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08/12/2012

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postponed, a key demand of the opposition. That's it from me,

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Chris Rogers will be here at 2 am, minute, hang on, wait, wait, wait...

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This week, Click takes a ride on the bizarre bike that does stand up

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by itself. And saves a bit of energy along the way. We'll take a

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raspberry raspberry pie. Apple, Google and

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Microsoft all square up... Well rectangle up anyway. We will review

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the the latest Tech News, and how to

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find a hired hand at short notice in Webscape. Welcome to Click, I'm

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Spencer Kelly. Can you remember the first time you ever saw a segue

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scooter? To wield scooter, which against all odds, stands up by

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itself. Well first up this week we thought we would show you a brand-

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new vehicle which does something more

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more than a little odd. We have been to California to investigate.

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your your wildest sci-fi fantasies come

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to life. Sell driving cars, robots that fetch beers... And now a

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futuristic set of wheels that looks like it was driven straight out of

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a scene from Tronc, this is the C one. This working prototype is full

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head turner. So is it a motorcycle his

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his brainchild, the founder, Daniel Kim, says both are. It takes

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romance and the efficiency of a you motorcycle and the safety and

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comfort of a car. The motor that the motivation was to trim the fat

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in our transportation systems. So they did that. Then loaded it with

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Tech. Fully enclosed stealthng bouncing electric motorcycle. It

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gets 220 miles with charge, 0-60 in transportation. Most of that makes

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sense, fully enclosed. Okay, so no helmet needed. Electric, got that.

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bit about self- balancing? would be very hard to knock over

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our vehicle. I know what you're thinking, how is it possible? It

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uses the very same technology that is used in the international space

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station and the Hubble space telescope. Gyroscopes. With two

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Jiros, one for redundancy, it puts out over 1700 Newton metres of talk.

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It can withstand much more than feeble reporters who skipped gym

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workouts. We hook it up to an SUV, and basically test to see i

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fell over. We simulated a collision. motorcycle licence. Since its

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intended tore shouldn't be though, there shouldn't be any

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learning curve. And so called landing gea up

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right when propped. Still observers say consumers may not be entirely

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convinced by Kim's ground-breaking Tech. This thing balances for you.

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Unlike a motorcycle, if you begin to doubt it, you can't put your

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foot on the ground, you have to trust it. There's a great degree of

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faith that he is asking the purchasers to have in a different

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kind of vehicle. They also tread into very familiar tech territory.

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detect detect your phone, it could provide

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access to navigation apps or streaming music. Talk may require

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trust, but apps, those customers know and love. Samuel is one of 500

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people who have put down $100 for a spot on the waiting list. -- a few

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hundred dollars. This is his first impression. That is cool. Followed

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by what is it, and is this real. advanced

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advanced features, followed by customers like Long. Motorcyclists

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are looking for a more comfortable ride, as well as commuters. It's

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only 40 inches wide, so you can get through traffic. And the

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company is eyeing up countries where to Wheeler's rule the road,

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Countrie Countries that have enormous growth

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engines, incredible technology forward populations, and a class of

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people in tarly Thirties who are coming into

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That could That could be golden. But would it

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be the ride of choice for tight- knit families like these? A

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for two, but one, 2, three, four, five, six, baggage and two dogs?

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Doubtful. To make any in Rome's at all they first need to get past the

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being denied a test drive by protective engineers, I settled for

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sitting behind the wheel. The first thing I noticed, it's actually

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pretty spacious. I'm not the tallest person on the planet but I

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have got plenty of room. Back here, you notice these electronics, they

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are for stability control. They will be shrunken down to this size,

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Danny tells me. And they will be somewhere up here. Not quite ready

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for production, but the company has time to polish and protect before

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its 2014 shitting goal. It will cost $24,000 initially, but the

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they they can reach scale to $12,000 in

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the US and $5,000 in Asia thanr cheaper manufacturing. -- shipping.

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Almost everyone I spoke to from future customers to car tech

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experts agree, the cool factor seals the deal. The first time I

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development shop in San Francisco, intake year of breath. It's an

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amazing machine -- intake of breath. design that I look and say, I would

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customers and investors to want the same.

