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First Impressions: The iPlayer Beta

Posted on 7th Jun 2010 at 10:14 by Paul Goodhead with 51 comments

Paul Goodhead
I’m a massive fan of the BBC iPlayer. I’d actually go as far as saying I consider it one of the most important technical innovations of the last five years. So there.

Seriously though, I find the flexibility of the iPlayer liberating, I no longer have to be in a certain place at a certain time to catch my favourite shows and it also allows me to experiment with programs I may not have otherwise tried. I wouldn’t be such an ardent fan of The Thick of It if I hadn’t have chanced upon it when looking for something short to watch with dinner many moons ago.

The fact that the service is ad free is also a boon. OK, so watching one or two unskippable ads at the start of a 4OD program isn’t exactly all that bad, but the lack of ads does make iPlayer feel more immediately fun and responsive.

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Asus Xtreme Global Summit – Blog about your prize and win a trip to Taiwan

Posted on 13th Oct 2009 at 17:04 by Ben Hardwidge with 15 comments

Ben Hardwidge
It’s time to flex those fingers, dust off the thesaurus and prepare to start hammering out your own exciting tech journal. If you were one of the lucky winners of a ticket to the recent Asus Xtreme Global Summit in London, then Asus wants you to blog about how you got on with your shiny new prizes. What’s more, your blogging skills could even win you the chance to get flown out to the Asus factory in Taiwan to hobnob with the R&D guys.

In the first round of blogs, we want to read all about your first impressions of the kit you took away on the day. You may have even noticed some interesting features about your new hardware that isn’t widely known, for example. We basically want to know what tasks you’ve thrown at your prize, and how you’ve got on with it. In particular, we also want to know how useful you’ve found any of Asus’ own features that you won’t find on other manufacturers’ hardware.

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Welcome to the bit-tech Blog!

Posted on 30th Jan 2009 at 14:51 by Tim Smalley with 19 comments

Tim Smalley
Today, we are pleased to announce that we have launched the all-new bit-tech Blog. It's a feature that we have wanted to add to the site for quite some time now, but only now have we managed to actually roll it out. You see, we've had our share of distractions in the last six months or so, which prevented us from finishing this section of the site off.

For those of you who think we're heading down the path of no return, fear not because we're not going to be telling you about what we ate for breakfast (but I had Shreddies and Weetabix since you asked). Instead, we're going to treat the blog as an area of the site to sound off about things that don't fit into any of the news or article categories.

But wasn't that what columns were for?

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A little column here and little blog there

Posted on 30th Jan 2009 at 13:27 by Jamie Cuthill with 2 comments

Jamie Cuthill
It must be over a year since the editorial team first made noises about a blog on the site and as much as I loved the digs asking "Where's our blog?" and "If we had a blog...", I was elbow deep in more urgent projects.

Fast forward to the Dennis acquisition at the end of 2008 and one path they were keen to take the site down was the creation of bit-tech blogs. Having tied up the loose ends I was currently working on at the end of 2008, I moved into the Dennis tower of London to start working on this very blog you are reading now.

I'm sure Tim will be introducing you to the wonderful insights you can expect to find on these pages but I'm here to explain a little about the format.

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