With three universities, two colleges and multiple schools all arriving back at their desks at the same point in time, especially the migration of students flocking back to the city, has left my home, the historic city of Canterbury, with crawling broadband speeds.I don't often write Doomsday or "oh crap, it's the end of the world" posts which depict destruction, death to many and widespread panic.
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.
It really isn't often I can say, "I have seen the future" in a Darth Vader sort of voice, but I genuinely believe I have.
After spending two years now as a student at university, I've come to the sound conclusion that yes; yes you can survive entirely on Google and Wikipedia for essays and research. Don't be so hasty to shoot me down just quite yet...
Federated Search, from a developers perspective, is like the search bar in Firefox and IE7. For the end user, and in this case, the student, it allows you to browse a search engine directly from your desktop, in Windows Search.
Cast your mind back a couple of years ago, or for many Vista users, a few decades ago. That'll be when your computer froze and you've been in a dribbling, catatonic, vegetabled mess ever since.
Citizen journalism has taken off once again with the still-developing plane crash in New York city. Whilst I am keen to stress this is not deemed an act of terror (unless you consider the bird that flew into the engine as a "suicide pigeon"), showing the immense impact on-demand television, Twitter and Flickr has on events such as these are tremendous.
Research in Motion via their PR company sent me a BlackBerry Curve 8900 to play with for a fortnight. I've just spent the last three days writing a post, of which by in the end of it thought was a load of boring, rambling nonsense, comparing the BlackBerry to a Windows Mobile device (which has been done anyway).
Microsoft, Intel and Cisco have met up at the Learning and Technology World Forum in London today, in a bid to transform the classroom into a 21st century technology haven. Prof.
Back in the days when computing use was innocent; we'd use our hands to communicate via devices called "keyboards" and "mice" to make the computer do something. Now with the new wave of technology striking us at our very core being, touch-screen technology is taking off like Obama's Blackberry craze.
I put forward the question to semi-regular visitor on here, Dan Wood, who's appeared in a post or two and a podcast some months ago. With Silverlight being pushed out by Microsoft every way possible, with links on every Microsoft web page and in Windows Live Essentials, it's like they are desperate for the world to see it.