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Category Archives: Technology
I mostly savaged Prometheus in my review yesterday, but one of the nice touches in the movie was the alien humanoid’s remote control whistle for interfacing with the bridge instruments on their spaceship. I love that idea; it’s got me … Continue reading
Congratulations to Liu Yang, the first Chinese woman in space. Also, it’s great that countries like China and India are taking up the slack now that NASA seems to have largely abandoned the human exploration of space. On this latest … Continue reading
I just spent twenty UK pounds on an overpriced Y-cable from Maplins to convert a single USB port into a PS2 keyboard and mouse port. Why? So I could plug in a twenty-three year old keyboard into my HP 210 … Continue reading
TechieTalk June: Writing, Wii U, NFC, MacBook Pro Retina, Microsoft Surface, Movies, Games and More!
Just updated my TechieTalk column archive for June, so now you can read a whole bunch of my nerd column newspaper articles online- Mon 04-Jun-2012 Distraction Free Writing Tools Mon 11-Jun-2012 Upcoming Geekery, Gaming, Gadgets and Superheroes Mon 18-Jun-2012 Apples … Continue reading
Mon 07-May-2012 Xbox 360: Star Wars Special Edition Mon 14-May-2012 Video Games News Mon 21-May-2012 Superphones, Money and Evil Queens Mon 28-May-2012 An Office Workers Guide To Avoiding Work More stories about Gadgets, Video Games, Consoles, Computers, Apple, PC, Linux, … Continue reading
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Just started trying to teach myself the sax this week (see my Bucket List) and came across this article yesterday. Apparently the late Ron McNair convinced NASA that it was vitally important that he be the first person to play … Continue reading
I love products like this- they give me the chance to vent my innate misanthropy in a constructive manner. Just a little context- Boots is probably the most reputable and popular high street pharmacists in the UK. Recently they’ve started … Continue reading
I’ve never been a great programmer. I’ve fluctuated wildly between utterly incompetent to unbearably clever. It’s been years since I’ve done any professionally, but lately, given my boring life, I’ve decided that I want to stick my oar back in. … Continue reading
Just a little while ago Apple released their latest and greatest tablet, they’re simply calling it “the new iPad”. As usual the news will be greeted with the usual rabid fanaticism by Apple fans, but is it actually any good? … Continue reading
Saatara (Made In Mauritius): This was my attempt at a seven string interpretation of Gopichand/Ektara ancient plucked drum instrument thingy from India. Seven strings because then I’d have a full set of major notes (C-D-E-F-G-A-B) to play with. And yes, … Continue reading
Ok, I heard this on the radio a while back so its not hot news, but its such a cool piece of tech that I thought I’d share it with you. A while back a company called Lytro came up … Continue reading
Ebola Vaccine A new vaccine to combat has been developed to combat the terrible Ebola virus which kills 90% of the infected. Existing vaccines are weakened by storage procedures, whereas this new engineered vaccine is much more robust when stored. … Continue reading
Phobos Probe Lost Russian Phobos probe lost– ESA confirms that contact has been lost. The probe named Phobos-Grunt has been stranded in an orbit around the Earth after a successful launch from Baikonur. The thrusters that were then supposed to … Continue reading
If you’re like me, you’ve heard the whole hoo-ha about those pesky-little faster-than-light neutrinos and are probably wondering what in Hades is going on. So I dug around a bit this morning and here’s my understanding- What’s Happened? In an … Continue reading
I finally got back from Infotech 2011 a few minutes ago. Preliminary impressions were that of most small trade fairs; nice girls and a bit boring. Well, I was expecting elephants and dancing-girls, so I suppose that my expectations may … Continue reading