Jamie Watts

Senior Writer London, UK

I’m a Senior Writer at Thred specialising in tech, gaming, and all things film and TV. If you’re after a hefty listicle about movies, or want the dl on exciting new games and consoles, this profile right here is the place to be. Follow me on Twitter and drop me some ideas/feedback on email.

Hi, I’m Jamie, and I’m 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 rapid decline, I had an immediate change of heart and generously decided to lend my talents to Thred. Now, as Pop Culture Editor, I spend my days jabbering on about the best in film and TV, and occasionally knocking up a hefty listicle about gaming… or pets.

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

   

Latest Stories from Jamie

Microsoft ready’s Xbox remote play feature for iPhone

Microsoft ready’s Xbox remote play feature for iPhone

Microsoft is about to launch an Xbox app update for iOS that will allow console owners to stream games directly to their iPhones. Microsoft is readying an update for its Xbox companion app that will soon allow digital titles to be played remotely on iPhone. Dubbed Remote Play, which is already available on the PC version of the Xbox app, this feature will physically turn on the Xbox from within the...

By London, UK
Vaccine nationalism could cause needless global suffering

Vaccine nationalism could cause needless global suffering

As wealthy countries gobble up the resources needed to give everyone fair COVID-19 vaccination supplies, organisations such as COVAX are trying to keep things balanced. Health experts have predicted that COVID-19 could kill 40 million people and reduce global economic output by $12.5 trillion by the end of 2021. It’s in everyone’s immediate interest to develop and distribute a vaccine as efficiently as possible, yet appeals for global co-operation have...

AI delves into the creative world with original writing function

AI delves into the creative world with original writing function

Computer scientists have been left stunned by a language AI’s ability to write original articles and compose poetry. While AI has only really become a mainstay of the tech world in the last five years or so, the rate at which its sophistication is growing is pretty darn scary… certainly if you’re in the business of writing, like me. Whether we’re talking vehicles becoming entirely autonomous, tailoring people’s unique browsing/viewing habits,...

By London, UK
Animal farming: a bigger EU climate crisis than automobiles

Animal farming: a bigger EU climate crisis than automobiles

The rearing of livestock for meat and dairy is producing more total emissions right now than all vehicles on the road in the EU, according to new reports. At Thred we’re constantly highlighting food reform as a key part of the fight to keep global temperatures from rising 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. With the potential to mitigate 20 percent of the global emission reduction needed by 2050, policy makers...

By London, UK
Microsoft’s Bethesda purchase cements gaming as world’s biggest entertainment industry

Microsoft’s Bethesda purchase cements gaming as world’s biggest entertainment industry

It’s difficult to find a silver lining to a global pandemic, but the gaming industry is winning big out of Covid-19. The economic fallout (no pun intended) caused by Covid-19 has shaken up entire industries and changed consumer behaviours drastically. People are spending more time than ever before within the confines of their own homes, and as the notion of a second lockdown is mulled over, digital...

By London, UK
Are microscopic robots the future of invasive human treatment?

Are microscopic robots the future of invasive human treatment?

Microrobots the size of single cells could soon patrol the human body, according to professors at Cornell. In 1959, Cornell’s Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman talked up the possibility of ‘shrinking technology’ revolutionising the medicinal industry in his lifetime. He may have been wide of the mark in that regard, having passed in 1988, but recent breakthroughs from the same University have brought his industry...

By London, UK
AI vessels to make ocean research greener and more efficient

AI vessels to make ocean research greener and more efficient

The biggest ever AI-powered autonomous vessel is set to traverse the Atlantic to gather vital oceanic research on microplastics. Marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower launch in 1620, computing conglomerate IBM and non-profit research firm ProMare have unveiled their autonomous vessel of the same name. Without so much as a pilgrim on board this time around, 2020’s 15-meter trimaran is officially the biggest captainless ship on record. Just last week...

By London, UK
Is VR technology set to take over the videocall space?

Is VR technology set to take over the videocall space?

Are virtual reality meetings the next logical step from videocalls in a post Covid world? While the coronavirus pandemic has decimated certain job markets, it has inspired tech companies to innovate and keep businesses thriving from a remote setting. In a radically shifting 12 months, we’ve adapted into something of a Zoom-centric society where people are accustomed to living out something close to their ordinary lives through the guise of...

By London, UK
Trackers show wildfires decimating Western America in real time

Trackers show wildfires decimating Western America in real time

As wildfires continue to ravage California, Oregon, and Washington, climate experts are utilising data tools to double down suppression efforts. As you’re reading this more than 85 fires are raging across California, Oregon, and Washington. Amber skies hang above the parts of the region as some 3.1 million acres are destroyed, forcing entire communities to either evacuate their homes or contend with the most toxic air quality in state record. Igniting...

By London, UK
How Microsoft’s new underwater servers will help create a greener internet

How Microsoft’s new underwater servers will help create a greener internet

Microsoft has been running an experiment to see if underwater servers could bring faster and more energy efficient internet to the coast, and it’s proved to be a resounding success. In 2018 Microsoft had the idea of sinking an entire data centre to the bottom of the Scottish sea to see if a submerged setting could provide a more reliable and energy-efficient future for its servers. Concluding a two-year experiment,...

By London, UK