It has been an exciting day today for various reasons – the council published the lists of candidates for next month’s elections, I picked up my new glasses so I can read the list, and I managed to give the kiss of life to my Nexus 7 tablet.
Entries Tagged as 'Gadgets'
April 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on Back from the dead · Life, Technology
February 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on Near Field Communication: an idiot’s guide · Technology
By which I mean a guide written by an idiot of course.
January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on A real first world problem · Music, Technology
So. About that car that I said I wouldn’t go on about any more? I got a 64GB USB stick and filled it up with music. The car (or rather the car’s computer) had no problem reading such a large capacity and playing anything from it but because of the number of tracks you can […]
August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off on All caught up? · Technology
Despite working in technology companies for most of my career I am hardly ever an early adopter of any new technologies. I was very late in getting a CD player , still buying vinyl years after CDs came along. I was also late getting a DVD, and have still never had a DVD recorder. Originally […]
November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Remote overload · Life, Technology
Last week Jayne treated me to some new toys as a 50th birthday present. She said she wanted to get me something special, but I really couldn’t think of anything I wanted. It isn’t that I have everything, just that I have everything I want. She suggested a new PC that I wouldn’t complain about […]
August 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Headphone smackdown · Life, Technology
The other day I took possession of a pair of Philips Fidelio M1 headphones. They were a free sample for me to test out, which is nice. Coincidentally, Frankie had left his headphones behind (Beats by Dr Dre Solo) so it was an ideal opportunity to compare them head-to-head. The Beats headphones are ubiquitous. You […]
August 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Terminology · Technology
Quick question: what to you call one of these? I have captioned it as a USB stick, but they are also called flash drives, pen drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, USB memory cards, and various combinations of those names. How is it that a device can become so ubiquitous so quickly and we can’t even […]
December 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Life, Technology
A lot of people got a Kindle this christmas, according to Amazon’s PR and verified by my Twitter feed where half the people I follow seem to have one now. Jayne and I bought each other a Kindle. I thought it might be fun to do a little review and compare the Kindle to the […]
For my birthday Jayne treated me to a new lens for my camera: the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, which is often referred to as the ‘nifty fifty’. What with one thing and another, I didn’t get round to really trying it out over the weekend, except for a really quick snap of the […]
September 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life
I think I should take more holidays. If I did then I would not get so absurdly excited about it when I do go anywhere. As it is Jayne and I are practically stopping strangers in the street to tell them we are going away.