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.
Google is able to seriously disrupt the car industry – fantastic! What’s most exciting about this is that a logical step for Google is to build hydrogen powered cars and advance that technology in the process, much more than car makers would like.
An excellent example of crowd funding revolutionising technological advancement. No longer is new technology limited to those wealthy enough.
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.
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."
This post shows just why Chromecast is such a big deal. I’m surprised at the negativity of some of the coverage. This little stick is great and at a phenomenal price.
Good on Estonia for leading on this, and let’s hope others follow suit soon too. This is certainly one reason why the principal of ID cards isn’t a bad idea.
A fascinating idea: a parliament based on sensible, mature debate from a grounding in facts rather than the parliament we see in which our representatives engage in childish jeering and assumed knowledge.
This is really interesting – Google is now allowing developers to host PHP applications on its App Engine service. That means that popular software like WordPress, Drupal and phpBB could be hosted very cheaply on Google’s servers.
Hurrah for Google, recognising that single, responsive websites are the future, not ‘mobile versions’ which merely add cost to site owners and usability headaches for users. I try to make everything I work on responsive for this very reason!