Monthly Archives: October 2014

Microsoft’s Band-Aid

There have been rumours about it for a while now, but yesterday Microsoft announced the Microsoft Band, a wearable device that both tracks your health and provides notifications of emails, appointments and social media activity. The wristband records the number … Continue reading

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Yet Another Rant About Microsoft…

Yes, I know, I sound like a broken record; but my excuse is that Microsoft’s actions just bring it upon themselves on a regular basis. So, what is it this time? The spotlight of scorn is back on the OneDrive … Continue reading

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Photo Supreme V3

I’m an amateur photographer. I’m not a good photographer, but occasionally, more by luck than judgement, I take a photo that looks pretty good to me. Almost as important to me as the image is the information describing the photo; … Continue reading

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Whither Next? A Media Center Journey

Four and a half years ago, I built my first HTPC for our Home Cinema setup. It was leading edge technology then, but with the rate of change being what it is, support for many of the software and hardware … Continue reading

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Particle Fever

I watched Particle Fever last night. It’s a documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs Boson. It’s staggeringly good. Equally staggering is the scale of the physics experiment that the LHC embodies. It’s probably the … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Technical Preview

Naturally, I couldn’t resist taking a look at Microsoft’s Technical Preview of Windows 10. I signed up to the Windows Insider Program and downloaded a copy of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. I’ve installed it on my Desktop PC (homebuild) … Continue reading

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