Amazon launch 6th gen “Kindle Paperwhite” touchscreen e-reader

When Michael Cronan was asked to name Amazon’s new e-reader, the branding consultant suggested Kindle. Kindle, as we know, means “to light a fire” and Cronan felt it would be an appropriate metaphor for reading and intellectual excitement. Since the original Kindle was released in November 2007, six generations of the Amazon e-reader have followed. … Continue reading Amazon launch 6th gen “Kindle Paperwhite” touchscreen e-reader

Makers: A revolution in the world of things

Bit tired of hearing about the internet revolution? You’re not alone. As marvellous and transformative as the power of interconnected living is, it still has its limits. The internet changed the way we deal with information forever. But what about the way we deal with things? Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine and author of … Continue reading Makers: A revolution in the world of things

Unventions: The coffee table book to cure gadget fatigue

Christmas is fast approaching and with it comes our old, much-beloved friend, the coffee table book. Whilst I’ll happily trade most paperbacks for a Kindle version in a heart beat (I read all of John Schwartzwelder’s amazing Frank Burley detective series on e-screens and loved the experience) coffee table books are still very much a … Continue reading Unventions: The coffee table book to cure gadget fatigue

Script It!: Budget screenwriting software

Do you have unfulfilled dreams of creating the next Twilight or True Blood? If so leave this review now, throw away all your pens and pencils and let us never speak of this again. If however, you are hoping to write something sensible for the stage, screen (big or small) then read on. “Script It!” … Continue reading Script It!: Budget screenwriting software

The Adventures of Simon Pegg: A digital comic for Android, iPhone and the iPad

You’re scared of mice and spiders, but oh-so-much greater is your fear that one day the two species will cross-breed to form an all-powerful race of mice-spiders, who will immobilize human beings in giant webs in order to steal cheese. Lines like that made a generations of young adults fall in love with writer, actor, … Continue reading The Adventures of Simon Pegg: A digital comic for Android, iPhone and the iPad