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Nook HD - The Gold Diggers Tablet

If you haven't received or picked up a tablet computer this year during christmas I'd be very very surprised. There are so many of them around and many can be had for under £100, which is a seriously good deal. The Nook HD has a very compelling spec, great fan base and can be had for under £80, or even less if you are willing to look for deals.

Understanding Auto ISO on the Fuji X100

The Auto ISO setting on the Fuji X100 had me confused the first time I used it. Initially my reaction was, this can't be right. Since, I have read many forum posts asking for a better explanation on how it works and why it does what it does, but I failed to locate a clear explanation. After much thought, I finally figured out the logic behind Auto ISO used by the X100. I assume the X100S works similarly.

The Supercomputer Era

Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, these are some individuals who have suddenly splashed across the pages of newspapers and TV screens. These seemingly ordinary people have upset powerful governments and are now being branded as traitors. But I believe they foretell the dawn of a new era, an era of supercomputing. These individuals are the some of the first to reach the crossroads and point out to us how dangerous this era could be.

Getting to Grips with Installing, Updating and Programming LEGO Mindstorms NXT Kits

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. This article aims to provide concise information and resources to budding Mindstormers.

Designing complex webapps in the real world

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.

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 (Animated Series)

While the 2010 movie The Last Airbender had very little success with the critics and audiences, tracing its roots leads to the original animated series titled Avatar: The Last Airbender which is nothing less than a masterpiece in animation and creative storytelling. Set in an alternate universe the world is divided into four nations each having the ability to control one of the four elements Fire, Air, Water and Earth. The Fire nation believes its element is superior and sets out to conquer the rest. The only person that could stand in its way is the Avatar, an individual who can command all four elements. But the Avatar has disappeared and has not been seen for a 100 years.

Electronic Ink and The Future of Paper

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.

Securing Your Laptop and Personal Data Against Theft

Laptop prices are on the rise and they will continue to do so, making laptops an expensive investment. In this article I am going to discuss some of the techniques you can use to prevent loss of your beloved machine and its data. I am going to focus on physical theft of data because many people don't do enough to avoid this. I'm also going to explain how to build security in layers, making it tighter as you go deeper.