The picture above is of a landmark that's well known by fans of the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament that is taking place in London right now. It's Henman Hill, the grassy mound smack in the middle of the Wimbledon venue, nicknamed thus for the now-retired British player Tim Henman. It's packed with people - and usually more than than you see here - enjoying the live tennis on huge screens at the side of Number 1 Court to the right, just out of the view, or having a picnic in the … [Read more...] about IBM delivers the experience at Wimbledon 2015
For the past six months, I've been taking part in a live radio show every other Tuesday as a guest contributor to a morning show on Share Radio UK, a start-up digital radio station broadcasting in London and online. It's huge fun discussing myriad topical stories related to technology with Georgie Frost, presenter of the daily Consuming Issues show, in the segment called #FutureTech. For about 20-25 minutes, Georgie and I talk about issues and topics that matter to consumers, sharing our … [Read more...] about Talking tech on live radio
The British accent is the most attractive in the world according to a survey of 11,000 people globally, says a report in yesterday's print edition of the Telegraph newspaper (and also in the online edition). The Telegraph's concise report notes that 27 percent of respondents to the survey rated British as the "sexiest" and "most dateable" accent, way ahead of the American accent in second place with 8.7 percent and Irish in third place with 8.1 percent. The survey the Telegraph reports on … [Read more...] about Is there such a thing as a British accent?
A new voice joined the ranks of business podcasts this week in the form of Context Matters, a new audio podcast from Brian Solis and Chris Saad. The podcast's focus is clear: Context Matters is a podcast featuring discussions at the intersection of business, technology & culture. The first episode was posted on February 4 in which the two hosts discussed Uber, Microsoft HoloLens and "why 'Women Shouldn't Code' according to some people." It's just over 35 minutes. Give it a … [Read more...] about Brian Solis and Chris Saad launch Context Matters podcast
So The Interview got its public showing on Christmas Day in the United States in spite of hacks on Sony Pictures' computer systems, angry denials by the North Koreans that they were behind the hacks, and intervention by the US President. The political comedy film stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists who secure an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (played by Randall Park), and who are then recruited by the CIA and instructed to assassinate him. In what would have been a … [Read more...] about The shape of movies to come