With weapon-toting robots
and steampunk keyboards
, it's easy to forget that sometimes the most useful hacks are the ones which let you actually use your tech to the fullness of its capability. Case in point is the Sony Reader
, which although having scored quite well in reviews nonetheless has patchy official Mac and Linux support. Quentin Stafford-Fraser bought one of the monochrome e-books with his holiday money, only to discover that the workaround solution for getting it up and running with his Macbook - using an SD card to transfer files from laptop to Reader - was pretty poor. Thankfully he knows people who know better!