Today Google sent me an invite for Ingress – their latest augmented reality game . The fact that they sent me the invitation while the Google Play store page for Ingress  tells me that it’s not available in my country (Australia) is interesting. Google obviously aren’t using their Big Brother powers effectively!
The way […]
I’ve just bought a 7″ Onix tablet from Aldi. It runs Android 4.0.4, has a 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, 512M of RAM, 16G of flash storage, and a 800*480 display. They are selling rapidly and I don’t know how long they will last – probably you could get a returned one next week if […]
It’s likely that most people make things like comfort, style, and price the main criteria when purchasing clothes. But there are other things that can be more important such as the ability to fit a phone in the pocket.
My last pair of jeans was from Rivers (one of the more affordable Australian clothing stores […]
I previously wrote about the changes to bundling prices by Virgin (which are similar to changes by other telcos) which make it uneconomical to take a bundled phone . This makes it a little easier to compare telcos as there is no need to be concerned about which telcos offer phones you like. Now it’s […]
10 months ago I was given a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone  to replace my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. I also installed Cyanogenmod on it (here is a more detailed comparison of the phones with a focus on liberty ). But now I’m using the Xperia X10 again.
Some time ago a […]
SSDs have been dropping in price recently so I just bought four Intel 120G devices for $115 each. I installed the first one for my mother in law who had been complaining about system performance. Her system boot time went from 90 seconds to 20 seconds and a KDE login went from about 35 seconds […]
When I previously wrote about the Retina display in the new Macbook Pro I was so excited that I forgot to even check whether the display reflects light . A TFT display with a mirrored surface apparently permits more intense color which is generally a good thing. It also makes it easier to clean […]
After seeing the Retina display I’ve been thinking about the computer products that I’ve immediately desired. Here is the list of the ones I can still remember:
My first computer which was the TEC-1 , in 1982 or 1983. A computer with a full keyboard and a monitor (Microbee), in about 1984. A hex-only keypad […]
A non-profit organisation I support has just bought a Dell PowerEdge T410 server to be mainly used as a file server. We need a reasonable amount of space and really good reliability features because the system may have periods without being actively monitored, it also has to be relatively cheap.
Dell servers are quite cheap, […]
Last night I played with an Apple Macbook Pro with the new Retina Display (Wikipedia link). Wikipedia cites some controversy about whether the display actually has higher resolution than the human eye can perceive. When wearing glasses my vision is considerably better than average (I have average vision without glasses) and while kneeling in front […]