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Google unveils its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

Google has unveiled its first touchscreen-enabled laptop. The Chromebook Pixel runs Google’s Chrome operating system and has been “largely built” by the web giant. The laptop has Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, fast 4G LTE connectivity and a high-resolution screen aimed at challenging Apple’s Retina Display. Analysts say the move represents a fresh bid to build...

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Peter Diamandis Tech Blog – TOP 10 TECH TRENDS TRANSFORMING HUMANITY

This is a long but worthwhile read, if you find modern tech trends even the slightest bit interesting.  I personally don’t often read articles all the way to the end – but this one I most certainly did.  Go directly to the blog at this link http://www.diamandis.com/blog/top-10-tech-trends-transforming-humanity or click onto our Read More where we have...

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

We’ve got to admit that we didn’t see this one coming.  That is one major purchase!  Just read this article last night on engadget.com https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/13/microsoft-buys-linkedin/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-89PWn0QaaY&feature=youtu.be Does this mean that we can look forward to LinkedIn no longer working quite as we expect it to?  Are we being overly synical when we say that we...

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Solarpod

Solarpod I would like to highlight the SolarPod device that is produced by our mate Bill Pike at http://www.sunbirdengineering.com/case-study/solarpod/ and I believe it can be purchased still on Kickstarter at  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/solarpod/solarpod-pyxis-the-best-portable-usb-charger?ref=nav_search

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The Holy Grail Has Arrived – Eliminate International Data Roaming Charges

As the Technical Director of F8 I would like to think I have a pretty good grasp on technology and how it works.  When I had my Blackberry I never had issues with International Roaming Charges.  The Blackberry was ultra efficient in its usage and I was very conscious not to open attachments.  That coupled with the awful internet...

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Google Warns SEO & Businesses to Avoid Fake Reviews

“Foreword by Phil Aldridge, Technical Director of FunctionEight Limited.  Google+ Reviews has been on the scene for a little while now and whilst we at F8 are still getting to grips with it we have found that there are specific rules and regulations in garnering reviews for your business.  I have to be honest and...

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Mary Meeker releases stunning data on the state of the Internet

“Foreword by Phil Aldridge, Technical Director of FunctionEight Limited. Is there a future for Microsoft and Intel? The statistics in the report are quite damaging for them both. I have believed for quite a while now that Intel is rapidly losing market share and the requirements for high power cpu’s is really coming to an...