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Articles Tagged 'Technology'


R.I.P. Bill Moggridge: Remembering a British Computer Design Pioneer

The next time you open your laptop computer, pause for a moment to remember British industrial designer Bill Moggridge. He designed and patented the prototype for the first laptop computer with a clamshell case, the Grid Compass, way back on 1980. Moggridge, who was born and educated in London, died last Saturday, Sept. 8, in […]

Technology 2 – English Language O

Apple has heavily touted its iPhone 4S’s new voice recognition feature known as Siri, which is supposed to understand what you say to it and actually answer back using words. Much has been made of how it can handle a wide range of accents – English dialects from London to Sydney. But it’s having lots […]

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Apr. 28): The Royal Wedding, Part 2

Because there’s so much anticipation building for tomorrow, and there are just so many people tweeting about the royal wedding, here’s a second installment of today’s UK Twitter Trends. Mashable reports that “tweets about the Royal Wedding have quadrupled since the beginning of the month, averaging nearly 5,000 per hour over the last week and […]

Royal Roundup: Wedding Will Be Streamed Live on YouTube

Proving once again they are no longer flummoxed by technology, royal officials have announced they will stream the wedding live on YouTube, The Associated Press reports. The four-hour presentation will include the Westminster Abbey ceremony, the parade to Buckingham Palace and the balcony appearance with the eagerly-awaited and expected newlywed kiss. In a YouTube first, […]