Category: Random Technology

For all the weird and wonderful aspects of technology our team want to talk about.

The Best Tech of 2016

  2016 has been a turbulent year, to say the least, with huge losses in the world of music, film, and culture but now it’s all over and done with, which means a full 12 months of tech to review. While 2016 has been a bad year for many things, technology actually had a good […]

What Is Clickbait?

Every year in September a carefully selected group of words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary, words that have become so ingrained within our lexicon that they’ve earned the right to appear within the hallowed pages of the OED. Along with words such as scrumdiddlyumptious, Yoda-like and moobs is the inclusion of the word […]

Technology vs Humanity Book Launch

  On Thursday 8th September me and another Lucidican went along to Gerd Leonhard’s book launch at the CASS business school in Central London. He was promoting his latest book titled “Technology vs Humanity”. The evening started with an hour and a half talk about the book from Gerd himself and was then followed by […]

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin is the world’s first cryptocurrency, which is a decentralised digital currency based off of code. This highly encrypted code not only identifies each unique coin but also records it’s every transaction. The technology which makes this possible is called blockchain technology. Since the advent of Bitcoin, several other cryptocurrencies have come on the scene, […]

Apple iMac Fish Tank

Over the holiday season, Kristjan and I decided that we’d make a fish tank inside two iMacs and join them together with a 15cm diameter pipe. Don’t ask how we came up with this idea – like all the best things in life, it was a slow build up ideas over drinks. For the ‘build […]

The Best Tech Products of 2015

2015 is all over and done with, which means we’ve had a full 12 months of new tech products to pine for, play with and pass judgement on. While some aspects of consumer technology become routine and fairly predictable: another new iPhone, another version of Android and so on. What really caught our attention this […]

What Is PowerShell?

PowerShell is a command-line interface that can be used for task automation and the creation of management tools for most commonly implemented processes. For the inner geeks out there, it’s made up of a command-line shell and a scripting language based upon the.NET Framework. But what is its purpose I hear you ask. Well, it’s […]

App Review: Trello

Efficient project managers are key to the success of any business – but do you need to hire one? With collaborative management app Trello, it seems you won’t have to. While that might be stretching reality a bit too far, Trello does provide a simple and effective web-based application from which to operate. It also […]

The Changing Face of UK Mobile Networks

Back in December, following months of rumours, BT announced that it was in talks to acquire the UK mobile giant EE for the impressive sum of £12.5 billion. EE, of course, a brand that sprouted from a 2 existing mobile networks (T-Mobile and Orange) and 1 terrible piece of short-lived branding (Everything Everywhere). As for […]

What Happened in 2014?

It’s almost time to reign in the New Year, which means 2014 is nearly over :( There’s a lot that’s happened this year and we’d forgotten a lot of it, so decided to do a roundup in case you’ve forgotten too. Internet Drama ‘Right to be Forgotten’ A European court ruled that Google must remove […]

Why Are Retailers Blocking Apple Pay?

The US giant Walmart and a few other retailers have halted their NFC payments at checkouts because they’re rolling out CurrentC next year. That means that Android users can’t pay for goods with their phones and iPhone users can’t pay with the newly available Apple Pay. Let’s just say that most people are unhappy about this. What […]

Apple Ditch the i

Last week Apple unveiled their next generation phones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But crucially, they also revealed something we’ve all been waiting for – the iWatch. Actually they have done away with the i (which stands for internet if you didn’t know) and given us simply the Apple Watch. Not only this, […]

Green Technologies of the Future

These days most businesses are trying to find more and more ways to become environmentally friendly, but some tech companies have taken things to the next level. Here are five green technologies that are designed to make a difference in the world. Pop-up solar power station This invention is designed to help people who need […]

Sony, We Salute You

We recently blogged about Nintendo losing money and now it’s Sony’s turn. The Japanese tech giant is selling off its PC manufacturing division, Vaio, and is looking to concentrate only on Gaming, mobiles and tablets and its film studios. Sony was an innovator and gave the world some brilliant products from cameras to music players; […]

RIP Nintendo

Games Company Nintendo has warned of a £205m loss in the financial year ending March 2014 and as a result its share price has plummeted. Sales for the Wii U have been disappointing and it seems that Nintendo, which once was a big player in the games console industry, is now struggling to compete with […]

2014 in Tech

On New Year’s Eve 2012 we wrote speculating about what the next 12 months would hold for the tech world. Some of our predictions came true, whilst some of the gadgets we expected to see never saw the light of day in 2013. Now, with 2013 fading fast it’s time again for us to glimpse […]

Drones: Good or Bad?

With the recent announcement that Amazon are testing drones to deliver small packages within 30 minutes, we take a  look at the good and the bad and try to debunk some of the negativity of this technological advancement. We do love technology after all. What is a drone? A drone’s official name is Unmanned Aerial […]

Tech Rage

Tech rage is a serious condition that has affected us all at some point; it can ruin lives, destroy AI friendships and end up costing you dearly if you can’t tame the beast within. If you have ever been waiting for a computer to load for over an hour, sat in front of a frozen […]

IT was the Year Twenty Thirteen

Technology is a living entity, constantly evolving and changing, which can be frustrating when your new, supposedly cutting-edge tech is trumped by another new gizmo just released on the market. Unfortunately nothing in the brave new world of tech is future-proof, which certainly makes it interesting for us, but ultimately vexing at the same time. Much like […]

Where Humans and Computers Meet

At a British Library seminar on tech trends run by Thomas Jeffs (Lucidica’s CTO), he said that at some point technology will be developing so rapidly that keeping up with it will be impossible unless ‘we merge with it’. The more you think about it, the more you’ll see it around you. Technology is such […]

Technology Quotes and Pictures

Sometimes, words can’t describe technology. We’re going to give it a go with pictures and quotes. Technology is always evolving and these quotes and pictures epitomise just that – that technology will continue to advance, amaze and change the world as we see it. Sometimes, the way a product looks does more justice than the […]

The Fastest Things On Earth

We all like speed; fast broadband, fast trains, fast service at the deli. There are some things on earth that are so fast, they would blow your mind. These rapid movements take efficiency to the next level… Bugatti Veyron The fastest street legal car on earth is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. With a top […]