Technology has made its way into almost every industry, so it's not a surprise that it has been shaping the publishing market as well, including newspapers, magazines, ebooks and audiobooks.
The impact of social media usage on society in the 21st century is something that cannot be understated: it has totally transformed the way in which we view and interact with those around us. Facebook and Twitter are two of the corporate giants at the forefront of this phenomenon, with the former having snapped up rivals Instagram and WhatsApp in recent years...
Artificial Intelligence features a lot in news and popular culture. With its advances in practical applications, coverage has progressed from Skynet fantasies to more grounded tech-horror pieces about job replacements and building eerily accurate and intrusive profiles from big data. But how much of it is true and how much of it is clickbait?
In 2005 the (American) Oxford Dictionary named “podcast” its word of the year, at the same time Apple launched podcasts on iTunes which was only 12 months after Podcasting (universally credited Adam Curry and Dave Winer ) was born. Podcasts were new, innovative and a product of the digital revolution.
The 2020 US presidential race is already underway and in particular the Democratic nomination contest has been making the press over in the UK. One of the more eye catching policies from frontrunner Elizabeth Warren is her plan to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook. That article is well worth a read and it's hard not to see the sense in her ideas.
A long time ago I wrote a post on the shadowy industry of selling fake followers on Twitter. At the time it was possible to buy thousands or even millions of Twitter followers, guaranteed within a few days following payment. I used a company called Devumi to test this process using a dummy Twitter account @not_zodiacmedia. There were many companies offering the same sort of service, but Devumi had the slickest looking site and were marginally cheaper than the competition so they won my...
With tech becoming smaller and cheaper, companies are cramming as much functionality as possible into more consumable platforms. One avenue of product development has been a mad dash away from the standard controllers associated with such devices.
One such example is DJI’s Spark Drone.
At the last CES, Nissan unveiled its “B2V” (Brain-to-Vehicle) device, a headset designed to anticipate driver actions.
Nissan claim that they will be able to detect driver actions 300ms before they occur, allowing the vehicle to anticipate braking or turning actions.
You may have heard about “GDPR” – the General Data Protection Regulation that will become enforced from 25th May 2018. How organisations and websites collect and store data is a huge part of GDPR, so here’s our no-nonsense explanation of what GDPR is, how it applies to your organisation, what the effects of it will be, and what you must do to ensure your website is GDPR compliant.
GDPR will have a direct impact on all businesses that operate within the EU – but what is it, and how does it affect your business?