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.

Review Tokyo Tribes
Press Event

Tokyo Tribe Pic OK, prepare to suspend disbelief.

This is a film about youth gangs in Tokyo who, somehow, have taken control of large parts of the capital, in an effortless struggle that seems to have left no scars on any of them.

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...

Small steps to help SMEs make big productivity improvements

Nuance Productivity If you want to check the health of the economy, look at the condition of SMEs. According to the Federation of Small Businesses, in 2014 there were an estimated 5.2 million SME businesses in the UK which employed 25.2 million people, and had a combined turnover of more than £3,500 billion. more...

Review: Leef iBridge
Nick Booth

Leef iBridge One of the downsides of owning a Mac is that it seems to be a Trojan Horse. The Macbook Pro has been a tremendous gift and liberated me from all the tedious crap that comes with owning a PC. I’m quite pleased with my iPhone too.

But weird things have been happening to my credit card. Someone’s taken the cloud and used it to build a bridge... more...