Chromebook Pixel Review Roundup: Google Goes Premium

Slowly but surely, Google’s Chrome OS is gaining ground. Chromebooks – cheap, lightweight laptops featuring nothing but the Chrome Web browser – are beginning to sell in significant numbers, and within the last 12 months we’ve seen new models from HP, Lenovo, Acer and Samsung. The Pixel is Google’s attempt to make its own flagship … Continue reading Chromebook Pixel Review Roundup: Google Goes Premium

PlayStation 4 Launch Roundup: Gaming from the Ground Up

Wednesday night Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled what many had speculated, the PlayStation 4. Only they didn’t actually show the console. During the 2-hour presentation the console maker, alongside a range of developers, spoke at length about the next-gen console whilst never actually addressing the giant elephant in the room. What the suits did show-off, during … Continue reading PlayStation 4 Launch Roundup: Gaming from the Ground Up

23snaps: Adorable Digital Memory Books

Some of us may use Facebook to document our child’s milestones, achievements, and so on, but are probably well aware that a) our non-child-interested contacts probably sigh every time they find out that little Johnny or Jemima has lost a tooth, learned a new word or done something ‘soooo cute!’ and b) you probably don’t … Continue reading 23snaps: Adorable Digital Memory Books

Accel’s Voyager: Connected Car Smartphone Technology

Considering integrated GPS and mobile telephony has been around for many years now, we all have something we use in our cars for hands free communications or navigation, via either Bluetooth connectivity or built right into the car’s console display system. Either way, the technology is no stranger. However, in many cases getting an all … Continue reading Accel’s Voyager: Connected Car Smartphone Technology

3D Doodler Pen: Makes 3D Doodling a Doddle

Back in 1965, Denys Fisher created a geometric doodle toy called the Spirograph, which went on to become a global phenomenon. The technical stuff behind the mathematical roulette curves was known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids to the uninitiated, but basically you created curved patterns using a pen in a wheel. Doodling became big business and … Continue reading 3D Doodler Pen: Makes 3D Doodling a Doddle

Five Great Gadgets for Event Planning

Determined to outshine the Beijing Olympics 2008 opening ceremony, with James Bond parachuting the ‘Queen’ into the Olympic Park, the UK certainly excelled itself in producing a jaw-dropping and memorable event. With the prolific rise in technology in recent years, it goes without saying that events are becoming increasingly more mechanically advanced and these improvements … Continue reading Five Great Gadgets for Event Planning

Home Automation Future and Present: WiFi Lightbulbs, Speakers and Doorlocks

Are you ready for robotic lawnmowers, rechargeable cars and intelligent fridges? Well, we’re not quite there yet. But our homes are a lot smarter than they’ve ever been before, and with the rise of home automation systems they’re only going to get smarter. An automated home is all about saving your time; It’s about the … Continue reading Home Automation Future and Present: WiFi Lightbulbs, Speakers and Doorlocks

AirStash A02: Stream Theatre

I’ve just purchased an iPad mini. And in a dramatic break with tradition I didn’t max out on storage space as I have with pretty much every other Apple device I’ve purchased since my first foray into Mac Life in 2003 (with a PowerBook that still boots and gets online). This isn’t a break with … Continue reading AirStash A02: Stream Theatre