Category Archives: Technology

My first 3 days on a Google Chromebook

I’ve always been attracted by the idea of a lightweight computer that I could use on-the-go and lounging on the bed. My main computer is a 16.4 inch behemoth of a laptop with noisy whirring fans and a battery that … Continue reading

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New typing game by creator of Minecraft A deceptively addictive typing game created by the maker of Minecraft, in the mould of an old-school typing programme. Words appear in a spiral with spinning cubes and shapes in the background. You … Continue reading

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Facebook Home on my Nexus 4

“Facebook phone” Now that Facebook has gone public, there is incessant pressure to increase revenues. With the growing importance of the mobile platform to Facebook’s success, it’s no wonder that over the years, Mark Zuckerberg has had to regularly debunk … Continue reading

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Quick review of Seagate Momentus XT 750GB solid state hybrid disk drive

I just purchased a new hard disk drive from Seagate. The Momentus XT 750GB is a new breed of hybrid drives, combining the speed of solid-state drives with the high storage capacity of traditional spinning drives. The drive caches frequently open applications … Continue reading

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First impressions of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Nexus

One of the beautiful things about getting a Nexus Android phone is that the Nexus series are always first in line to get the latest software updates from Google. Frequently described as a “pure Google Android” experience, there were none … Continue reading

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Update on my experience with Dragon NaturallySpeaking software

I’ve been using the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software intensively for about five days now. Here’s a quick update of my experience so far: Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a resource hog. There are frequent system slowdowns, where encountered, would necessitate a reboot of … Continue reading

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Typing with Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software

My last experiment with voice recognition was a couple years ago when I began to experience the beginnings of carpal tunnel syndrome. My wrists would ache whenever I use the keyboard, and even more so with my Blackberry. I purchased … Continue reading

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