A 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.
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Pirate 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.”
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There’s been a rumblin’ in them-thar’ Palm pre hills.
The Palm pre has caused a lot of excitement since it had its first airing at the beginning of the year.
Its operating system, WebOS, is the key to the excitement, having been designed from the ground up to live in a connected world.
These days, since the success of the iPhone apps store, smart phones manufacturers are – quite rightly – obsessed with getting software developers to write applications for their handsets.
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For a looooong time people have been wondering quite how Twitter is going to make money from this beast of a product that they have.
Looks like they’ve taken the plunge into advertising.
Today I logged on with a new account that I created yesterday, to see an advert placed in on the upper right hand side of the page.
You may have noticed that this space has before been used for giving you tips on how to Tweet better – and we thought a pre-cursor of where commercial ads would appear.
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This is one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a long time.
A small group of researcher at Microsoft’s UK Cambridge lab, including Stuart Taylor, have used the multi-touch Surface to bring an interface to VJing allowing anyone to get involved with the process.
Continue reading Vplay: VJ on Microsoft Surface: Brilliant (video)
There’s been loads of ‘leaks’ of the next generation of the less-than-popular Microsoft portable media player, the Zune.
Named Zune HD, it’s a heck of a lot better looking than all of the previous Zunes, as does the interface. Gone is the round button, opting instead for a full touch screen.
The HD-ness is two fold –
Continue reading Zune HD: Finally Decent Looking But No HD Screen!
David Cameron has been at the Open University today spreading the message of his newly-born vision of what the UK could be in a post-MP expenses outrage world.
It’s been all over the national newspapers, but more interesting is the coverage that social media whizz Christian Payne, as Documentally, is giving the event the full social media treatment.
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We’re told that spam makes up a huge percentage of emails sent, 94% was the last time estimate and my 30-day old spam folder with 121,625 messages in it professes to this.
Living our lives through Google mail as we do, we’ve been existing in a state of near spam-free bliss.
Gmail just catches spam mails – or it did until recently.
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As has been widely predicted, Hulu, the online TV catchup service that currently only works in the US, could launch in the UK as early as September this year.
The broadband delivered services, a joint venture between News International, NBC and Universal, has been highly acclaimed for the quality of the video, much the same as iPlayer.
Continue reading Dl Hulu UK Launch In September?
The LG Arena is undeniably an attempt for LG to tackle those who would be tempted by the Apple’s iPhone.
It’s smaller than either of the 2G or 3G iPhones, slipping easily into the back pocket, with a feel of quality about it. It feels solid and reliable. The hard polished metal front edging is complemented by the light, aluminum back.
The whole interface of the phone is touch screen, beyond the power, photo and volume buttons.
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