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March 2, 2016
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Eye in the Sky, prescient?

Eye in the Sky review

“A tense, morally complex, and extremely prescient thriller” – Kate Muir, The Times


Prescient on if you haven’t seen the excellent Good Kill from 2014, or Drones from 2013, or played Unmanned, a game about being a drone operator, from 2012.


Still, Eye in the Sky looks interesting despite the spolierific trailer…


January 29, 2016
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iPhone chargers

Once you’ve learnt how to spot a fake iPhone charger and bought the real thing, return it.



January 22, 2016
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Can’t watch


Sounds interesting. Ahh, BBC still using Flash…


BBC Flash content

BBC Flash content


Encounter the same problem on an Android phone – install another app to watch BBC content? I think not – but to their credit the BBC are on the case:

“Users of the BBC’s Android mobile applications are familiar with the need to install the separate BBC Media Player application to play multimedia content. This application uses Adobe’s proprietary technology to play back media encoded in RTMP and HDS media formats. The BBC has been moving towards an open-source streaming format called DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP), and I have been working in a team to develop a native Android component called Standard Media Player for Android (SMP-AN), which uses Google’s open-source ExoPlayer to play back DASH content. This component will be integrated into the wide range of BBC applications available via the Google Play store. It’s a more efficient technology for the BBC to use, thanks to its use of open standards, and removes the need for users to install a separate application – something which has long been a source of complaints.” – Making a Standard Media Player for Android


November 28, 2015
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Man dramatically leaps from his lorry before it overturned in a #Battersea ditch yesterday


Perhaps: Man dramatically leapt from his lorry as it overturned in a #Battersea ditch yesterday. Unless his dramatic leap led to it over turning? Leaps suggests a video, or at least an animated gif.