Category Archives: Science and Technology

iPlayer Changes

By: A.C. I would guess that many of our readers watch TV through tablets, iPads,  mobile phones, or other devices, using the BBC iPlayer. Catch–Up TV is very popular as a serial can now be watched at any time after broadcast. … Continue reading

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Windows 10

By: A.C. Has anybody taken up the free upgrade to Windows 10? I did, and I lasted a day and then reverted back to Windows 8.1 Even though I dislike its annoying features. I then did a bit of digging … Continue reading

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Motor Neurone Disease Communications Campaign

By: A.C. Motor Neurone Disease is a name given to group of similar conditions. These illnesses cause damage to the nerves called Motor Neurones, and the disease is increasingly debilitating until organs or muscles that support life no longer work. … Continue reading

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New Malware Warning

By: A.C. How many of us go a little glassy –eyed when some new computer malware is announced? This week, the National Crime Agency’s Cyber Crime Unit scored a very large victory when, along with Police Agencies in Europe, it … Continue reading

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Sight-impairment Friendly Bank-Cards

By: A.C. ATM ( Automated Teller Machines) machines at banks & supermarkets, are not always the easiest of machines for disabled people or indeed the blind & sight impaired community to access. In the UK there are over 2million people … Continue reading

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Changes to BBC radio streaming

By: A.C. There are a number of blind & sight-impaired users of various devices who listen to BBC Radio on the Internet that are angry and upset with Aunty this week. Windows Media Audio files are how Windows computers and … Continue reading

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3D Printing

By: A.C. On our Facebook Page recently, we have featured articles that show how 3D printing can be used to make practical and fun ‘superhero’ or ‘beastie’ hands for youngsters as well as other prosthetic and medical equipment. ( Our … Continue reading

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Neatebox

By: A.C. The other day, I was watching BBC Reporting Scotland at Lunchtime, when they showed a news item about an application for a Smartphone that “ talks” to pedestrian crossings and “ presses the button” electronically for the disabled … Continue reading

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After XP

By:A.C. Those of you who have read the post about the end of Windows XP might be wondering what happened after I was forced to change my computer in April. Remember what I wrote in the previous post? Check what … Continue reading

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The End of XP

By:A.C. I have a venerable and sturdy desktop computer which I purchased about 6 years ago. In terms of the Hard Drive, the spinning disc inside the machine that stores all your files, and has the Operating System on it, … Continue reading

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Telemedicine Conference

By: A.C. A Conference has recently taken place in Inverness, regarding the development of telemedicine. This Conference which has the rather unwieldy name of Implementing Transnational Telemedicine Solutions project (ITTS) saw clinicians, patients and healthcare professionals from across Europe gathering … Continue reading

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Telehealth and Telecare

By A.C. The Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare is a new organisation with its headquarters in Riverside Drive, Aberdeen.They have a nice view across the River Dee to Craiginches Jail. When I started looking into this subject it was … Continue reading

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Talking Buses

By A.C. The title may suggest that I am referring to Bertie the Bus in Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev W Awdry. However this subject is not about small talking bus outrunning Thomas the Tank engine on the Isle … Continue reading

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New Gene Therapy Treatment Shows Promise

By: A.C. It is not that long ago that I had a very nasty virus in my computer. Luckily all the bells and whistles went off and alerted me to the infection and it was excised from the hard drive.  … Continue reading

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Digital Radio or FM?

By: A.C. At the office of AAD the other day, I was discussing the relative merits of our local radio stations and the BBC output. Like many disabled, or elderly people, I like my radio, and tend to listen to … Continue reading

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