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June 15, 2014
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Taxis and Uber

It’s easy to mock and knock the black cab – especially when they announce a go slow in protest of Uber (even slower?), but instead of fighting Uber on the lack of driver training and regulation perhaps licensed cabs should highlight the privacy concerns of Uber use, surge pricing…



…and journey time comparisons (twice as long and 60% more expensive).


October 7, 2012
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Natwest: Emergency Fraud

If I understand this correctly, Natwest create an insecure app that lets people defraud others by withdrawing cash from their account, and then accuse the victim of having given out their details to fraudsters in order to avoid re-imbursing the victim. Pretty crappy banking.

June 7, 2011
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Lazyweb: Insect App

You point your mobile phone camera at an insect (spider), an it instantly tells you your ideal distance from that insect (spider).


So you’re ideal distance from whatever would be…

  • Black Widow spider = Different continent
  • Garden Spider = 2-3 metres
  • Money spider = a few inches

Insect app for android

Image of spider c/o pcoin