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Traveling with Technology

After a long, long winter we’re finally able to emerge and enjoy the outdoors! Our eyelashes won’t freeze to our face, the simple act of breathing won’t be painful; truly have we suffered. But before too long we’ll be planning getaways and...

 

Clash of Angry Birds With Friends

It wasn’t so long ago that mobile gaming meant loading up on AA batteries and taking your Game Boy with you on a road trip. Tetris, Super Mario Land and the now multibillion dollar franchise of Pokémon all saw significant time gracing that tiny,...

 

Rockin' Robin

The internet isn’t short of platforms upon which to share things. Ideas, opinions, news, photos; the web is basically awash with ways to let people know how you’re feeling about something. One, which has carved out its own niche in this sea of...

 

Like Transactions, But Smaller

Free stuff is great! Free, convenient stuff is even better. So with trends shifting in the digital age to a culture filled with “there’s an app for that,” how are creators of those handy little pieces of software making a living? Free...

 

Encryption, For Everyone, Everywhere.

Thankfully, the days of it being cool to demonize technology in a blanket fashion are coming to an end. Even over the course of my career, things have shifted and people have realized that it’s much more useful as a tool for productivity, learning...

 

WiFi 6. Wireless, but Better.

As someone who’s built their career on technology, its usage and keeping abreast of its trends I can happily confirm one thing: wires suck. I’ll admit they’re great for reliability and speed and traveling great distances and all of that stuff,...

 

Technology for Fools'

I’ve such mixed emotions about the celebrations surrounding April 1. I thoroughly enjoy a harmless hoax, both taking part in the crafting of one and at times, being the recipient! It can be a great way to bond with friends and coworkers, in the...

 

Back, To Where You Once Belonged

The dining table has taken on a new role for many of us over the course of the last couple of years. Once a place to gather with family for a meal and conversation, its duty expanded during COVID to include “work from home battle station.” Condim...

 

Ukrayina Cherez iPhone.

People around the world have had their eyes fixed on eastern Europe for the past number of weeks, watching the horror unfold as the conflict continues between Russia and Ukraine. But for the first time on this scale, we’re able to see an...

 

Access Denied.

I’m in no position to speak with conviction about the atrocities currently transpiring in eastern Europe. What I am qualified to speak on however is the technical methods with which a nation might censor or otherwise control what its residents are...

 

I Want My (M)TV

It’s still very much “Indoors” season here in Glasgow, with spring still a few weeks away and the bitter cold still lingering. So it’s only natural that we’re spending more time in front of our screens. We’re drawn in a moth-like...

 

Browsers Can Be Choosers

The method in which we enjoy the fruits which the internet bears often slips by without so much as a casual thought. You click a thing, a webpage loads, you find what you’re looking for, you close that thing and carry on about your day. This...

 

Tech Space

It’s Valentine’s week! A time for hastily buying chocolates and flowers in an attempt to put material values into how much you like another human being. What happens when you don’t have a sweetie to shower with gifts however? Do you wait...

 

Netflix And Chill?

Remember the days when you’d have to go to the video store to score a movie for the weekend? The walk to the new releases section to discover no remaining copies of that movie you’ve been waiting months for. Picking out maybe your third and...

 

'Under the Sea'

The internet is something which we’ve come to treat as somewhat of a given in always being available in some capacity. Any outages are typically brief and only affect a single service, so we’re still able to use our other devices to score our...

 

5G. One G too far?

We all love our cellphones. They offer near-limitless freedom in where we choose to communicate, consume media or learn. The cellphone network is one of the triumphs of modern engineering, with 94% of the world’s population having access to a...

 

Spilling The NFT.

Blockchain, which faithful readers will recall is the use of a decentralized public ledger to store data, has enabled some interesting developments in the world of technology. Cryptocurrency being the most famous example of this, of course. Seeing a...

 

Attack of the Drones

If the beard hadn’t made this fact abundantly clear, I’d like to set the record straight: I’m a guy. As a guy and as guy readers of my column will know, there are certain rules we have to follow. Some of these rules pertain to the coolness of...

 

Technology, Health & Happiness For 2022

Hands up who made their New Year’s resolution to take better care of themselves. Now put your hand down. Now back up again. Exercise! You’re welcome. For those of us who have decided to make 2022 the year we put our health first, but perhaps...

 

2022: Technology Trends To Watch

This year was a good one for technology. We saw advances in both accessibility and performance driven by the changing shape of our post-pandemic world. The most obvious and journalistically observed of these advances encompasses tech which focussed o...

 

'The Night Before Christmas'

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a computer was stirring, not even its mouse. The cables were run all neatly with care, in hopes maybe a new screen would tomorrow appear. The cellphones and tablets hibernating...

 

Colder Than A Witch's Cellphone

It’s cold outside, because we live in Montana and that’s part of the tradeoff for doing so. I distinctly remember the first time the dashboard of my car said -40º, and the disbelief from the non-Glasgow friends I’d sent the photo to. “It...

 

Windows. This One Goes to Eleven.

The weather is changing, you've gifts to wrap, events to plan. This time of year is a busy one for a lot of us, but what's this? A holiday gift from Microsoft? It's time once again to lose your...

 

Fight For Your Right.

That sickening sound of your phone hitting the concrete. Most of us have been there, experienced the horrible moment when you reach down to turn over your device to see if you've been lucky enough to...

 

Technology. It's Not Just For Christmas.

Somehow, it’s that time of year again. The holiday shopping season is upon us and with that comes the challenge of finding meaningful gifts for the ones we care about. With the landscape so vast for bluetooth trinkets and WiFi kitchen appliances,...

 

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