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There is so much noise around LEGO Mindstorms on the web with enthusiasts and universities all attempting to do the NeXT big thing that it is hard for kids wanting to do more with their Mindstorms kit to figure out what is happening.There are three different Mindstorms kits and on top of this there is a plethora of tools for programming, different versions of NXT firmware and NXT software. Plus LEGO has changed the Mindstorms update pages on their website since release of NXT 2.0, so most old links don’t work any more, including links provided within the kit 8527 software. This article aims to provide concise information and resources to budding Mindstormers.
As Christmas time nears, there is a good chance that you are looking to buy a tablet computer or are going to receive one from Santa. There are an extremely large number of tablets around with manufacturers new and old trying to get a piece of the tablet computer market. But how have these tablets come about and what should you know before you decide to buy them. Lets take a look...
A lot of traders, may of them casual eBay users, who use PayPal to accept payments do not realise that the so called PayPal Seller Protection is actually very restrictive and accepting payments through PayPal is entirely different to making payments through PayPal. Using PayPal to receive payments is as good as accepting payments through credit cards. You are responsible for detecting fraudulent buyers and taking measures to protect yourself. I discuss common fraud scenarios and things to be wary of when using PayPal as a seller.
Mass Effect 3 has ended in a disappointing way for many fans and the games ending has caused much uproar. While there are many theories and attempts to explain the ending, it seems to me being a computer software programmer, the explanation is really quite simple. It would seem the Mass Effect 3 team ran out of resources toward the end of the project.
A "webapp" short for web application is a computer application that works over the internet in the Internet browser. It does not require installation of any software except for the Internet browser itself. Web applications are a relatively new concept. There are some popular webapps around, the most well known are perhaps Facebook and Flickr and lesser known Trello. The success of these webapps has prompted some companies to attempt to convert their traditional client only or client-server applications into webapps. But writing webapps can be far more challenging than writing traditional client only or client-server applications. So before you start take a look at these gotchas and ensure you are well prepared for them.
With the Intel Atom and the Core i series of processors, laptops featuring up to 7 hours of battery life are now available. Which means you can leave the power supply home and walk out with your laptop into the sun or go to a coffee shop. In fact I'm typing this article sitting in a train. But battery power is not the only thing you are going to need to make your laptop road worthy. I share some tips and caveats I encountered when first getting my laptop ready for the road for a day out.
When you buy software, how can you tell if it is genuine? And why should you be bothered if it is not? I share a recent experience.
Intel Core i (mobile) based laptops have hit the market. Core i replaces the formally high-end performer Intel Core2 series. Intel has been leading the innovation in low power processor chips since the Intel Atom and has incorporated those improvements into the Core i series. But there is more...
Some of you, like me, may have walked into a bookshop recently or an electronics superstore perhaps and noticed a new section featuring the plethora of e-book readers that have come into the market. If you pick up one of these and play around with it, the first thing that will probably strike you as different is how 'paper like' the text display appears. Well you are looking at Electronic Ink or e-ink.