Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference this evening with a host of announcements on the future of its two biggest brands: Android and Chrome. Here’s what you need to know.
Material Design is a new unified design language for all of Google’s products, most notably its web properties and Android. The look is colourful and minimal, with frequent use of open space and a newly tweaked Roboto font. Depth is added through the subtle use of shadows, while transition animations give new guidance on what is happening on the screen in front of you. Material Design will debut in redesigned Android apps later this year, but you can see it in action now with this [...]
Good evening everyone. My name’s Jon, or Whoopty if you’ve been reading this site for a while. While I may have my roots in the hardware review game, for the past four years I’ve been doing something a bit different: I’ve been writing a book.
And today, 1st May 2013, I’m happy to announce it’s now on sale.
But Jon/Whoopty, what happens in this obviously strange and dead tribes-woman filled adventure? Well how about a plot synopsis to explain things?
“Lindsey Sterling, ex-nurse and conservationist, is travelling to the [...]
Gadget Show Live 2012. With the slimming down and increasing enterprise focus of Channel Expo, it’s become one of if not the biggest tech trade show in the UK. I visited it yesterday for the press day, checking out what was going on before the masses arrived today and over the next half week.
While the show wasn’t exactly the most exciting, there were a few sights worth seeing. One such view was the interior of this rediculous i7 system at the Overclockers stand which had Quad SLI GTX 680 cards running in it. Unecessary doesn’t even come close to describing it.
I hadn’t heard of Sharkoon before I was sent one of their FireGlider gaming mice to review, but they quickly made a believer out of me with the mouse’s excellent combination of a low price and clever design, delivering a mouse that dispensed with fancy features to focus on the essentials.
At CeBIT, Sharkoon – and their host exhibitors, Wave Computer – again impressed me. They’ve got a new line of peripherals coming out soon, including three keyboards, three mice and three mouse pads.
Let’s have a look at the gaming mice first. The flagship product is the Sharkoon DarkGlider, which boasts a massive 6,000 DPI sensor and 10 [...]