Tonight: Debate on How Robotics Will Reshape Our Lives

We are fully sold out for the debate tonight which I am co-organising in association with the British Science Association’s Scotland branch and hosted by the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics [official announcement].

More information and the programme can be found here.

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How to free disk space on your MacBook Pro

I tend to have chronically low available disk space, both on the iPhone and the MacBook Pro. It’s that bad that I have to delete apps to take pictures, or files to open a new browser tab.

For reference, here’s my list on how to claim back that SSD space on the MacBook:

  1. Find out where your precious space has gone using a disk space analyser. I am very happy with  Disk Inventory XDisk Inventory X Screenshot
  2. Install a memory extension in the SD slot to give you some air to breathe. I use the Transcend JetDrive Lite (Amazon) and am very happy with it.
  3. With phone storage space increasing, and the move to SSDs on notebooks, full phone backups take a considerable amount of disk space. Thus it’s a good idea to move the iTunes backup folder to an external hard-drive or the installed SD extension (for me that frees up at least 32GB on 256GB). There’s a tutorial on how to do that here.
  4. Try CCleaner to remove unneeded files and clear your browser cache (or delete your browser’s localStorage and cache yourself).
  5. For developers, clean the homebrew cache and remove old versions:
    rm -rf `brew --cache` # Deletes cache
    brew cleanup # Removes old, unlinked versions
  6. Check your selective synchronisation settings for Dropbox, Google Drive, and your favourite email client.

free2go for car2go now on Android

free2go for car2go is now available on Android.

free2go let’s you easily identify nearby cars with low fuel on the car2go network. car2go credits 20 minutes of free driving for stopping at a gas station and re-fuelling using the credit card in the car.

free2go for car2go – Android Apps on Google Play

free2go for car2go is also available for iPhone and iPad.

Gift a Tree For Christmas & Hanukkah

Gift a Tree Today!

Gift a Tree Today!

KB Shuttle Bus for iPhone 2.0 released

I have released version 2.0 of the popular KB Shuttle Bus for iPhone app with unique features such as Reminders and Location Awareness.

New features:

  • Location Awareness: Automatically retrieve the departure times at the bus stop closest to you.
  • Reminders: Swipe left to set a reminder for 10min prior to departure – never forget & come to late and miss a bus!
  • Automatic Refresh: Updates the departures and times automatically!
  • Pull to Refresh