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Andrew Tipp is a writer, blogger and editor working in digital publishing. He mainly posts about tech, media and pop culture. He’s also interested in trends, memes, films, comics, gamification and zombies.

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Junk Food Games are Nauseating, But Where are the Parents?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 June 2014 | (10:40)

Remember Sunny Delight? I do. As a child of the 90s, I loved its playful branding and attention-wrecking sugar rushes. It looked like happiness in a bottle. It tasted like orange juice as imagined by peddlers of Ritalin.

I loved Wimpy, too. And Opal Fruits. But they were all...

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Nine Ways Gamification Could Increase Blood Donations

(15) Comments | Posted 2 October 2013 | (00:00)

Do you give blood? If you do, give yourself a mental high-five.

If you don't, you're in the majority. Only 4% of people in the UK actually donate, and NHS Blood and Transplant reported that over the summer stocks dipped significantly.

That leaves a lot of the...

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Will The Hyperloop Change Our Lives?

(2) Comments | Posted 13 August 2013 | (14:16)

Jetpacks. Flying cars. Hotels on the moon. Dinner in pill form. The reality of life in the early 21st Century is crushingly different to the optimistic predictions of the 1950s.

But the idea of mind-blowing hyper-fast travel is something that could actually happen.

Possibly.

SpaceX and Tesla...

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How Nerds Became Rock Stars

(10) Comments | Posted 15 July 2013 | (00:00)

Something strange has happened. Basically, nerds rock. No, I'm not talking about how it's suddenly okay to like comics, Star Trek and thick-rimmed glasses. This isn't about superficial hipster geek chic. I'm talking about a genuine, meaningful cultural shift.

The nerds have been pulled in from the pop periphery...

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10 Hollywood Lessons on Evil Tech

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2013 | (00:00)

Movies have always cast predictions about the future of science and technology. Sometimes they conclude that the future's bright. Exciting. But most of the time? It's bleak. There's death. Destruction. Misguided Will Smith adaptations of classic novels. The conclusion we can draw from Hollywood about futuristic tech is that it's...

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Welcome to Generation Hack

(3) Comments | Posted 1 April 2013 | (00:00)

Hacking seems to be everywhere right now. It's big news. The BBC got hacked on Twitter. Yahoo's email system got attacked by spammers. Even behemoths Apple and Facebook have felt the sting of hackers' digital dabblings.

Who are the humans behind the hacking?...

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Is Technology Killing the Romance of Backpacking?

(11) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (23:00)

Technology is transforming the way we travel.

How we discover and share our experiences has changed; from social networking and real-time GPS mapping to travel apps and augmented reality, connecting to the world and each other is evolving.

But is this necessarily a good thing? Are the pixels...

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