An assistant in your phone

By | August 8, 2022

If you have a smartphone, tablet or smart speaker you’ll almost certainly have a “personal digital assistant” – even some TVs have them these days!  You’ve probably heard of them even if you’ve never used one.  Google has the “Google Assistant”, Apple has “Siri” and Amazon has “Alexa” (there are a handful of others too,… Read More »

Talking to a bot on WhatsApp

By | August 1, 2022

I had a new (and slightly odd) experience this weekend. I’ve decided to switch my home broadband away from Virgin. My cheap deal has finished and the connection has been a bit flaky lately (not terrible, but amazing either) – and as usual with these things, you have to ring them to cancel the contract.… Read More »

Free ebooks from “ManyBooks”

By | July 18, 2022

I hope you’re coping okay with the weather today and staying out of the sun.  My eldest is off on a school trip to Flamingo Land – you could barely see him for the suncream this morning!  Rather him than me. No, this strikes me as a day for sitting in a cool, shady place. … Read More »