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.
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.
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.
"Device Stage" and the next generation of "Device Manager" will be an integral part of Windows 7, as well as busy students who connect devices left right and centre. Whether it will be your Xbox, or connecting to a printer in the library to print out that 2,500 word essay, Device Stage will be your customised, simple interface in using that device.
This post was written a couple of weeks ago, I just forgot to post it.This evening, I received a snotty email from the ISP which is providing my parents house back up in Nottinghamshire; after all, I am home for Christmas.
It has to be said, Microsoft has shown us nothing new, interesting, or even slightly exciting at this years CES show in Las Vegas. I watched the first half hour or so of the live feed; Microsoft's keynote and opportunity to show off a few things.