Politicians need to stop talking about technology
Donald Trump
Policy & legislation

Politicians need to stop talking about technology

Half-baked political technobabble isn’t just embarrassing, it’s a sign of policy failure
21 Oct 2020
Don’t look to the stars for app reviews
Mobile

Don’t look to the stars for app reviews

The fixing of review scores in app stores is a major problem
17 Oct 2020
Why I’m getting cold feet over the lack of tech conferences
Business strategy

Why I’m getting cold feet over the lack of tech conferences

Let’s talk about socks, baby
16 Oct 2020
Google is right, we don’t need £1,000 phones
The Google Pixel 5 in white
Mobile Phones

Google is right, we don’t need £1,000 phones

The smartphone industry shrunk its own market with unaffordable prices
6 Oct 2020
Yes, you can use Excel as an enterprise database tool
databases

Yes, you can use Excel as an enterprise database tool

Don’t be so quick to pin the government’s latest track and trace blunder on its choice of tools
5 Oct 2020
What's next for sustainable computing?
energy efficiency

What's next for sustainable computing?

This week has shown just some of the possibilities for ecologically sound technology
18 Sep 2020
For the desperate, the cloud is there, but the hardware is not
cloud computing

For the desperate, the cloud is there, but the hardware is not

The government needs to reinstate schemes to get laptops to low-income households
15 Sep 2020
High-end handsets can take a hike
Mobile Phones

High-end handsets can take a hike

Why I'm no longer be paying through the nose for the latest handset
7 Sep 2020
How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?
data protection

How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?

Contributing solutions might be more helpful than making inaccurate comparisons
4 Sep 2020
Don’t be spooked by talk of remote working ‘ghost towns’
Cloud

Don’t be spooked by talk of remote working ‘ghost towns’

The CBI has warned that remote working could lead to the death of city centres, but the reality is more complex
28 Aug 2020
Let’s stick to the software diet
Software

Let’s stick to the software diet

Bloatware is a problem software developers need to deal with
19 Aug 2020
The A-level results crisis has once again shown the limits of AI
artificial intelligence (AI)

The A-level results crisis has once again shown the limits of AI

When will those in government learn that technology isn’t magic?
17 Aug 2020
I hate how much I love my second monitor
monitors

I hate how much I love my second monitor

Having two monitors may seem like an extravagant luxury – but once you try it, you’ll never go back
14 Aug 2020
Coronavirus boosted the tech industry’s fortunes – will the recession undo it?
Business operations

Coronavirus boosted the tech industry’s fortunes – will the recession undo it?

The upheaval caused by COVID-19 has taken a new turn as GDP shrinks 20.4%
12 Aug 2020
Google owns my soul and I don’t miss it one bit
Google 'G' sign on phone in dark room
software as a service (SaaS)

Google owns my soul and I don’t miss it one bit

The shift to remote working has made me realise that my head is now firmly in the clouds
12 Aug 2020
The House of Lords will never bring tech giants to book
IT regulation

The House of Lords will never bring tech giants to book

The multiple ways politicians have tried to regulate social media are uniformly daft
8 Aug 2020
How many call participants is too many?
video conferencing

How many call participants is too many?

We’ve all been on calls trying to get a word in, but virtual meetings are about to get more crowded…
7 Aug 2020
The Twitter hack, and why we need a better class of criminal
Twitter logo with security pictures
hacking

The Twitter hack, and why we need a better class of criminal

The bitcoin scammers’ biggest crime isn’t fraud - it’s lack of imagination
18 Jul 2020
How I learned to stop worrying and love the bot
automation

How I learned to stop worrying and love the bot

An ever present anxiety that automation will take our jobs is being replaced by a fear that it won’t
17 Jul 2020
Windows 10 needs to go back to basics
Microsoft Windows

Windows 10 needs to go back to basics

Remote tech support brings home how appalling Windows is when it comes to the fundamentals
13 Jul 2020
Is it time to put Intel Outside?
components

Is it time to put Intel Outside?

As rivals continue to make gains, the chipmaker may be past its best
10 Jul 2020
Why I’m leading a browser double life
web browser

Why I’m leading a browser double life

There are benefits to using more than one browser
8 Jul 2020
The Man has ruined my Huawei P40
Mobile Phones

The Man has ruined my Huawei P40

Why do fears about the Chinese government using 5G networks for espionage mean I can’t have Google apps?
3 Jul 2020