Alex Cruickshank

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Alex Cruickshank has been writing about technology and business since 1994. He has lived in various far-flung places around the world and is now based in Berlin.

 

Tech Cynic: Are they listening? Of course they are

Artificial Intelligence

Tech Cynic: Are they listening? Of course they are

Shock that major technology firms are listening to and recording users' conversations tells us a lot - about the users.

Tech Cynic: IT's role in the new climate change debate

Green IT

Tech Cynic: IT's role in the new climate change debate

Watch a lot of streaming video? Then you're killing the planet... possibly.

Tech Cynic: Facebook's cryptic currency move raises eyebrows

Cryptocurrency

Tech Cynic: Facebook's cryptic currency move raises eyebrows

Cryptocurrencies are often dismissed as speculative fake money with no future... but when Facebook enters the fray, it's serious.

Tech Cynic: Who needs a Babel Fish?

Social Networks

Tech Cynic: Who needs a Babel Fish?

Increased connectivity should lead to increased understanding, but it doesn't

Tech Cynic: "Where's the button?"

Internet of Things (IoT)

Tech Cynic: "Where's the button?"

Delving into the shiny, happy, not-entirely-sane world of unnecessary technology

Tech cynic: Blocking fake news with technology, for a safer world

News

Tech cynic: Blocking fake news with technology, for a safer world

If only all the lies in the world could be blocked by online filters. How happy we could all be.

Tech trends: Winners and losers as changing attitudes shift policies in North America

Trends

Tech trends: Winners and losers as changing attitudes shift policies in North America

2018 was an interesting year for IT in North America, but 2019 could easily trump it.

Tech trends: Politics likely to dominate European tech in 2019

Trends

Tech trends: Politics likely to dominate European tech in 2019

Gazing into a murky crystal ball to find out what awaits the EU technology sector in 2019

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