5 March 2009

Google going old-school.

It is difficult to imagine a world without Google and recently the tech Giant has had to revert to using a technology that makes their search engine look like science fiction! In accordance with a class-action suit by copyright holders affected by Google’s plan to digitize all of the books in the world and offer them online, old-fashioned legal notices …

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5 March 2009

Microsoft to open Retail shops

Microsoft surprised its technology industry rivals and high street retailers by announcing their plans to open its own line of branded shops. The call to launch a "few" Microsoft stores comes during the worst recession for decades, and just weeks after the listed company made its first ever mass redundancies.The company, which is based in the Redmond(USA), said its hiring …

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4 March 2009

Facebook popularity on the decline as ‘virus’ apps increase

Facebook have been targeted by malicious hackers and companies seeking to steal valuable data from its members. The social network site has been hit by five separate security problems in the last seven days, which is a big concern for Facebook self, and the public using the social networking heavyweight. By adding 'fake' messages which includes details of Facebook members …

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4 March 2009

Adopt a Blog #31 – The Web Standards Project

The Web Standards Project was started in 1998. The aim of the project is to fight for standards that reduce the cost and complexity of development while increasing the accessibility and long-term viability of any site published on the Web. The site itself contains many tutorials and notes on what the project has achieved so far. The Buzz section of …

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3 March 2009

Adopt a blog #30 – doshdosh

If dosh is money then doshdosh is piles of it, Scrooge McDuck piles of hard earned cash. I have only been reading this blog for two months, in that time Maki, the bloggers alias, has only posted two new entries. Don't be fooled by the low post rate and innocent anime portraits accompanying each post, this blog is good! The …

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3 March 2009

My first website…the final installment

My BA is in psychology, so it is not surprising that the job that I had at the time that I built my first website was in an unrelated industry. I was working for the W.I.N. foundation and the owner decided that she wanted a website, so we set about figuring out how to build one. I believe it was …

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2 March 2009

Text chat and keyword search

According to John Sutherland of University College London, writing in the Guardian in 2002, text language is "bleak, bald, sad shorthand…. it masks dyslexia, poor spelling and mental laziness. Texting is penmanship for illiterates." Harsh words. But this is nothing new: ever since the arrival of printing – thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put …

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2 March 2009

Skittles re-launches with social-flavoured website

Those clever people over Mars have obviously been on a sugar-high recently, and have now taken a brave (but wonderful) jump in to the world of embracing Social Media – taking it to a whole new level.   Visitors to the Skittles website from today will be greeted by a pop-up asking them to verify their age (more on that …

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2 March 2009

How does Google spot brands?

  There is a lot of buzz at the moment about Google favouring brands in its search results,  a lot of people have asked the questions "How would you algorithmically qualify a site as a brand?" or "How does Google decide what counts as a brand?" my answer is, quite simply"Easy!". There are a few ways to do this without …

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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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