Storage, GPS, notebooks and near arrests.

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So far, the highlight of my day has been nearly (but not quite) getting arrested at North Sydney station. Apparently I look a bit dodgy, and shouldn’t take photographs of things. Who knew? Otherwise, it’s been rainy and wet and busy, much like any other day. While I get on with it, you can amuse […]

Power, broadband, VoIP and gadgets

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Another busy week kicks off here at alexkidman.com. Busier than normal, actually; between events, dentistry and child-minding duties I’ve got less than a full working day to polish off a week’s worth of work. Not even one single day; stray batches of hours here and there. Going to be interesting juggling all of it and […]

Thumbdrives, Lifebooks and Teeth

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OK, that’s a little odd for a subject line, even on this blog. But it’s all in context, you see. I’ve been rather busy keeping multiple editors happy with lots of copy. Lots and lots of copy, and there’s still more to come! First of all for PC Authority, an article on the first commercially […]

It’s another glorious day in the (reviews) Corps. A day in the Corps is like a day on the farm…

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Well, except for every paycheque being a fortune, that is. But I can’t complain, with plenty of work flowing my way right now. Keeping with the Aliens-inspired theme, my review of one very Alien laptop has just gone live at CNET.com.au: Alienware M11x: “Alienware’s a Dell subsidiary, and as such the range of configuration options […]

As many tech references as I can Packard into one post

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Oof. That’s bad, even by my anything-for-a-bad-pun-standards. Oh well. Anything for the Hewlett of it… (ducks incoming tomatoes) But it’s in context, with two different Hewlett-Packard machines going under the review hammer* at CNET.com.au: HP Mini 210: “HP’s Mini 210 combines style and battery life in a combination that makes it genuinely compelling.” HP Pavilion […]

The iPhone. It’s nice, but…

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It does have its problems. I go into one of them in some detail in a review today at CNET.com.au: iXpand 3G: “Ask any iPhone owner what they hate most about the iPhone, and 95 per cent of the time they’ll say battery life. Three per cent will talk about Apple’s somewhat oppressive control mechanisms, […]

Steamy Winds…

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It’s all about things airborne today, with a review at CNET.com.au: MSI Wind U135: “MSI’s latest netbook impresses us with a quality keyboard.” And then one of the more widely reported news pieces of the day, given my own treatment at APCMag.com: Mac gaming breakthrough: Steam coming to Mac: “Valve opens the Portal to Mac […]