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The Great Hack (Netflix documentary).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Great Hack (Netflix documentary).

The Great Hack is an interesting new Sundance Award-winning documentary about the Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal which will be hitting Netflix on July 24th 2019. Here’s the film’s blurb: They took your data. Then they took control. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on […]

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Steampunk laptop, home-brewed to the extreme (maker projects).

June 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk laptop, home-brewed to the extreme (maker projects).

Once upon a time there was a maker called Starhawk. Starhawk was bored. What can I create, he pondered? Then, inspiration struck. “I know, I’ll strip an old Intel motherboard out, load up on the wood and brass, and create myself a fully functional steampunk laptop!” And do you know what, dear reader? That’s exactly […]

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Life In The Fibreoptic Lane: an article by: GF Willmetts.

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Life In The Fibreoptic Lane: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I was a latecomer to broadband nearly a decade back and only discovered it was possible to change to fibreoptic last November and that my broadband supplier could do it on special offer. Obviously, this will vary from broadband supplier to broadband supplier and what kind of price they offer but if you get one […]

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U.S. Government wants a super-big super-computer.

March 26, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
U.S. Government wants a super-big super-computer.

Intel, Cray, the U.S. Department of Energy are to deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States. The system being developed at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, named “Aurora,” will be used to advance scientific research. The contract is valued at $500 million and will be delivered to […]

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Steampunk Commodore 64 laptop sizzles.

January 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk Commodore 64 laptop sizzles.

One of the more interesting items to feature at this years CES 2019 show in the USA surely must be the Steampunk Commodore 64 laptop modded by the UK’s very own Bad Dog Designs. Might as well mod it, eh, anyone still working on a Commodore 64 probably feels like they are stuck in the steam age. It […]

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Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg (rap battle).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg (rap battle).

One of the oft asked questions in many a philosophical debate is this: in a rap battle between Elon Musk of Tesla and Space-X fame, and Mark Zuckerberg of FaceBook founder status, which titan of the New Commerce would win? Well, my friends, here’s the answer for you … 

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Genius Weapons by Louis A. Del Monte (book review).

November 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Genius Weapons by Louis A. Del Monte (book review).

The subject of Louis A. Del Monte’s book ‘Genius Weapons’ comes more from its sub-title, ‘Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weaponry And The Future Of Warfare’. As he describes in his introduction, America is actually lagging behind Russia and China in making robotics and AI working together and where battles will be between machines rather than people. […]

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Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest science fiction fan, dies.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest science fiction fan, dies.

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and one of the world’s richest science fiction fans (worth $20 billion), has sadly died of cancer aged only 65. He was the founder and primary backer of the Seattle Science Fiction Museum (now The Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP) and tributes to Paul have already flooded in from […]

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GDPR – What’s that then?

May 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
GDPR – What’s that then?

GDPR replaces our old UK Data Protection Act 1998 which had got a bit long in the tooth. This new legislation is much more robust about protecting your personal data and forcing companies to be more transparent in telling us what they are collecting, what they are doing with it, who they are sharing it […]

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The New Newsletter.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
The New Newsletter.

Hello everyone As we never disclose our subscriber list to anyone, we knew we’d be OK with the new British General Date Protection Regulation, commonly called GDPR, coming out on the 27th May. What we didn’t anticipate was the Google arm that distributed our newsletter would suddenly stop without warning. Selecting a new one was […]

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