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Benedict Evans on ten-year future predictions (well as good as anyone can) YouGov | Who is on top in the Nike vs. Adidas battle? – UK only data The bitcoin drugs trade is highly centralised | FT Alphaville – looks that the cryptocurrency bubble could burst pronto How an unknown Chinese phone maker became No […]

Things I’d like to see in 2018

There are a number of people who have done great trends / predictions for 2018. I thought that I would focus on what I would like to see. Smartphones are stuck in a period of innovation stuckness. It is becoming increasingly difficult to justify upgrades to your handset. This has had knock-on effects to mobile […]

Charlie Stross at the Chaos Computer Club conference

Interesting lens on history, predictions and futurology by science fiction writer Charlie Stross. Culture has a role (and attendant responsibility) in shaping the direction of technology. Stross’ talk is an essay on unintended consequences, design, regulation and economics.

You are not safe

I have been catching up on Halt and Catch Fire. It is a fiction based on various aspects of Silicon Valley lore. I have enjoyed watching it immensely to a point. I was especially struck by  episode eight in the third series. One of the main characters in series three hacks his employer and releases […]

Ten years of the Kindle

Ten years of the Kindle, just let that settle in for a moment. That has blown by. Amazon is celebrating 10 years of the Kindle so it makes sense to reflect on the device and the service. Ten years ago today, we launched the first-ever Kindle. Happy 10th birthday @AmazonKindle and thank you to all […]