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Alistair Fairweather

Dev test article 28 August 2017

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

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

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

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

After 30 years of profitable but distinctly uncool dominance, Microsoft is finally doing exciting work again.

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

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

Taxi service Uber is neither particularly big nor particularly mean. And it works.

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

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

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

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.

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