Category Archives: Technology (& Science)

Warnings about ways to scammed, lose money and how ships might be diverted!

Warnings about ways to scammed, lose money and an indication how ships might, remotely be diverted! A couple of recent articles concerning how bad people might seek to get money from you or scam you into helping them convert “bad … Continue reading

Posted in 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th Year, Ethics and related, Miscellaneous, Problematic, Random but interesting, Serendipity, Technology (& Science), Things seen and/or heard

“Mouse man” Douglas Engelbart dies

If, like me, you, woke to hear that “mouse man” Doug [las] Engelbart had died on the 2nd July 2013 then you will probably have been reflecting on how far this technology has progress since it was first carved out … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous, Random but interesting, Serendipity, Technology (& Science), Upon This Day

Cube stats – 2

Why back on the 16th January 2011 I posted on the “cube stat concept. Today I have come across Planet Labs a San Francisco business intending to launch 28 before the end of the year. The intention is building a … Continue reading

Posted in Design News, Random but interesting, Technology (& Science)

Google Glass(es) – a user/experimenters view

Over recent months there has been much discussion/comment in the media about Google Glass(es) but this is the first set of informed comments based on experiences that I have seen.  I would welcome details of any other authoritative reviews/description of experiences.  … Continue reading

Posted in Ergonomics & HF, Ethics and related, Random but interesting, Serendipity, Technology (& Science), Things seen and/or heard

Amazing but how illegal and unaccpetable is this?

Every so often my attention is drawn to something I realise needs considerable attention before I can both understand what is happening and what the repercussions, usually largely undetermined (and certainly un-described) , might be. This example – forwarded to … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and related, Problematic, Random but interesting, Technology (& Science), Things seen and/or heard

Selecting an LED…

A recent post on the MIT site has a useful introductory note regarding the selection of LEDs. This fits well with my recent sessions mentioning environmental design: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512346/how-to-choose-an-led-light-bulb And for fun only – especially for the under 5s amongst us! … Continue reading

Posted in 1st Year, Assignments, Ergonomics & HF, Supplementary, Technology (& Science)

Lighting design

You will recall my recent mention of designing lighting that looks good – ie beyond the pure function I usually focus on and go on about! Well this morning I was told about this request/intention from Philips: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512396/an-app-store-for-home-lighting/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20130312 Worth a … Continue reading

Posted in Ergonomics & HF, Supplementary, Technology (& Science)