Announced last month, just after Netflix launched, the Roku media player is now available in the UK from Amazon, where it’s listed with the catchy moniker Roku 3100EU XS AV Receiver Set-Top Box (affiliate link). My unit arrived this morning, so I’ve only just started playing, ahead of a full review that I’ll be doing… Read More Roku’s media player arrives in the UK
I’ve just had quite a lot of fun researching and writing about this topic for an article that’s now live at Register Hardware. Some bits of it might be considered not safe for work, and some of the gadgets are, frankly, a bit terrifying, but I like to think it’s an interesting read. If you… Read More Sex in the 21st century
I mentioned a while back that I was waiting for a Heatmiser Wifi thermostat to test, and thought it about time I gave an update, though you’ll have to wait a little longer before my full review. I’ve had the thermostat installed for a couple of weeks, though it’s a beta version and I’m just… Read More Heatmiser WiFi thermostat
My current main computer is, like a lot of people’s, a laptop; since I sometimes work at home, and sometimes elsewhere, it’s a good solution, and at home it’s plugged into a wonderful TactilePro keyboard and an Apple 20 inch cinema display. I used my previous PowerBook for three years, and this one will be… Read More Maxing out the MacBook Pro
I’ve been playing with Netflix, like a lot of people, seeing what the new service is like. In short – you’ll be able to read a longer article next week on Register Hardware – I like it. For the sort of things I want to watch, the £5.99 is a pretty good deal. There’s one… Read More Using Netflix with a Yamaha iPod dock
If you’ve not heard of it, Prey is a great little security tool, that’s designed to help you retrieve lost computer equipment. It runs on a variety of platforms, and is designed so that you can mark a device as missing on their website, and then receive reports when it connects to the net. Those… Read More Using Prey on the iPod Touch
I read quite a lot, especially eBooks, so my attention was grabbed by an email from Kobo, offering 30% off “select” books. That’s quite handy. But a look at the small print reveals this text: “Discount code is valid for one time 30% off any eBook purchase excluding those from the following publishers: In the… Read More Kobo’s 30% offer – what can you buy?