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 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

eBay becomes first mainstream ecommerce site to jump on NFTs

eBay becomes first mainstream ecommerce site to jump on NFTs

Previously exclusive to crypto native marketplaces, NFTs could already be on the verge of exploding into mainstream ecommerce – with eBay at the helm. If you thought the frenzy of NFT trading would be a short-lived fad, it goes to show you really don’t know the internet all that well. This newfound mode of digital commoditisation continues to be applied to quite literally anything. Whether we’re talking an eight-bit gif of...

By London, UK
Snack: The Gen Z dating platform using vertical video

Snack: The Gen Z dating platform using vertical video

Snack, billed as the perfect dating app for Gen Z, is merging young people’s love of low-pressure platforms and vertical video. Think Hinge meets TikTok. If you’ve ever been deemed too ‘thirsty’ in the TikTok comment section, Snack may soon become the natural platform to migrate to. You’d imagine if Gen Z were to put out an ad for their ideal dating app, it would look a little something like, ‘Wanted:...

By London, UK
Biodegradable chewing gum could save our sidewalks

Biodegradable chewing gum could save our sidewalks

Chewing gum, the sticky bane of sidewalks and park benches across the globe, now has biodegradable ingredients to rival stubborn oil-based synthetics. Turns out the asymmetrical spots we see every day squished into our sideways, public monuments, and benches, may actually outlive us if failed to be scraped away and discarded. Everyone enjoys the 20 or so minty bites of a piece of chewing gum, before it turns into a tasteless...

By London, UK
Floating Wall-E buoys are saving seabirds from bycatch death

Floating Wall-E buoys are saving seabirds from bycatch death

Ornithological scientists have in essence created open sea scarecrows to deter seabirds from ending up in fishing nets. I know how it sounds, but data shows they’re proving surprisingly effective. Remember Pixar’s adorable waste collecting hero Wall-E? Well seabirds are utterly terrified of it, apparently. In response to alarming ornithological figures revealing that more than 720,000 sea birds continue to die from getting caught in gillnets annually, a leading bycatch...

By London, UK
Solar Mountain to bring renewable energy to Burning Man

Solar Mountain to bring renewable energy to Burning Man

NUDES, a collaborative design office in Mumbai comprised of architects, designers, and builders, has unveiled plans for an ambitious solar installation to bring renewable energy to off-grid communities in the Nevada desert. After going digital in 2020, Burning Man festival could be set to return a more eco-conscious event than ever before thanks to a renewable energy installation in the Nevada desert. Anyone who follows Burning Man will know that organisers...

By London, UK
Sony announces Discord integration for PlayStation

Sony announces Discord integration for PlayStation

Sony has announced plans to integrate its PlayStation Network with Discord early next year. Could this deal be a gamechanger in bringing the console giant more in-line with the values of young people? If Microsoft acquiring Bethesda was the biggest gaming coup of 2021, Sony has just secured a deal to arguably take the title for 2022 already. This week, Sony has announced plans to team up with popular chat...

By London, UK
Henry Glogau’s ‘portable solar distiller’ wins the Lexus Design Award 2021

Henry Glogau’s ‘portable solar distiller’ wins the Lexus Design Award 2021

The Lexus Design Award 2021 was all about invention for the good of humanity, and New Zealand born architecture graduate Henry Glogau took first prize for his solar powered water distiller. Since its inauguration in 2013, the Lexus Design Awards have always been shaped by the company principles of ‘anticipate, innovate, and captivate’, and the 2021 winner has ticked all the boxes with his first major undertaking. In case this is...

By London, UK
Reflective ultra-white paint could help to cool the planet

Reflective ultra-white paint could help to cool the planet

Academic researchers have reportedly produced the brightest ever white paint, capable of reflecting 98% of sunlight and radiating infrared heat into space. Could this be key to tackling the climate crisis? My fellow Thred enthusiasts, we’re quite possibly looking at a game changing all-natural air conditioner, and it comes straight from a tin. Academic researchers have reportedly developed a white paint so bright it could prevent us from emitting between...

By London, UK
Study shows climate crisis responsible for shifting Earth’s axis

Study shows climate crisis responsible for shifting Earth’s axis

The constant melting of glaciers as a result of global warming has reportedly caused marked shifts in the Earth’s axis of rotation. Research suggests the length of our days may have even changed by milliseconds since the 90s. It feels like the events of the last few years have turned the world upside down, metaphorically speaking. In reality, it appears we quite literally shifted the axis of Earth’s rotation decades ago...

By London, UK
Historic ‘Ingenuity’ flight on Mars could change planetary exploration

Historic ‘Ingenuity’ flight on Mars could change planetary exploration

This week, NASA’s Mars helicopter ‘Ingenuity’ performed the first ever flight on another world. Could this historic demonstration mark the start of a whole new mode of planetary travel? Is there a prouder moment than seeing your child break out of their bicycle stabilisers and roam free? Many an employee at NASA experienced that feeling for the first time on Monday (April 19th), as Ingenuity nailed its debut flight test. Engineers...

By London, UK