There have been many claims made about the potential of blockchain. Some of these have been realistic, some not so much. Hype has been unlike that seen around other technologies since the internet was first developed, which has made pinning down real-world applications incredibly difficult. …


Predicting the rate of IoT adoption is a risky business. Guesses made earlier this decade were astronomically high. IBM believed there would be some trillion connected devices by 2015, while others were little more conservative. Ericsson, for one, estimated that there would be 50 billion by 2020, a number it…


The hype around big data has swollen to mammoth levels over the past few years. Organizations in both the public and private sectors have fallen over themselves to throw money at the technology and expertise necessary for collecting data and rooting out the insights held within, while a Google search…


With the chances of Britain voting to exit the EU looking increasingly likely, and even the most optimistic of leave campaigners anticipating a recession in such an eventuality, companies should be bracing for a prolonged period of yet more economic turbulence.

We walked into the last major recent recession of…


The 90s was a crazy time for kids’ TV. All of the presenters looked like they were doing copious amounts of cocaine, which may explain our short attention spans. We were raised by beak heads, bombarded by paranoid and over-confident presenters, flitting around colourful hyper-realities throwing slime and talking inanely…


Women are frightening and confusing to most men. There are a lot of them and they all say and do different things, so it’s hard to know what they want. Some say they like bad boys, which is why I shoplift so openly. Well, that and for the free Kinder…


Everyone’s having weird sex these days. You’ll have seen it in women’s magazines, parks, or on the internet. If you’re not fucking someone with a noose tied around your neck and a bear trap clamped to your bollocks, while a gospel choir watches and sings No Surprises, then you’re pretty…


A nine month investigation by the Resolution Foundation has concluded that if the government wants to achieve its goal of full employment, it needs a radical new post-crisis approach. Both the report and the government are wrong. Technological advances in automation mean that the goal should no longer be full…


Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, recently argued that, ‘The war against the sharing or gig economy is the struggle of the dead hand of the past against a forward looking, flexible, consumer-driven future. It is a world war — a war of different possible worlds — being…


Swedish academic and medical doctor Hans Rosling’s death at the age of 68 is a massive loss, not just to the world of data, but to society as a whole. …

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