The Hackable Internet of Things

In my book, A Heaven for Toasters (which, by the way, is FREE until the 20th), a zoomer (flying car) is hacked and made to crash. As with all things futuristic, I based this on current trends. One of these is the so-called Internet of Things: a common language that...

Infographic: Ways to Enrich your Writing

Many thanks to customwritingservice who produced the infographic and post below specifically for my blog, to help you hone your writing skills! 5 Ways to Enrich your Writing Writing a story of fiction is the dream of many aspiring writers and even authors who have...

Infographic: Writing tips from famous authors

Ages ago, I shared with you some of J.K. Rowling’s writing tips. Today, I’m sharing some more great tips from 12 famous authors, first published on Assignment Helper. I hope they help inspire your writing! Many thanks to Lucy Benton for sharing it with me....

Infographic: Online Safety for Children

With the wee one growing up faster than I ever thought possible, I’m already starting to think about her online safety. She’s almost four and uses my tablet more than either her mother or I do, knows how to find anything she wants on YouTube or Netflix...

The Fermi Paradox

Have you heard of the Fermi Paradox? Named after physicist Enrico Fermi, is an argument explored by him and physicist Michael H. Hart. At its most basic, it goes like this: if we, humanity, have started our attempts at space travel in the past century and are now...

E-sports: Not Just for Nerds (Infographic)

When I first read about the rise of e-sports on NJgames, I laughed it off. The whole concept made no sense to me: people paying good money to watch others play games. And gamers getting paid to play said games. For a self-confessed nerd like me, this made no sense...

Infographic: the Elderly and the Internet

A few weeks back, I posted about the ongoing fight against fake news. As always, I read with great interest the comments. I was surprised by how many people questioned the claim that Facebook users over the age of 65 are far more likely to share fake news than younger...