Saturday, 27 February 2010

Nexus One to launch in the UK "in April"

Google's own branded "jesus phone" wont be hitting this side of the pond untill April according to a report in th Telegraph.

The phone which can be ordered from the states right now is Google's first branded smart phone and is the first device to run Android 2.1.

This sucks for any UK fans who can't be bothered to import as no doubt by the time this is out the Nexus 2 will be announced or even Apples new iPhone.

In the mean time we can "lol" at this typo in the article which seems to suggest a new marketing strategy involving moths..

Friday, 26 February 2010

I don't care if this is old.. its fricken awesome!

I want one.

Next iPhone to have a front facing camera? Probably not..

Some smart boffins did some snoooping around in the latest version of the iPad SDK and discovered that Apple has the API's in place for a front facing camera, video conferencing, camera zoom and camera flash support. Unfortunatly we already know how this story ends and the iPad is missing these features :(

But as the software running the iPad is a modified version of the iPhone SDK. Could these features make it into the next iPhone? In a short answer.. no.

Along with the above discoveries they also found this image:

Simply going by the size of these buttons, they were probably intended for the iPad but the function got left out for some unknown reason. But at least Apple have some to add to the second generation of the device.

A front facing camera for the iPhone has been a long requested feature and maybe Apple have listened to our crys and impliment it in the next version which is due out this summer.. who knows?

Thursday, 25 February 2010

This will be in your head.. forever

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The head is a lie

And I thought he broke the blocks with his head. The past 20 years of my life seem like a lie :(

How about a real heads up display?

Imagine how much easier your day would be if a heads-up display gave you directions to your dry cleaner, displayed today’s weather forecast, or let you check your email without the need for a computer or hand-held gadget. Sounds like the future, right? It’s closer than you might think.

hmm, im not sure how I feel about this. In theory it'll be cool to be able to see things in a way similar to Terminator 2. However, what would the long term implications of this be? My vision is already screwed up and I have to wear glasses so it'll be interesting to see how this pans out. It'll be cool as hell though.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Post your Buzz's Directly To Twitter

If you want to condense to tweets and buzz's into one easy stream then you could always link your tweets to post automaticly on Google Buzz. But heres how to post your Buzz's automaticly to twitter.

Q: How do I automatically publish my Buzz to Twitter?

A: There are several approaches to this, but one way that seems particularly effective is to use Feedburner to post a short summary of your Buzz updates to Twitter.

Getting started takes a couple of steps, but it is actually pretty easy.

1) Visit, which will redirect to your profile
2) Copy ⌘C your profile URL (e.g. "")
3) Visit and sign in with your Gmail account
4) Paste ⌘P your profile URL under Burn a feed right this instant
5) Click next and then click Skip directly to feed management
6) Click the Publicize tab on the top
7) Click the Socialize tab on the left
8) Click Add a Twitter Account
9) Sign in to Twitter and click Allow to allow Feedburner to post
10) Change Post Content to "Body Only" (important!)
11) Click Activate

Now, when you post your next Buzz it will appear automatically in your Twitter stream.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Epic Beard Man

You just cant make this stuff up!

Here's the basic story: The white guy asks the black guy for a spit shine of his shoes after thinking he heard him offer to. The black guy took this as a kind of racist remark, took offence and became hostile towards the white guy. The white guy assured him that he wasn't racist and then moved to another part of the bus. The two still exchanged insults afterwards until the black guy confronted the white guy and then got the beating of his life!

And the whole thing was caught on video for our viewing pleasure.

Check out this link to read more.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Google Buzz - Something Old Or Something New?

Incase you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks. Announced last week, Google introduced their competitor to Facebook and Twitter in the form of Google Buzz.

The tool which is built into Gmail, allows you to post updates (Buzzes?) to other users that are following you. These posts can contain content from YouTube, Blogs, Picasa and other online services. So its kinda like a blogging service like Twitter but without the "micro" aspect.

The question I have to ask is do we need this service? It's nothing really new and just seems to be filling a hole that isn't there. There's also the fact that its built right into Gmail, so atleast you can be "buzzing" while actually looking like you doing work..

Add me to Buzz by clicking here and find out what i'm thinking right now!

Got My Free Rage Against The Machine Ticket!

