Memjet is finally here. A full A4 photo that prints about as fast as a till receipt might get us printing again.
500 words into the future
Unapologetically opinionated views on technology, in the office and out
Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.
Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.
If Microsoft wants HealthVault to take over from Google Health, plumbing in APIs for the tracking devices people already use to monitor health and fitness would be a great start.When Google canned its energy monitoring service, Microsoft's charmingly named Hohm quickly followed suit.
If you're using a US-owned or hosted cloud service provider, then there's no way of knowing.That's because the US's PATRIOT Act means the US government can access and copy your data, without you knowing.
Jailbreaking iPhones and iPads has always relied on security vulnerabilities. Different jailbreaking strategies have relied on issues in the browser related to image rendering or open font standards or - as again in this case - PDF rendering.
Could re-examining unused patents change the lawsuit landscape?The recent flurry of patent lawsuits between Oracle, Google, Lodys, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Barnes & Noble, Nokia, RIM, Kodak and just about every technology company you can think of, between themselves and from a host of patent-holding companies shows no sign of dying down.
Whimsy is all very well, when your obsession with irrational numbers gets you headlines about the Nortel patent auction by making your losing bid pi billion dollars. But perhaps there are more important things for Google to do than amuse the world?
Why did Microsoft only talk about HTML5 and CSS apps for Windows 8 and not go into the details of Silverlight and .NET support?
Bitcoin is looking increasingly naïve as a currency; with a very expensive computer churning away at an overclocked speed you can create 'money' you can spend in very few places for only the cost of the electricity - and the risk of brain damage.Bitcoin is a problematic economic proposition - and not just because US authorities are cracking down on the sites that allow you to buy drugs with bitcoins.
Before Windows Phone 7 came out, we repeatedly asked Microsoft if app developers would be able to create turn-by-turn GPS navigation apps - not only are they useful (we drive everywhere in the US and UK using CoPilot, now on iPhone instead of Windows Mobile) but they're a good test of how much access to the platform a developer gets.
Information security is in the news a lot at the moment, what with the theft of key data from RSA and the resulting attacks on...