Tag: technology

Just Making It Up As They Go Along….

A 25-year-old woman was asked for ID to buy teaspoons from a Sussex supermarket… Teaspoons that had knives concealed in their handles? I mean, what other possible reason could they have for… Oh: … because staff feared she would use…

An Era Of ‘Digital Medicines’..?

An edible microchip that records the precise details of a patient’s pill regime will be available in Britain by the end of year following a commercial deal that opens the door to an era of digital medicines. A useful application…

Someone Needs To Look In A Dictionary:

And that someone is Richard Wilson, who is conducting an investigation for Channel Four (don’t laugh!) into those infuriating voice recognition software options that are supposed to make our lives easier: In the TV programme, I try to book a…

Scent Voice Of A Woman…

Siri, the digital PA on Apple’s latest iPhone, is female in the US and male in the UK. Let the conspiracy theories begin! Apple has declined to commenton the reasoning behind this, but theories abound.Stephen Ebbett, of gadget insurer Protectyourbubble.com,…

Technology – Yr Doin’ It Wrong…

Oh, I do love it when a newspaper announces a technological use, and gets it wrong. I love it, because it happens so often… Pensioners on mobility scooters could be tracked by satellite as part of radical plans to use technology to…

Have Books Had Their Day?

A fascinating article from Sam Leith on the changes to the books industry post-Internet age: You won’t find any shortage of people willing to pronounce the printed book doomed, arguing that the convenience and searchability of digital text and the…