12 February 2009

Microsoft’s new F#, does it strike a chord?

When I first heard about F# (pronounced F sharp) – a new programming language from Microsoft, I thought it was going to be "yet another deviation" of a well known programming language. Somehow I think a lot of people will be surprised. Why F# F# developed as a research programming language to provide the much sought-after combination of type safety, …

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12 February 2009

Google Japan loses PageRank

It seems Google Japan has not been following its own SEO guidelines. Google has had to issue an apology for using a pay-per-post service to promote one it's new online products. "Google Japan is running several promotional activities to let people know more about our products. It turns out that using blogs on the part the promotional activities violates Google's …

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11 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog#17 – www.artnewsblog.com

An art connoisseur, no, but passionate about the arts, yes. I thought that I would be right out of my depth with this one.  Instead, a nice surprise. International art stories with a focus on the visual arts, Art News Blog is the work of an Australian painter. Not obvious, though the news is predominantly from the US, UK and …

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10 February 2009

How will fame change Twitter?

If, like me, you are a regular twitterer, you’ll doubtless have been witnessing the recent boom in popularity that it’s received – particularly in the UK. Thanks in no small part to what will doubtless be referred to as the ‘Wossy Effect’, the mentions of Twitter in the mainstream media have sky-rocketed in the last month or so, and this …

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10 February 2009

We like it…a lot

Facebook has established itself as the powerhouse of social networking, but luckily for us they haven't rested on their laurels and they are constantly trying to implement new functions to enhance our experience on their site. So what is the latest upgrade? It started a while ago when it gave users the opportunity to comment on their friends' statuses, similiar …

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9 February 2009

Can Twitter threaten Google?

Your first answer might just be, No! Never! And you may well be right, but indulge me for a moment and I shall attempt to shed some light on the subject. Twitter has become somewhat of a phenomenon recently with some high profile users that publicly spread the word and herd their followers. I am a fan, a converted one …

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9 February 2009

Real life phishing…

As if getting a parking ticket isn’t the epitome of annoyance and frustration, now it seems as if these tickets are trying to rob you as well. There have been reports that a number of vehicles have been issued phony parking violation tickets. This tickets request that you visit a website, presumably under the guise to confirm that the car …

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6 February 2009

A “digital clutch” that looks fantastic on the catwalk

Hewlett-Packard is not known for its runway creations, but after the catwalk introduction of this gorgeous digital ‘clutch’, every woman will be lining up to own one. Ok, so you can't put your lipstick, credit cards, keys or anything actually, inside it, but it is the perfect computer for women on the go who want a laptop handy, without the …

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6 February 2009

How to keep track of YouTube videos

Many of us post videos on YouTube and just forget about it after showing it to friends and family, but there's money in YouTube as there is in everything on the internet. You Tube is growing every minute and with it's popularity rising, it should be important to keep track of your videos. – Learn when your Video or brand …

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5 February 2009

Google app baffled by accents

Someone has managed to detect a “defect” in Google’s search capability in a voice recognition search application designed specifically for iPhones. Great in theory but as with most things in life completely different in practice. The problem is that the software does not recognise many accents. This has been particularly highlighted in the U.K. where certain requested search terms are …

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