Category Archives: Consumer Electronics

Nothing Can Go Wrong…

…go wrong…go wrong… I was reminded of the old joke about the fully automated system when I looked at Microsoft’s web page for the pre-ordering of Surface Pro 2. Half is in Dutch, the other half is in Portuguese. It … Continue reading

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When All Else Fails…

…change the cable. A few days ago, my Nokia Lumia 800 phone suddenly refused to connect to my PC for synchronising. I’d plug it in, but nothing would happen – Windows would not react to the connection, the Zune software … Continue reading

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The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down

Just to follow up on my post about Microsoft Surface for a moment, I do think we live in interesting times. Peter Bright, over at Ars Technica, has a good article on the impact on OEMs of Microsoft entering the … Continue reading

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Some People Just Don’t Grok It

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed that it would be entering the Tablet market with two models of its own. I’ll come back to them later, but first, I must say that I’m struck by the continuing negative press that Windows 8 continues … Continue reading

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What’s Not To Like In Windows 8?

Unlike many people, I don’t consider myself a dyed-in-the-wool hater of Windows 8. In fact, I find much to like in Microsoft’s latest operating system, which will be available this October. Nevertheless, I thought it might be useful to gather … Continue reading

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Fun With Technology – Part VIII

Important Update 27th October 2012: The bug I describe below was fixed in the final release of Windows 8. I can now use the “Play to” feature with my Denon AVR-3808 receiver. Hoorah! Update 24 October 2013: With the release … Continue reading

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Origami Computing

As you may be aware, I’ve been following the development of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system with some interest. I confess that I have been somewhat taken aback at the amount of negative press that Windows 8 has been receiving, … Continue reading

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