Greenpeace call in a man help it save electricity - but only AFTER it admonished everyone else!
Nick Booth

At peak times Britain’s power circuits are running at 98% capacity.

With that wafer thin margin of error, that means we’re only one minor incident away from disaster.

Steven Hawking is wrong about artificial intelligence

Stephen Hawking warns that we'll one day be over run by artificially intelligent machines.


Interview with Stefan Schachinger, Barracuda
Nick Booth

There’s a problem with instant gratification. There’s normally a long term effect. Virtualise in haste, repent at leisure.

Never trust anyone who tells you they’re revolutionary or agnostic
Nick Booth

Communication is a fine art. Network engineers demand a high degree of standards and rightly so. If there were not common definitions for handshaking, syntax, protocols and operating systems, there would be mass confusion and nothing would ever get done.

So how come their colleagues in the marketing department seem to have such a massive disdain for the English language?

New tele con scam targets simpletons who want to talk
Journalists at risk

Increasing numbers of people are falling victim to a new scam, called The Long Conference.

We've asked Dave Expert, who claims to have been on BBC 2's The Real Hustle, to explain how the con works.

Could Surface Pro 2 lure you away from the Apple shop?

Surface Pro 2 As a MacBook Pro user I spend most of the time hunched over a heavy machine, either at my desk, on the settee or lying in bed. Using it on the train is unrealistic too. I don’t think I’ve ever managed to get any work done on the train or a plane. There’s always some distraction or other.


On Demand Connectivity in Machine to Machine Communications
M2M Connectivity

What are the challenges involved?
What are the dangers? Could they generate tons of traffic and hog bandwidth?
Could criminals hijack machines and launched mass DDOS attacks?
How can we make SIMs safe?
What’s the essential different between a UICC and a SIM?
Do any vendors have a strategy for the challenges that... more...

Fast Data—A Potential Lifesaver
Guest blog

Digital tech Love it or hate it, the collection and processing of data is an integral part of modern life, as information about who we are and what we do is constantly gathered and analysed from anywhere in the world, whether you’re at work, rest, or play. Most of this data is used to benefit those doing the collecting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Take,... more...

Here, there and everywhere

Where is the workplace? Increasingly, it’s everywhere. It’s your converted spare room, your study at home, your favourite seat at the local coffee shop, or even on the train or the plane. Today, the workplace is anywhere you can get a wireless connection. But what about those times when a connection isn’t enough and you need human interaction? While... more...

Could cloud apps relieve all the bottle necks in the NHS?
Go on then, tell us how!

Spinal Bash Story The NHS employs some of the brainiest, hardest working and most brilliant communicators in Britain.

So why are there so many process bottlenecks?
Why so many cock ups, caused by assumption that someone else will deal with it?

Why d some hoard their knowledge in their brainy silos, while we patients flounder around in the information... more...