Four things I didn’t know my Chromecast did, and four I wish it could do

April 22, 2014

The Chromecast is a great bit of kit, and we’ve been using it to stream everything from Formula 1 to This American Life to our TV since I picked one up a few weeks ago.

You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain

May 28, 2013

Never were truer words spoken when thinking about the technology sector. Last week somebody asked me to name a large, publicly traded technology company which is still popular with both the public at large and the “cool kids” in the Valley and Shoreditch. The obvious answers would be Apple and…

Ice burn from Marissa Mayer

November 28, 2012

“We literally are moving the company from BlackBerrys to smartphones.“


October 29, 2012

Every industry has its laggards. The kind of people who provide cringe-worthy quotes that you just know they’ll come to regret. Here’s a smattering of coverage and commentary of the cloud accounting industry. See if you can spot the odd one out – CCH Magazine – “It’s the next big thing. Online, cloud-based…

The Tech Blog arms race heats up

October 23, 2012

The tech blogs of the world are tasked with covering the latest gadgets and, increasingly, technology startups. They write at length about the personnel pilfering, technological one-upmanship and marketshare squabbling occurring between all the thrusting young tech firms in San Francisco, Shoreditch and elsewhere. This is why I find it entertaining that…

K-Pop and Chaebols

October 18, 2012

This piece from The Verge today is an excellent introduction to the rather odd world of K-Pop, which is as close to a music factory as you’re likely to find on the planet. Disappointingly for a tech site the didn’t cover what is, for me, the most interesting aspect of…

Mixed feelings

October 9, 2012

This piece in AllThingsD caught my eye today. Emirates, who have long been the tech-lover’s airline of choice, are now allowing passengers to use their mobile phones in-flight on all routes that don’t pass within 250 miles of America. I actually know the reasons for this following some research I…