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…