Apple iPad 2 Launch Event: LIVE from 5.45pm GMT!

Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny will be live from Apple's glitzy media event at BBC Television Centre this evening, where all the latest announcements straight out of Cupertino will be beamed to a ravenous gang of tech journos. Safe…

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Gerald LynchApple iPad 2 Launch Event: LIVE from 5.45pm GMT!

Shiny Video Review: Hyde Park Robot Wars!


Last week Gary and I toured London’s Soho sex shops, this week we regressed to our ten-year-old selves and battled in the famous Hyde Park. I present you with…

ROBOT WARS!

Featuring Pleo the dinosaur, available from IWOOT for £249, the Meccano Spykee Micro also from IWOOT for £19.99, and the iRobot Roomba which is available for around £135.

So, who won in this bloody battle? I’ll tell you what, it certainly wasn’t our pride, which was wounded and is lying in a pool of blood somewhere in a central London park….

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Katherine HannafordShiny Video Review: Hyde Park Robot Wars!

Shiny Video Review: four best PMPs for watching Lost on, from Archos, Creative, Apple and Sony


In case you haven’t been suckered into it, Lost has left our screens for a four-week hiatus, so I thought it was high time to review four of the best PMPs for storing the last four seasons of the addictive show onto, for watching when you’re on the train to work, at the football, or waiting for your colleague who’s in a sex shop.

Take a look above at the video, which we just filmed on the streets of London’s Soho district, for our thoughts on the Archos 605 Wi-fi, Sony PSP, Creative Zen, and Apple iPod Touch….

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Katherine HannafordShiny Video Review: four best PMPs for watching Lost on, from Archos, Creative, Apple and Sony

Tech Digest Live: Testing reflective laptop screens on the beach

Seems like a good idea to test laptops on the beach, until you get to the beach. Where it’s cold. And windy. And raining. And suddenly you’re more worried about your camera and laptop breaking than seeing which screen is best for using outdoors.

Still, I soldered on – and you should’ve seen how happy the shopkeeper was when I bought that Cornetto! Definitely the first Cornetto he’s sold in 2008. Made his week.

So there you go. A stunning victory for the Portege R500, with its modern…

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Gary CutlackTech Digest Live: Testing reflective laptop screens on the beach

Shiny Video Review: the best noise-cancelling headphones, from Sennheiser, Bose, JVC and Creative

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I’ve been traipsing all over central London for you today, testing four pairs of noise-cancelling headphones, the HA-NC250 from JVC, some Bose Quiet Comfort 3 cans, the PXC-350 from Sennheiser, and finally, the Creative Aurvana X-Fi.

How do they fare on public transport in London? Check out the video above, where I test them on the tube, the overground train, a double decker bus, and walking around Piccadilly Circus. And yes, in case you’re wondering, I *did* say “King’s Cross St. Pancreas”. I am a doofus…

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Katherine HannafordShiny Video Review: the best noise-cancelling headphones, from Sennheiser, Bose, JVC and Creative

Shiny Video Review: top five best camera phones reviewed, up the London Eye

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The things I do to review camera phones for you lot! I’m a tad bit scared of heights, yet I just went up the famous London Eye to test five of the best models money can buy you. Featuring the Nokia N95, LG Viewty, Samsung G800, Sony Ericsson K850i and Apple iPhone, which do you think will succeed in taking the best shot of the Houses of Parliament?…

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Katherine HannafordShiny Video Review: top five best camera phones reviewed, up the London Eye

Shiny Video Review: Tech Digest throws waterproof gadgets into the Thames, but do they survive?


I’m down at the Thames River in London, soaking up the non-existent sun, and have just tested a bunch of electronics which claim to be ‘waterproof’. This was an extremely nerve-wracking video to film, namely because it was my personal mobile phone and PSP within those OverBoard cases, along with a recently-announced 850 SW camera from Olympus,…

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Katherine HannafordShiny Video Review: Tech Digest throws waterproof gadgets into the Thames, but do they survive?