No, actually. Today we’re bombarded by so many distractions – on our phones and on the web – that it’s all too easy to wander off-task at work or at home. And one way or another, the consequence usually ends up impacting your own wellbeing.
Journalism has been in crisis for a long time now. Today, with instant digital communication at our fingertips, being first with the news is what readers and publishers tend to value most.
Digital Revolution is a celebration of computing and all things interactive. By bringing together artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, it hopes to give you a sense of the breakthroughs that digital creatives are making across culture, as well as remind you just how dramatically digital technology has changed all our lives in less than 50 years.
What follows are some of the moments that fascinated me most as I explored the chambers of this computing archive and its digital delights. Continue reading
Do not adjust your web browser – Napster is back as a music streaming service. And this time it means business. But can this once notorious brand survive among the Spotifys, iTunes and Amazons of the world? Continue reading
For Zynga and Facebook the honeymoon is over. The game-maker, famous for FarmVille and Words With Friends, is to launch its own dedicated games portal, Zynga.com, in a move to increase its independence.
The San Francisco-based game-maker currently accounts for 12 per cent of the social network’s overall revenues. Zynga’s desire to break away represents a blow to Facebook’s status as the platform holder that’s impossible to ignore. Continue reading
Last October, Guardian Tech alerted me to a unique BBC project aimed to make positive change through digital innovation. BBC Backstage was formed in 2004 to encourage social innovation through the use of shared data and collaboration. Sadly, it was brought to my attention a little too late as it closed early this year. But fortunately its successes have been archived to help future inventors and digital producers. Continue reading
Stories about new stuff, old stuff, lost stuff and found stuff…
This monthly, long-running multi-format games magazine, Edge, unveiled its fourth magazine redesign since its launch in October 1993. Issue #229 has been redesigned from front to back, and features distinct sections on the design, business and culture of games. Continue reading