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February, 2016


February 25, 2016  4:06 PM

Mind the (data) gap

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apps, London, Mobile, twitter

Londoners were all a-twitter this week when a "software bug" apparently caused the London Underground API to tell all the apps that use its live transport data that every Tube line in the capital had been shut down.

Trade union leaders could hardly have hoped for such an impact as...

February 25, 2016  2:30 PM

Football fans prove to be more obsessed by teams than tech

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Facebook, football, social media

The younger generation are so obsessed with technology they've been given the hotly debated label "digital natives" who go nowhere without at least one device glued to their person.

But what the population...


February 10, 2016  12:54 PM

Graduate from plastic to software

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Uncategorized

In the Mike Nichols 1967 classic The Graduate, Mr Maguire tells Dustin Hoffman's Benjamin, "There is a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?

So nearly half a century...


February 3, 2016  3:31 PM

Ninety nine million year old spider with nine legs discovered

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

Scientists thought for a moment that they had made the momentous discovery of a spider with nine legs, but were disappointed to find the said arachnid actually had a hard-on.

Not just a hard-on, but one that has lasted almost 100 million years. The spider, Halitherses Grimaldii, which...


February 1, 2016  2:34 PM

A drone in the claw is worth two in the bush

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Uncategorized

The Dutch police has launched an initiative to target drones. We've some people use air rifles to shoot down drones. Now here's a totally natural alternative: a proper bird of prey who will happily grab any quadropter...


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