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Homeland Surveillance by Light Brigading Creative Commons via Flickr

Homeland surveillance

I. It reads like the grand, slightly preposterous plot of an espionage thriller. Perhaps one of those ‘grand tapestry’ style novels with lots of different characters and sub-plots, carefully unfolding towards an inevitable narrative climax. Like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Edward […]

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What makes a smartphone successful?

It’s been more than a month since I last blogged here. I took some well-deserved time off during December. Since last time, I’ve bought an Apple iPhone (more hipster stuff) and Google launched its Nexus One phone. Coincidentally, both happened on the same day […]

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Open-sourcing the inkjet scam

Inkjet printer cartridges – photo courtesy of Pixi via Wikimedia Commons Inkjet printer cartridges contain a tiny little amount of liquid ink and cost a fortune. Actual calculations vary across the web, but the consensus seems to be that printer ink costs anywhere from […]

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