The Developer's New Clothes

Wearable technology is big business. Health, sports and fitness trackers are part of an increasingly crowded market and there’s already a plethora of bands, watches and buttons to choose from. Devices like Nike Fuel, Jawbone’s Yves Béhar designed UP, the diminutive Fitbit and the dime-sized … Read More

The 5th decade of mobile

The beginning of April marks the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone.In the 4 decades that followed that momentous day in New York on April 3rd 1973 when Motorola employee Martin Cooper made a call to a rival telecom company using the Motorola DynaTAC, the humble device has taken over the world … Read More

Death of the console?

While it won’t be a surprise to many to hear that mobile gaming spending is set to increase in 2013, recent figures published by industry analysts have provided confirmation as to just how much the sector is set to grow.  IHS Screen Digest forecast that a total of £300 million will be spent on … Read More

Terms of Disservice

On the 17th December, the popular photo-sharing platform Instagram updated its Terms of Service, adding several new clauses that have sparked consternation amongst its userbase. The main point of concern is the following paragraph:“To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or … Read More

Kindling our digital consumption

When the compact disc took a beating at the hands of the mighty MP3, many commentators noted that the digital revolution in music would soon be duplicated across other sectors in the entertainment industry. So much so, you could almost hear the humble paperback quaking on its shelf.So, perhaps … Read More

Computing in schools

A report last year by the education regulator Ofsted revealed that computer lessons in schools are inadequate, failing to equip students with skills that are relevant in the modern workplace. Subjects such as Information and Communications technology (ICT) were deemed to have fallen below standards … Read More

What's in store for 2012?

As 2012 begins, we cast an eye to the next 12 months to predict what online and tech developments are in store.Tablets in, Netbooks out2011 saw a huge growth in tablet market and in the next 12 months it is predicted to grow even further as the iPad and Kindle Fire continue to increase their … Read More