December 9 2013 Latest news:
I’m not a regular visitor to the Palace of Westminster, but when I go there it always feels like a rather seductive place.
One of the big advantages of the arrival of new housing is the ability of councils to secure “planning gains” for the community forced to watch as its green fields are concreted over.
A string of cancellations and delays over the past 10 days have left commuters frustrated, says Anita Curtis.
It’s been a week and I have barely noticed I don’t have my mobile phone. Other people, I know, end up gnawing the furniture, humming their ringtones and asking if they can stroke your Samsung when parted from their own beloved smart phones but I have suffered not a jot. In fact, apart from online supermarket Ocado being unable to text to say my groceries will be delivered by Martin in Onion Van, no one got in touch.
In August I wrote a column about facial recognition in advertising. It was in response to the announcement from one of Sir Alan Sugar’s companies, Amscreen, that it was fitting facial recognition cameras to billboards to allow them to show more targeted advertising to individuals. The cameras could tell whether someone was male or female and approximate age and deliver ads appropriately.
Looking through a lens can give you a whole new perspective on the world.