Articles By: Joe Murray

Hanging with the BIG DOGS- Meet Petman

Hanging with the BIG DOGS- Meet Petman
Does anyone remember Big Dog? Well meet his new master, Petman… Its developers,  Boston Dynamics, without doubt the coolest company in the world, say: “PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot for testing chemical protection clothing used by the US Army. Unlike previous suit testers, which had...
December 11th, 2009 | Creativity, Science & Technology | Read More

Bye bye Windows?

Bye bye Windows?
Google finally made its browser, Chrome, available for Mac earlier this week. So far it’s pretty unremarkable, if anything a little faster than Firefox, but who cares? Well… Microsoft, that’s who. And here’s why. Everyone’s probably familiar with Microsoft’s recently...
December 10th, 2009 | Creativity, Science & Technology | Read More

Wikipedia’s Known Unknowns

Wikipedia’s Known Unknowns
Back in August there were reports that Wikipedia, everyone’s favourite knowledge resource, was  experiencing a slowdown in the number of new articles posted daily. But in the article which follows  Mark Graham suggests that while contribution from the developed world may be at saturation point,...
December 4th, 2009 | Creativity, Science & Technology | Read More

Don’t Be Evil? Google Chrome’s Big Brother Potential

Don’t Be Evil? Google Chrome’s Big Brother Potential
John Naughton‘s article (below) originally appeared in the Observer on Sunday 29th November 2009. This is the first article in what I hope to be a long-running technology series on Brainwaving about the power struggle currently taking place between the two most important technology corporations...
December 3rd, 2009 | Creativity, Science & Technology | Read More

Life Lessons from an ad man

Life Lessons from an ad man
Rory Sutherland, advertising mogul and self -styled “fat bloke at Ogilvy” gave this talk at TEDGlobal 2009 in July. It’s all about the difference between tangible and perceived value- ie value that you can’t always see. In the world of advertising, Sutherland explains, they realize...
December 2nd, 2009 | Culture, Social Insight | Read More

The Singularity is Near

The Singularity is Near
Gary Wolf‘s article (below) originally appeared in the March 2008 issue of  Wired Magazine. Ray Kurzweil is a fervent believer in the Singularity,  and a proponent of  various outlandish predictions, based on his own Law of Accelerating Returns, which states that the development of technology...
December 1st, 2009 | Big Ideas | Read More