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Freelance Journalist

Freelance technology journalist; The Guardian's Technology editor 2009-14. Author Digital Wars, on Apple v Google v Microsoft. Speaker, moderator.

Start up: Samsung ChatON going off, USB apps for iPad, the ‘uncanny valley’ for algorithms, Sony hack history, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Bitcoin mining: significantly lower health and safety risk than other forms. A selection of 10 links for you. Wipe off excess. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Apple, is USB allowed now? >> MediumMatt Ronge, pointing to Duet Display, which lets you use an iPad (via Lightning) as an extra screen for a...

Why the sharing economy could the internet’s most divisive revolution yet

theguardian.com — You can not only find someone online willing to rent you a room in their house, but someone who will share their car, their desk, their power tools, their child's toys. You can find someone to walk your dog, deliver your dinner, assemble your furniture, lend you clothes or hold your place in a queue for the latest iPhone.

Hackers 'may attack other film studios after leak of Sony Pictures' data'

mg.co.za — Security researchers have warned that hackers could be preparing attacks on other major film studios in the wake of the Sony Pictures cyber-attack that paralysed the company's computer systems and resulted in the leak of several unreleased films. Sean Sullivan, senior adviser and researcher at the security company F-Secure, said that he believes the purpose of the Sony hack was extortion.

Start up: how much (little) ‘Happy’ earned on Pandora, Sony hack spills on, ‘inception’ mobile hack, QNX trumps Microsoft, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Ford MyTouch, powered by Microsoft. Well, not in the future. Photo by HighTechDad on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Choking hazard in children under 3. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Project Goliath: Inside Hollywood's secret war against Google >> The VergeWhat is "Goliath" and why are Hollywood's most powerful...

Start up: goodbye Windows Phone, Panic get iCloudy, Google’s long deal, how the cyberwars started, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Stormy weather ahead for Windows Phone? Picture by MacBeales on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Transmit iOS 1.1.1 [Updated] >> Panic BlogUPDATE 12/11/14: After a considerate conversation with Apple, Transmit iOS 1.1.2 has been released with restored "Send To" functionality.

Hackers ‘may attack other film studios after leak of Sony Pictures’ data’

theguardian.com — Security researchers have warned that hackers could be preparing attacks on other major film studios in the wake of the Sony Pictures cyber-attack that paralysed the company's computer systems and resulted in the leak of several unreleased films. Sean Sullivan, senior adviser and researcher at the security company F-Secure, said that he believes the purpose of the Sony hack was extortion.

Start up: India blocks Xiaomi, Chinese app habits, Office gets Bing, hacking smartwatches, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Refuelling a Toyota Prius. By the time he's grown up, it might have paid for itself. Photo by Chris Yarzab on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Slippery when wet. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Breaking News: Delhi High Court grants injunction against Xiaomi >> Spicy IP[On Monday] the Delhi...

Apple's 'unwritten rules' spark discontent among some app developers

theguardian.com — Developers and observers suspect there is a power struggle within Apple after a number of high-profile third-party iPhone apps using iOS 8's extra functionality were approved - and then rejected for unexplained reasons.

Start up: Sony-signed malware, robots watching videos, Nexus 6’s lost finger lock, are tablets desktops?, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — I love robots, by Duncan on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Swedish police raid The Pirate Bay, site offline >> TorrentFreakThis morning, for the first time in months, The Pirate Bay disappeared offline.

2015 will be the year wearable tech gets under the skin

theguardian.com — Want to know how much ultraviolet exposure you've had on a summer's day? Next year, a hair slide could tell you. Need to monitor your heart's electrical activity? A pair of headphones could do that and feed the data to your smartphone. Both are just around the corner.
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Dec 22, 2014

RT @SirSteven: it turns out that 'The Interview' is a crap movie - "torture from almost start to finish." wsj.com/articles/the-i… (WSJ)

Dec 22, 2014

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Dec 22, 2014

Start up: Samsung ChatON going off, USB apps for iPad, the 'uncanny valley' for algorithms, Sony hack history, and… wp.me/p4mRaG-3w

Dec 21, 2014

@janinegibson love the old school "gasps of astonishment". A Bateman cartoon in real life.

Dec 21, 2014

@arhomberg in words per screen, phablet and kindle much the same

Dec 21, 2014

@arhomberg tablets aren't "waning" - they've pretty much hit saturation. Over 50% of US has one, expect number is similar here

Dec 21, 2014

RT @jojomoyes: Sam Biddle, who started the Justine Sacco Twitterstorm, on what he's learned since gawker.com/justine-sacco-… (via @helenlewis, suellewellyn)

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