High-speed internet is more affordable than ever and reliable enough to deliver stable, uninterrupted video streams in Full HD resolution with surround sound. Of course, that isn’t always what you get with the current crop of VOD platforms – some are better than others. Choosing which you want will come down to price, device support and, of course, content – and you may even find that combining two or more is the best option…
After 6 months of struggling with Win 8 and an inordinate amount of time and effort to make it play nice, Win 8 creamed in again last night, multiple times and then failed to fix itself. There was a simple cure though, welcome back Windows 7…
I have been writing Rainmeter skins for a few years now and still enjoy making something useful out of it. My most recent skins are below:
I wanted something that resembled the funky LED display on my wife’s car hence the name and style of these skins – Dashboard.
Two versions of a pixel driven clock in which Rainmeter carries out the calculations and changes the pixel colours to suit, there is no font or bitmap used, just Rainmeter generated ‘pixels’, now with autoscale using mouse wheel.
A graphical clock which is scalable via mouse wheel so you can re-size it on the fly to suit your own desktop.
If you hover your mouse cursor over it you can see the actual values (right image), if not the scale and the darker shaded areas give you a visual representation of the date and time as per the left.
Two variations of an analogue clock with digital seconds display in 8 bright Neon colours. Click with your middle mouse button to toggle through the available colours. Scroll mouse wheel over clock to resize.
I am in a newly refurbished study and I was thinking about getting a clock which reminded me of a job some years ago of on office I used to visit which had a clock which the hands run backwards, this which always made me laugh. Scroll mouse wheel over clock to adjust size to suit your preference.
Not only is the graphene sensor 1,000 times more sensitive to light than current imaging sensors found in today’s cameras, it also uses 10 times less energy as it operates at lower voltages. When mass produced, graphene sensors are estimated to cost at least five times cheaper.
The UK is on track for its coldest spring in more than 30 years and there are consequences – some rather unexpected.
It’s cold, it’s raining, it’s sunny, it’s snowing, it’s cold, it’s raining and so on. That just about sums up the UK’s weather over the past few months.
Early figures from the Met Office show spring is on course to have been the coldest in the UK since 1979. The late spring has had knock-on effects – both expected and unexpected.