Jake Smith

Jake Smith has worked for a variety of technology-focused publications over the years, covering Apple's smartphone rise as an editor at 9to5mac and the explosion of the consumer tech obsession for Pocket-lint as US News Editor. Jake currently attends the University of Kentucky, studying finance, and thinks drones will be the next big thing.

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Student Technology Day: Microsoft Surface demos

Student Technology Day: Microsoft Surface demos

I'll write more about Microsoft Surface tomorrow, including a client-side computer/operating system part to the Surface table; where you have an ordinary computer to control and develop on it. Not only that, I'll bring you information on the SDK, the Surface desktop simulator, as well as some pictures of how simple coding the Surface table in C# is.

October 1, 2008 by in Microsoft

Student Technology Day: "Windows Cloud" revealed

Student Technology Day: "Windows Cloud" revealed

Steve Ballmer was next door in the Queen Elizabeth Hall talking to the TechNet/TechEd people about Office Live, and mentioning that there would be a major announcement at the PDC on the 27th October. Once he finished there, he popped next door and told us a similar thing.

October 1, 2008 by in Microsoft

Student Technology Day: what it's all about

Student Technology Day: what it's all about

It’s not often I can say this but already, I’m surrounded in  a room of 300 odd fashion unconscious, sweaty, unattractive idiots. Nevertheless, it’s quite fun listening to some of the banter going around and about the place; some people work as interns at Microsoft, some at IBM and a couple from Google are here.

September 30, 2008 by in Virtualization

Student Technology Day: your questions to the presenters

Student Technology Day: your questions to the presenters

I received an email this morning about the opportunity to participate in sending questions to the speakers at the Microsoft Student Technology Day tomorrow (that's Wednesday, for those who have yet to understand the Gregorian calendar). Whilst I'm not allowed to publish the number to text in your questions for the speakers, feel free to leave your questions in the Talkback's so I can ask them myself on your behalf.

September 29, 2008 by in Mobility

Global security: is study restricted?

Global security: is study restricted?

With the current state of terrorism threats and attacks, and cyber-crime on the increase, I seriously wonder if academics and students have full passage to "do as we like" in terms of studying, learning and educating ourselves and others.Earlier on this year, two personnel from the University of Nottingham, a postgraduate student and an administrator, were arrested under the UK Terrorism Act 2000.

September 26, 2008 by in Security

KAUST to house fastest supercomputer in Middle East

KAUST to house fastest supercomputer in Middle East

Thanks to one of my tipsters, I was informed the other day that KAUST, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, have teamed up with IBM to build the fastest and most powerful supercomputer in the Middle East.KAUST is one of the most modern, dedicated and technologically advanced graduate-level research university in the Middle East, and with this new venture into supercomputing, will now make it one of the most important centres in the region.

September 25, 2008 by in IBM

Microsoft vs. Apple: the multi-touch war

Microsoft vs. Apple: the multi-touch war

Because the Evil Queen of Numbers has kept the Windows branch so quiet about Windows 7, we've been relying entirely on speculation, the blogosphere, leaks and occasionally "that dreaded New Yorker" as Sinofsky would probably say.Multi-touch is the latest craze it seems.

September 23, 2008 by in Hardware

Google's insightful looking glass

Google's insightful looking glass

A few weeks ago I got a heads-up from Google's PR about their new search tool. Dubbed Google Insights for Search, it allows you to apply parameters to search for what other people are searching.

September 19, 2008 by in Google

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