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Welcome! This is my tech blog, my personal feed, and generally home to some of my private ideas, thoughts, rants, etc...
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Hotmail getting a major upgrade this summer! (18 May 2010)
It's official! Microsoft have just announced that Hotmail is getting a new design and some impressive upgrades! www.hotmailpreview.com Wow! For full details of all the new stuff, go to the What's New page on the new Windows Li ...
Microsoft and Apple have united to agree on a common format for video in the web browser, removing the most challenging obstacle facing HTML 5 adoption. The universal format for video on the web will be H.264. This standardisation of video for ...
Halo Reach -- major new game coming soon! (01 May 2010)
Later this year the video game Halo: Reach will be released. It will be one of the biggest events in the industry this year. It's likely to be the Game of the Year 2010. Halo: Reach is the latest game in the hugely popular, first-pers ...
New music chart launching: Best British Songs of All Time (29 April 2010)
An interesting new music chart will be launched this weekend! The Best of British Songs is a chart listing the Top 100 home-grown songs in Britain. It's been masterminded by Xfm, arguably one of the coolest radio stations i ...
Breaking news: Microsoft and Facebook have teamed-up to launch Docs.com. Welcome to the future! Get started! Try it now: Microsoft Docs (www.docs.com) This exciting move to launch Microsoft Docs is a masterstroke of pure gen ...