The Young Aussie Entrepeneur Who Aims to Crush the UK High Street With His Super-Cheap TVs, Tablets and Cameras
Ever heard of a bloke called Ruslan Kogan? No? Well, he’s an Australian entrepreneur who’s cut-price online electronics shop has already taken Oz by storm, crushing a few of its rivals in the process. Now he's set his sights on Britain. He believes technology can make the world a better place and aims to bring great, affordable electronics to the masses.
Apple seems to be doing very well with its own processors. But a recently published academic paper reveals that Apple was, at one point, attempting to port its operating system to work with ARM processors.
Clocks that tell time in fascinating new ways are everywhere. I saw a clock that lit up the quarter hour the other day. It was beautiful. The Nooka app based upon their watches falls into the beautiful timepiece category. It won't replace your regular clock, but it will make checking the time a more invigorating experience.
Looks like we’ll be seeing that awesome £23ish flash-drive sized computer before the end of the month. After facing a few manufacturing issues over in China, the first batch of Raspberry Pis will hop off the production line on the 20th of February and be airfreighted immediately to the UK.
Research has found that one in three UK adults has chucked an old gadget straight in the bin, missing out on an average £43.54 that could've been had if it had been recycled. We are burning £43.54 notes through laziness.
Let’s face it – you can never have too many laptops. Stats show that government officials lose LOADS of them every year, so it pays to have a few lying around in case one slips down the side of the sofa or blows away in a strong wind.
Toshiba's AT200 Android tablet, which excited people under its American name of the Excite X10 when it was shown off at CES and even made an appearance back at the IFA show last September, is now available in the UK.
Is that a stained glass window dedicated to man's excess? Nope. A MoMA exhibit capturing our disposable lifestyles? Sorry. A corporate logo treatment for a recycling facility? Not exactly, but it is related to turning trash into something beautiful.
The first time I saw it I thought it was a real bloke just standing there. The amount of detail is just amazing, uncanny almost. Virtual humans have never managed to look all that realistic in games, at least those rendered in real time. Maybe they move like us, but when up close and personal, there’s always been something lacking -- until now.
The Chinese continue to upgrade their military to new levels. This is their new attack helicopter, the Z-19, a two-seater painted in badass black that looks a lot like the Eurocopter Dauphin.
The seemingly quite unpopular TalkTalk is still seeing its subscriber numbers slide, with 50,000 users leaving the broadband provider in the last quarter of 2011. That takes ship-jumpers up to 170,000 since November of 2010.
Another day another Apple HDTV rumour; this time it’s apparently already in testing in Canada by two of the nation’s broadband providers.
There are lot of hard jobs at Microsoft. Like the guy who collects Steve Ballmer's dry cleaning. But Sam Moreau just might have the hardest gig in Redmond. Or at least the most harrowing. Over the past five years, he's taken on the tiny task of redesigning the operating system used by like a billion people all over the world. You know, NBD.
Google's topical search engine illustration currently features a montage of hatted gentlemen, ladies of leisure and rough street urchins, thanks to today being the 200th anniversary of the arrival of our most famous storyteller, Mr Charles Dickens.
The banking industry often employs two-step security measures—similar to Google Authenticator—as an added layer of protection against password theft and fraud. Unfortunately, those systems have just been rendered moot by a highly-advanced hack.
Samsung’s already told us we’re not going to see the Galaxy S III at MWC, and now we’ve got a Samsung event scheduled for the 22nd of March. If that doesn’t reek of a post-MWC Galaxy S III unveiling, I’m not sure what does.