Jamie Watts

Senior Writer London, UK

I’m Jamie (He/Him), the Deputy 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 wrapped around a large Tango ice blast at the latest horror flick. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Jamie, and I’m the Deputy 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, I spend my days obsessing over transformative innovations, 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

Cryptocurrency Zilliqa is launching a Web3 gaming console in 2023

Cryptocurrency Zilliqa is launching a Web3 gaming console in 2023

Popular cryptocurrency Zilliqa is launching its own Web3 games console for 2023. It will reportedly allow players to earn coins while playing its exclusive titles. Does this model have the potential to take off within the industry? While we hear constant talk of the impending Metaverse, Web3 isn’t discussed nearly as much. Both envision hyper-connected worlds for business and entertainment, but crucially the Web3 will be decentralised so no one...

By London, UK
Report claims giant oil pipe expansions could ruin climate targets

Report claims giant oil pipe expansions could ruin climate targets

More than 24,000km of new oil pipelines are under development globally, according to a new report. This is equivalent to almost twice the Earth’s diameter and puts us ‘dramatically at odds’ to achieve our climate goals. Despite knowing full well that carbon emissions need halving by 2030 to remain under 1.5C of global warming, any real sense of urgency remains to be seen. Infuriatingly, a new report from Global Energy...

Scientists say the ozone may be fully healed within 50 years

Scientists say the ozone may be fully healed within 50 years

Before climate change dominated headlines globally, our deteriorating ozone was the prime ecological concern. Decades later, scientists now claim a fully recovery could be on the cards before the century’s end. There’s belief bubbling that in the foreseeable future we may actually save ourselves… from ourselves. Amid the constant, demoralising talk of how climate change is threatening the planet, here’s a report to galvanise yourselves and avoid existential dread on a...

By London, UK
A teenager is using fish waste to clean heavy metal pollution

A teenager is using fish waste to clean heavy metal pollution

17-year-old Jacqueline Prawira is one of 100 student winners from Schmidt Futures’ young change maker awards. Using natural components derived from fish scales, she developed a bio-solution capable of ridding waterways of heavy metal contamination. All of a sudden, I’m feeling pretty self-conscious about my teenage years. 17-year-old student Jacqueline Prawira is about to become a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and already she is beginning to pave...

By London, UK
Researchers are using AI to predict criminal activity

Researchers are using AI to predict criminal activity

AI is reportedly capable of predicting where crimes will take place up to a week ahead of time. The tech’s accuracy is around 90%, but there are concerns about its potential to perpetuate biases. It may sound like something straight from the Bat Cave, but this tech exists for real and may even be widely utilised in the near future. Scientists have reportedly found a way of predicting when and where...

By London, UK
Corona’s sustainable island pushes the meaning of eco-tourism

Corona’s sustainable island pushes the meaning of eco-tourism

Registration is now open for a full-blown ‘Corona Island’ retreat launching next year off the coast of Colombia. It is entirely plastic free, focuses on reconnecting with nature, and holds sustainability as a core value. Okay, so we’ll try our best not to make this article read like PR, but this retreat just so happens to combine three of our favourite things: sun, sustainability, and last but not least, beer. Off...

By London, UK
GTA VI leaks show gaming companies need to improve security

GTA VI leaks show gaming companies need to improve security

In what’s being described as the biggest game leak of all time, stolen pre-alpha footage of Grand Theft Auto VI totalling 50 minutes was posted online over the weekend. Will this prompt game developers and publishers to finally improve their security measures? Considering Grand Theft Auto VI realistically won’t be in stores for at least another three years, waking up on Sunday (September 18) to see the title trending online...

By London, UK
Ethereum crypto moves to cut its CO2 output by 99%

Ethereum crypto moves to cut its CO2 output by 99%

Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency, has finally moved to a ‘proof of stake’ system. This means the carbon emissions associated with mining its coins could be cut by 99%. While environmentalists are staunchly anti-crypto at the moment, Ethereum has shown that the industry can shed its problematic link to fossil fuels. The second largest cryptocurrency globally has just completed a software upgrade it’s calling ‘the merge.’ This will drastically alter the...

By London, UK
The Samsung ‘Balance Mouse’ runs away if you overwork

The Samsung ‘Balance Mouse’ runs away if you overwork

Samsung has developed a one of a kind computer mouse that will scurry away if you begin to overwork. It’s a neat idea that reflects the modern desire for a more pronounced work/life balance. If you’re one of the remaining few who refuse to punch out when the working day is over, you could do with this quirky contraption. Samsung may be developing an office accessory that takes human agency completely...

By London, UK
Google’s failed balloon-based tech utilised to develop laser internet

Google’s failed balloon-based tech utilised to develop laser internet

Google’s plan to bring internet connections to remote regions was a noble one, but its balloon-based project failed to get off the ground. Fortunately, however, that same tech has helped to inspire a more promising avenue involving laser communications and the cloud. Providing remote regions with solid internet connections has been a major ambition within Silicon Valley for years. Attempts thus far, however, have been largely unsuccessful. Up until the project...

By London, UK