Sam Brierley-Rimmer

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Is Facebook Slingshot Third Time’s A Charm Or Strike Three?

Facebook has today launched strike three against Camp Snapchat with Slingshot. As with many of Facebook’s recent products (like Paper), Slingshot is an already-proven idea dressed up in an expensive UI with an established distribution network of <i>billions</i>. Despite the fact that most social apps fail, …

Garmin Debuts Low-Cost Navigation App to Compete With Google Maps

Before everyone had Google Maps in their pocket, Garmin was one of the leaders in GPS devices.<p>Now the company is trying to get back in the game with …

If Amazon Launches a Phone, It Will Have a Serious App Problem

At this point, it's all but guaranteed that Amazon will be introducing its own smartphone at a big Willy Wonka-esque event on Wednesday. While we're …

John Legere slams Amazon and AT&T over rumored smartphone exclusivity

Earlier today, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> broke word that Amazon's smartphone — set to be announced tomorrow — will be an AT&T exclusive in the United States. The exclusivity deal hasn't been confirmed, but that's not stopping T-Mobile CEO John Legere from venting about it on Twitter. In a series of …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Labour’s modern Magna Carta has to seal the deal with voters

As Labour Party tensions rise, Ed Miliband’s vision of a fairer society is about to become clearer<p>Ill fares the land. More than two centuries after Oliver Goldsmith’s lament over social division, Britain is splintering apart once more. The annual Social Attitudes Survey has charted a fearful …

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