26 May 2009

MySpace adds profile designer… at last

In a move which could be seen as closing the stable door after the horse has bolted, MySpace are publicising their brand new “Profiles 2.0” this week, which allows users to choose from a massive range of profile themes and designs. Whilst this is surely an exciting move for MySpace, it’s not exactly a trail-blazing move in the world of …

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21 May 2009

Tips to Optimize Flash Sites for Search Engines

Perception is very important when it comes to buying any product – If it looks great it must be great.  Even If you have the best product in the world, if the package is ugly people are less likely to buy it. Same goes for website.  If your website is good looking, flashy, eye-catching it will definitely attract more visitors …

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21 May 2009

The Growth of the Semantic Web

For some time, numerous prominent web commentators have waxed lyrical about the fact keyword search is very close to reaching its breaking point. Facts such as the number of people now on the web reaching 1.3 billion and there being over 150 million active websites all contribute to the theory. As the scope of the web continues to expand, it …

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21 May 2009

We’re heading back to Vuyani Primary for Round 3!

With only a couple of weeks left before our project kicks off I thought it an opportune time to update everyone about is happening on the CSR front here in Cape Town. As some of you may (or may not) know we will be returning to Vuyani Primary School in Gugulethu as we have done over the last two years. …

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21 May 2009

Social Media – Pressing delete on personal privacy

Social media concerns me. Despite being a regular user of Facebook and Twitter I am very conscious of the long term implications these tools have for individuals personal privacy. As an example, if an individual chooses to post information about what they did on the weekend that is fine, however what if the same post includes photos or references to …

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21 May 2009

Google Suggest Adds More Functions

Latest news from Google is that the Google Suggest tool is being updated with some new functionality. Included in among these are: Incorporating information from the results of the page you are already on If you are signed in to your Google account then using your web history to personalise your results Navigational results, so if it looks like you …

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20 May 2009

The £100 Super Computer

From the moment I assembled my first computer I have been fascinated by the idea of building my own computational cluster, however the sheer cost involved has always stopped me, until now.

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20 May 2009

Wolfram Alpha – first light

I waited till Wolfram Alpha (I will call it W(α) from now, because “Wolfram Alpha” is fairly cumbersome) was live before I started slating it. I had a stockpile of ammunition ready for its deconstruction, thankfully I waited until I tried it before bashing it. W(α) is not really a search engine – I don’t even think it is dressing …

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20 May 2009

TLC goes back to school

Its less than 3 weeks to the big project at Oak Lodge school, so here at Tamar Lifeline Charity, we thought it a good time to update on how preparations are going in the UK. TLC are building a relationship with Oak Lodge school, Balham. This years project is all about mini projects. There are 7 of them in total …

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