10 Reasons to Vote "Yes" for Catalan Independence

10 Reasons to Vote "Yes" for Catalan Independence

One if the most frequent questions I get asked by friends and relatives is: "What is the argument for independence?" I've found ten of them, and translated them into English.

The Internet of (Expensive) Things

The Internet of (Expensive) Things

The beauty of new technology is that it’s open to potential in every segment of the market. If you’ve developed IoT management software for super yachts—good for you, it’s lucrative and ripe for money making. But rigging your home with smart devices is beyond the financial reach of many low-income families.

Do less, learn more

Do less, learn more

You've pounded the grammar. You've glued the headphones to your ears to get the accent just right. You've stapled the vocab list to your forehead and walked around all day with it wafting in front of your eyeballs. But what if the best way to learn is to do less? 

7 English words adopted into Spanish that need to be re-taught

7 English words adopted into Spanish that need to be re-taught

“James Bond always has a good smoking

Er…

That’s right—some of these loanwords need to be re-taught. In the process of adopting a word, the context and application has been altered somewhere down the line.

So much for shortcuts. Here are 7 of the most common examples.

The Voice of Reason: Why app developers should start listening to what speech recognition has to say

The Voice of Reason: Why app developers should start listening to what speech recognition has to say

The challenge for traditional app developers is marrying the screen with a burgeoning sector that is essentially moving away from the screen, and making sure that whatever is developed for speech recognition isn’t just a novelty that causes a few laughs on Christmas day then uninstalled moments later.