Citizen Khan

It’s quite rare that I blog about something that’s been on television (well, at least, that’s been on television more recently than twenty years ago, anyway), but with the controversy surrounding the BBC’s new show Citizen Khan. Apparently, the BBC have had over 200 complaints that it’s “disrespectful to Islam”, and may be investigated by […]

Apple’s pyrrhic victory against Samsung

The results are in, and it’s a massive win for Apple against Samsung. At least, for now. First off, there will be appeals, of course – there always are. It’s highly unlikely Apple will see the full damages – and they’ve annoyed a major supplier into the bargain. But before Apple fans get too excited, […]

The Singularity vs Kurt Godel

It’s 3am right now. I’ve been drifting off to sleep with Spotify mobile, only to wake up with a start with a weird thought. There’s a well-known idea called “the technological singularity“, which is the point where machine intelligence outstrips human intelligence – where perhaps the machines become self aware, too. Its treatment in popular […]

What does “&amp” mean?

Tonight, Suzanne Moore asked on Twitter what “&amp” means. Any technological readers of this “blog” (and I use the term quite wrongly) will already know, but if you don’t, here’s a short explanation… Web browsers display their pages using a language called HyperText Markup Language. That’s a lot to say each time, so everyone I […]

iOS is for tablets, Android is for phones

Here’s a thought I’ve been thinking for a few days. Like many of the rest of the Google fanboi sheeples, I laid down a goodly sum of cash for a Nexus 7 the moment it came out. What’s to like? Well, first off, the screen is nice. Really nice. Better than the iPad 2 – […]