Friday, September 26, 2008
Facebook in the real world
Thursday, September 25, 2008
First skyscraper to be built in Paris for 30 years unveiled.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
How America is becoming the United States of France
Friday, September 19, 2008
Futurologist Richard Watson's 2050 vision
Monday, September 15, 2008
The Great Wine Swindle
Forget Facebook's redesign, here is an issue you should be really concerned about: According to Malcolm Gluck, wine producers use "a host of additives" to disguise the flavour or inferior grapes without listing them on the labels. The list includes sugar, hydrochloric acid, yeasts and ascorbic acid (sometimes they use harmful substances to raise alcohol content and traces of fertilisers have been found in some champagnes). I am not surprised here but what bothers me is that the Wine and Spirits Trade Association is exempt from labelling rules. Their spokesperson says that "it is possible for drinkers to find out what is in their wine by talking to the maker or importer". So the next time you are in Waitrose, make sure you brush up on your French or Italian to call the maker or importer of every bottle you are considering buying, should you find their phone number. Operators are on standby to confess that they top up their wine with ethanol... This is laughable in a pathetic way.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
CARNAGE AS FACEBOOK MOVES EVERYTHING SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT
Friday, September 12, 2008
Six Technologies with Potential Impacts on US Interests out to 2025
From the National Intelligence Council. Fascinating read as a glimpse into our future.
uStart, your customisable start page
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Brands fight bloggers with 'fact' websites
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Wikipedia founder launches Green Wikipedia
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Eat less meat to fight climate change
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Singapore Animated: First public screening of Singaporean animated short films at the ICA, London
If you like animation and short films, don't miss Singapore Animated at the Institute of Contemporary Art on the 25th of October.
Organised by the Singapore Creative Network UK, the event is the first public screening of some of the best animations from Singapore curated by Gavin Lim, an award-winning director in the Singapore International Film Festival.