You Start Me Up

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At last — something that I’m pretty confident that I’d be better at than Mick Jagger: In fact, I’ll go one better than that. I’m sure I’m better at Pinball than Mick Jagger. Utterly confident. And that calls for the laying down of bets. On the  highly, hugely impossible likelihood that one of Jagger’s media […]

All Things M: Mega, Meandering And Ms Tate…

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This week’s Hydrapinion covers my personal thoughts on the fact that my iOS devices are watching me right now, by way of Catherine Tate and a dated catchphrase reference: Apple’s iPhone Snooping: Am I Bovvered? “Does codswallop come in smaller portions than loads?” Then at CNET.com.au, a colour LED printer that’s not exactly fast: Fuji […]

Elite WiFi And Expensive Mini Systems

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When I think of Elite, I tend to think of… well… Elite. When Telstra thinks of Elite, it thinks of something slightly different, as I’ve covered today for CNET.com.au: Telstra Elite Mobile Wi-Fi: “Telstra’s Elite Wi-Fi modem improves on the original in almost every way, but data costs are still a problem.” Meanwhile, still at […]

Books and other retro items

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This week’s Hydrapinion delves into the tricky question of what to do with redundant technology that still works, by way of a lucky find: Old portable tech. It’s kitschy and fun in the short term, but what do you do with it? “I guess it’s one of the prices we pay for technological innovation, that […]

I’ve sometimes been accused of being something of a head case…

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But today I went head to head with a hangar of full of Samsung products and only 30 seconds to make them interesting (and yes, it’s yet another 30 Seconds Of Tech starting with the letter S. No, I don’t know why either) Before dealing with more than a dozen iPad 2 cases over at […]

I turned into a cameraman so gradually, I barely even noticed…

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A big day on the 30 Seconds Of Tech front, with three videos going up. Predictably, one of them features the letter “S” prominently. Firstly, HTC’s Incredible S takes on the world of Fish. Can simple marine creatures best a cutting-edge smartphone? Then LG’s launch of its newest 3D-and-application-capable TVs And finally, 30 Seconds Of […]

Letter P: Playbook and PC User

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I had the chance yesterday to spend some hands-on time with a near-finished version (the hardware’s complete; the software may not be) of Blackberry’s Playbook tablet. Naturally, that leads today to a 30 Seconds Of Tech on it:     Meanwhile, in the May issue of Australian PC User, I’ve contributed a feature review on […]

Mega Flipping Out And Going Radio Gaga

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Bigger, better, faster, more; it’s a constant refrain in the technology industry. Except, of course, if you’re canning a product. This week’s Hydrapinion looks at Cisco’s decision to can the Flip: Cisco Flips Out: “I’ve got to admit, when I read about Cisco’s decision to cull the Flip line of personal camcorders, I was a […]

Notebooks aplenty, media streamers, portable gaming and 90 Seconds Of Tech

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My, I’ve been a busy boy this week. But enough about me. What do you think of me? Before you answer, consider this week’s offerings, which have been keeping me up late at nights. Mostly because that’s when I’ve been able to work this week. First up, this week’s Hydrapinion, which pits Nintendo’s glossy 3D-capable handheld […]