Jamie Watts

Senior Writer London, UK

I’m Jamie (He/Him), 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 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 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, 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

Global displaced population passes 100m for first time

Global displaced population passes 100m for first time

The UN refugee agency regrettably states that the global population of forcibly displaced people has passed 100m for the first time. This ‘staggering milestone’ calls for urgent action to address the underlying causes. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sealed it, at least 14m people have been pushed from their homes bringing the global total of forcibly displaced people to over 100m. This marks the first time that this disconcerting number has...

By London, UK
Robot beekeepers could help pollinators prosper in a warming world

Robot beekeepers could help pollinators prosper in a warming world

As our world becomes warmer, we’re losing bee colonies at an unprecedented rate and our global food supplies could soon be under major threat. Preparing for the worst, Israeli start-up Beewise is already rearing its own hives using state-of-the-art AI tech. May 20, the fifth annual World Bee Day, was less about celebrating our remarkable pollinators and more about raising awareness. The insect apocalypse is something both climate experts and conservationists...

By London, UK
The Norwegian start-up making roads carbon negative

The Norwegian start-up making roads carbon negative

Using recycled asphalt bonded by plant-based adhesive, Carbon Crusher has created a mix for carbon negative roads that is both affordable and actively sequesters emissions. Paving the road to a greener future sounds awfully cliché, but that is quite literally Carbon Crusher’s business MO. The Norwegian tech start-up has been wracking its brains over the last year to think up alternatives to conventional road tar. Since the Romans, there has been...

By London, UK
Can ‘gravity batteries’ boost our energy storage capacity?

Can ‘gravity batteries’ boost our energy storage capacity?

Cutting-edge technology could harness the universe’s fundamental force to help our green energy transition. Generating green energy is largely dependent on Earthly forces. When the sun is shining, or the wind blowing and the waves rolling, we’re good. When skies darken and conditions calm, however, our supply lines of sustainable power are diminished and that’s a problem. In stark contrast to our carbon neutrality ambitions, we supplement these low yield periods by...

By London, UK
Heinz announces plans to make sustainable paper ketchup bottles

Heinz announces plans to make sustainable paper ketchup bottles

The new paper ketchup bottle forms part of Heinz’s wider initiative to make all of its packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. It’s time to play ‘Genuine or Greenwashing’ again. Come on down! This week’s edition focuses on Heinz, as it’s unveiled plans to develop a recyclable paper bottle made from 100% sustainably sourced wood pulp. Its globally recognisable ketchup bottle will be made in partnership with Pulpex, which produced a...

By London, UK
What is the COP15 conference and what does it hope to achieve?

What is the COP15 conference and what does it hope to achieve?

Policymakers and climate experts have convened in the Ivory Coast for the 15th session of a UN summit. Sharing the name of annual sustainability conference COP, this meeting focuses specifically on protecting land against infertility and degradation. As you’re reading this, policymakers and climate experts are convening in the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan, for day two to discuss global action on land issues. Headed up by the UN,...

By London, UK
Hawaiian start-up pioneers world’s first ‘ocean-assisted’ carbon capture plant

Hawaiian start-up pioneers world’s first ‘ocean-assisted’ carbon capture plant

While the majority of carbon capture efforts are focused on air pollution, the current version of this ‘ocean-assisted’ tech can capture CO2 at a cost of $475 per ton – which is cheaper than any land project to date. Along a remote stretch of Hawaiian coastline, a geoengineering start-up is pioneering ‘ocean-assisted’ carbon removal – which can both sequester emissions and help to reduce ocean acidification. Now, as you’re no doubt...

By London, UK
El Salvador president reveals designs for volcanic ‘Bitcoin City’

El Salvador president reveals designs for volcanic ‘Bitcoin City’

El Salvador president Nayib Bukele is quite literally obsessed with cryptocurrency. This week, he caused big stir online with tweets showing intricate designs of a full blown Bitcoin city. One does not merely dabble in cryptocurrency. Once you’re in these days, you’re all in. El Salvador president Nayib Bukele is the prime example of this obsessive mentality, to the extent that he actually instated Bitcoin as legal tender within his home...

By London, UK
Thousands of fossil fuel projects are still protected by treaties

Thousands of fossil fuel projects are still protected by treaties

Over the past 50 years, countries have signed thousands of treaties worth billions that may scupper global efforts to phase out fossil fuels. These agreements allow investors to sue governments for compensation if projects are axed. Fully transitioning to a renewable world, unfortunately, may not be simple as merely cancelling all outstanding fossil fuel leases. That’s because the conglomerates that once stood to profit massively from these projects, will not just...

By London, UK
China continues its tirade against youth gaming & streaming

China continues its tirade against youth gaming & streaming

As part of its two-month campaign to clean up the ‘chaos’ around gaming and livestreaming, China is continuing to place restrictions on young people. It appears the nation with the single largest gaming market, isn’t all that pleased with its accolade. The growing list of internet restrictions within China could honestly do with its own A-Z at this stage. More than 8,000 websites are blocked throughout the country, including TikTok, Twitter...

By London, UK