Do your portable gadgets have names?

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That’s the subject of today’s Hydrapinion column. I can’t be the only one with this particular quirk — can I? Do your portable gadgets have names? “I’ve always maintained that if I had kids I wanted to be really cruel to, I’d call them Crispin, Tarquin and Maude, respectively.”

Is Windows Phone 7 Too Little, Too Late?

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I love open-ended questions, and that’s one I’ve posed over at Geekspeak today: Geekspeak: Is Windows Phone 7 Too Little, Too Late? “Windows Mobile was for far too long a lumbering dinosaur with a painful interface that tried way too hard to replicate the Windows experience on a tiny mobile screen, and badly at that…” […]

Slick printers and sleek notebooks

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Another day, another raft of Apple announcements. Of course I was going to write something on them, although it’s a little different from my usual all-in-grab-bag analysis of everything announced. Instead, I’ve posed a question over at PC Authority: If you had $1000 to spend on an Apple product, which one should you buy? “We’ve […]

Mobile Apps, Mobile Broadband And A Distinctly Non-Mobile Laptop

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An unusual mix of articles today… well, OK, one of them was actually published late last week, and I omitted it then because it skipped my attention. Frankly, a laptop that big and glowing should never skip anyone’s attention. From CNET.com.au comes the monster… in 3D! Toshiba Satellite A660/07R “Toshiba’s 3D-capable laptop works exceptionally well […]

If there’s one thing that I could never confess, It’s that I can’t dance a single step.

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Except I guess I just did. Back to using song lyrics as subject lines, although that’s because it’s a song lyric that’s particularly fitting today. I don’t so much have two left feet as an odd assortment of left-over feet from the design table, back when feet were still in the planning stages. I do have […]

Too much Coffee: Instant And Caffeinated Penguins

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Monday kicks off with a game review at CNET.com.au: Club Penguin Game Day! “…the truly bizarre sight of penguins hefting massive sacks of coffee on their heads towards a finish line. We didn’t even know penguins liked coffee. How on earth do they roast the beans?” and musings at Geekspeak on the filtering implications of […]