Whenever talking about social stuff I'm often delivered the same statement when it comes to micro-blogging platforms. "I haven't got time for that. It's just people tweeting their food." There is often a tone of distain in the voice. As if the complainant logged into Twitter, was tied to a chair and forced to look at sandwich after sandwich, cake after cake, snack after snack. Unable to avert … [Read more...] about Why do we tweet what we eat?
The PirateBox has come a long way since it's inception in 2011 by David Darts. After reading about it's existence I first got to interact with one at the Elevate Festival in Austria. I remember downloading a book by Cory Doctorow and uploading an Mp3 from a band I used to be in. It felt liberating to have this private shared space. An internet only those in the room had access to. Back … [Read more...] about PirateBox – Collaborate and Share, Anywhere.
I first got to have a play with the Autographer in March 2013. listen to ‘Seeing the unseen with @Autographer’ on Audioboo I had previously heard of Oxfords Metrics Group and their earlier sense cam designed to assist Alzheimer sufferers, but on this occasion I was specifically there to see the prototype device destined to put this evolved medical technology in the hands of the … [Read more...] about Autographer, a review of the world first intelligent wearable camera.
What do I want with yet another cloud back-up and syncing service? Well free space for a start. Storage space for sharing my media, be it books, images, music and films etc. And then there is the ability to sync data across my apps and devices. My main workhorse is Dropbox but I get a little nervous when something works this well and I become dependent. Especially when I haven't paid for the … [Read more...] about Cloud storage and that syncing feeling
How do you feel about the world we are creating right now? What were your thoughts when the #PRISM news hit the headlines and Edward Snowden appeared in your browser saying these words?.. "If living unfreely but comfortably is something you’re willing to accept, and I think many of us are, it’s the human nature, you can get up every day, you can go to work, you can collect your large paycheck … [Read more...] about Are we finally living in 1984?