Posts tagged ‘Technology’


The SHiFT (Social and Human Ideas for Technology) Conference is happening in Lisbon, Portugal October 15 – 17.  

“SHiFT has always been about emerging technologies, whether they’re the latest internet trend or the latest social or engineering development.

This year’s edition is devoted to Transient Technologies, in the sense that technology is breaking up with it’s digital boundaries and it’s becoming a vital part of a lot of the things we do and interact with in our daily lives.

This year’s edition will try to cover the role and impact of technology in such different fields as: Education, History, Genetics, Economics, Acessibility, Transportation, Mobile Technologies, User Experience, Energy and Architecture, Art and Open Technologies.”

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October 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

OpenOffice 3

Today sees the 3.0 release of the increasingly popular alternative to Microsofts’ Office Suite, OpenOffice. So popular in fact that the world is having difficulty reaching the site as the open sourcers (and countless others) try to get their mitts on the new product.

One of several alternatives to Microsofts dominance in the space, OpenOffice brings with it:

“Version 3.0 of introduces a number of new features as well as a lot more polish for existing features. Some of the major changes that could make a growing threat to Microsoft’s Office domination include support for working with Office 2007 files, proper support for Mac OSX, and a vastly improved spreadsheet application.”

You can follow news about the release throughout the day.

See what others are saying about the OpenOffice 3 release on Twitter.

October 13, 2008 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment



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