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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Future employers - I want you

Future employers - I want you

It seems a few people from Microsoft and Google in particular read this blog, and good for you. But I'd like to give the industry partners out there, regardless of whether you're in hardware, software, cloud or mobile computing, online or offline industries, or have anything to do with technology, and you want students to fill the boots as the next generation of IT users, talk to me.

June 17, 2008 by in Government : US

The killer apps of academia

The killer apps of academia

Mary-Jo wanted to find the killer-apps of Vista, but I think I've found the killer applications for students. Regardless of educational establishment status, we have to consider multiple things in a killer-app (defined as an application which you essentially "must have"), such as open-source where possible, available across platforms, considerably save yourself time, increase productivity whether for social-downtime or performance-uptime, and most importantly - free.

June 17, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Students to design, create and launch satellite

Students to design, create and launch satellite

Students at the University of Leicester have started a project working towards launching their very own satellite into Earth's orbit. Over twenty undergraduates from their Physics and Astronomy department at the university are working on the project, named "Plume", helped along by a neighbouring engineering company Magna Parva by donating the main body of the satellite itself.

June 14, 2008 by in Networking

See your potential future salaries

See your potential future salaries

This makes life interesting - knowing what you could be earning in a few years time once you've got your degree. The idea behind this website is (other than extreme nosiness) available information on who is earning what, at which company.

June 10, 2008 by in Hardware

Work anywhere, do anything

Work anywhere, do anything

The ability to work anywhere is a wonderful thing. The one thing students seem to struggle with nowadays is motivation factors and in my honest opinion, I would say because there are too many distractions when you're at university.

June 10, 2008 by in Microsoft

Mobile computing vs. cloud computing

Mobile computing vs. cloud computing

There has been for some while “heated debates” amongst fellow blogospherians (probably not a word, don’t comment and bitch about it please) about all these cloud services we’re hearing about. First we had Windows Live SkyDrive which now offers 5GB of storage space, and rumours of GDrive keep hitting the news.

June 7, 2008 by in Networking

The search engine conundrum

The search engine conundrum

I was looking through the Channel 8 Students Union earlier on and noticed an important point concerning search engines. It's widely known that search engines are the most viewed websites on the Internet because they are the starting point to look for something.

June 5, 2008 by in Google

How students really feel about technology

How students really feel about technology

I'm really ill at the moment, so I'll post this for the time being and see how I get along in the next few days. This is how students truly feel about technology; once it's become obsolete or worthless, it's time to give up and find something new.

June 5, 2008 by in Hardware

Software for Starving Students

Software for Starving Students

There seem to have been a few points made on my spelling and grammar; I endeavour to make my posts as accurate as possible, in language and facts, but sometimes some slip through. I'm not an English language student, but must point out my grammar skills excel most of my age through "text language" and local colloquialisms - just please be gentle.

June 3, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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