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Possibly the most stable thing on two wheels I have ever seen. What a

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this week's big Tech News stories. A new global alliance has been

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launched to tackle child porn on up of 48 co

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Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and sevemerica.as well

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ways to reduce the availability of child porn on the Net, and increase

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the number of prosecutions. It comes weeks before the new cyber

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centre opens up at the Haye League. Amazon is launching an all-you-can-

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eat contents series for kids, the offers

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and and music from between $3-$10 a

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month. It will be available for Amazon's Kindle, of which more a

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little later in the show. Social is getting much more social as

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Microsoft has opened up its online con 10 sharing gallery to the

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public. It works a bit like... -- content sharing. It has been opened

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up to students in May. Anyone with sign up as

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sign up as the site goes head-to- sharing

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robot is a robot is a world record holder.

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San Francisco to Australia unaided. It has taken just over a year to

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solidity and ecosystem. Its owner has three similar robots still out

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at sea, although one has had to divert to Hawaii for an urgent

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how it's getting on! One of the Big Tex stories of 2012 has been not a

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very fast complicated smartphone, comput

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computer. -alled raspberry pie and it is designed to

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teach kids about programming and get them excited about programming

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computers and making the teaching of programming affordable. We

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covered it earlier in the year on Click. But we have brought back in

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Mike Powell, who is the face of raspberry pie to have a look. Hello.

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it? It is stand alone, you just need a USP, and you're away. What

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can this ne do that the old version can't? It is the same

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machine, it has got up on memory, a difference. More memory gives it

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more breathing space to do stuff more efficiently. It is big enough

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to run the Android operating system from the smartphone world?

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yet to see looking

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looking forward to it. Your app developers for Android can develop

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for Ras Group I? Yes. This is what you see when you start it, a

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raspberry p raspberry pie. Can you talk us

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through what we are seeing here? have got a simple text editor and

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we have written a simple one Line programme that says, hello, BBC

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click. We hample on the much longer programme and this does

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run Space invaders? Yes it does. I will press the key to start us off.

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There it is running, that is the script ill done

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in the python language in a few hundred lines of code? Yes. We are

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going back to the Eighties, because a generation of school kids miss

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out on programming because the PC got access

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into programme. Yes. Now you have got access to raw programming

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languages and you can see the whole thing in action, you can take an

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existing programme like Space invaders and you can edit it. That

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is just as valid as writing something from scratch. What other

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things have you seen being used? player, you can run it as a simple

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media player to play back HD movies. We have seen a burglar alarm

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programmed with it before as an educational exercise. And many

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way accessories can now be pegged into

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you to do? sical devices to it, lamps, relays,

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motors, and control them, and sense things from the physical world.

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Tell me about the chicken. It is a robotic chicken. It connects to the

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raspberry pie via this device. We have a Twitter application running

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on the raspberry pie that listens for a certain hash tag, when it

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receives it the rust replied speaks the tweet on a monitor in a

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synthesised voice, and the chicken flaps its wings and its feet as

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well. I think the tech world has been missing that for a number of

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Bookings in this world a safe the fickle finger of fashion and

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that includes technology. Not long ago the take industry was trying to

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persuade us that by laptop was the solution to all our computer

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problems and suddenly it was the smartphone and no, you need a net

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book. Did Ineed an ultra book. The latest trendy

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so so many of them around, argued

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shoes before they too become yesterday's news? Mark has been

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testing out the latest crop of tablets.

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For a short time, have also to the top of the tap -- at the top of the

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Tablet tree Tablet tree supreme while android tablets

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struggle to match the quality. Two years later, our whole host of

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Android devices which can just about match the iPad. Crucially,

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they all cheaper. To make things interesting, Microsoft has entered

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can can take on all-comers. The Surface.

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What tabards are great for surfing and watching a movie and TV,

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creating co creating co creating colt

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difficult to a lack of keyboard or mouse plus processing power and

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apps which seamlessly integrate your software you might find on a

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desktop PC. Microsoft's primary aim with the Surface is to address this

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by creating a tablet that behaves a lot like a laptop. Surface is a

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meaty slab of Tabard technology. Physically larger than all of its

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rivals. To it makes use of Microsoft's Windows eight operating

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system. A full-size USB port and these

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these magnetic cover a keyboard. These come as the next

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event -- expensive optional extra and in two flavours. One which has

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properties and this they know, which lacks

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which lacks keys which actually good. The flexible version, less so.

