Augmented mobility

I quite like this idea – a companion device to your phone that lets you control your tunes, read Twitter and Facebook notifications etc. It’s all Android based no not coming to my world anytime soon (I’m a dedicated Win Phone 7 man now) but cool all the same. It’s 1.3 inches and connects via…


Where do good ideas come from?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about innovation lately – what is it, what isn’t it, who does it. Steven Johnson’s video debunks one of the most common myths around innovation. People like the idea of the epiphany or the eureka moment when it comes to innovation – the idea that someone comes up…


Are thumbdrives going floppy?

Much as I like the design of the Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it USB Drive, I’m not going to buy one. In the past I would have snapped one of these up. I almost did a post last month when I saw the device had won the Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ 2010 award…


Every child is an artist

This is normally the type of stuff I would post over on my Posterous site – I moved a lot of the creative, art, random other stuff over there from this blog. In fact I have posted this one over there but decided to pose here too as I thought it was too good for…


Pinning sites in IE9

Only today did I really start looking in any detail at pinned sites in IE9 and as you can see above, I’ve started to fill my Windows 7 taskbar with them. There are tons more out there but these are some of my favorites. In particular I like the Twitter and Facebook – as you…


Windows Live Spaces heads to WordPress

A few friends have been asking me for a long while what the future of Windows Live Spaces is. I’ve sat on the answer for a while and today it was announced on the Inside Windows Live blog – we’re partnering with WordPress. Dharmesh Mehta has all the details. 


Pin Windows blog and Bing in IE9

You’d expect the Windows blog to be tight with their comrades in IE9 and sure enough they are. Brandon did some work to make the Windows blog pinnable to your taskbar and the results can be seen above. Tres bien…you can do the same for your blog with the developer resources for IE9. Hot on…


Microsoft’s vision of the future

Courtesy of this last months EDGE magazine from the UK. I couldn’t resist grabbing a copy from Barnes and Noble in Bellevue. It’s a pretty in depth review with interviews of Microsoft folks, game developers and others. I wont spoilt it for you as there is a lot to read in there – in closing…


Supermodel thin Dell Vostro

A pal asked me for a laptop recommendation this evening and I have to confess I haven’t been keeping up since with the hardware land since I arrived here in the US. No bother though, a quick check over on the Windows Team blog brought me right up to speed with Ben’s post on back…