Author: Andrew Jessop

  • Cat owners are losers, thanks Facebook

    Cats are for introverted losers who read comic books and don’t go outside, and dogs are for everyone else — or so the internet would have you believe. To celebrate World Cat Day Facebook has leapt into the “dog vs cat” debate and embedded the stereotype into the minds of the world by proving that […]

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  • Google DeepMind to delve into NHS records

    Google has been given access to 1.6 million NHS patient records in a data-sharing agreement – as revealed by New Scientist. The records, which includes full names and patient histories, are expected to help develop early warning systems for patients at risk of developing acute kidney problems. Under the agreement, Google’s artificial intelligence division will […]

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  • Google begins testing for Project Loon

    In the race to provide internet to some of the most remote corners of the Earth, Google’s managing director for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan, has announced that the company is in talks with local telecom providers to beam internet access from floating balloons in the sky. Unlike Facebook, Google plans to provide unlimited […]

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  • What David Bowie thought of the internet in 2000

    There is no doubt that David Bowie shall be remembered as one of the greatest and most influential British artists of the 20th century. Celebrated as a visionary and pioneer in both music and visual art, it has since emerged, thanks to the unearthing of a BBC Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman, that Bowie was […]

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  • Spotify finds its feet within the music industry. Sort of.

    Thanks to new research published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, a study has concluded that Spotify is helping win the battle against digital piracy. After examining the effects of legal streaming on torrent downloads, researchers were able to conclude that for every 47 streams, the number of illegal downloads decreases by one. Launched […]

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  • Where is the Equality in technology?

    Last week, writing on a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview, Professor Stephen Hawking was asked whether he thought that technological advancement could one day lead to large-scale unemployment – something that we have discussed before in an earlier blog. In reply, Hawking said that: If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on […]

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