Over Christmas I wrote a collection of pieces for Wired.co.uk on a variety of topics, mainly to fill out their publishing schedule during the holidays. Here they all are in a nicely-ordered list. My favourites are probably the newsletter and documentary pieces.
Like AOL CDs, Hamsterdance and Geocities, the email newsletter once felt like a quaint relic of the early days of the internet. But following the trail blazed by animated gifs, it seems to be making something of a comeback.
It's no secret that the most interesting video games of the last few years have come out of the indie games community. In 2014, we've seen explosive successes in the form of DayZ, Rust, Kerbal Space Program and more. But what'll be the next bedroom-built game that outsells Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed and Far Cry? Here's what we think are going to be the most exciting indie games of 2015.
It's been a good year for science. 2014 has yielded discoveries across almost every field of research, from the origins of life on Earth to the far future of our species. In no particular order, here are ten of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last twelve months.
Okay. Christmas is over. Your hangover is wearing off, and it's time to start thinking about how life is going to be different -- more sparkly, exciting and magical -- in 2015. The first step is a new year's resolution -- research shows that resolutions rarely work, but we've got your back. Here are five resolutions you can keep.
2014 was the year when crowdfunding moved from something that you do to something your parents do. With that change came a huge increase in donations, pushing a coolbox that plays music to a frankly ridiculous $13.2 million (£8.4m) in funding. But that's just the peak of the pyramid. Read on to see which campaigns we chose as our favourites of the year.
Ahead of you lie the Christmas holidays -- hours of boredom, punctuated by the occasional eggnog. But don't fret -- assuming you've got a web connection capable of YouTube, you'll never need to be bored again. Alongside the babies falling over and cats climbing Christmas trees, Google's video service has an incredible library of amazing documentary movies that you can watch for free. Here are some of our favourites.