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TO – R.I.P.

Jan 15, 2013 No Comments

Time Out used to be a luscious repository of all the wonderful shit that goes on every week in London. Now it’s barely fit to wipe your bum on and the content would shame a bunch of student amateurs. Digital. Progress? My arse.

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Cookie, Doh!

Dec 12, 2012 No Comments

Somehow being tracked online by cookies seems less ridiculous than being tracked by biscuits. Be thankful the term was coined by an American.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Pain

Dec 12, 2012 No Comments

Until now Tech Fogey has been slightly underwhelmed by The Cloud. Small back-up storage devices that can hold many thousands of gigabytes of data are pretty cheap but they’re only really usable with a housebound computer. It’s true there are pocket-sized, plug-and-play hard-drives but it’s still another hunk of junk to lug around.

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The Hoarder’s Dilemma

Nov 27, 2012 No Comments

Tech Fogey has initiated an audit.  How many electronic gizmos do we have, both in daily use and abandoned in boxes?  The more we delved, the worse things became.  It’s already embarrassing and there might well be forgotten contraptions that will only emerge when the loft is properly explored and thus make the accumulation truly [...]

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Let There Be Rock!

Nov 25, 2012 No Comments

Driving Hammersmith fly-over on Saturday we passed a hording adjacent to the Polygram building that proclaimed, ‘AC-DC now on iTunes’.  Tech Fogey’s heart sank and then rose.  AC-DC have been one of the longest fogey-ish hold-outs against the irresistible onslaught of digital media and specifically, iTunes.  Their reasoning had something to do with the supposed [...]

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Tuesday Toss

Nov 20, 2012 No Comments

Some tech stuff that stuff that’s been happening. Be still my beating heart.

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Kickstarter Comes to the UK

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

Kickstarter projects from the UK can now be funded by online angels from around the globe

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Tab Frenzy!

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments

The world has gone mobile – tablets and smartphones rule – but why spend a ton of money at the Apple store when you get more tab-bangs for your buck from Amazon or Google?

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Tuesday Twaddle

Oct 23, 2012 No Comments

In which it becomes apparent that software providers routinely ‘steal’ your contacts list without you necessarily knowing, 4G and EE make the wrong sort of waves, fewer people search, some upstanding types in the US actually pay for their music and the US government has serious misgivings about Huawei and ZTE.

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4G Swizz

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

Smartphones + 4G = being able to download a deluge of inconsequential guff in seconds, rather than minutes. Please forgive us for being slightly underwhelmed by the rampant march of this ‘progress’ – we are Fogies after all.

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