What if your Internet Connected Fridge came with free electricity?


A bit of future-gazing which I can't be bothered spinning into a 15,000 word Gartner report. In the UK we have a competitive electricity market. Only one set of wires comes to your house, but you can buy your electricity from a number of providers. Some only offer organic, corn-fed, Wind Farm power - others […] Read More

Headphones displaying album art


Many years ago, when I worked for a mobile phone company, a group of us were encouraged to come up with crazy ideas which the organisation could patent. I had one idea come this close to getting through until someone found an unnervingly similar patent and the whole thing was dropped. Well, it has been […] Read More

Ephemeral Media


Getting access to my Twitter archive opened my mind to the nature on transience of the media we create. Take, for example, this tweet and image: http://twitpic.com/2dhr3 - Loving #mint09 🙂 — ꧁Terence Eden꧂ ⏻ (@edent) March 23, 2009 Well... ok... fun at the moment it was taken, but does it have any use beyond […] Read More

What I Want From SpinVox


[Full and utter disclosure, I get a free SpinVox service through work. I've also given James Whatley a man hug.] I love my SpinVox service. For the uninitiated, I turns your voicemails into transcribed text messages.  I no longer have to interrupt my day to dial in and listen, I get send a text and […] Read More