Samsung has released their new ‘Ultrabook’

by Mhairi Steele Samsung have released Series 5 Ultra, their new ultrabook. An ultrabook, for those who don’t know, comes between lightweight laptops and tablet. They offer more power than the netbook with faster processors and additional RAM, better storage and larger screens. The ultrabook, features a 14-inch screen and an optical disc drive- the first for an extra thin, portable computer. The new model comes with hard disk storage; up to 1 TB, HDMI and Ethernet ports and weighs 1.8kg (actually quite heavy for an ultrabook which usually weigh 1.5 kg). There is a smaller version available. It is … Continue reading Samsung has released their new ‘Ultrabook’

iPhone 5 was Steve Jobs’ last big project

by Sasha de Buyl According to insiders at investment company Rodman and Renshaw, the iPhone 4S may not have been Steve Jobs’ last project. An analyst at the company has confirmed that the next generation iPhone took up much Jobs’ last months with Apple: CNET has reported the new model to have a slimmer profile and larger screen, developments that many expected from the recently released iPhone 4S. The new iPhone will also purportedly feature LTE, or 4G. Many people, including Ashok Kumar, the analyst whose notes were circulated, believe that this new model of phone will hold special cult … Continue reading iPhone 5 was Steve Jobs’ last big project

The benefits of having a dumbphone

by Margaret Kay My phone is dumb. It can’t even spell Kardashian. It doesn’t understand Daylight Saving Time at all. Sometimes the red phone key just decides not to work. It can send photos, but it cannot receive photos – and it always tells me there’s “some text missing.” I look around me. I stare in awe as people swipe through their Android phones with the ease of a knife through butter. I watch in admiration as people Instagram their dogs in Halloween costumes and become the instant hit of my newsfeed. I sneer jealously at every “Words With Friends” … Continue reading The benefits of having a dumbphone

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here. Why do this? Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog? Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to … Continue reading Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

Apple Patents wireless induction charger for iPods

by Debbie Clarke Apple have filed a Patent for a new idea for an induction charger to be used with their iPod and iPhone devices. An induction charger uses an electromagnetic field to charge batteries without the need for connection via wires or metal contact points, this works by inducing a current in a coil. This technology is commonly seen used in chargers for electric toothbrushes, but the patent Apple have filed has a difference. The Patent is entitled “Using an audio cable as an inductive charging coil” and quite simply the idea involves using the earphones which come with … Continue reading Apple Patents wireless induction charger for iPods

Instagram is going places

by Charlotte Ward If you’ve got an iPhone chances are you will have or have heard of Instagram, a user-friendly camera and photo sharing app. It was recently announced that the app has managed to reach 5 million users sharing over 100 million photos. There are a couple of things about this app that makes it so special and what could potentially make it HUGE. First and foremost, Instagram is a FREE app which obviously makes the biggest difference. The price however does not reflect on the quality of the app which has 16 different photo styles to choose from. … Continue reading Instagram is going places

Google Music Review

by Tim Chow I was extremely excited to hear Google had a cloud music platform in the pipeworks. This means you can upload your music to their servers and have access wherever you are in the world with just an internet connection, device and Google account. Unfortunately, it was only available to US residents. Fiddlesticks. A year later and I’ve found it’s available to me to use. A bit of background information. I lost my iPod a year ago (I’m still mourning my loss) and have been using my Samsung Galaxy Note as a replacement. However, the tiny memory somewhat … Continue reading Google Music Review

Sensor Music Player – Review

by Tim Chow The Android market – sorry…Google Play Store – is awash with music players for your smartphone. Check any forum discussing this topic and you’ll find at least five different suggestions for the ‘best’ player. I’ve tried countless music players over the years and found there isn’t one to rule them all. So instead I use three different players, plus Deezer, plus a radio app. In different situations you need different functions I guess. I’ve seen a few music players that allow you to change track using sensors on your smartphone. This means you don’t have to turn … Continue reading Sensor Music Player – Review

Why Are Consoles Banned In China?

by Andrew Scott I really don’t know why I didn’t know this – and I don’t mean the answer, I mean the question. I had absolutely no idea consoles were banned in China. Did you? It’s ironic that young people in Chinese factories are churning out millions of Wiis, PS3s and Xboxes for their western counterparts, yet the young Chinese themselves are not allowed to buy one – legally at least, but more on that later. Consoles have been banned in China since the year 2000. The government compelled by a parental outcry brought about the ban in an attempt … Continue reading Why Are Consoles Banned In China?

Asteroid Mining with James Cameron: Is this really a good idea?

by James Meikle I’ve just been reading about a new business venture that’s been announced: a start-up company called Planetary Resources intends to shoot robots into space so they can mine asteroids. Oh and by the way, James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator, Avatar) is one of the major players in the project. !!!DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!!! This is such a bad idea I don’t even know where to start. So I’m going to start with a simple equation based on pure logic: Asteroids + Robots + James Cameron = End of the World. I think I just made my point, however … Continue reading Asteroid Mining with James Cameron: Is this really a good idea?