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Please Google – stop teasing me with American carrots!

21 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

They just don’t taste the same as English carrots! If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ll know how excited I was this morning when I received the above message in my Gmail inbox. Yippeee!” thought [...]

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Health mash-up is hypochondriac heaven

20 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

Anybody who works with me can tell you that I’m a bit of a closet mash-up fan on the quiet – the use of two different types of technology for one much cooler purpose is [...]

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Turkey rockets past Canada to be Facebook No. 3

16 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

As you will know if you’re a regular reader of the Tamar blog, I like to keep an eye on how Facebook is doing around the world, with my occassional “Top 10 Facebook-using countries” posts. [...]

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Blog posts on Google expanded

15 July 2009 | Tanya Goodin

Additional blog descriptions now included Searching for digital cameras this morning I noticed that the blog descripitons have now been extended to include more detail. Previously there was just the heading and then some limited [...]

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My second year at St Cyprian’s

14 July 2009 | Alex Christie

It’s my second year at St Cyprian’s school, and I’m still loving every minute of it. St Cyprian’s is not just a school for girls but its also home to every single girl that attends [...]

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Windows 7 – Pre-order

13 July 2009 | Alex Christie

With Windows 7 due for release on the 22nd of October, Microsoft are offering users the chance to pre-order the new operating system between now and the 9th of August at a discounted rate. If [...]

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Micro-optimisation: Bing

8 July 2009 | Alex Christie

As soon as Bing came out, it was important for me to try and find as many ways to take advantage of any new technology that they use on the site. The first and possibly [...]

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Google to launch new Chrome operating system

8 July 2009 | Alex Christie

Google has today announced that it is launching a new operating system called Chrome OS. The new OS is initially going to be aimed at the netbook market and will be a direct competitor to [...]

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HTML 5: Its impact on the future of web design and development

8 July 2009 | Alex Christie

The fundamental core of web design is due to be shaken up, when HTML 5.0 and Xhtml 2.0 are released. It’s a very interesting time for web designers, especially when two of the fundamental tools [...]

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How is Twitter coping with trend spam?

7 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

The problem of “trend spam” has been raising it’s ugly head more and more lately. For those of you who aren’t as geeky about Twitter as I am, here’s what trend spam is in a nutshell: Twitter’s trending topics list is a top 10 list of things people are discussing on Twitter at any one time, ranked according to activity. Until very recently it didn’t raise a lot of people’s ire, and served as quite a useful way of not only picking up on global events (Michael Jackson’s death was probably revealed to a lot of people via the trends, for instance) but also a great way for some of the comedy elements of Twitter to spread and grow.