1 March 2009

Mobile phone cpu processor breaks 1GHz

Frustrated and tired of using slow smart phones?  Well Qualcomm announces release of 1GHz chip in 2009 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona recently.  The chip called Snapdragon is 50% faster than any current mobile processors in the market, making videos run smoother, games run hi-res graphics, internet browsing a richer experience.  The first mobile phone to use this chip …

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1 March 2009

Bad FAT…

I recently purchased a new Western Digital 1TB external hard drive for Tamar on which to archive a large quantity of HTML files.  The drive arrived the day after I ordered it and within 5 minutes of unpacking the box, it was attached to my laptop and appeared to be working correctly. I then started the process (a very long …

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27 February 2009

Tianamo visualising search

A nifty new way to look at search, I mean really look at search. Tianamo is a 3D visualiser, similar to other 2D viz engines like kartoo etc. This one looks interesting and I will certainly be keeping my eyes open to see what happens next.

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27 February 2009

Adopt a blog #29 – ars technica (Art of Technology)

My immediate reaction to my adopted site, ars techica, is what actually is it? I found it totally unclear who the site is aimed at, what it stands for and what information I may find. One reason is the design of the site it looks like a big corporation’s website and not a blogging site for technology news/reviews. This may …

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27 February 2009

Facebook introduces its own Terms of Use today

Facebook is giving its users the opportunity to voice their own opinions about how the popular social media site is governed. After last week’s debacle over the change in the company’s Terms of Use, Facebook has come up with two new documents: the Facebook Principles, which defines your rights and will serve as the guiding framework behind any policy we'll …

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26 February 2009

I have violated what…?

This morning, while enjoying my daily dose of caffeine, I logged into facebook to get my daily dose of  inspiration… by that I mean having a big old laugh at the scandals that play out within my facebook friendship circle. I was surprised to get an update that I had apparently violated facebook’s terms and conditions. At first I thought …

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26 February 2009

Adopt a blog #28 – TechCrunch

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, Software, IPhones… These are just some of the things that this very well-known blog posts about. TechCrunch is a very well organized site – with headings in large font, an image to go with it and links in green text; it makes it easy for readers to understand and navigate. TechCrunch keeps us up-to-date with the …

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26 February 2009

What is your social media age?

Today I found out that I am yet another statistic… 26 and a Facebook addict. Pew Internet along with American Life project release a survey yesterday on social media use in America. The statistic I refer to above is the average age of users across some of the most popular social networking web sites, in chronological order: Facebook – 26 …

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26 February 2009

Page Rank Explained Part 1

We have all heard of the term Page Rank and know it to be the bench mark for the value of most websites, many of us don't know how it's calculated. The Page Rank is a value placed on a page in relation to it's worth on internet according to Google. Google uses this Page Ranking system to determine the …

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26 February 2009

What we can learn from ICHC

Are you writing snappy headlines and titles, churning out absorbing copy and creating easy reading blogs, press releases or website pages and STILL losing out to sites like www.icanhascheezburger.com? Well, then, you clearly haven’t had a closer look at ICHC – because it is almost purely because of their images that this site is getting the traffic you want. Sites …

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