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.
Stupid tends to attract stupid, like a poo magnet. The Food Babe is influential; 876 thousand Facebook fans (the "Food Babe Army" FTW). And with that level of blind, ignorant, social media justice behind her, she can do some serious damage.
Sony's decision to halt the release of The Interview will cost tens of millions of dollars. This is in addition to the estimated $100M costs incurred as a result of the hack. Nobody has died in this skirmish, but the economic costs of this one attack are huge.
It's Christmas party season so London's entrepreneurs are right now getting pissed on alcohol paid for by whichever office space or "strategic partner" is laying on the rancid mulled wine or festive cocktails.
My first impression on arriving in Minsk was astonishment. I have been to many countries in Eastern Europe and several that were behind the old Soviet Iron Curtain, so I had a preconception of what I might see, but the first thing I noticed was that the road from the airport into the city was so smooth and new, it would be a skateboarders dream surface.
This routine is the perfect mix of sleights, misdirection and patter. If you are interested in data visualization, you owe yourself 30 minutes to enjoy this display. It encapsulates everything you shouldn't do in your charts: misdirect, confuse and confound!
If your browsing speed online is slow, what can you as a consumer do about it? You can buy yourself a faster broadband package to make it better, right? Wrong! Ofcom has officially debunked that myth...
We all know about the stratospheric rise of the 'selfie'; I mean, it would be pretty difficult not to. Selfies are prolific. They have become a cultural norm, the very word an established feature of our vernacular.
Apple has changed the way people interpret and interact with technology, in the same way that many fashion labels have done in the past - making a mundane object stylish and mainstream. Bearing this in mind, Apple hiring fashion people into its team is not much of a surprise - it's a natural evolution.
As the holiday season creeps up, for the majority of people this signals a time of celebration and multiple social events, with friends, family, and colleagues.
In this digital age, concepts such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) are impacting us more than ever before.
Terrible public behaviour has always been with us. I believe that the taking of selfies at tragic events will subside as people establish new norms of public etiquette. At present we just don't know how to behave.
In the world of business intelligence and visualisation, it has never been truer that a picture is worth a thousand words. When used properly, rather than just being an aesthetic adaptation, expressing quantitative data visually can provide a valuable method of extracting meaning and therefore critical business insights from data sets.
Rumour has it that Facebook is set to launch a new work-oriented platform in 2015.
What about the consumers? Being forced into a locked system, only having access to information that the company saw fit to allow? It doesn't bear thinking about does it?
As a parting thought, check also to see if the web site provider offers a two-step verification method to protect your account details (e.g. requiring an additional one-time passcode, send via SMS to your mobile phone, in order to modify your account settings). This will further secure your account.
Technology is the enabler. McDonald's is using touchscreen kiosks which will give customers more freedom to be creative without hogging the tills and adding to queuing times.