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Tidal power – finally some progress?

Tidal power – finally some progress?

This week, the BBC reported on the commissioning of a new tidal-powered turbine in Scotland, which promises to deliver 2MW to the local onshore electricity network. The Orbital O2 is claimed to be the world’s most powerful tidal turbine. Tidal power seems to...

Tidal power – finally some progress?

This week, the BBC reported on the commissioning of a new tidal-powered turbine in Scotland, which promises to deliver 2MW to the local onshore electricity network. The Orbital O2 is claimed to be the world’s most powerful tidal turbine. Tidal power seems to...

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iA Writer – initial thoughts

iA Writer – initial thoughts

Well, I've tried out iA Writer, and it's certainly different from writing everything in Microsoft Word.It takes a bit of getting used to, and I'm not convinced I'm ready to only type with one font in a plain window. On the other hand, I do really like the 'focus' mode...

Trying out iA Writer

Trying out iA Writer

For interacting with clients and editing drafts, I need Microsoft Word. Everyone expects it, and for tracking changes it’s a lifesaver. For everything else, particularly writing from scratch, Word can be overwhelming. There are many writing tools on the market, but...

Why phones aren’t phones

Why phones aren’t phones

Today, we’re all glued to our phones. They can do almost anything, and replace a long list of things that we might have carried around: address book, calendar, map, books, encyclopaedia, torch, some board games, and all the photos we’ve ever taken (h/t Michael...

Digital CES® and beyond

Digital CES® and beyond

Meet the new year. Same as the old year. Just to focus on one detail of our shared COVID-19 experience: as we head into 2021, exhibitions are still going to be online/digital for a while yet. The first really big tech show of the year is always CES in Las Vegas, which...

The new space race

The new space race

In today’s news, it’s just been announced that Canada has signed an agreement with the US to send a Canadian astronaut around the moon (but not land on it). The Canadian Space Agency’s press release says “This mission, planned to launch in 2023, positions...

Apple and Arm

Apple and Arm

It’s been well-trailed, so there were no surprises, but this week’s big tech news was Apple’s new range of laptops and Mac Minis, which have shifted from Intel processors to an Arm-based design. Quick side note just to remind myself that Arm traces its roots back to...

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