End of the year and the last weekly update which has as most other posts at this time a reflective feel to it. Been a good break and now looking forward to 2017.
Festive TV has been in general pretty poor. Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe was an exception and I’ve got high hopes for Sherlock tomorrow. Caught up on Star Trek Beyond and it was OK but felt like an extended TV episode rather than a movie event. Maybe one for the Star Trek fans?
- Googles Year in Search 2016
- Have more famous people died in 2016? – Stats don’t lie
- ‘Fuck You, 2016’
- Eight charts that show 2016 wasn’t as bad as you think
- The year in photos 2016 – Jason Kottke pulls together a number of ‘best of 2016’ photo posts. Some amazing images.
- Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs – Pete Souza is the outgoing Chief White House Photographer. The photo’s he and his team capture tell an amazing story. I wonder what the next year will bring?
- World War Three, By Mistake
- Technology destroys people and places. I’m rejecting it. – Yawn. Everything in moderation.
- Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study
- Why I’m Quitting Facebook – I’m increasingly suspicious and untrusting of Facebook and the amount of information it has on me and my friends.
- At Home With Mark Zuckerberg And Jarvis, The AI Assistant He Built For His Family – The article is far better than the video.
- Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It
- A billion dollar gift for Twitter – Still prefer Twitter to Facebook and the engagement opportunity is massive but the trolling and hate has to be fixed. Easier said than done.
- How China Built ‘iPhone City’ With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partner
- How an emoji goes from pitch to product
- My Must-Have iOS Apps & Web Services, 2016 Edition – Some great apps and services recommended here. If you use an iOS device then take a spin through the article and find some new gems.
- Tourist flies homeless Edinburgh man to Sweden for Christmas – A good news story and also…how many times do I walk by a homeless person and do nothing?
- Fifa: the video game that changed football
- Jamie Murray: ‘I’ll say it – Andy is not the easiest guy to instantly warm to’ – Really good interview with Jamie Murray.
- Future Shock – Director Alfonso Cuarón revisits Children of Men, his overlooked 2006 masterpiece, which might be the most relevant film of 2016. – Love this film, well worth a watch if you haven’t already caught it.
- Blade Runner 2049 Announcement – I have the fear about this. The original was so good.
- Alien: Covenant – I just have the fear.
- 2016 Movie Tribute – Really well done, so many movies.