Tim's tech blog
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Zune HD portable media player: launch-date announced by Microsoft (12 August 2009)
The new Zune HD media player will be launched in the US on 15 September, Microsoft has announced. Zune HD is literally the state-of-the-art personal media player device; alive with cutting-edge technology. It's a brand new gadget, introducing welco ...
Google reveals new version of its search engine (10 August 2009)
Google today unveiled project "Caffeine", the codename for the secret project to develop the next-generation of the company's search-engine infrastructure. Web developers have been invited to test the new version of its search engine, and provide feedb ...
Most young people in the UK download music illegally (10 August 2009)
Most young people download music without paying Research commissioned by UK Music, the umbrella body which represents the British music business, found 61 per cent of 14-to-24-year-olds had downloaded music through peer-to-peer networks or torrent trac ...
Friendly URLs should not use dashes to represent spaces (08 August 2009)
Surely nobody with the slightest respect for the English language would use dashes instead of spaces. In a title, URL, or anywhere else. Similarly, nobody with any appreciation of the power and utility of basic punctuation would hyphenate every word indis ...