Getting Started With Arduino: Book Review (70%)

Getting Started With Arduino: Book ReviewIf you’re like me, you won’t have heard of Arduino. Outside this sphere of ignorance there’s a whole lot of artists who not only love Arduino, but are passionate about it too.

If you’re in the “What the hell is Arduino?”, this book gives you a good guide to what it it and what can be done with it.

Arduino comes from an educational background and is a combination of open source hardware running open source software, enabling the control of ‘things.’ These ”things’ can be assembled allowing quite complex circuits to be constructed.

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Met Office To Offer Free VOD Weather To Your Mobile

Met Office To Offer Free VOD Weather To Your MobileThe Met Office, well-know weather forecasters, are to offer a world’s first – a free-of-charge (beyond any of your own mobile data charges), video on-demand weather service to your mobile phone.

Access will be via a branded portal (lovely to hear that phrase again :) ), giving access to weather forecasts that will be updated several times a day – currently the mobile site is saying it’s three times a
day.

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Amplified 08

Amplified 08I’m on my way to Amplified 08, a new UK event that brings together people who want to actively contribute to the conference/event that they’re going to – Think BarCamp/ unconferenced events.

Essential to the event is the lack of hierarchy to the organisation of the event – you don’t have a self-appointed panel of ‘experts’ that decide what is going to be the important things to tell the great unwashed about when they come along – as many ‘official’ conferences are structured.

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Christmas Guide: Seeking The Perfect High-End Digital Compact Camera (Part Two)

Christmas Guide: Seeking The Perfect High-End Digital Compact Camera (Part Two)In Part One of our search for the hottest high end digital cameras, we finished by looking for something to beat one of our favourites, the Olympus XA.

That camera was the Ricoh GR, which, like the XA, offered a fixed, wide angle lens in a compact package.

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Android: Round Up Of The Best Apps For The T-Mobile G1

Android: Round Up Of The Best Apps For The T-Mobile G1With Taiwan’s High Tech Computer (HTC) company – makers of T-Mobile’s G1 Google Phone – upgrading sales forecasts to hit one million units by the end of 2008 (and account for 4 percent of all smartphones sold in the US during the fourth quarter of 2008), we thought it might be an idea to post some links to new and available software.

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Christmas Guide: Seeking The Perfect High-End Digital Compact Camera (Part One)

If you’re looking for an overview of the best High-End digital compact camera, you’ve come to the right place. Over the next few days, we’ll fill you in on what’s hot – Ed

Seeking The Perfect High-End Digital Compact Camera (Part One)Way back in the pre-digital age, our favourite carry-everywhere camera was the Olympus XA, a wonderful lightweight (225g) and compact 35mm camera, measuring just 102 W x 64.5 H x 40 D mm and providing a superbly portable alternative to our Olympus OM2 SLR system.

This pocket-sized wonder packed aperture-priority exposure controls, rangefinder focusing, an optional flash accessory and a fast 35mm lens with 10 sec-1/500 sec shutter speeds.

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Mobile Internet Grows Eight Times Faster Than PC Web Use

Mobile Internet Grows Eight Times Faster Than PC Web UseUse of the mobile Internet is growing eight times faster than traffic to the PC-based web, with the number of Brits accessing the Internet from their mobile devices soaring by 25% in the third quarter of 2008, according to new research from stat-studying spods Nielsen Online.

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