Publication: APC

Super Power

As the Wikipedia page on Tesla coils puts it, ‘large systems can deliver higher energy, potentially lethal, repetitive high-voltage capacitor discharges from their top terminals’. A large coil can generate up to half a million volts, and as any museum tour guide that operates a Tesla coil will tell you, the arcs will destroy electronic equipment, coils can catch fire if they’re run for too long and they’re usually housed inside a Faraday cage (the same thing that stops microwaves leaking out of your microwave oven). … Continue readingSuper Power

Tomorrow’s AI Helper, Today

Picture this; you leave work and stop at a coffee shop on the way to the bus stop. You’ve in the queue when your mobile beeps. When you answer, Maia’s familiar voice cheerily says ‘hey, you know if you drink coffee after 3pm you won’t sleep, and you’ve got that early meeting tomorrow’. … Continue readingTomorrow’s AI Helper, Today

Enter the Ultrabook

As usual, Apple looms large over CES despite having no official presence here, with the hottest new form factor being the Ultrabook, a term trademarked by Intel to describe the new thin, light and inexpensive yet fully specced laptop. … Continue readingEnter the Ultrabook

HP 4510s

If there were only one reason to buy the HP 4510 series it would be the typing experience. With a full extended keyboard, it takes a keyboard layout approach we’ve seen far too rarely. Each key is only a few millimetres above the chassis and needs only the slightest touch, and a small gutter between each key cuts down errant keystrokes dramatically. … Continue readingHP 4510s

Adobe Web Bundle

If you’re starting your own design studio from scratch or you’re working on software so old it makes sense to upgrade it all at once, Adobe Web Bundle will be the most value for money purchase you’ll make on software this year. … Continue readingAdobe Web Bundle