Friday, May 28, 2010

MeeGo 1.0 demoed on MSI netbook, looks shockingly stupendous (video)

28 May 2010 8:56 AM
by Darren Murph

MeeGo 1.0 demoed on MSI netbook, looks shockingly stupendous (video)

You've already watched pre-release versions of MeeGo fly around on a number of netbooks, but if you're still wondering if it's worth your while to install v1.0 on your own machine, you owe it to yourself to have a look at the video posted after the break. The fine folks over at Liliputing have installed the fresh-out-of-the-lab operating system onto their MSI netbook in order to showcase some of the features, and frankly, we're duly impressed by what we're seeing. It's clearly light on its feet, with an Expose-like shifting of screens happening at speeds which we previously only dreamed of seeing on an Atom-based rig. We can't say the rest of the world is really ready to ditch Windows 7 for something as niche as this, but judging by this vid, you should probably give it a whirl. What's to lose, right?

P.S. - Phoronix was able to run the new OS through the benchmark gauntlet, and it certainly showed up Ubuntu.

[Thanks, Rafael]

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

MoLeNET mlearning project results

"There can be little doubt from the MoLeNET evidence base that the effective use of mobile technology, with appropriate and relevant staff development, can have a really positive influence on learning outcomes. And while this project was in post-16 education I hope that the Department of Education will recognise the potential for schools."

One of the world's biggest handheld learning projects is pulling together the evidence for its final report, due at the end of May. The UK's MoLeNET (Mobile Learning Network) Project has used an investment of some £16 million from the Learning Skills Council to set up further education projects that have engaged some 7,000 teaching staff, 1,000 technicians and more than 70,000 learners – all over three years.

Friday, May 21, 2010

FWD: Google TV? What the heck is that? Unpacking today's ...

Not convinced that Googletv will take off in NZ due to slow broadband and data caps!
Tweet from MacLife (@MacLife):

"Google TV? What the heck is that? Unpacking today's announcement:"


Thom Cochrane
Academic Advisor (elearning & Learning Technologies)
New Zealand

Saturday, May 08, 2010

iPad in New Zealand

Apple plans to release iPad in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July. Apple will announce availability, local pricing and pre-order plans for these nine additional countries at a later date.

More iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad Music apps

iRig for iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad

Turn your iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad into a multiFX processor!

iRig is an input/output adaptor for the iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad for audio recording and FX applications - it should work with most apps (e.g. FourTrack) not just Amplitube! However when used with Amplitube, it turns your iPhone into a fantastic live FX processor! - no more stomp boxes needed!


  • iRig adaptor costs $39.99US

  • Amplitube App costs $19.99US