As promised by the band when they made history when their single "Killing In The Name" reached christmas #1. The band will be playing a free gig in Finsbury park this summer to celebrate this once in a life time achievement.

And after an hour of trying to get through, multiple tabs and differant browsers, seeing the "Service Busy" error a million times. I FINALLY got through and ordered my free ticket.. woop!

I'm so happy right now, RATM are one of the bands that got my into Metal/Rock music many years ago and although I saw them two years back at Reading. I cant wait to see them perform "Killing In The Name" again!

Did you manage to get a ticket? If not keep trying is all I can say. Hit F5 till your fingers bleed, you WILL get through!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

"Get Off The Plane Sir" "Why?" "You Asked For Water" - WTF?!

Corporate stupidity never ceases to amaze me..

Yesterday, American film director Kevin Smith got kicked off a Southwest flight for being "too fat". If that wasn't stupid enough then after he was ejected from the flight, they simply put him on another Southwest flight going to the exact same place.

Now another story has emerged that a husband, his pregnant wife and his family have been kicked off a Sprint Airlines flight for simply asking for water.

I'm not a human rights activist or anything but isn't denying someone water against their human rights? Ok, their might be corporate policy and other things to take into account here but she was pregnant for gods sake!

Shame on you Sprint Airlines.. shame on you..

Monday, 15 February 2010

Windows Mobile 7 Finally Revealed

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Microsoft unveild their latest mobile phone operating system. Windows Mobile 7.

Set to launch "Fall 2010" the O/S is said to be built for the ground up with entertainment in mind. The UI is very similar to that which is already on the company's Zune device and has multi-touch as well as multi-tasking support.

So Microsoft are finally playing catchup with the iPhone's O/S and the Android platform. Will it be enough? Guess we'll have to wait and see.

Check out a hand's on impression as well as video here.

99 Songs Of The Revolution Release Date

Streetlight Manifesto (who are one of my favorite ska bands of the modern day) have announced that their 4th album 99 Songs Of Revolution: Volume I has finally got a release date of March 16th 2010.

"The news comes direct from the bands official website:
"2.15.2010 | March 16th, 2010
That's the release date for Volume I of 99 Songs of Revolution. Finally! What does the artwork look like? Funny you should ask, because it's right here! For track listing and to preorder either the vinyl or the CD version, head on over to The RISC Store. It's been a long weekend. Hell it's been a long year. That's it for today, but we have tons more news regarding upcoming tours, more song samples, etc etc. Be back in a day or two. Seriously. No really this time."

The band let us know last year! that the CD was complete and was just "sitting around" so its good to see that it's finally going to see the light of day.

Track Listing:
1. Birds Flying Away - Mason Jennings
2. Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
3. Just - Radiohead
4. Skyscraper - Bad Religion
5. Punk Rock Girl - The Dead Milkmen
6. Linoleum - NOFX
7. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
8. They Provide The Paint - B.O.T.A.R.
9. Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
10. The Troubador - Louis Jordan
11. Such Great Heights - The Postal Service

I'm not dead!

Sorry that its been a while since I last updated this site but ive been busy in my personal life and had very little time to document my doings on this blog for your reading pleasure..

The major reason that ive been absent these past months is that im now unemployed bum of 5 months+ and as you may of guessed, searching for a job at the moment isn't the easiest thing to do. Hell, trying to find a job round here even when were not in a recession isn't easy. So writing to employers (and not getting any response! grr) and doing research on company's is taking up alot of my time at the moment. I personally despise being unemployed, its so boring day to day when the highlight is going to bed at the end of it. I feel like my brain is turning to mush with the lack of challenges that it's facing.

Saying that though, being unemployed isn't without its perks I guess, you can play Call Of Duty in your underwear all day for example and who doesn't want to do that?

But anyway, im sure you didn't come here to read about my misery's so ill stop now.

My plans for the future are to go back to a more regular style of posting on this Blog and possibly open up a dedicated site to make myself more personal to the internet community, but we shall see. So if you have any experience in setting up internet blogs on Wordpress or any other blogging packages please get in touch.

Im going to leave it for that at the moment. I may do another update later as that is when I get some free time but im gonna go off and make myself a sandwich.. Feel free to follow me on Twitter or add me on Facebook.