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March, 2010


March 31, 2010  2:05 PM

TomTom boosts entry level Start range

edoyle Profile: edoyle
low-cost, satnav, start, TomTom

TomTom is adding advanced features to its entry-level satnav models. Users of the TomTom Start2 (£119) will now be told which lanes to be in at complex junctions. Additionally, street names will be...

March 30, 2010  2:52 PM

The one and only man who kept pace with a computer for almost 30 minutes

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

One of the joys of researching the history of computing is tracking down people who worked in the industry in the early days that are happy to share their memories. This week I was lucky to talk to such a gentleman who led a team of "human-computers" in 1952 in the run-up to the development of...


March 24, 2010  3:13 PM

Nintendo 3DS announced – Didn’t I predict this? Yes I did.

falani Profile: falani
Nintendo

rexfeatures_1117744r.jpgI'm looking quite smug at the moment. I told everyone to


March 16, 2010  11:40 AM

Microsoft unveil phones for Windows Phone 7 OS

falani Profile: falani
Microsft

winphone2-322x593-custom.jpgMicrosoft have unveiled three handsets that will work on the new...


March 15, 2010  11:01 AM

On Digital Archaeology

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

One of the key speakers at the Vintage Computing Festival we are holding in June is Christine Finn, author of "Artifacts: an archaeologist's year...

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March 15, 2010  10:31 AM

Nintedno DS… DS Lite… DSi… DSi XL and now the 3DS?!?!?

falani Profile: falani
Nintendo

Nintendo are well known for being innovative and reinventing themselves but to reinvent the Nintendo DS for the four times is going way too far... So thankfully we'll see a new handheld console before the year is out.

I bought the original DS on the day it came out. The Gameboy, Gameboy...


March 12, 2010  11:03 AM

Video: PlayStation Move – Not Natal, like the Wii but a bit ooooooh

falani Profile: falani
Playstation, Sony

Sony have finally given some real strength to their motion controller and called it PlayStation Move.

This move will spark a mad fight for your attention as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will go head-to-head-to-head trying to get you to stay in-doors and look like a fool in front of your...


March 10, 2010  12:03 PM

Tron Legacy – Official Trailer!

khodge Profile: khodge
Video

I'm every bit a psyched about Iron Man 2 as Faisal is. The first movie was one of the best superhero adaptations of the century. And there are quite a few.

But that shaky footage has nothing on this: the first official full-length trailer...


March 10, 2010  10:24 AM

Steam on the Mac

khodge Profile: khodge
Apple, Games

I'm more than slightly psyched to hear that Valve, makers of Half Life, Left 4 Dead and Portal, are bringing their game download service Steam to the Mac



March 10, 2010  7:07 AM

A Golden Age of Computing?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
1960s, COBOL, FORTRAN, TNMOC

I was recently asked to consider what might have been the Golden Age of Computing, and I think I have two answers.

With my serious computer history hat on, I opted for the 1960s.

We started the decade with a chaotic scene of computer manufacturers offering multiple and...


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