A collection of posts about technology in all its glory. Interesting developments, its uses and anything else.
A jewel in the UK technology crown is being sold.
It's been confirmed today that the UK technology firm ARM Holdings is to be bought by Japan's Softbank for £24bn ($32bn). That they offered 50% more than the market valuation of ARM tells you how valuable they see this company as. ARM processors crop up in a huge number of
The Paperless Dream - Or how to live at home without paper
A tale of DEVONthink [http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonthink/overview.html] and the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i for PC/MAC [http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008F05ND6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B008F05ND6&linkCode=as2&tag=expldatasci0c-21&linkId=2NPCYR5VSBGNJQET] A long time ago
Blink and you'll miss it - the leap second
Something special is going to happen tonight that is quite rare and most people won't even notice. We're getting an extra second. Today the 30th June will be twenty four hours and one second long and 23:59:60 will be a real time. Leap Years You've all heard of
Apple App Store & 'No, you can't.'
In case you hadn't realised it the point of this post is that you can't. Can't what? Well there are many things you can't do. Avoid income tax, stop toast landing buttered side down and, if your an Apple app developer, offer your loyal customers an upgrade path when you
A new lease of life for old school IR technology?
A snippet article in today's Metro caught my eye this morning. It was about a "new" technology using LEDs to provide a Wi-Fi like experience but with 10 times the bandwidth. This intrigued me, as IR (infra-red), was a technology that was used on computers and laptops 20 years ago.
Fingerprint locking your phone IS a useful security
Security is about making things difficult to steal, not impossible. If someone is really determined to get hold of something, they'll do it. All you can do it make it sufficiently difficult that it puts most people off. A case in point is the fingerprint scanner on the new iPhone
Worth it's weight in security ...
With yet another breach in security reported, this time from Adobe ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24392819), I had the opportunity to bless a small piece of software I use. Memory feats Trying to remember all the passwords you need these days to exist online is nigh on impossible.