BETT 2012

  Earlier during the exhibit Michael Gove announced that high schools should start to teach programming. Now although I have my own personal thoughts on this matter (it seems that the people in charge are so disconnected from the actual classrooms) I was interested to see what kind of spin this would put on the show. There were a…

Amazon MP3 – What went wrong!

Ok, this one really bugs me! The Christmas period is over and during this time I wanted a decent Christmas album along with Dominick the Donkey (Thanks the Radio 1). I have always avoided anything with an Apple logo so I decided to explore the offerings of Amazon in this section. Having watched the release…

Siri – Natural Language HCI

The biggest change in the way we use computers. For years Microsoft has been trying to re-invent the way we use computers, either through touchscreens using styluses or through voice control, however the biggest snag was that they tried to apply it to their operating system. This is a particularly bad move, trying to control…

Universal App Store

Since the launch of the Amazon App Store in the USA and it’s ultimate release here in the UK I have been thinking about how technically possible it would be to create a Universal App Store. The idea behind this being that if I purchase an App on an Andriod phone, I would like to…

A new way to get funding!

For people who think they may have a good idea often the only drawback is the funding that is needed to turn it into a reality. However this is about to change due to a couple of websites that have popped up recently. These websites are called kickstarter.com and indiegogo.com. These are like Dragons Den…

Map of the Internet

I have recently come across this rather interesting map of the internet which summarises the growth of several domains that focus on social and communication. The map shows how they are perceived within the on-line world. It is interesting to see facebook taking over the vast majority of the map which is very contrasting to the map of 3…

The Google Masterplan

It seems that Google has taken on quite a few projects recently. Many of these projects seem obscure and abstract from the main Google business model of advertising. However it seems to be quite a clever strategy in the Google Camp, a strategy that they seem to be playing close to their chest. However, I think that…

Making people famous

If you do not know of the podcast “twit” (this week in tech) then I suggest you firstly check it out, especially this weeks episode called “lisa hates tech”. Something quite revolutionary happened. During the show the hosts got talking about making someone famous from their fame, they searched Twitter to find a girl who…

Microsoft Courier

With the launch of a large amount of tablets imminent, there seems to be little gap for many new comers, as the markets between ereaders and netbooks become blurred. However Microsofts latest creation seems to be very much on the ball, which is a nice change from them. The Courier tablet seems to be a well thoughtout product…