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Amazon's New Fire HD 10 - Good After the Initial Disappointments

Amazon’s New Fire HD 10 – Good After the Initial Disappointments

As promised, deliveries of Amazon’s astoundingly affordable $150 10.1″ Fire HD 10 tablet started arriving on Wednesday – in my case, in a ridiculously large-sized box 50 times larger (yes, I was so curious, I measured) than the tablet buried at the bottom and smothered in plastic filler material. As an aside, the package was […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 October, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 October, 2017

Good morning Happy birthday to the lovely and now undeniably old 747.  It was 49 years ago on 30 Sept 1968 that saw the ceremonial roll-out of the first 747.  It is interesting to see the list of 26 launch customers for the 747 – ten of them have disappeared. Our 2017 annual fund-raising drive […]

Google's New Pixel 2 Phones

Google’s New Pixel 2 Phones

Google’s own phones (albeit made by a varying range of third-party manufacturers) – in the past sold under the Nexus brand and more recently under the Pixel brand – have a tiny market share (about 0.7% according to this article), but a disproportionate – and possibly undeserved degree of impact on the market. This is […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 September, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 September, 2017

Good morning Thank you this week to the very kind additional 61 readers who joined this year’s annual fund-raising drive during the last week, bringing us to 186 kind souls to date. And, of course, very special thanks to our very special supporters, those sending in three figure sums.  This week, mention must happily be […]

Boeing Bullies Bombardier, Bamboozles Bureaucrats

Boeing Bullies Bombardier, Bamboozles Bureaucrats

In April 2016 Delta announced an order to buy 75 of Canadian company Bombardier’s new CS100 commuter jets. Bombardier was desperate to get a validating order from a US airline, and indeed, desperate to get any orders from any airlines.  Prior to the Delta order, only 53 planes had been ordered – 30 by Lufthansa […]

Solving USB Connection Problems

Solving USB Connection Problems

For the longest time, I’ve been plagued by mysterious problems with various USB devices I have connected to my computer – particularly hard drives.  I’ve even trashed some hard drives and replaced them, thinking them to be faulty or incompatible with the latest version of Windows or something.  I’ve tried many things, but the problems […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 September, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 September, 2017

Good morning It is a great pleasure to start off another week with another round of heartfelt thanks to the people who generously added their names to our 2017 Supporters list.  We are now at 126 Supporters after two weeks of this year’s annual fundraising drive, compared to 122 after two weeks last year and […]

Why You're Never Going to See Bio-fuel Powering a Commercial Airplane

Why You’re Never Going to See Bio-fuel Powering a Commercial Airplane

When airlines feel a desperate need for some good press, there are several standard things they can do. They can offer up any empty bit of corporate jingoism that is dutifully parroted by a slavish and sycophantic press, dependent on airline advertising dollars. They can talk about their latest multi-million dollar cabin redesigns, secure in […]

New 10" Big Screened Amazon Tablet, Amazing $150 Value

New 10″ Big Screened Amazon Tablet, Amazing $150 Value

As we have anticipated for a while, Amazon have now released a new 10.1″ screened Fire tablet, the Fire HD 10, addressing an increasingly painful gap in their tablet product range. As hoped for, the new tablet is priced at an astonishing bargain price of $150 – the same price their 8″ tablets were selling […]

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