Sustainability in Future Food Production

Since the dawn of agriculture, humans have been consumed with the need to improve the efficiency of their crops. The reason for this is that the switch from a nomadic, hunter-gatherer civilization to a static, agricultural one actually decreased the amount of food available per person. With the evolution of farming practices and agricultural techniques, crop yields became ever greater and exploded with the advent of industrialization. Today, vast mega-farms crank out huge amounts of food in a production-line fashion, obsessed with squeezing out the most bang for the least buck via the use of pesticides, machinery, and GMOs. Continue reading “Sustainability in Future Food Production” »

The Fault in our Smartphones

Smartphones are a fixture of modern life, with tech-savvy consumers ever-eager to get their hands on the very latest devices. Unfortunately, the pressure to squeeze increasingly complex functionality into small packages, the drive to create features that other developers can’t match, and the rush to bring new products to market as quickly as possible means that developers always have to make compromises. Continue reading “The Fault in our Smartphones” »

Never Feel Guilty about Having Fun with Your Gadgets

There’s quite a scathing meme doing the rounds which basically attacks the thought-process of consumers who show some brand loyalty towards Apple, suggesting that they’re willing to camp out in the cold to be the first to get their hands on a new product while pretty much the same features which come with that product can be found in much cheaper products released by other manufacturers. The meme goes: “How do you milk sheep? Answer, release a new iPhone!” Continue reading “Never Feel Guilty about Having Fun with Your Gadgets” »

4 Steps to Ensuring Your Employees Stay Safe on the Cloud

Migrating your business to the cloud can improve everything from productivity to employee satisfaction, all while generally cutting down on your IT-related costs. Of course, it’s not always a bed of roses – with your data stored on the cloud, it’s vital that you ensure your employees are able to stay safe. Continue reading “4 Steps to Ensuring Your Employees Stay Safe on the Cloud” »