Shiny Video Review: Hyde Park Robot Wars!

Katherine Hannaford Robots, TD Live, YouTube Video of the Day Leave a Comment


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

Katherine Hannaford Personal video players, TD Live, Video Reviews 1 Comment


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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Tech Digest Live: Testing reflective laptop screens on the beach

Gary Cutlack Columns & Opinion, Computers, TD Live, Video Reviews Leave a Comment

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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