Dino Burbidge

Dino is director of innovation and technology at WCRS 
@dinozoiks

Believe the hype... the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
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Believe the hype... the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Every August, tech-leaning types around the world get their very own Christmas - the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies...

You might not miss Flash, but today's internet wouldn't be here without it
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You might not miss Flash, but today's internet wouldn't be here without it

There are many trivial subjects that divide the tech community - from choice of computer to whether to use spaces or tabs to make your code look nice. There is, however, one subject that unites the entire community...

How a lawnmower created your job
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How a lawnmower created your job

If you're worried about AI, drones or other emerging technology making your job obsolete, you can learn from the invention of the lawnmower.

Perks of giving your data away for free
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Perks of giving your data away for free

Tech companies may make much of their money by selling "you", but the something-for-nothing economy also has some surprising benefits.

What do you actually own when you buy an IoT device?
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What do you actually own when you buy an IoT device?

Consequences of leaving negative online reviews for a company or service raises alarming questions about access and ownership.

A skeptic's guide to Spectacles
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A skeptic's guide to Spectacles

Dino Burbidge didn't even know he wanted a pair of Spectacles until he realised one of Snap's vending machines was only half a mile away.

Murderous AI (or not), megacorps, superhumans and other trends from SXSW
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Murderous AI (or not), megacorps, superhumans and other trends from SXSW

Once the initial shock on the senses dies down, one begins to notice key themes.

A phone innovation Alexander Bell would approve of
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A phone innovation Alexander Bell would approve of

While mobile develops at break-neck speeds, Itaru Sasaki's "wind phone" reminds us to slow down and remember what makes communication magical.

The revolution will be powered... wirelessly
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The revolution will be powered... wirelessly

The technology to charge a phone remotely could one day power entire towns in the developing world, writes WCRS' director of tech and innovation.

Will AI make you redundant?
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Will AI make you redundant?

While it's only a matter of time before algorithms can do our jobs, recent AI breakthroughs have all required humans in some way.

Don't fear the P-bomb (programmatic)
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Don't fear the P-bomb (programmatic)

Programmatic doesn't have to be confusing. There is now a whole host of platforms that enable agencies to create super-relevant, effective ads.

Planning media - what a kerfuffle
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Planning media - what a kerfuffle

All those involved in the media strategy should lay down their cards, writes Dino Burbidge, director of innovation and technology at WCRS.

Five creative ways to turn chaos into a dream project
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Five creative ways to turn chaos into a dream project

Everyone looks at challenges differently but here are some tried-and-tested approaches that may help.

It's possible to become 10% more creative
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It's possible to become 10% more creative

A new experiment suggests that sending electro "tickles" through your brain may boost your creativity, writes Dino Burbage.

The future of tech in marketing: Dodgy data or advertising gold?
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The future of tech in marketing: Dodgy data or advertising gold?

When it comes to gathering consumer information, there's a fine line between going too far and gaining just enough insight to make marketing seem magic.

VR is dead, long live VR
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VR is dead, long live VR

VR has huge potential but it's time to admit that we don't actually know what to do with it, writes Dino Burbidge, director of technology and innovation, WCRS.

Why Generation Z needs a 'birds and the bees' chat about the digital world
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Why Generation Z needs a 'birds and the bees' chat about the digital world

Connected young people are losing touch with reality thanks to internet manipulation, says Dino Burbidge, director of technology and innovation, WCRS, who now knows who PewDiePie is.

Will 'recording' our thoughts as data make us immortal?
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Will 'recording' our thoughts as data make us immortal?

Dino Burbidge, director of technology and innovation at WCRS, probes into whether our thoughts and feelings can be stored as data - imprinting the sound of your child's first laugh or the taste of that amazing piña colada you had in Puerto Rico in 1998. Will data make us immortal?

Tech viewpoint on beacon-hacking