Archive for the 'Hardware' Category

Geek Rage: AirPlay Devices!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE Apple’s AirPlay. Being able to send music and video wirelessly from iPhone or Apple TV or AirPort Express is brilliant and so beautifully implemented. I love the whole ecosystem. Mirroring Mac screen or iPad screen onto a large screen via Apple TV has saved my neck on many occasions […]

Awww my first computer …

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The BBC published an article today about the Sinclair ZX81 which really tugged on my heartstrings. I still have my ZX81 (her name is Henrietta) and she still works … after a fashion. Henrietta still has the 16k RAM pack which upraded her from 1k to 16. It plugged into the back with rather a […]

Kindle Unboxing

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

The Amazon Kindle arrived this morning. When it would arrive has been shrouded in mystery, so this was a surprise. Originally I bought it as a birthday present for my daughter. Primary reason – we have three floor to ceiling bookshelves in the living room, another room with two walls, other book cases dotted about […]

Using Wacom Cintiq & Intuos

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

I love my Wacom Cintiq as I loved my Intuos 3 tablet before it. When I first got the Cintiq I read a lot of comments from people who loved their new Cintiq so much they were immediately consigning their Intuos to eBay or FreeCycle (or – heaven forfend! – the trash), and this really […]

Making the most of my memory – x64

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

A few months back Adrian put a small box on my desk. Inside was 8 gigs of RAM and a message: “It’s time.” Time to go to Vista 64 bit. I resisted. The little box sat on my desk, staring at me for weeks. I was scared. I was absolutely convinced that I would lose […]

Gadget Girl Dilemma

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

I weighed my handbag the other day. It weighed 8 lbs! Apart from the ‘normal’ weight of keys, glasses, lipstick and hairbrushes, my bag also contained all my essential kit for the digital life of a writer/journalist/techie/web developer on the road: Camera: Coolpix L2 GPS: Garmin nivi 300 MP3:Apple iPod Touch 16GB MP3: Creative Zen […]

Don’t look a gift horse in the Mac…

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

I just read Adrian’s blog on ZDNet and to my surprise he’s talking about HIS new Mac Mini – which is kinda weird because he bought it as an anniversary gift for ME yesterday.  Hmmmm… it’s bit like when Homer Simpson bought Marge a gift of a new bowling ball (complete with the name Homer on it). […]

Vista Blues – sluggish PC!

Monday, September 10th, 2007

My PC is running so sloooowly it’s like trying to work in a vat of treacle – although not so tasty! 😉  Adrian and I both ran process explorer and compared results.  For some reason pretty much every running process that we have in common is taking 10–20MB extra memory on my Vista PC than his.  […]

iPod Touch. Creative Zen Touch on Vista

Friday, September 7th, 2007

OK so I’m not going to get an Apple iPod Touch today after all like I’d expected … turns out they’re not going to be in stores till the end of the month. D’oh! As recently as yesterday the Apple store were expecting them to be on the shelves before the weekend.  I was so excited.  […]

Case Torture Testing Filming & Editing

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

The case testing posts have finally gone live on Adrian’s Hardware 2.0 blog on ZDNet.  They’ve been a good few weeks work but as usual it was a lot of fun.  As usual I had the honor of doing the filming.  The cliff drops were very cool as I got to watch the cases crash […]

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