Royal College of Art Interviews Next Week

Royal College of Art Interview Next WeekWe spent a thoroughly stimulating day at the press opening of the Royal College of Art yesterday for their end of year show.

What was shown tickled the brain but many of the conversations explored ideas beyond those addressed by what was on offer.

We’ll be concentrating on just the RCA interviews next week, so be sure to tune back. It will be well worth it.

EU Cuts Euro Roaming Charges

EU Cuts Euro Roaming ChargesThe European Union has laid out a new set of rules for mobile phone users wandering over the hills and plains of Europe in a move that should see bills slashed by around 60 per cent.

Anyone who’s used their mobile phone in Europe will have experienced the pain of the wallet draining bill when you get home, but the new rules will see text message charges cut to €0.11 (before VAT), a substantial reduction on the current €0.28 rate.

Continue reading EU Cuts Euro Roaming Charges

PCW Magazine Closes: End Of An Era: UPDATED

PCW Magazine Closes: End Of An EraA piece of UK computing history has fallen by the wayside today.

It is with great sadness that we heard that PCW, Personal Computer World magazine is to close.

This magazine defined UK home computing during the ’80s.

Launching as a self-build hobbyest title in 1978, it soon adapted to what were then called micro-computers – Sinclair’s ZX80, BBC micro, etc.

We’re talking early days here, when “What sort of sort” routine you should use was a heavily debated subject and a computer getting colour graphics was front cover news.

Continue reading PCW Magazine Closes: End Of An Era: UPDATED

Pirate Bay Party Wins Swedish EU Seat and Funding For Germany Wing

Pirate Bay Party Wins Swedish EU Seat and Funding For Germany WingPirate Party International, the political party closely linked to The Pirate Bay file sharing site, have won a Swedish seat in the European Election and are reporting “significant results” in Germany.

In Sweden they (Piratpartiet) gained 7.1% of the votes, Which they claim makes them “the largest party in the segment below 30 years of age.”

Continue reading Pirate Bay Party Wins Swedish EU Seat and Funding For Germany Wing