Spotify is trying to become podcasting's gatekeeper. We musn't let them. Paid Members Public
While Spotify's acqusition of The Ringer is good news for the journalists involved, it's part of a worrying trend in podcasting
Microsoft does sci-fi offices really well Paid Members Public
Strange how Microsoft have finally got good at making corporate tech look sexy.
Don't ban children from using smartphones - teach them to use them responsibly Paid Members Public
The techno panic about children and phones is unnecessary - this is an education issue.
Amber Rudd is unfit to regulate technology Paid Members Public
It’s not often I make a statement as bald as the one in the headline of this post, but this is appalling [https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/amber-is-alert]: > Asked by a party member whether members of her government actually understood how encryption worked and the difficulties in forcing
The Siri seduction Paid Members Public
For the last few mornings, my five year old daughter has spent a significant amount of time figuring out what she can and can’t do with Siri. Sometimes it’s just silly playfulness, but sometimes she gets really focused. For example, this morning she realised she could ask Siri
iPad: the almost device Paid Members Public
MG Siegler on almost being able to switch full-time to his iPad [https://500ish.com/back-at-my-machine-bebcb0ff7b4e#.bkhe3dm72] – but not quite: > This is especially frustrating to me because I see glimpses of the computing future I could have. Tonight, for example, I brought only my iPad to a cafe to
Misreporting the TalkTalk hacking Paid Members Public
Tom Morris does an excellent job of highlighting the flaws in the reporting of the TalkTalk hack [https://tommorris.org/posts/9396]: > What’s curious though is how the mainstream media have not really talked very much to security experts. Yesterday, I listened to the BBC Today programme—this