Seadragon Goes Mobile : Microsoft Live Labs

Microsoft Live Labs has made available a mobile SeaDragon client for the iPhone you can get it from the iTunes App store. The application utilises the Sea Dragon platform to browse Deep Zoom images. Read more here: Seadragon Goes Mobile : Microsoft Live Labs


Geek father and son xmas activity

While I was away travelling this week the postie delivered a Vellemen Mk100T – a small electronics kit ideal for that first soldering project. There is just enough soldering for your offspring to learn and practice their technique. All this for under £6!! I used a film from to show my eldest son what…


Home automation – easily and cheaply

I’ve been playing with some of B&Q’s HomeEasy range of automation devices – switches and dimmers. These nicely designed pieces of kit are inexpensive – £20 will get you a remote and 3 on/off mains plugs. The remote controls and switches have a range of about 30metres – yes this is all RF stuff not…


Tablets reborn

Have you seen the new HP TouchSmart tx2? Development of the tablet PC now with HP’s TouchSmart technology. It looks pretty awesome and is getting some good reviews but I could only find it on the US HP site – come on UK don’t dilly dally!! Key thing for me is if Windows 7 will…


New releases sneak out

While I was travelling last week two new product releases ‘snuk’ out. Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 and XNS Games Studio 3.0. Both now supporting the VS 2008 products which makes for a more comfortable environment on Vista. Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (MRDS) 2008 has some important changes to licensing as well as exciting feature…


Modding the Acer Aspire One

My experience of Windows 7 on the Acer Aspire One continues to be highly satisfactory and I’ve turned to exploring how I can customise the machine. I first looked at memory – I only have 1Gb, and the device can support 1.5Gb. With 512Mb soldered into the motherboard only one socket is available to upgrade….


Xbox Live turns into ‘entertainment hub’ –

I’m lucky enough to be part of the beta group for this new look to Xbox 360. Take a look at the detail and screen shots in this report in USA Today to see what you going to get come 19th Nov. Its awesome 🙂 Xbox Live turns into ‘entertainment hub’ –


Ferrari are using Windows HPC supercomputer

Not so long ago I blogged the launch of the Cray CX1 – a supercomputer from the father of supercomputers that was running Windows. The BBC have the story that Ferrari are using this system: Not sure the CX1 comes fashionable red…


Windows 7 on a Samsung Q1

Ian Dixon (Media Centre MVP, UK) has been playing with Windows 7 a bit and has successfully installed it on a Samsung Q1. Ian’s Q1 is the 1GB RAM, Celeron M model. You can read about his experience here. I’m very tempted to try the current pre-beta on my OQO Model 2e – it has…


Windows 7 – the boy band…

Ok so ‘fun’ videos seems to be of the moment…. PDC 2008 is coming… and I can’t wait!