Surface Pro 4 – Be Your Future

‘The whole Internet is your online gallery and it means that you can get your artwork seen by tens, hundreds, thousands, millions of people almost instantly and that for an artist is an incredibly exciting thing.’   Roz Hall is a digital artist showcasing the power and versatility of the Surface Pro 4 in the…


Why Technology is no laughing matter to Comic Relief

Last week, Cardinal Place’s Showcase Classroom played host to Comic Relief and Microsoft UK for the #UpgradeYourWorld/Tech4Good Workshop. Representatives from 23 causes across the UK joined Microsoft for a day of presentations, workshops and brainstorming to explore some of the ways charities can better use technology to advance the valuable work they do. The day kicked off…


Windows 10 app for BBC Store: How it use and what’s different about it?

  Last week BBC announced the release of the BBC Store (https://store.bbc.com/). This new platform allows you to purchase content from the website, download it to your devices for offline viewing, or stream it online. Today the BBC announced a partnership with Windows 10 in the form of the exclusive BBC Store app. This app…


UK Youth: Inspiring Young People to #UpgradeYourWorld

Two very short stories: first, a young man who, at 18, was homeless and became dependent on drugs and alcohol. Suddenly, he found himself performing live at the O2 Arena. Then, there’s a story about frustrated teenager who felt disempowered and ignored. She is being formally recognised as one of the rising stars under 30 at…


Comic Relief help others #UpgradeYourWorld

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge   For the past 30 years, Comic Relief has been shortening the distance between people; often through laughter, but also by using its global stage to shine a spotlight on issues that may otherwise be neglected. Whether that’s helping remove the stigma of mental…


How Launchpad is Helping to #UpgradeYourWorld

There’s a vast difference between a shelter and a home. A home is where we feel safe, secure and nurtured – yes, a place to keep out the cold and rain, but also one that lights the fire that drives out darkness. Launchpad Reading’s mission is to provide more than shelter: they provide a home. Launchpad…


Unified Communications: Why ET no longer phones home

This post is by Mike Anderiesz. Sometimes it takes decades for an established technology to become obsolete, at other times the realisation sinks in all at once. Take the telephone switchboard; relied on the world over for the best part of century but now, like the landline itself, being replaced by a smarter, more environmentally-friendly solution. …

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