£650m Google UK HQ plans revealed for King's Cross
  Credit: BBC According to  a new report from the BBC, Google is about to set its new headquarters in Kings’s Cross, London. The headquarter is designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The new building will be one million square foot building will house all Google’s UK staff, with relocations from offices in Victoria and Holborn, the report states. The new building is expected to be completed in late 2016, if given the go ahead. Approximately 35,000 people are expected to work in the wider development of King’s Cross onceRead More

Posted On February 13, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

BBC: Apple loses Brazilian iPhone Trademark Ruling

Apple loses Brazilian iPhone Trademark Ruling According to the BBC, Apple faces an uphill to claim exclusive rights to the iPhone trademark in Brazil. The Brazilian regulators have ruled that Apple cannot enjoy  exclusive rights to use the “iPhone” trademark in the country. BBC: [quote] The decision is the result of a local company, Gradiente Eletronica, registering the name in 2000, seven years before the US firm. But the Institute of Industrial Property told the BBC it understood Apple was pursuing an appeal. The INPI added that its decision only appliedRead More

Posted On February 13, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Vertu Ti, Luxury Smartphones, on Sale From €7,900

According to BBC, Vertu, the has launched their latest luxury smartphone – Vertu Ti. The Vertu Ti set you back 7,900 euros (£6,994), runs Android 4.0 and is handmade in Church Crookham, Hampshire. BBC: [quote] Each device is assembled by hand. The name and signature of the person who assembled the phone is laser inscribed onto the inside lid of the SIM card holder. Vertu handsets can only be purchased in 500 retail outlets, 70 of which are the company’s own boutiques, around the world. Each device has a “concierge” button that connects the caller withRead More

Posted On February 11, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

BBC: Facebook Sued Over – Like – Button

Facebook sued over like button According to a report from the BBC, “the widow of a Dutch programmer is seeking damages from Facebook over its use of the patented technology. The lawsuit relates to the use of the “like” button and other features of the social network, according to the report. BBC: [quote] It (Facebook) is being sued by a patent-holding company acting on behalf of a dead Dutch programmer called Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer. Rembrandt Social Media said Facebook’s success was based, in part, on using two ofRead More
  BBC Worldwide Launches BBC Sport App For International Fans The official BBC Sport app is the sports fan’s guide to live sport news, stats, fixtures and results, curated by the BBC’s team of sport journalists. From Mashable: [quote] The free app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices — an Android version will follow soon — includes a range of BBC Sport content such as live scores, stats, schedules, standings and commentary. A customizable menu lets users highlight the sports that most interest them. Most fans will likely use the app to follow EnglishRead More

Posted On February 5, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

BBC: ‘Bionic man’ Surprises Roboticists

‘Bionic man’ Surprises Roboticists BBC: [quote] A bionic man, complete with working artificial organs, synthetic blood and functioning limbs has been built by robotics experts. Costing more than £500,000 to build, the human-like machine is on display at the Science Museum in London. Robotics expert Richard Walker, and Prof Alexander Seifalian of University College London, explained to the BBC’s John Maguire how aspects of technology for helping physically handicapped people, were brought together for the project.[/quote] Tech Quotes..quotes from the best news and tech writings on the web.Read More

Posted On January 7, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

BBC Sport Launches Mobile App; Android App to Follow

Today the BBC has launched  free Sport app for iPhone and iPod touch devices in the UK, with the Android version to follow soon. According to the press release the new app, “brings together BBC Sport’s expert coverage to deliver news, live scores, stats, commentary and analysis on-the-go.” The new app can stream media over a 3G or Wifi connection and is available on iOS versions 5.0 and above. Some of the features of the app include:  Home screen displaying the top stories across the world of sport.  A page for everyRead More

Posted On December 19, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News

BBC Answered Questions About Android

  In a world where Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS mobile operating system rule, developers should have no issue developing apps for both platforms. Well, at least this is how it should be. However, BBC is finding to difficult to produce many of its popular app for the Android platform which has the large marketshare to the dismay of many Android users. Things have gotten so bad that the BBC felt the need to set the record straight about their shortcomings a blog post. Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC Technology correspondent reportedRead More

Posted On October 8, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

BBC launches iPlayer Radio App

  BBC has added a new iPlayer App to their mobile portfolio. The company has unveiled the BBC iPlayer Radio, which is labelled as the new dedicated home for BBC radio available across multiple platforms. The new BBC iPlayer Radio joins other popular apps such as BBC iPlayer and BBC News. According to the Pres Release, the new BBC iPlayer Radio app features:  Wake up to your favourite BBC station and listen on the move with the new smartphone app. Discover the full breadth of BBC content with a new radio experience across PC, mobileRead More

Posted On September 24, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

Apple Voted Coolest Brand in UK

Apple is the coolest in the UK According to a CoolBrands survey carried out in the UK, Apple has been judged the coolest brand in the UK. The survey include responses from 3,000 consumers and a panel of 39 experts. The Cupertino company  fended off competition from last year’s winner Aston Martin and 2012 highest climber YouTube to take the coveted price. The list included other technology brand such as Sony, Bang & Olufsen, Bose and Nikon. Twitter was the only brand in the social media category feature in the top 20 list.Read More

Posted On September 4, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News, Tech News

BBC Adding Download Functionality to iPlayer

  BBC iPlayer has become a great way to catch with programmes on the go. According to the Guardian, the iPlayer is set to become even more useful. The report states that, “from Tuesday, licence-fee payers will be able to download BBC programmes from the iPlayer video-on-demand service and watch them offline on Apple’s iPhone and iPad at no extra cost, including while abroad. The download function will launch on Google Android smartphones in the near future.” This functionality will be very useful for those traveling abroad and wishes to watch their favourite programme.Read More