The Android secret picture trick

Did you know there is a secret picture hidden in your Android mobile phone or tablet computer? Since the release of Android 2.3 (codename Gingerbread) the boffins at Google who make the Android operating system have included a hidden picture, a so called Easter egg†, which represents the confectionery codename of that Android release. Google gives each significant new Android […]

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The Yandex web browser

Looking through the visitor statistics for this web site I noticed someone had visited using a web browser I did not recognise. There the browser logos, the Internet Explorer blue ‘e‘ symbols, the multi coloured Google Chrome discs and Apple Safari compasses was a bold red ‘Y‘ on a white background. Hovering my mouse over the ‘Y‘ brought up the […]

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How does a microwave oven work?

Virtually every kitchen has a microwave oven these days. They have become such a part of everyday life that we all take the humble microwave for granted, but have you ever stopped and wondered how exactly they cook your food? Well in basic terms a device called a magnetron inside the microwave oven produces electromagnetic radiation in the ‘microwave spectrum’, […]

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Google Nexus 9 vs Tesco Hudl2

Google have announced their new Nexus 9 tablet computer just after British supermarket giant Tesco launched their revamped and upgraded Tesco Hudl2 tablet onto the market. Now I guess it is no real coincidence that this has happened a couple of months before Christmas and both will be vying for their place on peoples present lists. I thought it would be […]

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