The tables have turned: guilty verdict for Apple

In an ironic twist, Apple has been found guilty of infringing three patents held by MobileMedia, formed by Nokia, and Sony. The tech-giant was notorious for kicking up a dust earlier this year over patent infringements by Samsung, but now it appears the tables have turned, and the finger is pointing firmly at Apple. The […]

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LCD contact lens beams messages direct to your eye

Advanced Computers’ technicians have serviced and repaired a lot of devices during our time, but we’ve never repaired anything like this! In something straight out of a sci-fi novel, researchers at Ghent University Centre of Microsystems Technology, in Belgium, have developed the technology that allows text messages from mobile phones to be displayed on contact […]


Apple undermining its own iPhone

The ultimate goal of every organisation is to turn a hefty profit, so would Apple really work so hard to build up the iPhone empire, only to willingly let it all crumble to dust? That’s what the Business Insider seems to think. An article by the online business news website writer, Nicholas Carlson, casts a […]

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Free and open internet at risk

People, businesses, and online communities are up in arms against the possibility of the internet being regulated, and restrictions imposed in secret, behind closed doors. World governments are meeting today in Dubai, at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). There, government regulators from 193 countries have come together to update International Telecommunications Regulations, which […]


Unlocked iPhone 5 to go on sale

Apple has always been touchy about allowing the public free reign over its tech, but now rumour has it Apple has once more decided to loosen its iron grip and grant us a degree of flexibility. Like the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 before that, Apple is believed to be releasing an unlocked version […]


A brief history of the tablet

If you thought tablets only began when Steve Jobs had a brainwave in the 2000’s, you are wrong: tablets were theorised for decades before they became a reality. The current tablets we enjoy today are sleek and shiny, but what about those early models half-forgotten in the sands of time? Let’s dig some of them […]

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Microsoft’s Star Trek Universal Translator almost a reality

Living in a multicultural society you often come across groups of people speaking their native language. If you’re like me, and can only speak English, sometimes there is a wistful thought that you wish you had the knowledge and ability to chat with them in their tongue. A Star Trek Universal Translator would come in […]

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Cloud Printing: works from home or halfway around the world

Printing is a tricky business. You can be sitting in a room on the opposite side of the house, and your printer will merrily churn out a 12-page report, and then you can be sitting in the same room as it, and your printer will inexplicably balk at the thought of a 2-page recipe for […]


Google’s Galaxy Map is out of this world

(Forgive the cheesy pun, but it had to be said!) For all you star-enthusiasts and dreamers out there, this is what you’ve been waiting for. Google did it once with Google Maps, and now they’ve created a small partial map of our universe. ‘100,000 Stars’ takes you on an interactive journey across our solar system, […]

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Microsoft counters iPad Mini with the Surface Mini

The tablet race is running white hot with Microsoft now reportedly working on a project to counter Apple’s iPad Mini. The 7-inch Surface Mini is expected to go head-to-head with the iPad Mini in an attempt to corner even more of the tablet market. Instead of being a smaller version of the Surface RT or […]