Author Archives: John

All Grown Up?

Apple’s first quarter record setting (the largest ever by a public company) looks to be another indication of Captain Cook’s focus on profits versus innovation as the post-Jobs’ era continues evolving…

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Face-Blocked…

Facebook’s compliance with the Turkish government’s request to block a page that’s reportedly offensive to the Prophet Muhammed is yet another challenge regarding censorship versus free speech (and the on-going / underlying tension therein).

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VP-Ended?

China’s continued crackdown on VPN’s is yet another indication of just how serious the nation is towards ensuring that ‘The Great Firewall of China’ is just that (as the country continues to increasing tighten the screws on ‘net access to … Continue reading

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In a Flash?

Adobe’s Flash (software) vulnerability demonstrates yet again how technology and the increasing ubiquity of such is anything but 100% fail-safe.

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Gemini.

If all goes as planned, Gemini will be launched later this year with the sole purpose of regulating virtual currencies (aka Bitcoin) yet another sign that said medium has matured.

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The ‘Free’ Hand…

It’s clear that BlackBerry’s effort to lobbying for governmental regulation i.e., mandating that applications are developed that run on their platform is another indication of just how far the firm has fallen.

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Free!?

If the reports are indeed true, Microsoft 10 will be *free! *There has to be a catch (somewhere within the upgrade process as this move is antithetical to Redmond’s history)… Unless the firm has genuinely changed!

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Hitting a Wall…

A new type of radar that can ‘see through walls’ is reportedly already being used in over 50 locations in America… In short, do ‘Civil Rights’ matter any more in the ‘Land of the Free…?’

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Hack This!

A hacking group has had the tables turned on them… the irony…

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50,000.

While it is laudable that Uber has promised 50,000 jobs in the EU a myriad of questions (aside from personal safety, regulation and/or taxation arise) including ‘what sort of job i.e., can any given person make a viable and sustained … Continue reading

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