Shamus Mahmood

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To Successfully Launch A Product, You Have To Tell A Compelling Story

<i>“The art of narration and dramatic presentation, together with a keen sense of the oral epic style, became a characteristic quality of the Russian people.”</i> —Vladimir Propp, Morphology of the Folktale<p>At the end of a week filled with product launches and press conferences, it’s hard not to compare …

Tesla's toy boat: A drone before its time

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>The military complex has certainly embraced the concept of telerobotics, especially in the use of drones, but luckily the technology has also …

Five reasons why Bitcoin is the most dangerous currency in the world

As HMRC reviews the tax treatment of bitcoin, Rebecca Burn-Callander explores why the virtual currency is the most dangerous in the world<p><b>Bitcoin</b> is a virtual currency, or “cryptocurrency”, that first appeared on the radar in 2009 after an anonymous creator “buried” 21 million coins online.<p>Coins can …

47% Of All Jobs Will Be Automated By 2034, And 'No Government Is Prepared' Says Economist

Almost half of all jobs could be automated by computers within two decades and "no government is prepared" for the tsunami of social change that will …

The Most Popular Passwords Of 2013 Revealed

SplashData has compiled a list of the 25 most popular passwords of 2013, and at the top of the list is probably the most obvious one, ‘123456’.<p>Also …

House-Sized 3D Printer Can Duplicate Buildings (If It Is Ever Built)

Everyone knows there's a housing crisis, and virtually every politician in the land wants to build houses - fast. So if only we had some kind of …

Apple's boss Tim Cook has said the company is working on "great things". Could we see the iWatch and the Apple TV before the end of this year? http://www.t3.com/news/apples-cook-promises-great-things