Wednesday September 5th 2012

‘Technology’ Archives

Microsoft Surface poised to take a bite out of Apple iPad and Air?

Microsoft Surface poised to take a bite out of Apple iPad and Air?

Microsoft proved that it could keep a secret and turned the tech community on its head Monday afternoon in  Los Angeles, California with the unveiling of its Surface line of tablets. This was easily the most speculated on ( and shortest noticed) tech announcement in years and most of the speculation was wrong. In essence Balmer and his crew [...]

What you need to know about Ivy Bridge-Is it worth waiting for?

What you need to know about Ivy Bridge-Is it worth waiting for?

Intel recently released its Ivy Bridge family of processors and anyone who likes gadgets should be asking the question -is it a good idea to upgrade? True, its always a good idea to upgrade but sometimes neither the purse, nor the bank manager (my wife hates me calling her that) will yield the necessary quid. In this case, unless your system is [...]

Kindle Touch arrives early to UK

Kindle Touch arrives early to UK

Kindle Touch The Kindle Fire may be absent from the UK but Amazon rewarded those who ordered the UK version of the Kindle Touch by besting its promised release date by a week from 27 April to the 20th. There are reports that those who electronically queued up to order on the first day got their Kindle Touch either on the 20th or the next day [...]

Will the Lumia 900 light the way for Nokia and Windows Phone?

Will the Lumia 900 light the way for Nokia and Windows Phone?

Nokia’s new hero phone, the Lumia 900 is up for pre-order in the UK and will be released April 27th . The new Windows Phone has been available for a little over a week in the United States and has hit a bump or two in the road over data problems with its LTE data system.  Of course, UK users need not be concerned about any LTE issues, [...]

It’s Spring: where is my Ice Cream Sandwich?

It’s Spring: where is my Ice Cream Sandwich?

Google released Android 4.0 , also known as Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS  in mid November to the world at large. Assuming that was the earliest date that carriers, mobile makers and developers got their respective hands on it (which is not likely as at least handset OEMs were probably getting release candidate  builds at least) then why has over [...]

Duchess of Cambridge to stage photography exhibition?

Duchess of Cambridge to stage photography exhibition?

She is used to being one of the most-photographed people in the world, but the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Kate Middleton) has expressed an interest in putting on an exhibition of her own photography in the next few years. Photography is said to have been a great passion of hers for some time. In fact, her university [...]

Nanometer Scale 3D Printer

Nanometer Scale 3D Printer

Researchers Jan Torgersen and Peter Gruber at Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) have successfully printed intricately detailed models of various objects at the nanometer scale using a process called “two-photon lithography”. In the process, they also managed to speed things up a bit and have gone from printing in millimeters per [...]

HP’s User Serviceable All-in-One Workstation

HP’s User Serviceable All-in-One Workstation

The 27" monitor opens to expose user-serviceable components designed for no-tools swapping. The Z1 isn’t even supposed to ship until April, so it’s all just hype right now. But it’s working on me. Will be curious to hear what the early adopters report. HP Z1 Workstation This article was originally posted [...]

Apple to Phase out Mac OSX

Apple to Phase out Mac OSX

The new version of OSX that Apple recently released to developer, Mountain Lion,  has many new additions to the operating system. One thing it wion’t have is “Mac” as part of its name. According to Niliay Patel at the Verge, the official name of the release is OSX Mountain Lion. This move by Apple is a boost to those who [...]

Soapbox: The {Unspoken} Rules of Open Source Hardware

Soapbox: The {Unspoken} Rules of Open Source Hardware

I truly believe open source hardware is here to stay, It has established itself as a great community, a great effort, and for many, a great business. I spend most of my days working on open source hardware in some way, and I wanted to talk about some of the {unspoken} rules we all, well, many, seem to follow. Why? Because the core group of people [...]

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