Lock up your datas? Microsoft buys a stake in Facebook.

Struggling with the changing desktop market and lagging behind Google on search and internet apps, today Microsoft forked out $240m (£117m) for a 1.6% stake in Facebook today. That values the hugely popular social networking site at $15bn (£7.3bn). Also to note is that Facebook had previously turned down an investment offer from Google; who… Continue reading Lock up your datas? Microsoft buys a stake in Facebook.

Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google talks about AI and creating intelligent programmes.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6754621605046052935&hl=en This is an interview with Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google; taken from a conference held by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. There’s a lot of theory here, but also some info about how Google are teaching their machines to learn.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That Sony Bravia Bunnies ad and the Apple iMac.

There’s been a lot of fuss kicked up recently about the new Bunnies ad from Fallon for Sony Bravia. The general gist is that an independent illustration agency submitted ideas to Passion Pictures; the animation house behind the bunnies; in 2002. There were a lot of similarities. You can read more about it here, and… Continue reading If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That Sony Bravia Bunnies ad and the Apple iMac.

BBC online services will be free via The Cloud Wi-Fi network

The BBC are to offer their online service for free through The Cloud Wi-Fi network. This follows an annoucement that from O2 that the iPhone will be given free usage of the same hotspots, although the highly unclear “fair usage” policy applies to the iPhone. The BBC also confirmed that Mac users will be able… Continue reading BBC online services will be free via The Cloud Wi-Fi network

Leopard’s Time Machine explained via a quantum physics metaphor. It’s complex.

Time Machine is the backup software which will ship with Apple’s new Leopard operating system. I was one of the people who was pretty underwhelmed when it was released as a major new feature. Yeah.. it’s a backup?! Well done. I stumbled across this article today, giving me a new found respect for the engineers… Continue reading Leopard’s Time Machine explained via a quantum physics metaphor. It’s complex.