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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3G data dongles are all over the place these days.
Virgin’s is manufactured by Huawei (who seem to be the vendor of choice for 3G dongles), it’s actually a Huawei E160, (background on Huawei) for those that care.
It’s a USB stick which plugs into any spare USB port. When plugged in, as well as being a 3G dongle, it appears to the operating system as as CD as well which contains the software to drive the dongle.
Continue reading Virgin 3G Dongle: Mobile Broadband Review
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)
If you’re looking for a way to get Internet around your house using ethernet, this can provide a very workable solution.
The Netgear XAVB101 Powerline kit comes with two powerline adapters and two Ethernet cables.
The units look a bit like a phone or camera power supply except they have a few flashing lights and an Ethernet socket on the side.
Continue reading Netgear XAVB101 Powerline Adaptor Review
Ever had the problem of random cats appearing in your house, stealing food or worse marking their territory? Well SureFlap have the answer for tech fans, an RFID catflap.
The catflap has an RFID sensor mounted in the housing and as your cat goes into the “tube” part of the unit, the sensor reads the microchip implanted in your cat and opens the latch. Other cats trying to gain access will be rejected.
Continue reading SureFlap Review: The RFID Catflap
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!
After the runaway success of Apple’s AppStore for the iPhone, every mobile OS has been falling over itself to get a piece of action, with the Android Market and Windows Media Marketplace already up and running.
Now it’s the turn of the 50 million Nokia phone owners to join in the downloading scrum, with the Ovi Store opening for business in Australia, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Ireland and the UK (the U.S won’t have access to the Ovi Store until later this year)
Continue reading Nokia Opens Ovi App Store: Backfires Hideously
The smartphone market is set to heat up over the next few months, with the big guns all rolling out what they hope will turn into summer blockbusters.
Some of the most eagerly anticipated handsets include the third-gen iPhone, Samsung’s Android device, Blackberry’s update to the touchscreen Storm and Palm’s new Pre phone, running their shiny new webOS.
Continue reading HTC Touch Pro2 Smartphone Hits The UK
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.
Continue reading Documentally Rocks Much Social Media On Cameron Coverage