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Would you like a iPod with that..

No surprises but the 1,650 first year students at Duke University supplied with a ‘free” iPod to help with their studies are not using them as hoped for to enhance their academic studies – no they are using them to listen to music – shock !! A few language students are using them to play […]

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Is the show over ?

Remember the excitement of your first trade show, hundreds if not thousands of people thronging the showfloor, bags full of brochures, silly bug giveaways, I remember one year at Autodesk we gave away bottles of bubble liquid – popular with the kids !!, fond memories. Increasing distant memories perhaps as the trade show slowly dies […]

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Magic batteries – not aprils fools yet!!

The Register this morning reports that Toshiba have developed a new type of battery for mobile devices which can be fast charged reaching 80% capacity in just one minute!! The battery also lasts much longer than today’s best of breed Lithium ion batteries and operates more effectively over a wider temperature range, down to -40°C. […]

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Apple buys Schemasoft

Well Known in the GML community Schemasoft the Vancouver based software company was acquired by Apple Inc on Wednesday. Although most well known in the GI industry from its GML – SVG tools, Schemasoft has worked behind the scenes with all the major vendors including Microsoft, Correl and Apple. So no need to get too […]

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Is anybody using LBS ?

An interesting article in Electronics Weekly reports on the findings of a DTI sponsored study visit to Japan looking at the uptake of Location Based Services (LBS). The headline is that less than 10% of the users of advanced LBS capable phones on the KDDI network actually make any use of the available services. This […]