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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

BT gets postcode knickers in twist, plants Shoreditch on Mount Everest

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/14/bt_postcode_mix_up/

Got $1000 to spare? want your name in a game?

I've had my name in the credits of a game but I think this might even be cooler! Obsidian is offering people to name a character in their next game which they have gone to kicker starter for due to the pains of publishers.

Check it out:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity

Update: I also like how they have structured their project with certain goals meaning they will match various criteria ($1.6m for a OS X version and $2.2m for a Linux version). The only thing I have an issue with is that the'd likely be building the game engine from the ground up with the expectation of being multi-platform already. Still its unique and I praise them for it.

Friday, 14 September 2012

New tech roundup.

God September has been busy. Here is a roundup of some of the major announcements:

Mobiles:
Iphone5:
http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/
http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/14/3328436/iphone-5-apple-secrecy
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-hands-on-video-details/
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/14/iphone-5-contract-prices-UK-networks-vodafone-ee-three-orange-tmobile/
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2205420/apple-iphone-5-interactive-guide

Nokia:
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/nokia-lumia-920-what-you-need-to-know-1095066
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Nokia-Lumia-920_id7471
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/47333/nokia-windows-phone-8-devices

Samsung:
http://www.samsung.com/global/ativ/ativ_s.html

Sony:
http://www.t3.com/news/sony-xperia-t-uk-price-announced

Nintendo:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/14/nintendo-wii-u-pre-order-amazon-uk/

Nvidia:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/13/nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-650/


RIPE NCC Begins to Allocate IPv4 Address Space From the Last /8

End end is nigh!

http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/ripe-ncc-begins-to-allocate-ipv4-address-space-from-the-last-8

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Mobiles...

So much choice!

iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920, and the Galaxy S3 are all really nice phones but even the 'tier 2' runners arn't looking so bad. Sony's Xperia T looks pretty nice and the Samsung Note got a refresh for those who like their phones in the XL fashion.

I feel like I should repent for getting a retina Macbook Pro and get the Lumia:
http://www.wpcentral.com/iphone5-versus-lumia-920

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Apple Vs Blu-ray

It still really annoys me Apple haven't given hardware support for Blu-ray in their product lines. Although saying that my Macbook Pro doesn't even have a optical drive.

On the flip side you can get third party drives and software from http://www.macblurayplayer.com/. I'd really like to see a thunderbolt blu-ray super drive though!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

MacBook Pro retina.

Wow, that was a bit of hassel but i'm finally there.

MacBook Pro retina with boot camp windows 8 RC fully working!

I've got Guild Wars 2 working nicely as well.

The reason it took a while... The laptop came with lion, not mountain lion... I had to go off to Apple, apply for mountain lion with my serial to get the free copy (that was quick) and then wait for it to download the whole OS.

Next I had to download Windows 8 RC and boot camp assistant took an ages as well download windows content for the install. Once into Windows 8, the boot camp install took a while and me being me, took a while to realise i needed to hold 'alt' when booting the machine to get the boot choices (I'm used to GRUB just appearing with Ubuntu)...

[edit] Here is a quick screen grab one week in: