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Interview with David Cage: “Having Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe on the same set was a fantastic experience”, Arts

Interview with David Cage: “Having Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe on the same set was a fantastic experience”

He may be considered a new face to British gamers. But director David Cage is already a big hit with gaming fans far and wide. “I think making interactivity accessible to a wider audience by offering experiences that are not only based on violence, but instead interactive storytelling and putting people in the shoes of the subject matter is the way forward,” says David Cage, Game Director of Beyond: Two Souls, Sony’s upcoming PlayStation-only video game.

By | Arts, Bytesize | Tuesday, 8 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Crowd-funded publishing should be the first resort of any new writer – but they’ll need to learn how to be sociable first, Bytesize

Crowd-funded publishing should be the first resort of any new writer – but they’ll need to learn how to be sociable first

There’s a conveyor belt of ‘content’ industries moving slowly towards a large crunching machine. The machine has ‘digital technology’ crudely stencilled on it, and as each industry goes through it, it comes out the other side almost unrecognisable: it started with music, then media, then retail… It’s been hitting book publishing for some time now.

By | Bytesize | Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 1:50 pm

The misery of queuing – and the latest apps to ease the pain, Bytesize

The misery of queuing – and the latest apps to ease the pain

When everyone is forging ahead of you and you’re powerless and paralysed that’s not a nightmare – it’s the queue at a supermarket.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest, Notebook | Monday, 16 September 2013 at 5:00 am

Banning mobile phones from shops is the last thing that retailers want to do, Bytesize

Banning mobile phones from shops is the last thing that retailers want to do

The now infamous Sainsbury’s checkout lady who refused to serve a customer while she talked on her mobile phone has clearly pleased a lot of people, if reaction in the media reflects public opinion.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest, Notebook | Friday, 12 July 2013 at 9:00 am

Xbox One U-Turn proves consumer is king, but at what cost?, Bytesize

Xbox One U-Turn proves consumer is king, but at what cost?

Microsoft announced on Wednesday night that it will go back on its decision to make Xbox One a primarily online device, and restored game ownership to the joy of gamers around the world. But, does this U-turn have any downsides?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Monday, 24 June 2013 at 5:13 pm

Online shops need to ramp up disabled access, Bytesize

Online shops need to ramp up disabled access

Too many retailers use technology to ignore the disabled

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Friday, 14 June 2013 at 4:46 pm

Retail tech: Shops have got dozens of ways to tell you to talk to the hand, Bytesize

Retail tech: Shops have got dozens of ways to tell you to talk to the hand

There was a time, not so long ago, when shop staff lived in fear of a complaint letter to the manager. These days it’s impossible to have such an impact. Technology hasn’t improved relations between customers and the bosses. In fact, it’s made it a lot harder to communicate your dissatisfaction. Deliberately so, in many cases, I would argue. And yes, I do have evidence to back this statement up.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Monday, 20 May 2013 at 3:00 am

How retail technology could save the record, Bytesize

How retail technology could save the record

Did you go to your local record shop on Record Store Day? It was a nationwide series of events aimed at saving the nation’s independent record shops. Come on, these are the keepers of the flame. If we don’t support them they’re gone and the world will belong to the likes of Simon Cowell. So did you go and buy something from your local record shop?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 at 5:00 am

Interview with SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung, Bytesize

Interview with SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung

I was recently fortunate enough to get the chance to sit down with Alexander Ljung, founder and CEO of SoundCloud. For those of you not familiar with the service, SoundCloud is the web’s largest online audio distribution platform with over 30 million registered users, hosting content that reaches more than 180 million people per month.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Friday, 3 May 2013 at 1:00 pm

Technology could give shopping the fun factor, Bytesize

Technology could give shopping the fun factor

The retail industry has always been fun because it’s about people. You see everything in this environment: all human life is here.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest, Notebook | Tuesday, 2 April 2013 at 3:49 pm

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