If you have an old computer or you use your computer quite a bit and it’s getting a bit slow, perhaps you should consider downloading a cleaner and get that “new computer feel”.
Piriform have a product called CCleaner which will clean and optimize your machine. The CCleaner will clean temp files, cookies and your history among other things. The very basic version is free so why not? You can upgrade to the professional or business edition for a fee if you love it. In addition to the CCleaner, you can use their defrag product, Defraggler, to optimise and sort out your hard disks. The CCleaner will work on both Windows and Mac but the other products are only available for Windows.
Now that 3D printing has become a reality we can all look forward to downloading our Christmas presents and simply printing them off!
Here are a few of the latest 3D Printed Gifts on the market.
Granted they’re not the most amazing presents but the fact that they’re 3D printed increases their attractiveness ten fold and I have a feeling that the novelty of 3D printing isn’t going to wear off anytime soon.
What do you think of 3D printing? Are you as excited as we are in the 4pm office about it? What will you be printing?
The Mars Rover, Curiosity, has been looking around Mars for about 3 months now. About two weeks ago it discovered an unidentified metallic object. Needless to say any particle sightings on Mars are taken very seriously, except these, as they have now been confirmed to have more than likely just fallen off Curiosity when it landed.
However Curiosity actually has discovered “bright particles” from Mars, but it is not yet known what these particles are, possibly small flecks of crystalline material — maybe silica. Curiosity is now taking small soil samples or bites out of Mars for further analysis which are now being assessed as “Martian material” by scientists. Curiosity’s on-board Chemical and Mineralogy (CheMin) laboratory. which uses X-ray diffraction will analyze the composition of samples. Results from these tests are expected in the coming days.
Even if nothing significant is discovered, the fact that we have developed technology that is capable of such an expedition is very exciting and encouraging.
Twitter has made changes to its website and apps for android, iphone and ipad app’s. The changes give a bigger significance on photo’s. The changes also let users have a banner like graphic, much like Facebook.
Dick Costolo the chief executive informed of the new look today. The photo’s stream higher up on the left and also make the thumbnails bigger. The profile picture will now be displayed in the centre of the banner image.
Twitter say the same image will appear whether it be on the web or an app for iphone, ipad or android. Twitter are trying to add more virtual interest and build its online advertising.
Twitter say ‘it’s fast, beautiful, easy to use’ redesign allows more access to videos and photos.
A banner ad can be applied by selecting ‘settings’ and clicking ‘design’.
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