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dropping magsafe on macbooks

Today was the announcement everyone was expecting. The new new macbook pros 2016. The brand new and improved chassis. The new CPU. The new graphic board. The new…

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the you society

10 years ago Times chosen ‘you’ as the person of the year. ‘You’ as in the person behind the screen, the center of social media, where things should…

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the power of small print #iphone

There’s a new iPhone in town. It’s called the 7 and it doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack – which is good because I only use bluetooth headphones….

serverless

Serverless architectures will be definitely the future. I’m sure of that. But they are a pain to manage. Companies are still doing the transition from physical -> virtual…

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live photos on the iPhone; shhh! they’re listening!

So, live photos have been around for sometime now on the newer iPhones and latest iOS, but until recently we only had paid tools to create gifs out of those live…

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It’s the data, Sherlock!

About the Mexican data leak The data was stored in a publicly accessible MongoDB database, that required no password or authentication to be accessed. The database was hosted on…

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when agencies don’t communicate

Everyone knows the case of FBI vs Apple, which started with a weird request to Apple. But now the FBI dropped the case, since it doesn’t need Apple’s help…

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software is not eating the world. hardware is.

Dropbox just quit Amazon Web Services and the most interesting thing (beside that) is that they’re doing their own hardware now and seeing that as a huge competitive…

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Code of Practice – Equipment Interference

So the UK has a draft for Equipment Interference that could soon become law.  (local cache) With this, instead of having the Government trying to hack systems and…

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TNW; 6 years ago

One of my first interviews was with Charlie Kindel, 6 years ago, for The Next Web and it kinda reminded me that time does fly.

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oscars, startups and quitting

Yesterday, Chris Rock delivered a great monologue about diversity, but there was something more to it, mostly when he thought about boycotting the whole thing… How come there’s only…

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15 years of a State of Trance

So, I’ve been privileged of following Armin Van Buuren for the past 15 years. I still remember those first days at DI.FM where we could get his sets…

cyber celebrity

This is rather old now, but Kevin Spacey went to the Davos forum in November and was wired by WISeKey Security. Now, we’ve all seen celebrities doing more ‘tech’ stuff for money…

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the corporate information

One of things I’ve recently seen is that no one in the corporate world ever mastered the way they produce information and consume it. Let’s face it, we…

gartner might be wrong. machine learning is just picking up (again)

We all know about the Gartner HypeCycle 2015 and their predictions. One of those is around machine learning, which is down on the peak of inflated expectations, going to…

blunt 2016 predictions from microsoft

It’s that time of the year again when companies and researchers are asked about their work and what they think it will happen next year. Microsoft has just…

money over privacy

VTech was recently hacked and it was really bad for everyone, as Vice Motherboard reports: a hacker broke into the servers of VTech, a Hong Kong-based company that…

banking and the cloud (by Investec)

Yesterday we had one of the largest AWS User Group meetups ever in the UK at Investec, and was quite epic to be honest. We had drones, flashing hoodies…

Jira, the favourite tool of bad managers

Three days ago, Ben Hughes wrote on Medium that the use of Jira is quite often a symptom of a management problem. Which I completely agree! In my…

the credit card killed the banks

Where do we use credit cards to buy stuff ? Well, for me it’s pretty much everywhere: google play, apple store, paypal, online groceries, amazon, domains, hosting, cloud…

cloud white labeling

We all heard that Microsoft is opening an UK datacenter in 2016. Which is quite good to overcome some ‘boring’ law gaps regarding data issues. Even if data…

key management at the bank of england

The Guardian has today a piece about the Bank of England and with some pictures illustrating how it works and what’s inside. What intrigued me was their key…

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the power of data

We already get Google usage reports regularly and they’re pretty much comprehensible and it’s interesting to see how we spend our time with GMail. But just now I…

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cyber, cyber, cyber, security, cyber, cyber, cyber

There’s a huge security market report by Cybersecurity Ventures out just now http://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-market-report/ (pdf) It’s ‘cyber’ all around, commercially sponsored (might have some bias), but never the less some interesting…

AWS; cloudy London

The cat is out! Werner Vogels on its blog today wrote about the third AWS EU datacenter, right here in the UK. “”The AWS UK region will be…