Category Archives: Techie Talk

Do we need another ZX81?

Sinclair_ZX81

I must confess as a child I was obsessed by how a computer worked or more accurately I had a habit of taking things to bits to find out how they worked. The trouble was I didn’t pay adequate attention as to how I had taken the chosen victim of destruction apart. The end result was a catalogue of defective items concealed around my bedroom, which I hoped no one would uncover and subsequently reveal the fruits of my labour.

In my early teens Sinclair Research released a new affordable home computer, it was the ZX81. This wasn’t the first offering from the Sinclair technology stables, however it was my first computer. With limited Continue reading

The smartphone gravy train

Has the smartphone gravy train finally reached its destination?

I don’t know about you, but I sense a fatigue among us smartphone users as the next incremental upgrade isn’t quite doing it.

Looking back to when the Apple IPhone was first demonstrated by Steve Jobs the audience was blown away, and rightly so as this was a major leap in mobile device innovation.

The problem is Continue reading