Dr Mike J Smith

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A Level Text in GIS
With the inclusion of GIS in the A-level syllabus it wasn't going to be long before a textbook arrived on the market and low and behold the Geographical Association have the imaginatively named GIS for A-level geography listed (and earlier noted by Steven Feldman)....

posted on: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

SSTL technology
A nice article this week at the BBC on the continuing development of low cost technology from Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, the high tech, low cost, British satellite development company that is now owned by EADS Astrium....

posted on: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Keyboard PC
With the phenomenal success of the netbook form factor (and, not least, the price!) Asus are clearly trying to capitalise on their market success by diversifying the basic idea in to new form factors. A "desktop" netbook has already be released integrating the hardware in an LCD screen. Well now comes the Eee Keyboard, a standard size keyboard with, yes, a netbook built in. It does come with a 5" screen on the side and runs Windows XP. Perhaps the neatest aspect is the wireless HDMI interface, designed so that it can display direct to your TV. It'll be interesting to see how variable netbooks come become.

posted on: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Credit crunch calls for a logo change
With the "credit crunch" (what an awful phrase, but it's not new!) biting hard, many companies are finding the process of readjustment painful. So what better time for rebranding than now. Take a look at these great logos to see how some companies could respond.

posted on: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

Palm webOS
Palm appear to have been wowing the crowds at CES this year with no sign of the downturn at all! Before Christmas Palm announced that an invitation only event, which was hotly thought to be an announcement about their new operating system....

posted on: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry