With UI fast becoming a thing of the past we are left with ourselves as the interaction point with technology. While I don't expect many of us will fall in love with our Voice Assistants, and I hope not to hear 'Daisy Bell' being sung too often, this development will bring us closer to the technology we use. Making it an even more integrated part of our lives. The barriers between technology and us will be further broken down.
On the other side of tech town, though, Three and EE are investigating in network-level ad blocking on a serious scale. What will customers choose? Which team will prevail? Keep locking and unlocking that smartphone of yours. Only time will tell.
Office culture is changing rapidly. Many companies now allow employees to use group messaging apps like iMessage or WhatsApp to talk to one another. It's a new and largely unregulated medium. The odds are that it's just a matter of time before careless employee chat habits leave companies open to cyber attack, costing them their jobs and possibly their bosses' jobs too.
Public attitudes towards mental health have also improved thanks to efforts from psychiatrists through the Time for Change anti-stigma campaign; for example, in the last five years, fewer people with mental health problems have experienced discrimination in their social life or in securing a job.
The school run covers a multitude of sins, be that gas-guzzlers in Chelsea or rusty Ford Fiestas in AnywhereUK, and this culture of built-up traffic, potential accident spots or air pollution is a blight on many lives.
As soon as the results were decisive, UK tech sector representatives kicked in with some excellent and collaborative thinking about what steps can be taken to mitigate some of the potential fall out. As you would expect from a sector peppered with entrepreneurs, there is a level of optimism and belief that there is opportunity even in turbulence, that I find inspiring.
Everyone has a routine of some kind in their daily lives. Even those of us living what we might perceive to be lives of pure and unending chaos are still likely to be governed, to some extent, by eating, sleeping and working, not to mention hobbies and other leisure activities that fill space in between.
Sexting is a widespread and dangerous phenomenon that might have dreadful consequences for both teenagers and adults. It's important to remember that when you use today's means of communication, there's no guarantee that your data will be secure.