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

Researchers create WiFi device able to detect people through walls

Researchers create WiFi device able to detect people through walls

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, have created a method for accurately detecting the shape and movement of human bodies through walls using WiFi routers. Is this a privacy nightmare waiting to happen? Remember Lucius Fox’s super invasive sonar technology in the finale of The Dark Knight? Well this is eerily similar, except that it’s real. Scientists have reportedly developed technology able to detect the precise shape and movement of human...

By London, UK
‘ChatGPT Professional’ sparks industry scramble for commercial AI

‘ChatGPT Professional’ sparks industry scramble for commercial AI

OpenAI is gearing up to announce a premium version of its popular language generator tool ChatGPT3. Google is reportedly scrambling to break the market first, meaning this type of AI may be on the cusp of an early commercial explosion.  Artificial intelligence is already hot property, but companies are vying to have their signature stamps all over the biggest projects of 2023.  The same company that developed the gorgeous headline image above, OpenAI,...

By London, UK
‘Holy grail’ wheat gene could make heat resistant crops

‘Holy grail’ wheat gene could make heat resistant crops

How humanity is to continue growing wheat in centuries to come has long been agriculture’s million-dollar question, but UK scientists have finally developed a crop gene reportedly resistant to a warming world.  Remember Interstellar, where a global wheat blight forced Mathew McConachie to scour neighbouring galaxies in search of habitable planets? If only he’d gone to Norwich first.  In the small British city, researchers have reportedly found a way of making...

By London, UK
Scientists successfully divert lightning strikes with laser device

Scientists successfully divert lightning strikes with laser device

Scientists have successfully diverted lightning strikes for the first time using a powerful laser beam directed at the sky. This looks to be the future of novel protection strategies. Without recovering Thor’s hammer, this is probably the next best way of controlling the fierce phenomenon of lightning. Scientists have demonstrated a first in the world of photonic studies, successfully diverting the natural path of a lightning strike by pointing a powerful...

By London, UK
Is ‘weather whiplash’ yet another symptom of climate change?

Is ‘weather whiplash’ yet another symptom of climate change?

Once a colloquial phrase used to describe surprising, rapid shifts in weather conditions, ‘weather whiplash’ is being continuously validated by climate change studies and is reportedly getting worse.  We all misjudge the weather from time to time, but what we’re talking about here is far more dramatic than mistakenly opting to leave an umbrella at home.  Prior to New Year’s Eve in California, the state had endured a prolonged and severe drought...

By London, UK
NASA’s James Webb Telescope discovers first known rocky planet

NASA’s James Webb Telescope discovers first known rocky planet

NASA’s James Webb Telescope has peered deep into the universe and discovered the first known planet of rocky formation. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to Earth, LHS 475b is now the subject of intense observation.  Peering into the vast expanses of the universe is now possible thanks to the James Webb Telescope, in greater capacity than before anyway.  Successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Telescope has already provided us...

By London, UK
UK authorities want to reuse graves as burial space diminishes

UK authorities want to reuse graves as burial space diminishes

Laws in effect since Victorian times are causing UK funeral authorities problems as burial space runs low. Some have requested to reuse old graves and policy reviews are ongoing. Does the New Year make anyone else think of death? Just me then… okay. We apologise for such a morbid topic so early in the year, but a squeamish attitude is probably what landed us here in the first place. Cemeteries throughout England...

By London, UK
Banks & countries pledge $10bn to rebuild Pakistan after floods

Banks & countries pledge $10bn to rebuild Pakistan after floods

A recovery fund of $10bn has been amassed by an international community of countries and banks to rebuild Pakistan following last summer’s devastating floods. Amassing essential funds to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change became one of the most contentious issues of COP27. A loss and damage agreement was eventually established in principle at the conference, though a sum was never actually put in writing. Months later,...

By London, UK
Scientists make historic breakthrough in quantum entanglement

Scientists make historic breakthrough in quantum entanglement

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have uncovered a new kind of quantum entanglement, giving us an insight into a freaky phenomenon that causes particles to be intrinsically linked across cosmic distances. We’re about to explain a scientific phenomenon that once bamboozled a certain Albert Einstein, so grab a coffee and strap in. Scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory have completed a mind-bending study which sheds some light on the mystery of...

By London, UK
Bitcoin mining is a noise pollution menace across the US

Bitcoin mining is a noise pollution menace across the US

We know all about the ecological toll of Bitcoin mining, but a lesser talked about issue is just how damn noisy its industrial processes are. Residents at Niagara Falls claim it’s ruining their quality of life. The US border town of Niagara Falls was once among the most tranquil and serene regions in America, but many residents state it is no longer an idyllic place to live. The soft crashing of...

By London, UK