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Sniper

The Sniper The release of the film American Sniper by Clint Eastwood staring Bradley Cooper as US navy SEAL Chris Kyle has brought the role of the sniper into the limelight for the moment. I cannot really discuss the merits…

Nine against four-hundred.

  Nine against four-hundred. Today the SAS is well known. Countless books have been written about the regiment, some by former members who were supposed to be keeping their mouths shut. It was in May 1980 when 22 SAS’s counter-terrorism…

JP Surf & Turf.

I’m on vacation away from the offices, thinking this was an ideal opportunity to let you know about my daily grind of crunching surf and fishing for supper. “Sierra Leone” has a ring about it for all the wrong reasons….

4G.

You’ve probably heard of it, but what is 4G? In short, it’s the name given to the fourth generation of mobile networks, just as the previous generation is called 3G. Another piece of jargon, which you will see tagged onto the end…

St Vincent and the Grenadines.

St Vincent and the Grenadines sounds like the sort of colourfully shirted band that played in the days when a party meant taffeta frocks, tombolas and gin and it. In fact, it’s a sprinkling of 32 islands that runs south…

Mobile cities designed to move with the times.

How architects have long dreamt of creating portable urban superstructures that can avoid decline by simply moving on  An artist’s impression of the ‘Green Machine’ (see below), a mobile, city-sized structure that would slowly move across the Sahara cultivating the…

Big data: are we making a big mistake?

Big data is a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media  Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the…

Technology: All eyes on the future.

Apple, Facebook and Google aim to create and control the next crucial technological platform Goggle-eyed: a visitor to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco tries the Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles. Palmer Luckey is holding court among the geeks. The…