If you’re like most people, you stare at your computer or tech devices more hours than not throughout the day, so why not make it something cool to see? Each month we enlist artists, designers and companies to create cool desktop wallpapers with beautiful patterns and quotes that you can download for free to use on desktops and mobile devices. Take a look back through all of the Designer Desktops we shared each month of 2020 and download any and all you love! More here.
Some of these are very attractive in an understated way.
Moore’s Law was first proposed in 1965, then again in revised form in 1975. Assuming an 18-month average doubling period for transistor density (it was ~1 year early on, and lately has been ~3y) there have been about 40 doublings since the first IC in 1959. If you ever go to Intel headquarters in San Jose, you can visit the public museum there that showcases this evolution… More here.
Raspberry Pi has always been a PC company. Inspired by the home computers of the 1980s, our mission is to put affordable, high-performance, programmable computers into the hands of people all over the world. And inspired by these classic PCs, here is Raspberry Pi 400: a complete personal computer, built into a compact keyboard… More here. Thanks to Stephen and Kirk.
The memories this kind of setup will bring for many people is obvious immediately. Brilliant idea.
The ZX Spectrum Next is the evolution of the original Spectrum, the computer Sinclair would perhaps have made if given the chance at the time. Designed by Rick Dickinson (1957 – 2018) and Phil Candy, the Next embodies the very same principles that made the original computer a success: a beautiful look, ease of use right out of the box, endless hacking possibilities and power that punches way above its weight… More here. Thanks to Simon.
If they can improve the graphics this could be worth a punt. The design is timeless.
Surface innovation comes to a mobile device. Impossibly thin and with two high-resolution touchscreens, Surface Duo features the best of Microsoft 365 and every Android app in the Google Play store. It’s a new way to get things done with a revolutionary 360° hinge, multiple modes and new dual-screen enhanced apps that let you view two apps at once or span one across both touchscreens, drag and drop between screens, make phone calls, and more… More here.
This is the first piece of tech in a long time that has made me feel more than just admiration for what it can do. Android is probably the best choice, but it is the form that does it for me. I am highly intrigued.
After a bit of a learning curve, I was converted. Apple’s Mac OS X was so well thought-out, and my new machine was fast and powerful. When it came time to upgrade in 2012, I got another MacBook Pro without even thinking about it. That second machine served me well for most of the next six years. But in 2018, I needed to upgrade again. I was a tech reporter by then, reviewing cameras that shoot video in 4K and even 360-degree 5.2K. My old laptop just didn’t have the horsepower to keep up… More here.
A decent article and food for thought if you are thinking of doing the same. By the way, don’t do it.
When not in use, The space monitor pushes back to sit flat against a back wall to leave your entire work surface clear. When it’s time for use, simply pull the space monitor towards you and adjust to your preferred viewing position. Lets you use more of your work space. In a side-by-side comparison on a 47.2 inches x 19.7 inches (120cm X 50cm) desk, The space monitor provides 40 percent more usable surface area than a conventional monitor of equivalent size (Samsung SD850). Neatly conceals its power/HDMI y–cable in recessed chases TO prevent tangling and keep your work space clear and free from clutter… More here.