Technology, gadgets and gaming equipment are expected to some of the best selling gifts for Christmas this year but what happens if you have a problem with your new piece of kit? If your Blackberry has frozen, your Apple has crashed or your XBox wont boot then don’t fret because the BBC has released this helpful video with instructions about how to return your new equipment if you have a problem.
Google’s PR department showed some genuine blue sky thinking this week when they sent an few Android Nexus S phones into space.
Using a weather balloon, a parachute and a polystyrien box Google floated Android dolls into the lower atmosphere this week, and recorded the entire 30Km (100,000 ft) trek using Samsung Nexus S phones attached to each box.
Skype, the world’s largest VOIP network, has been brought down due to an apparent software bug. The bug has been preventing the many of the service’s 42 million active members from connecting to the network. Skype first reported the downtime at 5 o’clock GMT (midday EST), four hours ago. According to the company the software bug is preventing Skype applications from routing calls to correct locations through what they call “supernodes.”
Sony have today launched an unlimited music streaming service available first to Irish and UK music lovers. This puts Sony in direct competition with dominant rivals like Spotify and the Apple iTunes Store.
Chirpstory is essentially a Twitter curation tool that enables users to compile and share collections of tweets on specific topics. The tool allows curators to easily pick and choose tweets to include on a particular topic, and to build a continuous, coherent narrative from these.
Irish broadcaster RTEhas released video of the mid-winter sunrise at Newgrange. The 24 minute video shows the sun rise over the Boyne valley and illuminate the central passage of the Newgrange complex.