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Saturday, 28 March 2009

Apple Airport Extreme 2009

Apple have updated their Airport Extreme for 2009. It features the ability to access your files on a USB hard disk connected to it, through the internet via MobileMe Back to My Mac. It also has a true dual band feature so as well as being able to cope with more than one speed, n and g/b, it can do so at the same time so newer computers/macs aren't speed comprimised by sharing the network with older units. For a full review check this out and to see the Apple page, click here.

So, true to it's name this product is extreme!

Google Street View hits the UK

Google have introduced Street View to the UK, it allows people to view 360 degree photos from most roads within several major cities. This has causing quite a stir and Google have had to begin removing problem images (Click Here for more details). There are even a few cases of women catching men cheating on them through street view. The largest controversy is about individuals privacy with regards to there home and property such as cars and motorcycles.

Here is the view from Westminster bridge:


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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Microsoft Surface 2nd Generation

This BBC article and video shows us Surface 2nd Generation with up to 52 points of contact interacting all at once with the computer. click here for the BBC article. As we have seen recently, this technology is beginning to be taken up, click here for an example in a resturant.

As you may know I have posted a story about surface before:
Microsoft Surface vs Apple Multitouch
Over the next through years an epic battle will commence between touch sensitive technologies. Apple's multitouch is currently employed with their very popular iPhone & iPod Touch handheld devices and now on their trackpads on their aluminum MacBooks. Microsoft have been developing a table top touch sensitive application called Microsoft Surface. Their surface system, or an idea based on it have appeared in many film recently including 007 Quantum of Solace. So in the future say good bye to the stylus!

Thursday, 12 March 2009

New iPod Shuffle 4GB

Apple have released a new version of their popular ultra-portable music player the iPod Shuffle. This new generation is very small, half the size of the previous generation. The lack of a screen could lead to confusion with older models but the latest one will speak the name of songs and the artist/album etc. This new technology is called VoiceOver.

For more information click here

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Commercial Breaks and Beats

Commercial Breaks and Beats is no longer running, they have a statement stating that it has been deleted.Read More

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Answer: 42

Google takes a hint from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:
Click Here

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

A strange Weird Fish Website

This is a link to a site with 10 strange fish on it, worth a click if you ask me! Click Here

It's all very scary I must warn you...