AirPods: now less disposable

An Apple announcement from WWDC 2020: To reduce battery aging, AirPods learn from your daily charging routine so they can wait to finish charging past 80% until you need to use them I have long speculated that the reason AirPods are much more disposable when compared to other Bluetooth devices is that fact that their […]

My First Smartwatch, Aged 11

As someone who is fascinated by technology and its societal impact, I often think back to the first piece of technology I remember owning as a child: A Casio Telememo 50 digital watch (photo from the Argos catalog I would have ordered it from). Back in 1996, the idea of storing phone numbers on your […]

“Robots”

I’ve always thought the term “robot” to be a pointless one. We don’t call our washing machines robots, so why would we call any other machine that isn’t anthropomorphised a robot?

There is no such thing as “Common Sense”

Linda Geddes writing for New Scientist: You are most likely to catch the SARS-CoV-2 virus by spending a long time near an infected person in an enclosed space. Researchers in Guangzhou, China, examined how the virus was transmitted between 347 people with confirmed infections and the people they had contact with. They found that the […]

Why Zoom and not FaceTime?

Bradley Chambers writing on 9to5Mac: The rise of Zoom could be the headline for the 2020 technology scene. Zoom has replaced classrooms, board meetings, concerts, and even some low budget sporting events. What I find interesting about Zoom is how it took off for video communications while we had other services that were better in […]

Running metrics on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch allows the information displayed while running to be customised. You can either choose to show a single metric at a time and swipe through them app, or you can choose to see multiple metrics, of which you can choose up to 5. You don’t need to fill up all 5 slots however, […]

Microsoft Edge is Finally Very Good

For a software company, Microsoft has an inconsistent track record when it comes to actually producing decent software. I can only imagine a lot of this may stem from internal politics and design by committee. Their failure to piece together a decent web browser over the last decade was starting to become down right embarrassing […]