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Gaseous Brainstorm: Is Blogging Just for Old Buggers?

The Kids: they’re laughing at us. Compared to when I was growing up and a crappy Gameboy or impossible to tune in b&w portable telly were the heights of the technology accessible to the average teen, kids these days “don’t know they’re born” with their infuriatingly flippant use of PS3s, iPhones and what-would-until-recently-have-been-considered-witchcraft wireless broadband. […]

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Gaseous Brainstorm: Google’s Buzz is here, but who will win the Tech Wars?

Today Google launched Buzz. On the face of it, it’s a fairly small (and pointless) update to make their gmail service more social. With the ability to update your profile from within your email provider, t’s a direct attempt to compete with Twitter. However what it clearly shows is they also feel a huge threat […]

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OH NO NOT ANOTHER BLOODY iPAD POST

 Christ. I have iPad fatigue already and they’re not even in the shops. I have been debating whether to add to the ACRES of unending conjecture, speculation and in a select few cases, reasonably intelligent coverage but as I have talked about it a few times here I felt I owed you some amount of […]

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Gaseous Brainstorm: What’s the Future of Publishing and How Will We Pay for It?

  Michael Caine: photographer unknown Print newspapers, it seems, will soon be no more than a minority medium, and so owners of the big news brands are wondering just how they’re going to make money once their main outlet is via the internet – whether it’s accessed via a computer, a mobile device or one […]

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2010: The Future Is Now

Detail from letterpress Aisle One calendar (click for link) So here we are in the future. 2001 may have been a year that resonated with sci-fi fans everywhere for obvious reasons, but in terms of actual futuristic shit going down, it was pretty much a disappointment. But 2010 is a different story.  Not only do […]

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Why I’m a Paytard

  Last week I wrote a guest blog for Just Another iPhone Blog about the new Spotify app. There were a couple of comments, one of which recommended jailbreaking which apparently allows the app to run in the background, the lack of which is one of its major failings (Apple’s not Spotify’s fault). He says […]

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Robot Love in Edinburgh – Cybraphon & ASIMO

After reading about Cybraphon everywhere, including  wired.com, and seeing footage of him everywhere including US TV, I finally got to see “him” last week at the inspace gallery in Edinburgh, and was blown away. It reminded me of when ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot, visited the city back in April as part of the Science Festival. […]

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The Gaseous Brain Guide to the iPhone

An iPhone ponce, yesterdayFinally, by popular demand (well two people expressed a vague interest), I present my ultimate guide to Steve Jobs’ expensively addictive hand-extension for show-offs. This has been a long-time coming because to be honest it was turning into an incredibly dreary piece of slavering apple fanboi tedium, but I think the finished […]

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Why you need Spotify’s free music streaming service

  Something strange has happened to my last.fm profile. Once strictly the domain of tasteful, mainly Scottish indie music, it’s recently been invaded by bad 80’s rock and a bunch of mainstream synth-pop and hip-hop classics. I’m not ashamed to admit I enjoy listening to this kind of stuff, but the fact is I don’t […]

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Consumption vs Creativity

They Live – John Carpenter As a self-styled “creative person”, how can I get a balance between the amount of media I consume on a daily basis, and actually producing something creative myself? I’m an avid reader, whether it be ye olde fashioned tree-books or ye new fangled blog posts via google reader, or various […]