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Assault and battery

We’ve all experienced the frustration of watching our battery percentage drop on long journeys. It’s an anxiety obsession as bad as disconnection fever so this week I’m rounding up a couple of battery stories (all gleaned from my iftt.com recipe … Continue reading

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JAWS 13 released

That’s not the film of course but refers to the latest release of JAWS the screen reader from Freedom Scientific. It has a brilliant new feature they are calling ‘Convenient OCR’ or Optical Character Recognition. This allows the software to … Continue reading

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“We built buttons that find the fingers” – tablet Braille keyboard

“Instead of having fingers that find the buttons, we built buttons that find the fingers,” said Stanford’s Sohan Dharmaraja – a researcher on an intense summer course at the Army High Performance Computing Research Center. A truly fantastic and innovative … Continue reading

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Beta Beta Beta – the Geek Fraternity

I think you can actually get shot, burnt at the stake or imprisoned for life for even daring to mention Apple, Beta and iOS in the public domain. So I’ll try and not mention anything that’s not already mentioned here … Continue reading

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You’ve got to call him ‘Bruce’

Free Scottish Voice The Scottish computer voice, Heather, is free to all schools and colleges. On the 7th March The Scottish Voice announced that they had secured funding from the Scottish Government to develop a brother for Heather. This funding … Continue reading

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Rooting aboot

Rooted my HTC desire the other day. Why? I guess to join the geek club but I am glad I did it now. It’s probably the first time I’ve actually read up quite a bit around the subject before diving … Continue reading

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Eyes squeezed tightly shut

I shuffle out into the darkness taking tentative baby steps listening to the hog snoring in some dank and dusty corner. My ears straining to hear a little tinkling chime. I’m trying to avoid standing on a squeaky finger bone. … Continue reading

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