RFID: The feared mark or a fleeting moment?

It’s been a while since I wrote a post here. However, recently I have found myself looking at a few online discussions about RFID (a technology for the wireless transmission of a unique identifying code) and other near-field tracking technology. In reading through the vast array of colourful comments, it made me realize how [...]

Watch and Surf – TVs, PCs, Smartphones and the rise of the Dual Screener

Mobile browsing while watching the TV? We’re a nation of “Dual Screeners” and advertisers are learning new tricks to keep us engaged. One of the biggest consumer trends in television these days is “Dual Screening”. More and more viewers use a mobile, tablet or a PC at the same time as they watch a [...]

Ubiquitous Computing – the message of hope?

Computing may not be omnipresent or omniscient but it is certainly widespread and pervasive. The expectation of being able to travel anywhere and pay for things by credit card or at least find an ATM. The expectation of electricity and telecommunications - whether fixed line, widespread mobile signals or at very least a cyber [...]