Helping to push the humans out

Helping to push the humans out

August 25, 2014By Martin SFP Bryant

It’s inevitable that robots and artificial intelligence will end up taking a lot of today’s human jobs over the next few decades, but whenever I’m in my local Tesco store, I can’t help but feel I’m hurrying the process on a little. You see, I always opt for the self-service machines, even if there’s a … Read More

Desert.fm

Desert.fm

July 18, 2014By Martin SFP Bryant

The good folk at Desert.fm asked me for a playlist of ten songs and the stories behind why I chose them.

Context

Context

July 17, 2014By Martin SFP Bryant

I was surprised this week when a SXSW panel I put together last summer, and that took place in March this year, became a key part of a much-shared profile of Kara Swisher. However, there are a few quotes from Alexia Tsotsis in there that were taken out of context and jumped upon as supposed … Read More

Old tunes

Old tunes

June 23, 2014By Martin SFP Bryant

I recently started making music again in my (occasional bit of) spare time. Ahead of new songs being finished, I’ve put a bunch of old songs up on SoundCloud. The new stuff will be in a similar vein – looking forward to getting it out there.

Optimising video game nostalgia

Optimising video game nostalgia

December 21, 2013By Martin SFP Bryant

Video game nostalgia is bigger than ever, with print magazines; blogs; emulators, and remakes for modern platforms all catering for those who want to relive the games of their youth. The problem is that it’s incredibly time-consuming to actually play Jet Set Willy; Chuckie Egg; Super Mario World; Pilotwings; James Pond 2: Robocod; Alex Kidd … Read More

EIC-ya

EIC-ya

August 22, 2013By Martin SFP Bryant

I should have posted this last week but I was too busy. I’ve been announced as Editor in Chief at The Next Web, which is obviously great news. It’s not exactly breaking news now, but I thought it was worth putting up a quick post about it. *And yes, the title of this post is … Read More

Meeting ‘startup people’ in Manchester

Meeting ‘startup people’ in Manchester

August 4, 2013By Martin SFP Bryant

Someone emailed me this weekend asking how he could meet people in the Manchester area who are interested in startups and collaborating on tech ideas. Here are the links I sent him back. They’re not exactly news if you’re already invovled in the Manchester tech scene, but if you’re looking to get involved, I hope … Read More

Random acts of awkwardness

Random acts of awkwardness

June 8, 2013By Martin SFP Bryant

A regular routine for me on a Saturday is to settle down at a table at a coffee shop, prepare a few guest posts for publication on The Next Web (if you’d like to do that instead, we’re looking for a full-time features editor – drop me a line for details) and work through my … Read More

The 10 albums I keep coming back to

The 10 albums I keep coming back to

May 6, 2013By Martin SFP Bryant

Presented here, for purely self-indulgent reasons, are my top 10 albums of all time. Now, these aren’t supposed to be the albums that I think have made the greatest impact on popular culture or anything like that – they’re simply the ten that I seem to find myself coming back to more than any others. … Read More