Monthly Archives: March 2013

Google Keep vs Evernote : Quick First Impressions

For information how to to get Evernote working on Linux click here. Everyone I work with has probably been subjected to my recommendation of Evernote many times, but the reality is that it is a good way to keep an … Continue reading

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British HCI Conference Submission Deadline Extended

For those interested in submitting a paper please note that the British HCI conference deadlines has been extended to the 5th April 2013. This year’s conference topic is “The Internet of Things” but submissions on other topics are welcome too. … Continue reading

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Dropbox Alternatives

  Dropbox gives cloud computing a good name and is an excellent way to store media and make it available across devices quickly and easily. However, beyond storage it does little else except perhaps allowing picturing syncing. Also if you … Continue reading

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How Private are Skype and Blackberry etc?

Wort reports that the Saudi authorities have threatened to block access to Skype, WhatsApp and Vibre. Officially this is due to the harm caused by such services which often circumvent national telcos to provide free or effectively zero charge (beyond … Continue reading

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OpenVote: A Usability Study of an Evoting System

We recently conducted a pilot study of a platform known as OpenVote here at the University of Luxembourg. We also started to explore issues of trust surrounding evoting. OpenVote implements an electronic version of the “hands up in a public … Continue reading

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