Big Brother Live on Mobiles

The UK version of the ‘reality’ TV show Big Brother is being streamed live on to mobile phones. The video is played using a downloadable Java application. The video is available for Symbian mobile phones with a GPRS connection. Endemol were looking to expand broadcasting OTT. It involved a massive amount of video compression too […]

Microsoft’s Microserfs: revolt or just revolting?

Last week Microsoft Corp. announced that it was cutting medical benefits, stock discounts and parent leave for employees. The medical benefits cut amounted to a measure to encourage them to use generic drugs rather than prescription drugs in order to the help the company conserve its 50 billion USD cash pile. The chosen few, are […]

Bank holiday warning

It’s Whitsun bank holiday in the UK, so things won’t be back to normal until Tuesday. In the meantime you can enjoy this great skit from The Onion about the offshoring phenomena here.

Phish RIP

Phish the Grateful Dead tribute band are breaking up after the release of their next album. Better known to many people in the UK as the inspiration for Ben & Jerrys Phish Food ice-cream, since both the ice cream company and the band were from the state of Vermont and shared a similar tie-died outlook […]

Hardware Hacking – The new frontier

I have been reading this book for quite a while and since everything is becoming a computer of sorts and computers can run software (even if its saved on flash memory) there seems to be a new wave of tinkerers. In the old days is was mechancial parts in the potting shed like Trevor Bayliss. […]