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As we love technology’s part in the sure progress of the world…. Win this!

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
Win a memroable visit to Silicon Valley

General Assembly are offering  a free trip to Silicon Valley, including hotel stay and personal tours of key companies, including:    Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Chegg, and Y Combinator Free round trip ticket to San Francisco from anywhere on the planet Meetings with Key  executives $1000 credit with Uber to get you around and about the
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The Shapes of Things – a story taster

Aug 18th, 2014 | By
The peope Jack might have been talking about?

“Something is wrong with the way people live. You can tell by the way they walk” said Doherty. Rivers were flowing as usual. Streets, filled with shoppers and of course cars. The cars edged forward at a slower pace than the pavement browsers achieved – more cars than road space. All were predictably “there”. A
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Achieving Presence

Jun 6th, 2014 | By

After the first day’s cup of coffee and before the second, I was musing over the fact that an Electric Ferrari with Google Drive super-system could drive through a village safely at 250 miles per hour where the road surface allowed. It would detect any life form and it’s approach as well as any object,
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“Bus Lanes” to be for walkers – Pedestrianization of Transport Policy

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

Under a new planning directive by the Department of Transport, Bus Lanes are to be phased out and will be converted to Walking Lanes in all cities in the UK with a population above 500,000. The much welcomed and also much hated move – depending on who you talk to, will be phased in by
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Getting excited about free trade

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

      This is the thrilling thing about “Apps” on Mobile phones. Apps  and Web services are playing their part in opening up everybody-wins opportunities.   Dramatic and sometimes world-saving developments in areas such as water purification, medicine, transport, education and learning offer great promise – to mention a small sample from a long
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Greece and Hope

Sep 16th, 2013 | By
Greece has views, and views

    Greece: Do we, Greeks, have any hope?   [Question and answer originally published on Quora.com – September 14, 2013 ]   Absolutely you do. Just not as soon as we’d all like for you. With one of the best known collections of topographic and scenic beauty, wonderful history that’s still visible, one of
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Bask in the joy of speaking another language – oh bright one!

May 24th, 2013 | By

Why Bilinguals are Smarter – NYT – We all knew this! But fun to (quickly before the next language lesson) read this brief article again  




Weightless Hotels and Resorts ™ Launch Today! April First, 2013

Apr 1st, 2013 | By

Inspired by the numerous companies developing trips into outer space and the opportunities to enjoy the weightless experiences of zero gravity, Weightless Hotels and Resorts™ are creating one of the most revolutionary luxury hotel experiences, since the electronic room key card. Better than a spa, you will feel the total absence of weight. It gives
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Pisa – why you should visit

Jan 21st, 2013 | By

Pisa is small. By the standards of Florence or Sienna,  it provides plentiful gifts of delightful travel experiences and is easy to walk around. Much more than the fantastic Leaning Tower and Cathedral – it is full of restaurants, shops, beautiful buildings, churches, cafes and restaurants. The river runs through it! The River Arno, the
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NanoBriefing 23 {} Telephone conversations translated as we speak to each other

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

This is part of a shift in paradigms – if we can speak to anyone, anywhere in any language and they hear an instant, simultaneous translation into their own language – how many things might change….? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20004210