Category Archives: I’ve been reading

Time to Fight Against a DRM’d Web – by Forking It

It’s disappointing and sad that inventor of the free and open web Tim Berners-Lee, has allowed the vested interests of Hollywood to influence the W3C, which is pushing ahead with implementing DRM in direct conflict with the web’s founding principles. Let’s hope that, as with XHTML, a fork of HTML will win out and destroy this misguided action.

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Appeal Court declines to rule on right-to-die cases

The courts once again let the public down on right to die, saying the matter should be decided by Parliament. Of course, with Parliament including a bunch of unelected peers who can’t even manage to drag themselves out of the 18th century over equal marriage, it’s completely ridiculous to throw this issue, clearly supported by the public, back to the unrepresentative legislature.

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Google, the freaky line and why Moto X is a game-changer

This article really speaks to my excitement at what technology can bring to our everyday lives. People know the Star Trek concept of saying "computer" and having it complete a task. The Moto X does exactly that. Obviously it’s nowhere near those sci-fi heights but remember for a second the state of technology ten years ago. Compare that to the advancements now, including Moto X. Now extrapolate that to ten years into the future and the scenarios this article suggests seem like a doddle. "OK Google Now, transport me to the pub."

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