Today’s top tech stories – 18/07/12
Microsoft reveals Office 2013
Microsoft office 2013 is officially unveiled – it’s optimised for Windows 8‘s Metro interface, and will play nice with PC and tablet devices like the Surface (maybe we’ll finally find out whether or not Office for the iPad will come true or not). New features include the ability to edit PDFs in Word and embed YouTube clips into documents, while Skype will be added directly into office 2013.
BBC shoots Super Hi-Vision Olympics film
HD? 3D? Pah. It’s all about Super Hi-Vision now, and the BBC’s just finished shooting a special Olympics film to trial the format. The film – shot at 16 times the resolution of HD – features iconic London landmarks like Tower Bridge. It’s screening in Bradford, London and Glasgow – if you make it to the UK for the Olympics, that is).
We’re not fans of Facebook
Our Facebook account is an unending stream of baby photos and SimCity Social requests – and it looks like you aren’t too happy about the social network either. A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index reveals that Facebook scored 66 out of 100 in its rating system. Good news for Google though – Google+ managed 78 out of 100.
Google Street View at the South Pole
We’re delighted at the news that Google has added Street Video to Antarctica. Well, not Street View exactly – there aren’t any streets – but Google’s added 360 degree camera shots of historic Antarctic locations (like Shackleton’s hut) to Google Maps and its World Wonders site.
Meet the Batman Golf Buggy
We can’t wait for The Dark Knight Rises to come out (even if it is coming out much too late in the UAE). This Batmobile golf cart mod will certainly raise some eyebrows at the golf course. Or, indeed, anywhere.