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These days I probably read about the games industry as much as I enjoy playing the games themselves. I’ve always found the business intriguing, particularly around console launch time. I looked forward to following the accuracy of my predictions and certainly have my scars of loved and lost consoles.

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The Future Who

I’ve often said (and I’m sure others have too) that the best technical inventions (particularly on the web) came from 3 to 5 people. Messenger, Hotmail, Facebook etc. Which is why, back at the BBC I always flinched at huge teams of people for products like iPlayer or sometimes even…

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Re-inventing the high street

Someone once said, technology could solve any problem. But the reality is that it can just as equally cause them… and then there’s the definition of “problem” itself; be it logical, social, economical or whatever. I was recently asked my thoughts on how we might use technology to re-invent the…

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Buy or Rent (what do we own)

One very interesting feature of the PS3 when I bought it on release back in 2007 (I think it was) was the ability to install a linux OS. This was quite cool for people who wanted to give their new-age consoles personal computer abilities. But in 2010 with firmware update…

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Smart Watch Time

A number of large electronic device manufacturers are mumbling incoherently in the corner about Smart Watches and it just seems a bit backward to me; putting a strap on a superior device to disguise it as something from the past. Retro-disguising modern technology to look like something else seems all…

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Beware the buzz word part 2

The one that bugs me the most right now is Responsive web design. I think that because more than ever before, this techie buzz word is being used as a sales tool and being mis-sold. Product owners and Companies love the idea that they can have a single site that works on…

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Convergence at the root

In the life-long love affair with technology that I’ve lived, there is a truth that I can’t deny; So many people have done things just because they could, as opposed to solving a problem. This is the habit that I largely blame the dot-com disaster for. “That exciting new world…

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