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June 26, 2012

Tech Today

A whistle-stop tour of the top tech stories that I’ve found today around and about the vast repository of information that is the internet.

Anyone who reads the Make Me Smile Monday series here on Nokia Connects will know I have a certain penchant for Lego, so imagine my delight when I saw that I could build some (virtual) buildings in Australia. A natty way to show the various aspects of Google Chrome, it works best if you have the browser downloaded. But it’s Lego, so I heartily recommend giving it a go.


According to this headline, ‘geeking out’ over hardware is no longer all about robots. That made me sit up and take notice. So what’s new? How about a headband that monitors your brain function with a view to improving it? Or a device that measures the energy consumption of a business to make them more streamlined? Or a new (and apparently better) system of plastic construction blocks?


News also today that Microsoft has bought Yammer, to improve their ‘cloud-based productivity’ offerings. Microsoft said that ‘Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services.’ Do you use Yammer for business? Will you be using it when it’s added to the Office suite?

That’s the round up for today (unless you want to build a Lego Turing machine). Seen anything that you think we should feature tomorrow? Let us know in the comments, or drop us a tweet.