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: 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

Tech Cynic: The distraction bird

Mobile Communications

Tech Cynic: The distraction bird

We can fill the brief gaps in our lives like never before. That's not necessarily a good thing.

Tech Cynic: VR, the never-popular technology

Software & Web Development

Tech Cynic: VR, the never-popular technology

Virtual Reality headsets are available now. Get yours today! Or, more likely, don't.

Tech Cynic: Keen new developers will kill us all

Software & Web Development

Tech Cynic: Keen new developers will kill us all

Young, fresh-faced developers are finding employment in startups, full of exciting new ideas. They must be stopped.

Platform or publisher?

Social Networks

Platform or publisher?

Vast social networks are censoring prominent right-wing US commentators for hate speech. What happens next?

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