Find Out What the World Was Up To When You Were Born
Whilst clearly the year you were born will be best remembered for the arrival of your good self (by your family and friends anyway), have you ever checked out what else was happening that year? What were the events, news stories, books and movies that shaped society that year? The Next Web will illuminate...
Intel Projects a Whole New World for Childs Play
Kinect for Xbox 360 has certainly brought a new dimension to gameplay, courtesy of its 3D camera and audio sensors, but a new research project from Intel aims to do the same for younger children.
Researchers at the company, alongside staff at the University of Washington are using 3D cameras and recognition...
TDK Brings Back the Boombox
No matter whether you called it a Boombox, Beatbox or Ghetto-Blaster, the 1980s “portable stereo” was a true icon of the decade. Courtesy of the kind folks at TDK (who must have been racking their brains to figure out what to sell after blank cassettes died a death), it’s back!
The TDL Boombox...
VISA Investigating Location Based Payment Fraud Detection
I’m travelling to the US next month for the Consumer Electronics Show. Whenever I travel to the US, my arrival experience is exactly the same. De-plane. Receive hearty interrogation from border official. Pick up case. Remember I have no cash. Try ATM. Bank refuses due to possible fraud detection. Ring...
Is 2011 The Year That DLNA Kills the Printer Driver?
One of the most frustrating aspects of setting up a printer is the need to download and install a huge driver file to get the device talking to your PC. I’m not sure just what the printer manufacturers are packing in there, but 100MB+ downloads aren’t the most fun when you simply want to print a...
Dell’s Inspiron Duo is the World’s First Fliptop PC
Laptop, Desktop, now Fliptop. Dell may state their new Inspiron Duo PC has a flip-hinge design, but I think Fliptop is a much better way to describe their innovative new form factor.
At first glance, the Duo looks like a standard 10.1” notebook, but give that screen a little tap, and it’ll flip right...
That’s the Power of (Storage) Love
When Michael J Fox donned his Nike’s for the Back to the Future Trilogy, it gave us all an exciting glimpse of what life would be like in 2015 (as well as the past). For all of the jet powered skateboards and self-lacing sneakers on show, when it came to data storage, the vision was a little blurred....
Fed Up With Snow Already? Warm Up Your Desktop With Holiday Lights
I’m not sure what the weather’s like in your neighbourhood, but for the first time I can remember in many years, here in the UK we’ve just had a deluge of November snow, and apparently there’s more to come!
So, what better time to warm up your desktop with the new Windows 7 Holiday Lights desktop theme?...
Enhance TV On Your PC With Channel Logos in Windows Media Center
A very cool media tip today from James Tenniswood’s excellent blog – using a PC as your digital video recorder (DVR) is a great way to ensure you never miss your favourite shows.
Windows Media Center comes with an integrated TV Guide (unfortunately not available in all countries) which brings together...
When You Can See the Buzz, Who Needs to Hear It?
Today I spotted a very cool project over at Microsoft’s FUSE Labs called SocialGadgets. Billed as a “Visual exploration of Twitter topics”, SocialGadgets is a set of embeddable widgets that allows you to visualise data from Twitter in real-time.
Want to see who’s getting talked about right now? How...