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Feb
14

Happy Valentine’s day!

Posted by Rachel Symons

Yes, today marks the annual hallmark holiday where an array of relationship themed hashtags (#BoyDoneGood, #ImEngaged and #LuckyGirl) spike! If you’re partaking in the annual loved up festivities, you tend to be one of two kinds of people: 1) Smug that you’ve sorted everything out way ahead of time 2) Exhausted as you run from […]

Jan
31

The invisible face of homelessness

Posted by Bethany Swales

If I asked you to describe a homeless person, what would you say? Would you describe the old man you saw curled up in a ball outside Pret this morning, who you only noticed after you’d grabbed your 8am coffee? As walk past him you’ve seen he’s wrapped up in a blanket to shield him […]

Jan
9

CES – home time for AI

Posted by Tom Ingoldby

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a bit of a big deal. The Las Vegas event is attended by the biggest names in the tech world, from Amazon to Google, Intel to LG, as well as a gamut of startups and SMEs looking to make their mark. But why should we care? Well, one thing […]

Jan
3

What can a turbulent year tell us about storytelling?

Posted by Jasmin Athwal

Image from Wikimedia Commons and is by Leandro Neumann Ciuffo I imagine that many of us breathed a sigh of relief when 2016 drew to a close. However, for the purpose of this blog, please indulge me as I take you back to some of the most memorable moments of last year. Firstly, one of the […]

Dec
21

Chameleon wishes you a very Bucharest Christmas!

Posted by Sara Chandran

Meet 5.55am – sharp! Unless you’re Michael Creane that is. On Thursday 8th December, we set out on our end-of-year company offsite. In Romania. A year ago, we ventured to Athens, but we wanted to live literally more dangerously; venturing to a place where temperatures can be as low as –15 degrees: Bucharest. So here’s […]

Nov
30

I spy a dystopian surveillance state

Posted by Alizia Walker

Photo by Flickr user larsjuh It’s a case of life imitating art, sort of. The new Investigatory Powers Act – described by some as George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four come to life – has been passed by royal assent. In case you haven’t read the book, it’s a story set in Airstrip One (formerly known […]

Nov
24

Should electric cars stick with the winning Formula?

Posted by Mitch Lowes

“So, what car do you drive?” Whether an innocent conversation-starter or the prelude to a pissing contest, this seemingly straightforward question can evoke hugely contrasting reactions in people. The petrolhead grins, and spends the next ten minutes talking you through the finer points of how their brand new, top-of-the-range, turbosport Beamercedes handles. The aspiring petrolhead […]

Nov
23

Techfugees: a tech response to the refugee crisis

Posted by Mike Creane

The refugee crisis is one of the biggest humanitarian challenges of modern times. Even as the Calais camp shut down and the TV cameras moved on, the problem didn’t disappear; instead it continued to grow. There are 65 million refugees in the world today, a number that has grown by 40 percent in the last […]

Nov
17

Machines have a lot of learning to do.

Posted by Tom Ingoldby

Image by Wikimedia user Vanillase AI and machine learning is the talk of the town at the moment, and I blame Channel 4’s Humans entirely (and maybe Westworld). It’s got people excited about the idea of robots being part of our lives, helping with the chores around the house and generally making everything easier. This […]

Oct
31

Winter is coming… and that makes me SAD!

Posted by Rachel Symons

Image by Pixabay user Unsplash So that’s it, we’re officially in Winter. The clocks have gone back an hour (cue that amazing feeling of pulling the duvet back over your head on Sunday morning, as you realise you have a whole extra hour in bed!) The sun is setting at 5pm and the temperature outside […]