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Technology: how Apple builds a better widget

Technology trends are an awkward animal to predict. What makes a good technology is often the result of solving a bad idea, or an even worse problem. But sometimes, good technology just isn’t good enough…

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Cloud Computing: an electrical storm waiting to happen?

If there’s to be any silver lining for Cloud Computing, it better be because of it’s green credentials, or we’re due the biggest electrical storm in computing history…

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@Home with Grid Computing

The ubiquity of computing is such that on occasion, we’re almost at the point where we’re no longer aware that we’re even using a computer at all. Suddenly, computers start appearing everywhere in almost everything, even your washing machine and refrigerator — but what are the benefits to ubiquitous computer power?

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Microsoft Surface will suffice

It’s a brave company that steps out of their comfort zone and pitches an entirely new class of product at an unsuspecting market. A brave company indeed, but Microsoft don’t qualify. First of all, I’ll qualify that statement: Microsoft, much like any huge slab of a multinational business empire, don’t do things on a whim. […]

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Apple vs Microsoft: tech trends future war

It’s as if the battle never ended, isn’t it? Maybe it didn’t? Maybe the battle is still burning away, only Guerilla war style. Small pockets of conflict, scattered here & there. Right now, the air is thick with bullets as the major games consoles do battle over the thirtysomething market… While mortar fire can be […]