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10-year-old offers Coding For Kids book

You don't often see a chief executive stand on a chair to give a presentation, but that's how "10-year-old CEO" Mark Brannigan demonstrated his 20 Questions game to the panel of judges at The London Real-Time Hackathon in April (see video below). Mark has now followed up with a glossy Coding For Kids Workbook 1: the 20 questions game, from P&M Brannigan Publishers.

June 26, 2012 by

Watch Qantas gut and re-fit a 747

Ever wanted to see how Qantas reconfigures a multi-deck 747 aircraft with bigger seats, fancier screens and nicer facilities? Wonder no more, with this time-lapse video from the Flying Kangaroo.

March 21, 2012 by

Windows 8 showdown: Face-off on whether Windows still matters

Windows 8 is coming this year, Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be out later this month, and the burning question is: does anybody care? ZDNet editor and long-time Linux proponent Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols claims Windows 8 will be DOA. Meanwhile, ZDNet Government and DIY-IT editor David Gewirtz (who claims all operating systems annoy him to one degree or another), claims Windows 8 is here to stay, that it matters for "real work," and so will Windows 9. In this video, originally presented as a live webcast on Feburary 15, 2012, here two opposing views on whether Windows is still relevant in a world where iPads, Android devices, and even Linux are grabbing more and more consumer attention:Discover why SJVN (as he's known to the blog-o-sphere) claims that the new Windows Metro user-interface is already stillborn and why Windows is just no longer relevant.Explore why Gewirtz (who recently vowed to move his servers back to Windows, with mixed technical results, and thousands of crazed ZDNet comments), claims that Windows is here to stay, new Microsoft UIs are often imperfect at first, and the Microsoft juggernaut will not be defeated.Learn about why the Post-PC era isn't really here yet and why most productive people can't really survive without a desktop PC or laptop.If you use computers in your business, Windows will be a factor. Don't miss this video featuring CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz, one of America's leading cyberdefense experts, and ZDNet Contributing Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, one of America's most-read technology journalists.Bring popcorn. Three ugly, middle-aged men argue about operating systems. It just doesn't get any better than this! Sparks will fly and there will be fireworks

February 29, 2012 by

Top ten online marketing tips for small business

An increasing number of small businesses are cashing in on the unprecedented opportunities created by the explosion of online marketing. However, an even larger number have yet to take advantage. While many might say that they don't have the time or need for such things, the growing trends arising from web-based services such as social media cannot be ignored and may ultimately determine the fate of their business. For many, the only thing that really holds them back is a clear understanding of what's possible and how to get started. Fortunately, we can help. In this video, which was originally presented as a live and interactive webcast on February 23, 2012, learn about the most important challenges, opportunities, and practical considerations for small business owners and decision makers: Learn about the most important trends that are most likely here to stay and worth your consideration; Hear how people just like you are leveraging the the web and online media to grow their business, andGain a better understanding of what you need to ensure an effective strategy for online marketing.Get it all from ZDNet Small Business Matters editor Heather Clancy who explains exactly what you need to either start or grow your budding business.

February 29, 2012 by

Cloud TV recording just like Foxtel IQ: Optus

Optus has compared digital video-recording systems, such as Foxtel's IQ, to its cloud-based TV-recording app, TV Now, in arguing that it falls within the "time-shift" provisions of the Copyright Act.

December 18, 2011

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