The Winner Takes It All

The Winner Takes It All

Photo credit: CC-BY Flickr user  slgc . It’s the Internet’s dirty little secret, and one we ignore at our peril. There’s a reason that e...

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A Digital Dark Age?

A Digital Dark Age?

Most of us now have a cupboard or two’s worth of old media that we’re keeping because one day we might want to go back to it. Floppy dis...

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Where Does the Self-Driving Car Leave the Taxi Driver?

Where Does the Self-Driving Car Leave the Taxi Driver?

As service users or consumers, we love that the Internet removes intermediaries. Just think: one click to buy and download a new book or alb...

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Celebrating outstanding ICT in UK higher education

Celebrating outstanding ICT in UK higher education

Last night saw the sector come together in London for the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards . One of the most eagerly awaited categor...

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Google Knows What Makes Your Heart Beat Faster

Google Knows What Makes Your Heart Beat Faster

Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch running Google's Android Wear operating system “He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when yo...

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Amazon Echo, and The End of Remembering

Amazon Echo, and The End of Remembering

‘Never memorize something that you can look up’ – Albert Einstein. Amazon recently announced the  Echo , a personal digital assistant t...

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UK digital capabilities: mind the gap

UK digital capabilities: mind the gap

In recent months the UK has seen several landmark reports launched on the ‘digital state of the nation’ – notably the TechUK Manifesto , th...

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Defeating Internet Censorship with a Tweet - The Curious Case of TeenTech.com

Defeating Internet Censorship with a Tweet - The Curious Case of TeenTech.com

This is a story about Internet censorship. Well, kind of. It's also a story about Twitter's  Analytics product , which recentl...

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A Manifesto for the UK's Digital Infrastructure

A Manifesto for the UK's Digital Infrastructure

With just over a week left to run before the UK Government's Digital Infrastructure Consultation closes,  I thought it would be in...

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FELTAG to ETAG - Time for Some NEET ideas (ALT-C 2014)

FELTAG to ETAG - Time for Some NEET ideas (ALT-C 2014)

Just a quick post to plug my session at the upcoming  ALT-C 2014 conference  - "From FELTAG to ETAG - Time for Some NEET Ideas&quo...

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The Day of Forever – Infinite Storage and the Future of Corporate IT

The Day of Forever – Infinite Storage and the Future of Corporate IT

Backblaze storage appliance, CC-BY Flickr user ChrisDag If anyone remembers June 25th 2014, it will probably be because of rising tensio...

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Announcing Janet Reach - Connecting Industry with the UK's E-Infrastructure

Announcing Janet Reach - Connecting Industry with the UK's E-Infrastructure

Janet has launched a new scheme called Janet Reach, which aims to strengthen the engagement between academia and industry. To enter th...

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GEUG14: Innovation with Google - Competition Sponsored by Jisc

GEUG14: Innovation with Google - Competition Sponsored by Jisc

Has your institution used Google Apps, Android, Chromebooks, Glass or other Google technologies in an innova...

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ETAG: Have Your Say on the Future of Technology in Education (1st round up)

ETAG: Have Your Say on the Future of Technology in Education (1st round up)

Following on from the well received FELTAG report , ministers Matthew Hancock, Michael Gove and David Willetts chartered the Educatio...

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Jisc: Rebooting a National Innovation Agency (EUNIS 2014)

Jisc: Rebooting a National Innovation Agency (EUNIS 2014)

I was delighted to hear over Easter that we had been invited to present at the EUNIS 2014 conference on recent developments at Jisc - r...

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UK National E-Infrastructure Survey 2014

UK National E-Infrastructure Survey 2014

Last year Jeremy Yates from UCL co-ordinated a landmark survey of the UK's national academic "e-Infrastructure" facilities...

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Crowdsourcing the agenda for GEUG14 - the 2014 Google Apps for Education European User Group meeting

Crowdsourcing the agenda for GEUG14 - the 2014 Google Apps for Education European User Group meeting

Following the success of GEUG12 in Portsmouth and GUUG11 in Loughborough, the University of York has been working with Google to organis...

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Tomorrow is the Question!  My new role as Futurist for Jisc

Tomorrow is the Question! My new role as Futurist for Jisc

  Most of my regular co-conspirators will be aware by now that I will shortly be moving on from Loughborough University to a new job wi...

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UK Higher Education Research Data Management Survey - Poster for IDCC 2014

UK Higher Education Research Data Management Survey - Poster for IDCC 2014

This poster for the 2014 International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC 2014) in San Francisco was produced by my Loughboro...

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Wake Up Sleepy Head - The Internet of Things That Go Bump In the Night

Wake Up Sleepy Head - The Internet of Things That Go Bump In the Night

This post takes us from the Quantified Self to the Quantified Driver, and the Internet of Things to the Botnet of Fridges. We've been ...

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