Clean, Green, Sex-Machines


Ever since some nerdlinger at the University of Killjoy first noticed that the environment was looking a bit peaky, he (and it will be a he) and all his Grinchy doomsayer colleagues have been going out of their way to prove a link between fun things like fast cars and foreign travel and the destructionContinue reading “Clean, Green, Sex-Machines”

Doing The Robot


It’s human nature to always look forward, even if that’s mostly because of the sickly trail of death and devastation we’ve left behind us. So with the CES still bleeping and flashing away childishly in Las Vegas, I thought it might be a good point to focus instead on the more serious world of technology,Continue reading “Doing The Robot”

Food For Thought


Food’s a funny thing. Back in the day it was all about battering a nearby monkeysaurus to death with a blunt rock and, provided you’d had the requisite fire making training course certificate, burning it until it was ready for consumption. After that it all started to go downhill with things getting a bit ponceyContinue reading “Food For Thought”

What’s In A Web Name?


As you know, it’s still early days for the Internet and, wisely, most people are waiting to see if it has any of the longevity of Ceefax before getting involved. So during this test period the ‘Web’ – as the kids have taken to calling it – remains a bit of a bleak, hollow nothingness.Continue reading “What’s In A Web Name?”

CES 2012 Preview


Yes, it’s that time of year again when anybody who is anybody in tech journalism sets up base camp in some seedy Sin City hotel as the world’s biggest gadget-fest, the Consumer Electronics Show, hits Las Vegas for its annual orgy of electrickery. Sadly, however, as I wasn’t invited by any of the countless techContinue reading “CES 2012 Preview”

For The Record – Crimbo Classics


Music and Christmas go together like turkey and stuffing, turkey curry and naan, and cold turkey and amoebic dysentery. It’s all traditional. Whether it’s suffering the 1000th rendition of Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody whilst engaged in a full-on fist-fight with an old woman in WH Smith’s over the last copy of the Britain’s Got Shit-allContinue reading “For The Record – Crimbo Classics”

Judging A Book By Its Cover


You can never judge a book by its cover – it’s an age-old expression as popular as “speaking as a mother”, “I’m not being racist, but…” and the all-time favourite “I was just following orders”. Used primarily by mouth-breathing, Daily Mail reading, walking clichés in an attempt to explain their stunned amazement at having made yetContinue reading “Judging A Book By Its Cover”

That Was the Year that Was, Wasn’t It: 2011


2011 was a busy old year, so what did you enjoy most? The Royal Wedding? Nah, you’re right, apart from a day off and a chance to ogle an all-new Royalty related arse in the shapely shape of Pippa Middleton, it was all a bit naff. What about the killing of bin Laden? Yeah, that’sContinue reading “That Was the Year that Was, Wasn’t It: 2011”