* Posts by Gav H.

35 posts • joined 27 Nov 2007

Steve Jobs unveils iPhone 4

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Let me be the first to say...

...that I, for one, welcome our next generation iPhone overlords.

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Blur vs Split Second Velocity

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Combat racing game

I think Rage by id Software might make it out one day - that should be a half-decent combat racer with some FPS thrown in.

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Twitter and theregister. Why it doesn't work

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Twitter

Can't we just leave Twitter to the BBC Technology News brigade?

The website itself, email newsletters and an RSS feed already do the job very nicely :)

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Ridley Scott talks up 'nasty' Alien prequel

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H.R. Giger

I hope he's involved.

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Topfield Freeview HD set-top announced

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Topfield

Interesting, we're getting there but I'll pass until a HD replacement (including a HDD) for the 5800PVR is announced.

I have to say though, I'm a big fan of Topfield kit. For those so inclined the functionality and interface mods available are second to none.

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Nokia C6: is the 'C' for Centro?

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E Series

So are Nokia trying to bring the virtues of some of the E Series models to the masses? I can't help but think that it looks a little cheap compared to an E71/E72.

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Sony Ericsson preps BlackBerry-style WinMo phone

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Deja vu

Reminds me of something, ahh yes the Nokia E71 in my pocket.

Nothing to see here, move along...

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Packard Bell oneTwo M

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Packard Bell

*Shudder* at the brand.

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National Rail website buried ahead of snow storm

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Panic Buying

Crayfish sandwiches... that's another keyboard and monitor covered with coffee. Well done :)

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O2 and Be Broadband speeds dip

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This is exactly what I'm noticing; especially with eBay UK and Google...

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How Google became Microsoft: A decade of hits, misses and gaffes

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A good read

I thoroughly enjoyed that.

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LG 42SL9000 42in LED-backlit TV

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Re

Err, there's nothing foolish about using an aux tuner to supply your screen with an image. In fact it has some benefits depending on your requirements.

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Blu-ray Players

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Denon

Surprised by the Denon, shame on them for the load times, especially at that RRP. In terms of the physical design it wins hands-down in my book though.

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Corel begs for survival by giving takeover thumbs up

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Paint Shop Pro

I still have Paint Shop Pro v6.01 running on Win 7. Pre-Corel it was a great lightweight alternative to Photoshop.

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Apple cult leader emails outside world

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If this response is genuine...

...and regardless of the legalities of the case then I despair for Mr Job's displaying such poor attitude.

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Ticketmaster and Live Nation forge unholy alliance

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I remember when Pearl Jam...

...tried and failed to take on the might of Ticketmaster in the mid-90's. It's a sad state of affairs.

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Entire class fails IT exam by submitting in Word format

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.fail

Oh well, at least they've learned an additional lesson on accepted formats and proprietary standards.

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YouTube on your telly

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No thanks

I'll stick to a good old VGA from the TV to a laptop. Why limit yourself to YouTube? You can watch the whole Interwebs!

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Tech firms too slow to go green, says Greenpeace

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Fuel

Yeah, those boats they use require marine diesel. They should swim instead. Then sink.

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Phisher-besieged PayPal sends users faux log-in page

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PayPal

Scum. That is all.

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Yamaha DVX-1000 2.1 home cinema system

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No thanks

A £1000 for a 2.1 stereo with upscaling DVD player that pretends to be a home cinema? A fool and his money...

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Group Test: Universal Remote Controls

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@Joe K

Amazon had them for under £80 recently, I've just checked though and they've gone back up :(

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No Harmony One?

With a recent price cut (by some retailers) to roughly £79.99 the Harmony One might have made a worthy inclusion.

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Carphone Warehouse gets into games consoles, Macs

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No thanks

Any shop that mobs me as I walk through the doorway loses my custom no matter what they're hawking. They just don't understand the difference between informed advice (welcome) and the blind hard sell (unwelcome).

They're second in line to my throne of Consumer Hate only to DSG :)

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ITV gets adverts into video

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ITV

I'd rather watch an empty space than endure ITV's current output. Without ads of course.

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Right: Which one of you lot invented 'tw*tdangle', eh?

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In this context...

...I'm sure it was Marcus. It's a good old chuckle-inducing term 'aint it? :)

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eBay: don't come on our US site without protection

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Wider Changes

This is just another step in the direction of re-alligning the business to be more like a traditional online retailer rather than an auction house.

Recent pricing structure changes make it almost certainly loss-making to list some items in certain categories, and the new search tool is just horrendous to use; pop-ups to select/deselect options that were previously available on the main results is at best frustrating and at worst infuriating.

My selling days are over, but for some categories (for instance vintage musical instruments) eBay is still a fine resource of inventory of often difficult to find items.

Sadly, I don't think it will be long before auctions are abandoned entirely in favour of fixed prices.

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Timberland pays $7m to settle SMS spam lawsuit

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Name

As in true rap tradition doesn't he spell his name Timbaland as opposed to Timberland? To be down with the kidz and all that...

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Acquisition-happy Game not anti-competitive

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Bundles

That's a shame. They were one of the few high street retailers that could match online outfits, especially for console bundles, on price and choice.

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Dixons grinches Christmas

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DSG

The tech-savvy realise that the only thing they're good for is eye-balling gear before going home and ordering online. Why anyone wants to pay £100ish over the odds for any large electrical item is beyond me. And don't even mention the patronising tone of their advertisments and sales staff.

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UK's toads menaced by fungal attack

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Scientists Prediction

Well, those scientists have sure toad us straight.

I'll get my coat...

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Firm punts RaidSonic NAS server for £6.2m

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Potential Use

Perhaps Google will order a few as a GDrive storage solution.

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IBM to shove ads onto DVDs

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Paying for ads?

The notion of paying to watch media that includes ads is absurd. Add this to region encoding, non-skip trailers, and the insistence of anti-piracy warnings on paid-for discs and the format will be dead within months!

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US man sets himself on fire and cuts off his own arm

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Legend

I don't think even Chuck Norris could have survived this.

Self amputation is one thing, but self amputation with a pocket knife whilst being eaten alive by an ablaze piece of industrial machinery is the stuff of legend.

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