I may be a workaholic, but an intervention would send me broke…

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Such is the way of the Freelance Journo. First up, at PC & Tech Authority, the closest I’m EVER likely to come to writing sports journalism: Opinion: Should you be worried by Facebook’s facial tagging? “Photos published of several St Kilda footballers this week has brought Facebook privacy back into the spotlight. So imagine this […]

A Printer That Looks Like A Trouser Press, Bored Games And More…

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Somehow, I knew that the year wouldn’t finish on 335 online reviews. At CNET.com.au, I’ve got this pair of reviews. First up, a printer that, when the time came to name it on the network simply had to be called “Genesis Of The Daleks”, although I did toy with Star Trek and Phil Collins puns […]

2010: The Year In Reviews

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It’s time, once again, to take stock of the year that’s just been. Heck of a year in many respects, including winning a journalism award that I’m still quite proud of. And having no office for nearly three months due to flooding. And (all up) spending nearly a month away from my office, including two […]

NBN Pricing And Augmented Applications

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First up today (at least chronologically), a look at the very clever Word Lens over at Geekspeak: Augmented Reality Makes Reality Easier To Understand: “Where Augmented Reality applications like Word Lens or Google Goggles get it right is by reducing the need to interface with the application down to a few seconds, rather than a […]

Browser Wars, MVNOs And The Curse Of The USB Key…

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Where the heck did the year go? Oh. That’s right. Working. Slaving away at the nouns and the verbs, twisting them to my will. For example, at CNET, I’ve just given the major browsers a good old fashioned going-over. Browser battles: IE vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Safari “We’ve taken a look at […]

Best Value 3G WiFi Modems and The Future Of The Tablet

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The week kicks off with a couple of columns. First up, at PC Authority, I look at the pricing and plans for 3G “MiFi” style Modem/Routers: Best Value Pre-Paid Portable 3G Wi-Fi Modems: “Whether you call them MiFis, Portable Routers, Battery Routers, Portable Hotspots or merely “that thing that I use to connect my stuff […]

Useless USB drives, Terrifying Terabytes, Killer Couch Potatoes And… Lapdances?

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It’s all in a day’s work for an in-demand technology journalist, really. You should see what it’s like around here when I get really busy.* First up, CNET.com.au has a review of a nice product that doesn’t seem to have a particular niche in mind. Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus: “Hitachi’s Mobile LifeStudio has an interesting […]

I should get around to writing up my NaNoWriMo thoughts…

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But I’ve been rather busy. It’ll happen when I’ve got time to go back to my novel, I suspect. One of the perils, however, of knowing some truly wonderful and talented people, is that often they say what I thought at times… and this is one of those times. A good friend of mine wrote […]

This Is Your Product. This Is Your Product Under The Reviews Hammer.

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Musings on good and bad products permeate today’s offerings. First of all, there’s my contribution to a group article over at PC Authority on the worst products ever: The worst products we’ve ever reviewed… “You’ve probably never heard of the Fish PC. There’s good reason for that.” Then at Hydrapinion, the bad product matrix spins […]