Hey, Flash readers. Firstly, I would like to send my thoughts to all of you who had friends and families affected by the tsunami tragedy. Otherwise, I hope you had an excellent holiday.
Most of you know I love my gadgets. Recently I got an HP HX4700 Pocket PC and the thing I instantly noticed was its VGA screen. Really nice! I've got it running Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and some cool applications like WorldMate and Pocket Streets. With most of the Australian maps loaded, Pocket Streets will work with a GPS receiver so you can track your exact location!
Portable gaming update
With the buzz around new portable gaming devices, one to keep an eye on is the Gizmondo. The Gizmondo is powered by Windows CE and has Windows Media 9.0 so you can not just play games but play your favourite music and videos as well. Other cool features include its GPS tracker, 128-bit Nvidia 3-D graphics accelerator, Camera and GPRS for wireless gaming.
Check it out at www.gizmondo.com.
The Imagine Cup is well underway with keen students working hard on their projects. Lucky students in most Imagine Cup categories had their deadline extended to 1 April.
The number of Microsoft .NET technology courses is rising in 2005. The University of Swinburne in Victoria will be offering seven Microsoft .NET technology courses - from Introduction to Programming to Enterprise .NET. And the University of Technology in Sydney is offering four. All the .NET courses across Australia will be listed on our new student Web site - which is coming soon. So stay tuned.
Plus watch out for Microsoft and the new Xbox Ute at 'O' week on Uni campuses in NSW. The Xbox Ute has been retrofitted as a touring games centre - pics are in the events section on the official Australian Halo 2 Web site.
Enjoy the rest of January. I'll see you later.
Pradeepa De Silva