Thankfully, no signs of growing up are evident in the test subject. Despite his best intentions, however, signs of writing have been emerging over the past few days.
Firstly, there’s the December issue of Australian Netguide Magazine. Within its festively coloured pages, you’ll find more reviews than there are bits of tinsel adorning shops right now, what with 25 of the best gadgets to give as Christmas gifts, as well as nine product reviews (Laser Navig8r M35, Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Preferred, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, Eee PC 1000H, Mio Moov 300, Dell Inspiron Mini 9, Jabra BT2050 Headset, Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and 2Large2Email, along with four games reviews (TNA iMPACT!, Space Siege, Warhammer Online and Star Wars: Force Unleashed). No sign of any partridges in pear trees, mind you.
Although somehow this very site was overlooked in the prestigious 2008 Netguide Web awards. Sometimes, there’s just no justice…
Speaking of Web sites, I’ve also had a few things go up online. At PC Authority:
3 launches the “social mobile”: “3 offers a low-cost phone alternative to the iPhone or Blackberry for Facebook, Skype and Windows Live junkies.”
and at CNET.com.au:
Sony USB Turntable PSLX300USB: “As a basic consumer-grade way to get your old LPs onto your PC, the PSLX300USB delivers good results, although the supplied software has a harsh learning curve.”
Toshiba XD-E500: “OK, so HD-DVD didn’t work out so well for Toshiba….”