Category Archives: Techno

Cool Tech Toys, and stuff for the boyz and the girlz!

Radio Sure: Download and plays, for sure

Having just tried out several music services and products, I happened to come across this piece of software, called RadioSure. It’s a simple player that sits between your PC and 12000 online radio stations, including many of my favorites. RadioSure: A Great New Alternative It’s easy to install, easy to use, and it plays the stream just as… Read More »

Amazon vs. the Big Four: Bold Visions vs. Ambitious Lawyers

I’m amazed (or should I say, Amazoned!) in the IP debate, we’ve slowly seen the music industry erect IP firewalls around all the music content that they can possibly control: EMusic, Pandora, Last.FM to name but three of the recent victims of overly assertive lawyers and seriously compromised CEOs. It’s been too often that I have written about… Read More »

How Do You Buy an Asus Eee PC Netbook? #1 Battery Life Considerations

So you want to buy an Asus Eee PC. There are more than 30 different models that have now been released, but you have had a look at all the great models available and you’ve struggled to make a choice. Battery life: you don’t know if the one you want is appropriate, or if a more expensive model… Read More »

Short Review: Eee PC 1000HE – Connected, efficient and practical

If you’re a road warrior, you need a bigger keyboard and screen, excellent connectivity, and a large hard disk in a small space. The Asus Eee PC 1000HE has got it all, in buckets; and attractively so. The 1000HE sports Intel’s new and faster Atom N280 chip. The 10? display shows 1,024×600 pixels, but doesn’t have that annoying… Read More »

One Tool That Saves Me EVERYTIME: Google

I’ve been abroad for quite a while, but despite living in a non-English speaking country and learning something of the language, I still prefer to use English on my PCs… it’s just faster to learn and use. So whenever I need something from Google in English, I always set the cookie to the default using the link:… Read More »

Toast, Coffee and a Crunchpad for Breakfast, Please

I love to check my email in the morning, surf the newspapers a little, and catch up on the blogs. I usually do this over a cup of coffee and some toast for about the first 30 minutes each day. It’s my ritual. Recently I started using an Acer AspireOne NetBook (as they are now called) to do… Read More »

What is your data disaster plan? You do have one, don’t you?

How are you backing up your data? If you’re not, you really need to ask yourself one question: Can I afford to lose everything on my computer? What would happen if I did? Would it be the end of your world? Or worse. If you are one of the lucky ones, you will probably say: It doesn’t matter… Read More »

What’s the fuss with Twitter? Really what is it?

I just don’t get Twitter at all. Everytime I login I see a mass of texts that look like discontiguous verbal twitchings of some feral dogs. What is it with Twitter? Why do you bother at all? See what I mean? Who cares a toss about someone twitting about their great day! Next up. Mashable talks about an… Read More »

6 reasons NOT to buy an iPhone: They are expensive, crippled and outdated

With all the hoopla surrounding the Apple Iphone 3G, I took a look at the device which is available in Taiwan through Chunghwa Telephone company. But I was seriously dismayed and opted for my Nokia for a number of good reasons. The Apple iPhone promises so much in terms of customer benefits that I was surprised how poorly… Read More »