Besides the "femtocell" sounding like a robotic sex toy or an individually wrapped feminine hygiene product, in technological terms it is a router-like device which converts a portion of your broadband bandwidth to provide you with a compact cell network in your house.The concept is a relatively simple one.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.
The next generation of Microsoft Office, currently in technical preview, has leaked to the web in an unsurprising move, as Redmond still struggles against the vigilante work of the renegade leaker. As the so-called "plumber" is making is rounds across campus, he continues to leave leaks throughout the teams, with Windows 7 being the most problematic.
It struck me today as I was on the train to Manchester that the BlackBerry has evolved from a business-dedicated device, to an all-out feature phone, with room to spare.As I was walking through the city center to an uncertain doom (not a story for the likes of you, I'm afraid), I was feeling confident about myself, thinking back to some of the articles I've written and feeling somewhat journalistic.
On the 28th March, Shane Fitzgerald who studies at the University of Dublin, began an experiment which could put journalism into disrepute, by faking a quote on Wikipedia and measuring the spread across the world's media outlets.Maurice Jarre, a famous French composer, died in late March this year with the news spreading across the world of his death.
After spending most of the morning on the phone to a number of UK universities (due to the time difference, many US universities were still sleeping), the general consensus is that Windows 7, when released, will not be the first upgrade they roll out to their networks."Windows 7 Server" (Windows Server 2008 R2, the next generation server operating system from Microsoft) will be at the forefront of the next roll out of upgrades, with an unsuspecting client...
The swine flu (H1N1 hereon in) epidemic has gradually petered out and levelled off, but still more and more cases are being discovered every day. Over 4,700 cases have been confirmed, spreading over every continent of the world except Africa (thankfully, because let's be honest, it would be a biological massacre) and Antarctica.
After recently moving into my new house, I have discovered connectivity to the Internet to be somewhat problematic. The actual ADSL connection is perfectly fine, but wireless technology has been developed for a certain "type" of building, rather than other practical means.
In this podcast I sit down with my good friend Elliot Harrison, who recently got a "promotion" to Neowin.net, of which I spend a good five minutes disagreeing with him about it.
Nearly one year has passed since I first organised the broadband and phone line into my (now previous) house. After moving in to my brand new house today, I am astounded as to how different the experience has been.
With a definitive split on the Internet between desktops, notebooks and netbooks, and mobile devices running a list as long as your arm, the mobile web has developed to a molecule in an ocean.This month I am spending most of my time in London doing research, so travelling by train back and forth from Canterbury, moving house half way across the city, trying to cram for my exams next month and heading to the north of the UK on the second weekend into May.