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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Cambridge develops super thin e-paper

Cambridge develops super thin e-paper

This is something for sore eyes; it certainly got my lower jaw dropped to the desk. The University of Cambridge, besides being loathed by almost everybody at my university (long story, another day) have once again excelled themselves in the technological field by developing this idea, whereas Plastic Logic, are manufacturing the device.

October 17, 2008 by in Mobility

The University of iTunes

The University of iTunes

The ability, or rather art, of being able to be in bed, pyjamas on (or off, if that's your style), mug of tea in your hand, cuddled up all warm and snug, whilst being able to listen to their adoring lecturers waffle on in class about particle physics or some jazz like that.Granted, although there isn't a University of iTunes per se, iTunes U is beginning to really shine.

October 14, 2008 by in Hardware

Facebook as social rule of thumb?

Facebook as social rule of thumb?

This new course I'm taking introduces sociology, and I assure all you budding sociologists who read that this new-found knowledge isn't going to my head. It seems for many, especially students who are forced into a semi-confined place as others, take precedent, that Facebook confirms events within our lives.

October 13, 2008 by in CXO

Microsoft's 'conceptual touch designs'

Microsoft's 'conceptual touch designs'

I've written from time to time about Apple and their rumoured tablet devices, applications for tablet PC's, multi-touch and Surface, and all those touchy-feely concepts we've been hearing about, but when do we get to actually see them?Microsoft has recently kicked forward their Software+Services, which for the you-and-me audience is a "Web 2.

October 10, 2008 by in Laptops

Student Technology Day: Microsoft CEO's keynote speech

Student Technology Day: Microsoft CEO's keynote speech

As promised, I've uploaded the keynote speech that Steve Ballmer gave on Wednesday to a bunch of students at the Microsoft Student Technology Day. Although the recording isn't studio quality, it's still audible enough to hear it - even though there was coughing, the occasional sneeze, and some jackass in the audience with Tourette's (ahem...

October 4, 2008 by in Microsoft

Student Technology Day: Microsoft Surface demos

Student Technology Day: Microsoft Surface demos

I'll write more about Microsoft Surface tomorrow, including a client-side computer/operating system part to the Surface table; where you have an ordinary computer to control and develop on it. Not only that, I'll bring you information on the SDK, the Surface desktop simulator, as well as some pictures of how simple coding the Surface table in C# is.

October 1, 2008 by in Microsoft

Student Technology Day: "Windows Cloud" revealed

Student Technology Day: "Windows Cloud" revealed

Steve Ballmer was next door in the Queen Elizabeth Hall talking to the TechNet/TechEd people about Office Live, and mentioning that there would be a major announcement at the PDC on the 27th October. Once he finished there, he popped next door and told us a similar thing.

October 1, 2008 by in Microsoft

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