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Head of Technology and Writer — Guardian
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What if a bionic leg is so good that someone chooses to amputate?

theguardian.com — Hugh Herr says he wants to eliminate disability. After 50 minutes listening to him speak at SXSW in Texas, it's hard not to believe that he'll do it. Herr is an impressive figure behind a podium; tall, imposing and with a well-cut suit that stops just below the knee.

Periscope's up! Twitter's live-streaming app is exciting us, but here's how it could be better

theguardian.com — Periscope is so hot right now. The Twitter-owned live video streaming app that lets viewers comment on what they're seeing and the Periscopers (is that a word yet?) respond in real time may only be 10 days old but it's already causing ripples as it rises above the competition.

Twitter reshuffles European management team

theguardian.com — Twitter is reorganising its European management team following the return of its advertising boss Ali Jafari to the company's headquarters in San Francisco in June 2015. Bruce Daisley will become vice president of direct sales for Europe and remains managing director for the UK for the time being.

ADHD and the relentless internet - is there a connection?

theguardian.com — The internet might make you feel hyperactive, but do you really have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Michael Pietrus PsyD, coordinator of the ADHD assessment protocol at the University of Chicago, explains how the internet encourages behaviour that at least mimics ADHD, and can exacerbate the condition in people who have it already.

Wired women: the $3tn women powering China's tech boom

theguardian.com — "Women hold up half the sky," Chairman Mao once said. In the Chinese digital economy the same is true, with a newly empowered middle class of wealthy, well educated women who live and breathe social media and online shopping, spending $3tn annually in China alone.

How Frank Lloyd Wright lives on in digital design

theguardian.com — Frank Lloyd's Wright's design principles of form and function are just as relevant today, Kent Eisenhuth believes. Google's interaction designer explained to an audience at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, how Lloyd Wright had reacted against the ostentatious Victorian design sensibilities that dominated when he started his career.

From virtual sex to ‘mind farms’ - here’s what we discovered at SXSW

theguardian.com — Twenty-one years ago, film and interactive technology exhibitions were added to the South by South West music festival, which had been running since 1987. Every year, detractors accuse the festival of selling out, of being too dominated by brands, and yet every year it gets bigger, busier and even more eclectic.

'iPhone set to struggle'

theguardian.com — Apple's much-anticipated iPhone, which goes on sale in the US today, will struggle to break into the mainstream because of a lack of a 3G connection and low demand for converged devices, according to research. International research conducted by media agency Universal McCann has concluded that Apple's goal of selling 10m iPhones by the end of 2008 is too ambitious.

Apple Watch launch - live

theguardian.com — Live coverage as Apple chief executive Tim Cook launches the Apple Watch at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. But is a new MacBook Air or rebranded Beats Music also on the cards?

A digital public space is Britain’s missing national institution

theguardian.com — A cynic might say that we have the internet we deserve. We were promised a democratic platform for change, for equality, for collaboration, yet are faced with a reality of weary cynicism, as author Charles Leadbeater wrote last summer, and an assumption that we cannot trust any organisation with our personal data.
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Apr 22, 2015

RT @nataliekerris: After 14 amazing years at Apple, it's time to move on and see what adventures life holds for me next! pic.twitter.com/9oFp3lGcMB

Apr 22, 2015

@addiply @pangaeaalliance @cindygallop @adnams @guardian Ads are important, yes. But we can say what we like in our editorial. That's all.

Apr 22, 2015

@addiply @pangaeaalliance @cindygallop @adnams No vested interest there, then ;-)

Apr 22, 2015

@rickjwaghorn It's a headline Rick. Have you actually watched the video?

Apr 22, 2015

@rickjwaghorn @pangaeaalliance Maybe, maybe not. But business models should never determine what or how we write, regardless.

Apr 22, 2015

@rickjwaghorn @pangaeaalliance Consumer trust is just as important as the ad revenue and for that they need to understand how tracking works

Apr 22, 2015

RT @Gloverboy: Magna Carta makes history with free copy for every primary school in the UK ow.ly/LWW2U via @tes

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