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Fun !! Street VIew

Placeroulette anyone..

As a fun demostration of just how extenive StreetView coverage now is, it’s hard to beat Globe Genie, the product of MIT student Joe McMichael. Try it without the Map display to test just how powerful our ability to identify places from just visual clues is or is not ūüôā Can you tell where this […]

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The Geek Atlas to Go

One of my favourite books of the year so far has been the marvellous Geek Atlas by ¬†John Graham-Cumming. The book which details the locations of 128 places of scientific and technological importance is perfect for someone like me who travels a fair bit and on those rare occasions when I have some spare time […]

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A “get well soon” video from Microsoft?

I thought this must be a joke, or pehaps a clever “Get Well Soon” card for Steve Jobs, you know don’t worry iLife is safe for the next six months¬†because¬†your competition is Microsoft Songsmith. ¬† I still think maybe this is an¬†elaborate¬†joke, along the lines of the Microsoft Shoe¬†commercial, just to demostrate the potential of […]

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The “modern world” demo…

As anyone who has spent any time as a demo jockey can tell you, the best demos paint a picture for your audience of a future using your tools/products which is both exciting and believable. If your demo and your product was really good your audience would leave enthused with the possibilities now achievable, and […]

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The old computers quiz

A bit of midweek fun from the BBC.¬†The old computers quiz¬†inspired by a question asked on University Challenge no less, which my wife just knew I would love. A little UK-centric, but good fun anyway. I am a Super-Mario of old computers it seems, my children must be so proud ! Written and submitted from […]