I’m part of a generation used to living their life in full view – our collective adolescence measured in a succession of messaging apps and social networks. Each of them encouraged increasing levels of openness and entrenched the message: sharing prompts caring or, better yet, attention… More here. By this point in time I would […]Read More Oversharing
Just stepping back from the constant crisis a moment. What is the purpose of this government? What is its vision for Britain’s future? For our society? What are its values? What does it believe in? What does it want for our children? Its just a chaotic, entitled free-for-all… tweeted here. Such a simple and impressive […]Read More What is the purpose of this government?
The texture of the paper, especially its roughness and softness, changes subtly with pattern cutting. Using this phenomenon, I designed an analog driving game to enjoy tactile exploration, inspired by the concept of co-creating communication in the education of children with visual and aural challenges… More here. Just in case you thought it was only […]Read More Lexus Design Awards
If there’s one myth that has persisted through the years without much evidence, it’s this: multiply your dog’s age by seven to calculate how old they are in “human years.” In other words, the old adage says, a four-year-old dog is similar in physiological age to a 28-year-old person. But a new study by researchers […]Read More How old is your dog in human years?
I started Pebble with some friends from the University of Waterloo in 2008. We were the first company to work on smartwatches. Pebble defined what a smartwatch was meant to do — vibrate and display incoming calls and messages, control music without taking out your phone, track your exercise and sleep, and be customizable by […]Read More The history of Pebble
Compound these pratfalls and shortcomings with another poorly timed price hike — it’s now over fifteen quid for the top tier membership — instated just as we’re starting to feel the fiscal bite of the cost of living crisis, and suddenly, murmurs of Netflix cancellation are getting louder. What doesn’t help the ‘flix argument is […]Read More Time to cancel Netflix?
This watch is insane if you look at the specs alone. It is 16.3mm thick, 46mm wide and 52mm lug to lug, and comes in at 206 grams with the metal bracelet. That is a BIG watch and for most people it would never be a consideration, myself included, because it is just too big […]Read More Tissot Seastar 2000 review. The big, bold, beautiful beast
My recent experience dealing with ASUS on a Chromebook repair. What’s the next big thing and do we even need it? Is life meant to be hard? Music by Tom Munch.Read More McGST Podcast Episode 93 (non-Apple/Amazon support, what’s next and should life be hard?)
I took out a free three-day trial with a US company called Speechify, which converts text into speech so you can listen to articles instead of reading them. As someone who likes to learn on the go, I wanted to see whether this technology would work for me. It didn’t, so I cancelled my subscription […]Read More Free trials can end up being anything but
According to Hive Systems your passwords should be at least 18 mixed up characters for maximum security. Here’s how long it would take a hacker to come up with as many combinations or passphrases before guessing your password [read more, methodology.. More here. I don’t think I have any 18 character passwords…Read More 18 mixed up characters for maximum security