Category Archives: Technology


This is a plat­form for law firms to have pre-agreed on for­mats and posi­tions for con­tracts. So you might have an Ashurst and Allen-Overy rep hash out a base­line con­tract for some­thing, includ­ing var­i­ous approved plays and adjust­ments, so that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Legal, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

Formalising the Bank of Mum ‘n’ Dad

This is an app and legal struc­ture that for­malis­es invest­ments through oth­er par­ties. Like p2p loans. The idea is that mum & dad give you a $200,000 loan to help pay for your first house, and how do you repay … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

Guide — the Google Assistant for children

After buy­ing my daugh­ter a tablet with Google Assis­tant and watch­ing how poor it was at giv­ing her answers to her ques­tions I thought I could do bet­ter. She’s 6 years old and asks 6 year old ques­tions. “Why are … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in AI, Kids, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

Pneumatic anti-roadkill device

Sits at the front of your car, detects an impact and releas­es a jet of air to push the ani­mal out of the way. Either that or an exter­nal air bag that detects an impact and inflates, hope­ful­ly spar­ing the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

VR Meditation Platform

After try­ing the new Occu­lus device I was impressed by just how immer­sive it was. Then whilst doing a guid­ed med­i­ta­tion on Insight­Timer I was find­ing it dif­fi­cult to focus. Then it hit me: We should use a game dev … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Big Issues Discussion, Games, Software, Technology, VR | Leave a comment


A micro-invest­­ment plat­form where you can make a micro invest­ment (e.g. $500) that bub­bles up to the top lev­el so that the con­trollers can par­tic­i­pate in micro-lend­ing or any form of lend­ing that gen­er­ates a prof­it for the microlend. This … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

Video Chat Catch Up for Later

Per­haps this is now pos­si­ble with MS teams allow­ing plu­g­ins, but the idea is that when you have peo­ple who come late to a meet­ing, you either wait for them or you repeat your­self. With the VC4Later addi­tion to the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Random, Software, Technology | 1 Comment

CarBed — Killer of Cities

Imag­ine you go to bed at night with your wife as per nor­mal, but dur­ing the night your robot­ic bed wakes up, fer­ry’s you to the car and loads you in (think like a cof­fin into a hearse). The car … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Funny, Technology, Whacko | Leave a comment

Hydroponics using just energy and (sea?) water

So you can make Ammo­nia (NH3) by tak­ing water mol­e­cules, split­ting it into H2 and O2 via hydroli­sis­ers, and then using a plas­ma (or the Haber Bosch tech­nique) to com­bine the H2 with Nitro­gen from the air to pro­duce Ammo­nia … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Energy, Technology | Leave a comment


This is like Codil­i­ty or Hack­er­Rank but based on con­ven­tion over con­fig­u­ra­tion and some tool­ing around git repos­i­to­ries. Essen­tial­ly you have a tool which can run over a github repos­i­to­ry and cre­ate a test site. Under­neath each appli­cant it’s sent … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Software, Technology | Leave a comment