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Alistair Fairweather
Drones open up a new frontier for journalism
Drones open up a new frontier for journalism
The word “drone” has negative connotations for...
Dating apps have not killed dating
Dating apps have not killed dating
There are few things more elemental to humanity than sexual relationships - only food and shelter are more primal. 
The end of Moore's Law
The end of Moore's Law
A law that has shaped our world for decades will soon be broken. This is not a law of men, or of nature, but of technology. It is called "Moore's...
Symbolic wave of change hits the new Microsoft
Symbolic wave of change hits the new Microsoft
In 1986 Microsoft was about as cool as a company could get. Its software dominated the market, its IPO had just created thousands of millionaires,...
The music streaming flood can't be stopped
The music streaming flood can't be stopped
In the first half of 2015, US music lovers listened to 135-billion songs via the internet. That's around 500 songs for every person over the age of...
The $9 computer that could help change the world
The $9 computer that could help change the world
If that sounds like a joke, you haven't seen C.H.I.P. in action.
Uber is excellent, not evil
Uber is excellent, not evil
Earlier this month, the little guy won a historic victory against a big mean corporation. That little guy or, in this case, girl is a Californian...
Apple spins privacy fears into PR gold
Apple spins privacy fears into PR gold
"We believe the customer should be in control of their own information." Sound pretty obvious right? But coming from Tim Cook, chief executive of...
The right to be forgotten, sometimes
The right to be forgotten, sometimes
A year ago Europe's highest court decided that people have a "right to be forgotten" on the internet. Since then European citizens have...
Technology is not racist, but it still needs to change
Technology is not racist, but it still needs to change
William has wide, expressive eyes and a kind face. He's 56 years old but his smooth skin and soft afro make him look 10 years younger. He lives in...
Don't be left in the dark - plug your home into a battery
Don't be left in the dark - plug your home into a battery
"The issue with existing batteries is … that they suck." That’s not the kind of quote you’d expect from Elon Musk, a guy who has founded...
Broadcasting from the masses
Broadcasting from the masses
On Saturday night, while Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were slugging their way through 12 rounds of "The Fight of the Century", a much...