Typhoon Google

After the devastation that occurred in Florida by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne signs of a long running typhoon struck in Cupertino, California. The effects of the typhoon centred on the marketing department of Apple Computer and its data centre. Following on from the launch of GMail earlier this year, Apple has upped the […]

TabletPC yet again

CurrentAnalysis, an industry analyst house that I have some respect for have a very nice top line piece on the TabletPC a couple of weeks ago. The key highlights are that a TabletPC is going nowhere without: – A stronger retail presence – A keyboard (what they call a convertible: a laptop were the screen […]

GoatCactus and Screen Ghosts

Holy Smokes I hear you cry, what on earth can such a bizarre heading mean? Before you ask we haven’t been hitting the magic mushrooms again. Facetop is a project at the University of North Carolina to ‘ghost’ video conference participants on to a computer screen, check here. No more annoying iChat screens GoatCactus is […]

China Leads The Way

America historically has led the Internet, by setting many of the technology standards and being home to many of the main companies whose technology underpins and makes use of the Internet. A small geeky announcement on ChinaTechNews.com indicates that the balance is shifting. The announcement is significant; think of it this way, how many extra […]

Barcode turns 30

The Boston Globe online has a mildly interesting article about the UPC (universal product code) or bar code that graces all our groceries. They give a potted history of the code and mention the various urban myths that rose around it including: – it represented the Anti-Christ – it was a corporate plot against consumers […]