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

Start up: Twitter and… Disney?, BI’s paywall plan, Google’s AI balloons, eight years of Android, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Mobile phone sales have peaked. Peaked! Geddit? Photo by jd_hiker on Flickr. You can now sign up to receive each day's Start Up post by email. You'll need to click a confirmation link, so no spam. A selection of 11 links for you. But fact-check it if you like.

Yahoo hack is a reminder: nothing is safe

wyff4.com — The real lesson of the Yahoo hack, in which 500 million user account details were stolen, is this: any account details you enter into an online storage system will probably get hacked at some point. It might just be your email and (encrypted) passwor...

Yahoo hack is a reminder: nothing is safe

cnn.com — The real lesson of the Yahoo hack, in which 500 million user account details were stolen, is this: any account details you enter into an online storage system will probably get hacked at some point.

Start up: Google Now not, the price of Oculus, Dropbox hack blocked, Amazon pricing re-examined, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Christmas bokeh! Look forward to finding out who got an iPhone 7 Plus under the Christmas tree. Photo by Chris Loyd Photography on Flickr. You can now sign up to receive each day's Start Up post by email. You'll need to click a confirmation link, so no spam.

Start up: Google’s Pixel leak, Porat profiled, Skittles photo row deepens, hacking Teslas, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — How would you rate it? How much did you pay? Photo by William Christiansen on Flickr. You can sign up to receive each day's Start Up post by email. You'll need to click a confirmation link, so no spam. A selection of 12 links for you. Would you eat a handful?

Is Android Wear going to make Google create the next Zune? | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — This isn't an Android Wear watch, but there are similarities. Photo by David Lee King on Flickr. Once upon a time there was a Big Software Company, and it wrote some Software for a Task, and that Software could run on Devices made by Other Companies.

Start up: Google buys more AI, iTunes’s overload, how SoftRAM fooled the world, Google Maps v Uber, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — What makes a good chatbot? Photo by reynermedia on Flickr. You can now sign up to receive each day's Start Up post by email. You'll need to click a confirmation link, so no spam. A selection of 11 links for you. Not for resale in Kansas. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter.

Start up: Note 7’s slow recall, HP v refills, here come the ad police!, AirPods pro and anti, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Removing the headphone jack didn't hurt sales in 2003. Photo by yuankuei on Flickr. You can sign up to receive each day's Start Up post by email. You'll need to click a confirmation link, so no spam. A selection of 13 links for you. Please enable your ad blocker, or something.

The 2Q 2016 smartphone scorecard: players searching for an exit | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Exit. Who's next? Photo by Today is a good day on Flickr. There comes a time in every former top-ranking sports player's career when they have to accept reality: they're not up to it any more. They keep getting beaten by people whom they once would have trampled; what should have been easy wins are...

Can Cities Feed Their Inhabitants?

sustainablecitiescollective.com — There are three dominant trends to which cities and national governments must respond in order to secure food supplies for their people. First, between 1980 and 2011 the global population not dependent on agriculture doubled to 4.4 billion, and, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization this population is growing at a rate about five times that of the agriculturally dependent population.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @hottestsingles: HOT SINGLES IN YOUR AREA, HANDS UNEARTHLY BENEATH THE HUNTRESS MOON, PEERING INTO ECHOING VOID, COLD MOUTHS WHISPERING, NEW PHONE WHO DIS?

Sep 27, 2016

Carjacking autonomous cars by sticking a blue light in your own car’s windscreen is going to be a thing, isn’t it?  https://twitter.com/RWW/status/780882910350020608 

Sep 27, 2016

RT @harrisj: Later Mars colonists get to experience the fun of invading and eliminating the first wave of settlers

Sep 27, 2016

Who was it who told me that Twitter would be madly expensive to buy because of stock options? Speak up.


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