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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University students sends city of Canterbury to the dial-up age

University students sends city of Canterbury to the dial-up age

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.

January 21, 2009 by in Telcos

New York plane crash: online media spreads word within seconds

New York plane crash: online media spreads word within seconds

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.

January 15, 2009 by in Data Centers

Touch: the most evil technology in modern computing

Touch: the most evil technology in modern computing

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.

January 12, 2009 by in Hardware

Podcast: Can Silverlight be the Flash killer?

Podcast: Can Silverlight be the Flash killer?

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.

January 11, 2009 by in Developer

Windows 7: "Device Stage" and hardware productivity

Windows 7: "Device Stage" and hardware productivity

"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.

January 9, 2009 by in Mobility

The next generation Apple

The next generation Apple

Apple has been running on thin ice for a while, and with false reports that Steve Jobs was on his deathbed, didn't help things much either. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs is perfectly fine and in good-(ish) health, and the annual Macworld Expo is under way.

January 5, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

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