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Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth


OK, I’ll be honest, I’m not the kind of guy who sits down with a novel and reads all day. I don’t like reading something unless there’s a purpose to it, other than simple entertainment. So my bookshelf is typically filled with edifying material; such as programming primers and books covering scientific, astronomical and historical […]


Change is always good news…


The times are indeed changing. The great thing about change is that it is inevitable, incontrovertible and most importantly of all, essential. So the season of change is upon the publishing industry, and the quarter most affected by this renewed change is that of the purveyors of news: “When Web users wanted to carve up […]


Apple & Nokia


Not long after Apple and Motorola got into bed over the prospect of iTunes on a mobile phone, and then the possibility of a mobile phone specifically for iTunes, among other things, the other mobile handset manufacturers felt the heat and began plans of their own to build tie-ins with other music content providers. Recently, […]


One to watch: Skype VoIP


Much has happened since my review of Skype. Since then, Computex 2005 in Taipei has seen the introduction of a number of VoIP-compliant telephone handsets, several of which offering Skype compliance. For a company like Skype, who clearly have major ambitions, this is something more than a simple nod of recognition. This is a service […]


Apple & Intel


I’m a big fan of Robert X. Cringely, he does paint a pretty picture. But in between the wild speculation is a vein of truth. I’m not agreeing with him that Intel are going to buy Apple because that’s a bit strange for now. What I will say is, a close partnership between the two […]