Jamie Watts

Senior Writer London, UK

I’m the Tech Editor and a Senior Writer at Thred. Keeping up with social media updates and revolutionary technology is my forte, but when away from my keyboard, you’ll probably find me gorging on popcorn at the latest blockbuster screening. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Jamie, and I’m the Tech Editor and a Senior Writer at Thred.

I studied Freelance Journalism at the British College of Journalism before heading straight into sports writer roles for several football news outlets. Following Manchester United’s decline, I had an immediate change of heart and generously decided to lend my talents to Thred. Now, as the tech whizz at Thred, I spend my days obsessing over the latest gadgets and games, while grazing on fresh fruit and the occasional hobnob.

Often referred to as the resident cockney, I like to break up the daily hustle by irritating the rest of the office. I also love a headline image on Photoshop and get aroused by a tasty gradient.

      

Latest Stories from Jamie

Sergey Brin’s relief aid zeppelin to use world’s biggest hydrogen fuel cell

Sergey Brin’s relief aid zeppelin to use world’s biggest hydrogen fuel cell

The co-founder of Google is plotting the build of a huge relief aid zeppelin. Powered by the world’s largest mobile hydrogen fuel cell, it will be eco-friendly and aim to deliver humanitarian aid in hard to reach locations. Google co-founder Sergey Brin is plotting something huge (in scale and scope) for the future of both eco-friendly aviation and disaster relief aid. The billionaire worth a cool $88 billion USD has long...

By London, UK
The autonomous fruit picking robots rescuing the farming industry

The autonomous fruit picking robots rescuing the farming industry

Thanks to Covid-19, finding seasonal workers to harvest the globe’s many orchards has become a real problem. However, farmers have found a viable solution in the form of autonomous fruit picking robots. Considering that 800 million tonnes of fruit are produced globally each year, harvesting it seasonally across the world’s many orchards requires an all hands on deck approach. When it comes to the produce trade, a farm owner’s profitability often...

By London, UK
Instagram’s support initative for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Instagram’s support initative for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

The ubiquitous photo app, which has previously come under fire for promoting unrealistic body standards, is providing resources to support users throughout National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. When it comes to those afflicted with eating disorders or body dysmorphia, social media is often a triggering factor – especially when talking Gen Z. Therefore, it’s the moral duty of the biggest online platforms to provide accessible support for those who’re...

By London, UK
OverActive Media announces biggest Esports stadium in Toronto

OverActive Media announces biggest Esports stadium in Toronto

The ever popular and lucrative business of Esports is about to head to the next level, sealed by a futuristic $500m stadium build in Toronto. Esports has burst onto the mainstream in recent years, blossoming from a subset of sports culture into a full blown industry in its own right. Quite frankly, parents now have no grounds to berate their kids for choosing gaming over outdoor activities. With gaming officially recognised...

By London, UK
How Clubhouse is helping Thailand’s pro-democracy movement

How Clubhouse is helping Thailand’s pro-democracy movement

The spontaneous audio chat app Clubhouse is providing a safe space for pro-democracy advocates to question Thailand’s powerful monarchy. In a nation where standing against the monarchy can lead to 15 years behind bars, Thai citizens eager to discuss politically taboo subjects are now flocking to emerging chatroom app Clubhouse. Originally billed as a bougie social media platform where everyday people could join in conversations with celebrity and influencer A-listers,...

By London, UK
Scientists communicate with lucid dreamers in breakthrough study

Scientists communicate with lucid dreamers in breakthrough study

Scientists have managed to achieve two-way communication with lucid dreamers for the first time. Specialists are now drafting up a whole new avenue for dream analysis. While it’s hard to find value in listening to a family member or colleague’s subconscious adventures from the night before, understanding the hallucinatory world inside our dreams remains high on the bucket list for both neuroscientists and psychologists alike. Understanding the meaning behind our dreams...

By London, UK
Microsoft testing new program to improve gaming accessibility

Microsoft testing new program to improve gaming accessibility

Microsoft is aiming to make gaming as accessible as possible for players with disabilities. A new program recommends that first and third party developers now send in their games for inclusive evaluations. Data from the ESA Foundation suggests that there may be as many as 46 million gamers with disabilities in the US alone. It’s incredibly promising then to hear that Microsoft is launching a testing program to help developers refine...

By London, UK
What to expect from NASA’s ‘Perseverance’ Mars landing

What to expect from NASA’s ‘Perseverance’ Mars landing

Perseverance, NASA’s most sophisticated rover ever, is due to land on the surface of Mars on Thursday. This is your pre-event guide on what to expect and how to follow the mission throughout the year. NASA’s Perseverance rover is just 48 hours from making its descent onto the surface of Mars on the 18th February 2021. $2.7bn metric tonnes of steel are currently hurtling toward the red planet at 12,000...

By London, UK
Exclusive – Tim Tadder’s ‘Black is a Color’ challenges binary perceptions of race

Exclusive – Tim Tadder’s ‘Black is a Color’ challenges binary perceptions of race

Internationally acclaimed photographer and conceptual fine artist Tim Tadder believes he has an innate duty to create social awareness through his work. His latest collection of portraits called ‘Black is a Color’ is a masterclass in tonality and form which looks beyond the binary view of race. If you’re not much of an art aficionado you may not know Tim Tadder by name, but you will definitely have seen his...

By London, UK
Stefano Boeri aims to build the first ever sustainable ‘Smart Forest City’

Stefano Boeri aims to build the first ever sustainable ‘Smart Forest City’

Italian architect Stefano Boeri, famous for integrating plants and natural ecosystems within high rise buildings, has unveiled plans for an ambitious circular ‘Smart City’ in the heart of Cancun. It may be steeped in the history of an ancient civilisation, but Mexico’s city of Cancun could soon become a modern hub for urban climate change innovation. If only the Mayans could see us now. With half the world’s population residing within...

By London, UK