Archive for Feb 20, 2007

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is now freebie!

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is now freebie!

Microsoft releases the new Virtual PC 2007 today and guess what? It’s a free application. Unfortunately for Mac users you wont be able to get this new release. Microsoft only developed Virtual PC 2007 for Windows only and supporting both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit.

Supported host operating systems are Windows Server 2003, Vista Business, Vista Enterprise, Vista Ultimate, XP Professional, XP Professional x64, and XP Tablet PC Edition.

It seemed like a good idea – the USB tape dispenser

It seemed like a good idea – the USB tape dispenser

Everyone needs extra USB ports, right? I know that I'm always searching for a free port, and though many companies have great USB hubs, I just really don't need anything extra on my desk. Well, I've found a new hub that combines something that is commonly found on desks.

A nap-friendly alarm clock

A nap-friendly alarm clock

I've found that even though I still have much of my youth left, there's never enough time to sleep. So I tend to take naps. The biggest pain is that I have to reset my alarm before and after my nap. If I forget, I oversleep, and that's never good.

FlexibleLove – seating for 1 to 16

FlexibleLove – seating for 1 to 16

The name FlexibleLove doesn't exactly bring to mind pictures of a unique bench that can expand and contract. Though according to My Virtual Zone the name is derived from 'flexible love-seat'. That makes more sense.

The Solid Alliance strikes again

The Solid Alliance strikes again

Want a different crazy thumb drive from the Solid Alliance? Now they have created a cute heart shaped one. Now, you may be wondering why I didn’t post this before Valentine’s Day, it being heart shaped and all. That would be because the geniuses over at Solid Alliance released it the day after V-day.

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SlashGear Review: Yume Neko Smile, Sega Toys’ robot cat

SlashGear Review: Yume Neko Smile, Sega Toys’ robot cat

Last October I pledged to make it my life's work to acquire Sega Toys' adorable Yume Neko Smile, a robot cat that momentarily seized the blogosphere with its lifelike movements and blinking eyes. True to my post, I emailed Sega and begged/cajoled/threatened them, sadly never to receive a reply. Then, early in December, a kindly commenter left word that CScout Japan were selling Yume Neko - I instantly fired off an email hoping to get a PR contact; instead, they were generous enough to send me one themselves.

And that brings us up to now, and the story of how a white, furry automaton stole my heart.

Rise in style in the Year of the Pig

Rise in style in the Year of the Pig

Back in the eighties, my aunt & uncle had a Teasmade on their bedside table.  I, being a young and impressionable sort, thought it was the height of high-technology - imagine, a fresh cup of tea newly brewed for when you wake! - and despite not even liking tea was desperate for one of my own.

 

Had I known Matty Salin back then, perhaps I would've been less ready to sell my soul for a water-boiling alarm clock.  His Wake'n'Bacon, with its ability to freshly grill a rasher or two by the time you're due to rise, blows the Goblin out the water.

Cingular’s BlackBerry 8800 unboxed, on sale now

Cingular’s BlackBerry 8800 unboxed, on sale now

If fingers could talk, then a) we'd be living in some hideous Cronenberg world with misplaced mouths and unending horror round every corner, and b) The Boy Genius' digits would have a book deal by now.  As it is, they have to tell their story via exclusive photos and articles, such as this unboxing of Cingular's BlackBerry 8800.