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It reacts slowly to keystrokes with a noticeable lack between typing

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and the characters appearing on screen. A lack of tactile feedback

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can be unsettling when trying to tie up quic

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tie up quickly. Surface does of course have a nice big touch-screen

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as well but touch and windows eight works ever so slightly different

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metre touch on an Apple iPad or an Android tablet. A slight on the

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right-hand side of the screen reveals what Microsoft is calling

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the charmer bar. Users can access the search tool. Something Surface

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as which all other tablets lack is this ability to open what is in

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essence a kind of desktop you would of Microsoft Office, it can run

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won on his desktop. This software is pretty much all you can use the

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kick the desktop is sparsely populated. Wait until you see the

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app store. Its shelves are presenting as a Soviet supermarket.

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I I think it's engineers did not want

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Surface is Surface is not a great Laptop and

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it is not great as a tablet for a couple of reasons. One of them is

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physic physical fitness to handle a

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Surface but it's a very heavy bit of hand-held kept. So heavy in fact

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if I am one, I might even consider cancelling my gymnasium

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subscription. From big to small, displays. Asus and Amazon Kindle.

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And it is not the size that a stronger. These are but what you

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would call wallet-friendly tablets. But that these machines have

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similar price tags. The Kindle Fire runs a skinned version of the

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Android operating system system. It looks different to the interface

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where I used to but the main focus of the screen that pushes uses

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towards content like music, films and Berks. hich

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Amazon cells. This mean that any apps you downloaded or hidden away

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and this option here which feels a little bit weird but for the cash,

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it does have an H D screen which is really rather good. The next seven

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is a rather straightforward tablet about. The user interface will be

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familiar to Android users. Slightly lighter than Kindle, the screen is

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not as high resoluti perfectly good for most purposes.

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Google Play, the android app store, is full to brimming with apps. What

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of Apple? They have been busy preparing not one but two new iPads.

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One with more powerful internals and the smaull-

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size iPad does that as more of that same stick this many expect from

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Apple products. Boasting a high- resolution retina display now with

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a faster processor, both the 10- inch iPad and the Mini now have the

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new lightning, to which means any Aldeburgh fe

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fitted with an adaptor to make them work. -- bullet-proof roles. It is

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shrunk and shrunk and

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backwash. I backwash. It lacks the Repton and

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is thin and light. Combine that sure to keep Apple fans happy.

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Mark looking at some of the latest tablets available now. Looks like

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Apple may have some stiff competition in 2013.

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Mark Twain. But if you enjoy it, you might want to do some work on

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your golf swing. This website has received an iPhone app called Swing

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techni technique so what can be analysed

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by their ow would like you to click on that

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icon and send your video to Swing. expect to be advertised to for

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things like golf lessons, once they have your details. Well,

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you didn't expect to get professionanothing, did you?

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they have 1 they have 15 golf pros on hands -

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backhand to process requests sea might expect them to be a bit more

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weight once this review create a bit of a queue. If you are not an

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English language expert, yo probably use grammar and spelling

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write? Ginger is a free download products.

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products. Office tools, where make

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make sure your communication has always spot-on. Spelling and

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grammar checkers are a great pick up

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pick up the new one sees of language and expression. Ginger

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looks at the whole paragraph to draw

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draw much better job of figuring out what you're trying to say, even

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if you're having trouble figuring it out for yourself. As well as

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looking for context, the app takes pronunciation into account so it's

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English as a foreign language. And aid

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aid to the learning process if you're studying English. It even

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to to help people of dyslexia,

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including tolls for -- tools focusing on unusual and phonetic

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spelling. Thanks, Kate. Those Webscape links

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are all on our website if you details for

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details for the programme and a link to the Click radio programme

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The tech team discover a motorbike that doesn't fall over and weigh up the latest crop of tablet computers. Includes technology news and Webscape.


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