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tech – Roo Reynolds

Ad blocking

Having worked in both TV and advertising, I’m intrigued by how easy it is these days for people to block ads online and what it might mean for the near future of online advertising. I recently learned an interesting fact about the popular Adblock plugin for Chrome; it doesn’t just block banner ads as I […]

Guardian Activate 2010

I went to Activate 2010 yesterday. It’s a conference about technology, society and the future (‘changing the world through the internet’). This is the second time the Guardian have run an Activate event (Activate 09 was very interesting, though I see I mainly ended up writing about how the event embraced the Twitter back-channel by […]

Making a podcast – some notes and observations

For the past 3-and-a-bit months, I’ve been making a podcast with my friend Leila. It’s called Shift Run Stop and thanks to iTunes featuring it on their Podcasts page, it’s recently started getting rather a lot more attention and listeners than we’d ever have hoped. A few people have asked me how the recording and […]

Guardian Activate 09

I went to Activate 09 today. “an exclusive one-day summit providing a unique gathering for leaders working across all sectors to share, debate and create strategies for answering some of the world’s biggest questions.” I was there for most of the day today, though I sadly had to miss a chunk of the afternoon. Here’s […]

3D TV

[image: skooal on Flickr] I went to a BAFTA event tonight, cunningly titled ‘3D: the next dimension in TV and Games?’. It served up a panel of Andrew Oliver (CTO and founder, Blitz Games Studios), Colin Smith (Technical Analyst, ITV), Brian Lenz (product design and innovation, Sky), chaired by Guy Clapperton (freelance journalist who has […]

Laptop Stickers

I’ve been collecting photos of laptop stickers for ages. Here’s what my ever-changing MacBook Air looks like at the moment (click the image for the Flickr version, complete with notes). I’m always on the lookout for more. If you want me to display your sticker, and don’t mind posting it to me, let me know […]