The Innergie PocketCell is the latest Innergie product designed to make life with a clutch of electronic gadgets easier. It is a small and light recharging block: you carry it round with you and when a mobile phone, iPod or pretty much any USB device runs low on power, you recharge by plugging it into the PocketCell.
For much of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs it is easy to forget that this is in account of a successful genius rather than a grumpy failure. Difficult, rude, intemperate, unreasonable and often quite bizarre in his behaviour towards those nominally closest to him, Steve Jobs’s personality does not get an easy ride in […]
There’s been a fair bit of debate going on over Google’s decision to make all the passwords saved by Chrome easily visible on one screen. Google's explanation for this is very strange.
Follow @MagicRecs and magic happens. Or more precisely – follow this experimental Twitter account and you get a series of direct messages letting you know when there’s a tweet that lots of your followers have retweeted, or when there’s a Twitter account that lots of them have recently followed. In other words, it’s a very […]
The problem with Twitter’s abuse report form: you have to agree to passing information to your abuser
There’s a rather unfortunate, to put it kindly, tick box waiting for you if you try to report abusive tweets to Twitter via its official online form at https://support.twitter.com/forms/abusiveuser. Here’s the tick box that comes up near the end of the process: Requiring you to agree that all the information you have provided (which, in detailing […]
Very clever: shoes with lights on them which point you in the right direction to get home.
Email firms have got pretty good at dealing with spam – blocking real spam and not blocking non-spam by mistake – over the years. There are six lessons from that which are highly applicable to the current debate about vile abuse on Twitter: Automatic algorithms get pretty good – given enough time and financial investment. […]
In 2009, the European Commission (and I quote) “gave the mobile phone industry an ultimatum to voluntarily adopt common standards” for phone chargers.
One of the arguments deployed to keep details secret of how the government snoops on our digital lives is that if details were public, then this would help terrorists. We have seen the argument over Prism, and personally I’ve seen it with the Home Office’s extended arguments about how revealing how much was spent on […]