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Pokemon GO – The shape of the future

The recent craze over Pokemon GO is now fading. There was a time earlier this Summer when wherever you went out for a walk, you almost bumped into other pedestrians who were glued to...

Making smart farms a reality

Interesting article from the Economist on a view of the farms of the future. Technology has always had a strong place in farming, but now low cost sensors and drones are making the vision...

Vinyl in Portugal, all systems go

Just back from a break in Portugal and really pleased to see that vinyl is being used throughout the country and in all guises. Walking through Porto and discovered several great recordstores. One that...

Is buying records online an oxymoron?

One of the joys of going back to a vinyl collection for music is the physical aspect of things. There is the strong visual process of flicking through the records, looking at the sleeve...

The Internet of Cows

We hear a lot about the internet of Things and the brave new world where our household consumables help us to live better lives. This in an interesting story about a more practical use...

Wednesday is Guest Chef night

Just introduced Wednesday as being Guest Chef night in our house, and the results are pretty amazing. The idea came from trying to give my wife a break from the cooking one night in...