons and one of the things I love about blogging is when someone recognises this type of intersection and sends you something interesting related to it. I get my fair share of PR pitches these days from people asking me to show their stuff on...
  • Blog Post: How does your lobby look?

    In case you think your company has the coolest lobby in the world, you don’t – Comcast does. full details from Deputy Dog
  • Blog Post: Growing As A Technical Leader

      A friend of mine in Microsoft recently published a great internal document a he titled Growing As A Technical Leader and was kind enough to ask me to contribute through answering five questions he gave me. It was thought provoking enough that I decided to share the questions and answers here....
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