Usability Testing.

Ben Logan
23 May 2012

Mixin have come up with a unique video commenting and sharing social syndication system that allows users to add personal comments into online videos and then share them with their own social groups. The start-up company are hoping that their new development will redefine social video and with an impressive one month grow to 200k monthly users, they are off to an encouraging start. Jon Goldman, CEO of Mixin, further explained the system’s features: “Most online video is all about searching and algorithms with some minor social features tacked on. Mixin’s technology starts with social interaction as the foundation so…

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Ben Logan
14 May 2012

In addition to its savvy range of features, Samsung’s recently introduced Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comes with a new lower price, making it highly competitive in the tablet marketplace. The device weighs in at 14 grams lighter than its predecessor (The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) but is slightly thicker with a 1mm increase in size. Its host of applications, which should now be familiar to those who have used the Android platform, are placed within the bottom sliding navigation bar for an easily accessible customer experience. The tablet offers the standard web browsing – with Flash support, Google Maps, YouTube…

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Ben Logan
8 May 2012

Panasonic’s most recent entry into the Smart TV market is a follow up to their 2011 version – although it resembles last year’s model in some ways, there have been a few key improvements that are sure to impress users. The Viera Connect comes with a series of cloud based apps that run directly from Web servers, a facility which means that the number of apps available is unlimited. The downside to this however is that users could be at the mercy of unresponsiveness, depending on the speed of their Internet service. Tests show that this would also affect the…

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Ben Logan
2 May 2012

Research in Motion is handing out a nifty new testing device to developers this week, which is reported to resemble a small PlayBook tablet or an iPhone. The innovative gadget is being referred to as the “BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Testing Device” and is the first opportunity developers have had to get their hands on the company’s long awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system. This latest OS 10 is expected to be running on the next generation of BlackBerry smartphones due for release later this year. RIM will be keen to encourage the production of a range of applications for their…

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Ben Logan
26 March 2012

Techies are in for a treat – Canonical are set to release the latest version of their flagship Linux operating system titled Ubuntu 12.04, with the most recent beta version due to hit distributors on April 26. Many bloggers who received an early release of Ubuntu for usability testing purposes are already praising the latest version of the OS, which is based as ever on Debian Linux with GNOME 3.3.20 running under the unity desktop. The OS currently supports the expected range of Linux file systems, including Btfrs, ext3, etx4, JFS, ReiserFS, and XFS, using ext4 by default. It has…

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Ben Logan
26 March 2012

Sony are preparing to unveil their latest VAIO laptop – it will come complete with Google’s Chrome operating system as standard, a 11.6 inch display, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI output, SD card slot and the standard USB ports. The electronics giant is not the first company to deliver such a device. Samsung and Acer launched the first commercially viable Chromebooks last year following a public beta release of their Cr-48 OS prototype, but unfortunately they did not have major consumer success. Results from user testing have unfortunately not been favourable, with the operating system receiving criticism for being too simplistic and…

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