hi, tech.

Clark Boyd
An approachable take on the latest in tech.
Created 11 Nov 2019
  • No. 95: 🧐 Search On
    03 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    I went to see the new James Bond movie yesterday morning. As it happens, I have a coat and shirt that Bond wore in Casino Royale and naturally, I was wearing both items yesterday. They’re looking for ...
  • No. 94: 🧠 The Flux-Forward Mindset
    26 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Hello, Welcome to hi, tech. 94. We begin in a self-indulgent mode (plus ça change, eh?), in the hope of setting up a mildly humorous second part of the newsletter. We end with a call to arms. Well, fi...
  • No. 93: What if Uber disappeared? 🗑🚗
    24 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Act I As we departed the Royal Albert Hall last weekend, heavenly Bach still soothing our ears, we were blindsided by a pixellated sight no milliennial should bear. We couldn’t get an Uber. Or even a ...
  • No. 92: 🏀🪙 Socios.com
    25 Jul 2021 • 7 min read
    Hello, This week we’re looking at Socios fan tokens. Football clubs, basketball “franchises”, and Formula 1 teams have signed up to this blockchain-based system and it has been all over the news recen...
  • 🏎 No. 91: Williams Racing - Is The F1 Team Getting Back on Track?
    25 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    A small group of teams has an outsized impact on the collective imagination of racing fans. Certain images spring to mind when we think of drivers, circuits, even decades. The supremacy of the William...
  • No. 90: 🤖 Github Copilot
    12 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    🐙 Remember Paul the Octopus? 🔮 He was the soothsaying cephalopod who foresaw the results of the 2010 World Cup. They’d give him two boxes of food, each with a flag on it, and whichever one he ate fr...
  • Euro 2020 Final: A Data-Driven Preview
    09 Jul 2021 • 9 min read
    Welcome to a very special edition of hi, tech. I’ll warn you now: It’s heavy on the stats. The word “if” also does a lot of heavy lifting. Oh sure, I’ve peppered in the odd jokette here, a tired stere...
  • No. 88: 💰👀 Monopoly Watch
    04 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Welcome to hi, tech. 88. My inbox remains open for ideas for the big centenary - it’s getting close! They say if you can’t find something you’re looking for, make it yourself. I haven’t found a reliab...
  • No. 87: 📸 Instagram Visual Search
    27 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Hello, welcome! We’re back to the grind with hi, tech. 87. This week, we’ve got: 📸 Instagram visual search 📈 Weird Spotify data 👨‍🚀 Spaceman ice cream 🤖 Robo-butlers (finally!) Share Facebook is ...
  • No. 86: 🍿Netflix Originals
    20 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    After last week’s all-action Euro 2020 data special, I had planned to calm things down a little this time. A bit of commentary here, a link to a funny story there. But I found this Wikipedia page with...
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