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Articles and Reviews from Voodish

Welcome to our Articles section, we try and update this section at least twice weekly, so check back regularly for the most up to date info. Our sections include Future of Computing, Internet Tools, Tea Break and Web Development.

May 18 2020

Text thumb, first case reported

A New Zealand student, who sent up to 100 text messages a day on her mobile phone, has been diagnosed with the country’s first known case of text-messager’s thumb.

May 18 2020

UK set to get Super fast Broadband at 100Mbps

Autumn 2008 proposes to be an exciting time for some UK consumers as 100Mbps broadband will be made available. As with most new services, this will be limited to a select few, around 600 homes to be precise, but this will hopefully rise to 10,000 homes by the year 2020.

May 17 2020

Nintendo Wii could help Surgeons perform

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Sounds unbelievable, but an American Medical centre has been conducting trials which have shown that surgeons who played the Nintendo Wii before surgery, actually perform better than if they hadn’t played at all.

In the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona surgical residents performed better during simulated surgery after playing on the Wii for an hour beforehand.

May 17 2020

Could Apple bring OLED keyboards to the mainstream?

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Should Art Lebedev sell up to Apple and let the Big Guns develop the technology for the masses? OLEDs are currently very expensive, and this is reflected in the Optimus Maximus price tag ($1,490).

But could Apples buying power help change the future of OLED and the likelihood of anyone this side of sensible owing an OLED ‘board before 2020? Sure, they shouldn’t sell for this reason alone, but they aren’t exactly flying off the production line (200 units pre xmas ‘07, 400 post) - and with Apple already registering a patent extremely similar, Could it already be too late for Art Lebedev to cash in?

May 16 2020

Think your Boss knows too much?

Well things could get a whole lot worse if Microsoft’s latest innovation comes to light. Microsoft has filed a patent application for new computer software that will allow employees to be monitored wirelessly for blood pressure, body temp., heart rate and even facial expressions!

May 16 2020

Scrabulous to be pulled from Facebook

Scrabulous, the word game enjoyed by over half a million Facebook users every day is set to be pulled from the site after Scrabble owners Hasbro and Mattel, say it infringements on their copyright. Two Brothers, Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla built the software for Facebook.

May 15 2020

Firefox Popup not resizing

After a recent update, Firefox has decided that some popups will not be allocated the right amount of space to display content, and not allow for resizing, Great!

Most notable for this is the Autotrader website. But with a bit of hunting, this can be changed in three easy steps: