Let's tech the halls and rediscover the meaning of this Holiday Season: syncing cables, account passwords, software updates and blinking screens in the pews at midnight mass. Because the only gift worth giving this year has a USB charging port.
That's how Vive was described to me by a friend last week and immediately it caught my interest; because I like the concept of Chatroulette, to video chat with a random selection of people, but I'm not particularly keen on hairy men's willies.
Over recent years we've seen a move away from purchasing music to having access to an always-on supply of all our favourite tracks. Ten years ago we would have bought a CD and shared it between us. Up until now, digital and streamed music has been aimed at the individual and it has been difficult to share it, even with those under the same roof.
Yet big business has a fair number of dystopian detractors too, with plenty of people intent on believing that corporations are out to corrupt humanity and that the very notion of a large commercial enterprise is an inherently bad thing.
Barely a week goes by without at least one news story about a new online scam. It seems the criminals are always one step ahead, and will try anything to catch out the unwary.
To be competitive, firms need to streamline processes, raise productivity and meet targets. Yet real innovations often demand a little time dawdling in the slow lane, thinking rather than ticking boxes.
This would effectively create a hybrid kind of ISA, one which blends the benefits of both cash and shares. But for someone considering peer-to-peer lending to amplify a modest savings portfolio, is the extra potential return worth the exposure?
Security protection on cars is virtually non-existent, he said, calling it more akin to the level a 1980s desktop computer. "The basic security requirements such as authentication, confidentiality and integrity are not strong," he concluded bluntly.
One of the most interesting observations of life in the digital world was made recently by young people participating in an excellent youth-led inquiry into cyberbullying. They highlighted the difficulties of emerging from the anonymity afforded them on children's sites to complete transparency on social media in the teenage years, interacting under their own name.
What this does mean is that retailers must become ever adept at creating mobile experiences that are seamless and simply work for a very demanding visitor with a lot of retail choices. If I'm going to invest in visiting M&S in store, I want my online experience with them to flow naturally with the in-store engagement.
A major theme at this year's event was corporate wellness and how employees - a company's most important asset - could be better taken care of by businesses. Many exhibitors at the Congress were on hand to demonstrate some aspect of corporate wellness from fitness initiatives to technology-enabled programmes.
To be honest the whole thing just makes me sad, it makes me sad that we live in a world where anyone thinks it's acceptable to threaten the rape of someone they don't like. It makes me sad that anyone still thinks that a hobby where 48% of the participants are female and whose spiritual home is Japan is purely the domain of white men.
The 'right to be forgotten' law is now in full swing. Google has removed more than 60,000 web links and some days it seems like every search you do has the italicised warning at the bottom of the page: Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more. Strange wording isn't it? Let's face it - some results have been removed, Google, or the italics of doom would not be there.
It's really easy to write a tweet, a status update or a blog about something that annoys you. The blogs I've written so far have mostly been reaction pieces to news and, reading back, I've found they're not necessarily upbeat.
More and more people are signing up to the hundreds of paid and 'free' dating sites to be found on the net. If you're tempted, what you are really getting is a place on the web where you can post your details for strangers to read, and be able to contact you.
I just don't think Amazon can live up to its own expectations when it comes to the bricks and mortar store. Amazon has perfected the art of ecommerce, taking away the risk of buying stuff online, and making it seamless, accessible, and low priced. While it does ecommerce exceptionally well, retail experience it does not.
Many people assume that they won't fall victim to an online attack, but anyone could be a victim to cybercrime. So, this week is one where we can all take stock of our online behaviour and make sure we are not becoming complacent.
One of the best solutions we have available is solar energy. The potential of solar is vast - it's a well-known fact that in one hour, enough sunlight strikes the earth to provide the world's energy needs for a whole year. Even Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, said back in 1931, "I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!