Adam Stoner

Dumb Phones: the Punkt MP01 and Disconnecting From Tech

Over the past year or so I've been finding my phone and internet use increasingly problematic. It's an addiction to information and a dependency on my mobile that's eating up time and more importantly, my happiness. Both are all-consuming and exhausting to maintain, providing me with increasingly less value for...

All About Apple's Beats 1 and Why It's Failing to Redefine Radio

‘Defying Conventions: Is Beats 1 Redefining Radio?’ was originally submitted as part of a University of Gloucestershire module. With the exception of two small typographical changes, this essay is posted exactly as it was submitted. Bibliography and Appendices have been redacted, although in-line references have been left in. If you...

The Core of It: Severn Cider and Perry, suppliers to Core Blimey

Through a quintessential Cotswold village and down a single-file country lane exists one of Gloucestershire’s most well-kept secrets. Based in the tiny civil parish of Awre, Severn Cider and Perry is a family-run business shared across three generations. Boasting over eight different varieties of drink, this small outfit are...

An Interview with Michael Acton-Smith: Calm.com Meditation app Founder

Meditation. Science has proven it increases immunity, decreases pain, increases positive thinking, decreases depression, increases social connection and emotional intelligence, and decreases anxiety and stress. It also makes you more compassionate, feel less lonely, and improves your ability to regulate your emotions. So meditation is pretty good. To those who...