Richard Windsor
16 May 2017 · 2 min read

Google Auto - Tinkering with Android for cars is a dangerous game

Ahead of its developer conference, Google i/o, Google has demonstrated another version of Android that will be able of running many more aspects of the car beyond infotainment.

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Richard Windsor
12 May 2017

Microsoft BUILD – Enterprise remains the focus.

At Microsoft’s developer conference, it continued to emphasise its move away from being a platform for the consumption of content to one that is primarily for the creation of content. At the same time it cemented its move away from mobile with the migration of its strategy from cloud first, mobile first to intelligent cloud, intelligent edge.

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11 May 2017

Snap Inc. - Price of opposition

Twitter is in a better position

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Richard Windsor
10 May 2017

Amazon – Show and tell

Screens help to alleviate digital assistants’ stupidity.

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Richard Windsor
8 May 2017 · 3 min read

Google vs Amazon - The time for Google to move is now

Amazon is far from standing still in its battle to win the smart home meaning that Google really needs to pull its finger out before it suffers a defeat not unlike that suffered by Betamax at the hands of VHS.

Amazon is already miles ahead of Google when it comes to devices, with over 10m in the hands of users (compared to Google Home at we estimate, 1m), but it is not stopping there. Last week, Amazon and Conexant announced the availability of the AudioSmart 4-mic development kit. This is a piece of hardware that allows third parties to integrate both the far-field microphone technology that the Echo products use to hear the user as well as the assistant itself.

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Richard Windsor
5 May 2017

Microsoft - Windows 10 S great for schools but not for the Surface Laptop.

For the education of children, Windows 10 S makes perfect sense but for college and everything else, we can’t see why anyone would want it. Microsoft held an education event this week where it launched a new version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S and a stunningly beautiful laptop called Surface Laptop.

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