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Alistair Fairweather
Drones open up a new frontier for journalism
Drones open up a new frontier for journalism
Experts call for diversifying of regulation, as a huge backlog in approvals hampers use of the new technology.
Dating apps have not killed dating
Dating apps have not killed dating
We are sexually omnivorous and not programmed for monogamy. But most of us prefer choosing one special somebody over an endless stream of nobodies.
The end of Moore's Law
The end of Moore's Law
Billions of people now carry around more computing power in their pockets than was used to land a man on the moon, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Symbolic wave of change hits the new Microsoft
Symbolic wave of change hits the new Microsoft
After 30 years of profitable but distinctly uncool dominance, Microsoft is finally doing exciting work again.
The music streaming flood can't be stopped
The music streaming flood can't be stopped
Modern music listeners no longer care about owning songs, they want their library on the go and on demand.
The $9 computer that could help change the world
The $9 computer that could help change the world
What can you buy for R110 these days? Lunch for two, a cheap T-shirt? How about a fully functional computer?
Uber is excellent, not evil
Uber is excellent, not evil
Taxi service Uber is neither particularly big nor particularly mean. And it works.
Apple spins privacy fears into PR gold
Apple spins privacy fears into PR gold
Tim Cook launched a stinging attack on tech giants like Google and Facebook that rely on advertising for the majority of their revenue.
The right to be forgotten, sometimes
The right to be forgotten, sometimes
Thousands are fighting for the right to be forgotten on the internet, a place where embarrassments are rarely erased, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Technology is not racist, but it still needs to change
Technology is not racist, but it still needs to change
Computers are still far too limited and stupid to understand how offensive mistakes in "tags" and categories can be, writes Alistair Fairweather.
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
Elon Musk thinks batteries suck, but this didn't stop his customers from buying the entire supply of the Tesla Powerwall in a matter of days.