You couldn’t make it up. Microsoft Windows continues to turn into a total car-crash… “Microsoft reissues flawed Windows security update with new flaws”.
Kalev Leetaru has uploaded 2.6 million public-domain scanned pictures to Flickr, with automatic tagging. Now, if only the new Flickr was actually usable for anyone without superfast broadband…
Jon Bounds’s guide on how to avoid students in Birmingham, during those heady 21 days before their bank account is drained by iPads, rent advances, textbooks, their local Bargain Booze, and posting boxes of washing back home.
A new two-year ‘intensive’ videogames production course, in Birmingham: B.Sc. degree in Interactive Entertainment (Games Development).
Ah, London. The great coffee, the wi-fi so strong your coffee spoons vibrate with it. Or perhaps not…
“Why bother going to all that trouble to shield a coffee shop from Wi-Fi when pretty much the whole of London E1 and E2 postal codes have been successfully achieving exactly the same thing for the last few years through sheer apathy?”
The whole coffee shop concept is so ripe for re-invention, with the aid of technology, these days. And cats.
UK Podcasting Conference 2014 in Birmingham on Saturday 16th August 2014. Hotel La Tour, Albert Street, Birmingham city centre.
The race for local TV in Birmingham is up in the air, as the winner has gone bust before even launching the service.
Does your ISP have crappy or censored DNS resolving? How to switch your ISP’s DNS server to use Google Public DNS, in Windows.
For every action, a reaction. Face-recognition privacy-invasion spurs new youth fashion looks that defeat facial recognition technology.
Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy, a new free ebook from the UK’s NESTA. PDF only: no bot can yet convert it to .mobi format for Kindle ebook readers. Which is kind of ironic. Or hopefully, depending on your point of view.
“Algorithm automatically cuts the boring bits out of videos”. Godzilla now a twelve minute short…
Coole job in ye Midlands: Digital Innovation Programme Manager, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford–upon-Avon.
An excellent summary tribute article on Led Zeppelin (fronted by Robert Plant, from West Bromwich) to celebrate that the albums…
“Led Zeppelin,” “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III” have recently been given deluxe reissues by Atlantic Records
Microsoft’s patches appear to be getting even worse. Their most recent update has broken Microsoft Office for thousands of users. Perhaps it’s just as well I’m not getting them (I’m one of many not able to install the Windows 8.1 KB2919355 update patch, so Microsoft is no longer updating my OS for me). Seriously, Microsoft… after decades of being loyal to Windows, you’ve lost me with Windows 8 and then the Windows 8.1 update farce. I may be grudgingly looking at Windows 9 (or more likely at good ol’ Windows 7) next summer. But I’ll then be looking for a totally new OS with my next purchase of a desktop PC — it won’t be Windows.
A one-day free event in Birmingham on “The New Cultural Data Revolution“, on Big Data and cultural institutions and groups. Loadsatickets currently available.
[Hat-tip: Chris Unitt]