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...

TIBCO on tour

On the bus With a name meaning The Information Bus Company, TIBCO is clearly a fan of the bus as a form of transport and so it is no surprise that it is heading off on a European tour. The company has just announced a programme of tours and a series of customer conferences across Europe in 2015, headlined by TIBCO NOW. 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...