Folding smartphones remind me of the old Nokia Communicator devices

These new range of folding smart phones are really interesting (I really like the idea of a device that opens up to reveal a larger, tablet-size screen). At the same time, I can't help but think of the Nokia Communicator series devices from over a decade ago. Take the Nokia E90 Communicator, as an example:…

Switch your family to Ubuntu Linux, it may be less confusing than Windows

As my family knows, I clearly prefer Linux over Windows, and if we didn't have the option of using macOS computers, we'd be using Linux, likely Ubuntu. With that in mind, I enjoyed Simon Frey's post "How switching my parents over to Linux saved me a lot of headache and support calls", partly because I…

Colourful computer history

Liked Guide to Computing — docubyte by an author (docubyte)
I love James Ball's colourful photographic history of computers. These machines are grossly under-powered compared to the devices we use today. Still, they're a wonderful reminder of how far we've come, and what lies ahead for us in technological terms. This Telefunken RA770 (circa 1970) is one of my favourites: Via The Stylish & Colorful…

Counting the steps till my Fitbit Charge 3

I'm looking forward to receiving my Fitbit Charge 3 in a week or two. I don't do any intensive activities but I like tracking things like steps. Having an activity tracker that will help me track other metrics will give me a great view of my general health.

We’re already living in the future

We're living in an incredible time. Technologies that seemed like science fiction just a few years ago are being released, and they look incredible. Take the Microsoft Surface Hub 2 as an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DbslbKsQSk Then, when you've watched that, take a trip back about six or seven years when these sorts of displays were fantastic…
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