Archive for February, 2007

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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