Why Windows will move to a Linux kernel

For the past few months I've been thinking over an idea that initially sounded crazy, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. The idea is that Windows will become a GUI layer and set of services that run over the top of a Linux core. The NT kernel will be ... Continue reading

What I would do to fix Twitter

Twitter's lack of progress in delivering new features and business models is astonishing. It's not hard to see why there's regular talk of bad financial results and a buyout. But at the same time, it's an essential service for journalists and folks in other industries like tech and entertainment. Here's a quick list of what I ... Continue reading

The Last of Us review


Naughty Dog's apocalyptic epic "The Last of Us" has received huge critical acclaim since it's release on the PS3 back in 2013. After playing the game to completion, I can see why - it elevates gaming beyond anything else I've experienced. Some games - Halo for example - have a backdrop that would make a ... Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 800 review

Since leaving the world of iOS in February 2010 I've not managed to settle in anywhere else. The HD7 I tried first was exciting to begin with but quickly became frustrating due to the lack of decent apps and the limitations of the pre-Mango Windows Phone operating system. After that it was a visit to ... Continue reading

Game Review: L.A. Noire

Thinking of picking up L.A. Noire preowned or discounted? Here's a retrospective review of L.A. Noire, played to completion on the xbox 360 last summer. I am a big fan of Rockstar and their open-world games. GTA IV has taken up huge amounts of my time - it might not be perfect but nothing else has ... Continue reading

How to fix your Nokia Lumia 800 battery problems

  Update: Nokia has released another update that fully resolves the battery problem, and audio quality issues. As of 4th March, this update is making it's way out to handsets. It's best to wait for this update rather than follow the guide below. When I first got my Lumia it was running the latest firmware and OS ... Continue reading

Technology that changed gaming #1: The Sony Playstation


It's hard to imagine today, but there was a time when Sony wasn't a part of the gaming industry. The company had launched a series of MSX computers in the late 1980's, but that was about it. The situation changed in 1991 when a deal with Nintendo turned sour, leaving Sony determined to take a ... Continue reading