Thursday 30 September 2010
I recommend it. (I have the kindle version by the way).
Saturday 28 August 2010
Friday 27 August 2010
Some great statistics here. Many folks have used personal mail and mobile devices for work purposes - is it just a matter of time before these things cause a data leak?
Question now is - tomorrow or Tuesday for arrival?
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Java is still being taught in universities and schools around the world but has lost mind-share to the increasingly popular .Net framework from Microsoft. In addition new languages such as Ruby and existing languages such as Python are all proving very popular for web development.
New languages are springing up and I'm personally happy to see Nvidia's CUDA taught at universities - a language aimed at using the massively parallel nature of GPU's for calculations (always liked massively parallel problems for stretching programmers).
It seems to me we'll see a heterogeny of languages in the future and hopefully multi-skilled programmers appearing out of university. What will this mean for large scale enterprise solutions? It seems to me that Java will still be there but actually it feels as if it is moving into a legacy language state, the cobol of the next decade. Java needs some love - will Oracle provide a nurturing environment or will one of the many new languages rising up serve as the futures alternative to the .Net framework?
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Linchpin eBook: Seth Godin: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
Monday 16 August 2010
Ready for ARM-based server chips? Smooth-Stone hopes so | ZDNet
Sometimes I don't want to carry even an e-book reader with me and so my phone is good for those times I have 10 or 15 minutes to read something. The synchronising page over whispersync then is a key feature for me and has prompted me to sell my sony and get one of the new generation kindles, linked below with a gratuitous advert.
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally - Latest Generation (Amazon.com)
Friday 16 July 2010
Tuesday 20 April 2010
It's getting to be an obsession now but still. I do like this ad. I'd love to see my young son's reaction to 3D TV - particularly some of his favourite shows like Mickey Mouse Club House that are already rendered in 3D by a computer...in reference to: Video: Watch an advert for Samsung's 3D LCD television | Media | guardian.co.uk (view on Google Sidewiki)
Monday 19 April 2010
Thursday 15 April 2010
As a quick follow up on my '3D TV is just around the corner' post I note that Samsung have a very impressive line up of 3D TV solutions with one big TV at on $3300
Now all that's needed is the content to catch up. To be honest I think games will still lead the way and it'll wait for consoles to support the technology before adoption increases significantly.
Tuesday 6 April 2010
Wednesday 17 March 2010
With the rise of 3D cinematic experiences I thought 3D television wasn't too far away but would be very expensive.
I often look at what the computer games industry is doing as they tend to be the leading edge in terms of interactive technology so I was interested when I got an email through citing a 3D Vision ready screen. I have a GeForce 3D graphics card in my machine and it appears that for around £350 I can buy a 120 Hz screen and a pair of Glasses that turn any 3D game or rendered content into a true 3D experience. I'm surprised at how affordable this is, don't get me wrong £130 or so each for some glasses for a family is very expensive but for a young single well off male that wants to watch sports in 3D? It feels to me like 3D television is actually just round the corner and expensive but affordable right now.
Friday 5 March 2010
quite pleased to see it got some buzz and retweets around the twittersphere even though the details were a few weeks old.
best start on my next blog post on green IT that I promised. thoughts from readers welcome
Friday 19 February 2010
I chose to take a positive view of Buzz in this blog on my company website. The vast majority of coverage is focusing on the privacy concerns raised and in my opinion the press is blowing this out of proportion.
Still - it will be interesting to see how the law suits go.
Saturday 6 February 2010
Would be interesting to see how the privacy settings changes in facebook and other third party sites affect this content.in reference to: http://www.google.com/s2/search/social#socialcircle (view on Google Sidewiki)
Wednesday 13 January 2010
Obviously their core market has been business customers from large corporates to small businesses selling services and hardware such as the google search appliance (that's right, despite so many reports Google have sold hardware before) but it is only in recent times that Google have started making major plays in terms of products for the mass market. The Chrome browser although free demonstrated a move towards supporting customers, providing an infrastructure for software updates and a support infrastructure aimed at the public. The Android platform went further introducing an app store and yielding income for Google (Google Checkout is used in the store). The Nexus one then builds on these two developments and is an interesting foray into consumer hardware. What will Google learn from the experience?
I think the very interesting question is will Google get it very very right with their Chrome OS Netbooks?
I think the tablet / slate PC's will be the fashionable talk of the town come mid 2010 but I really think Google will have the infrastructure and learnings to hit the cheap, low end netbook market with unprecedented force in late 2010 / early 2011.