Archives for November, 2012

US election 2012: hug photo makes social media history

A photograph of Barack Obama embracing his wife Michelle has become the most liked and re-tweeted post ever   The photo of the Obamas hugging was posted soon after the television networks called victory for him in the crucial swing state of Ohio. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP The photograph of Barack Obama embracing his wife Michelle […]

The great mobile technology leap forward

Sales of smart tech devices are soaring as the traditional PC declines. Observer writers look at their impact, which is already helping children to learn, spreading literacy, improving healthcare, boosting harvests in Africa – and making the web giants sit up A young woman reads a Kindle on the tube. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the […]

Txtr beagle e-reader – review

  An e-reader available next year is small, light and costs just £8 – we look at how a prototype measures up against the Kindle Comparing the beagle and Kindle – size, weight, display A newly announced e-reader called the beagle generated a lot of interest among readers, publishers and the technology-minded last month when […]

Angry Birds Star Wars – review

The Force is strong (and feathery) with new iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Angry Birds Star Wars sees some familiar characters in new guises angry birds, star wars. The very thought of these two global entertainment brands coming together was controversial when first announced, with plenty of critics suggesting the Star Wars brand was somehow […]