Author: Alexandra Roumbas
Macworld Expo 2008: MacBook Air hands on
I'm letting the video speak for itself! Pictures after the jump. Impressions:
– Ridiculously light
– Keypad feels normal and usable (looks slightly odd, but in a nice way)
– Touchpad smooth as ice
– Backlit LED screen beautifully bright and not as small as you might think
– Totally covetable (as if you didn't know)
iPhone UK launch: Steve Jobs makes the announcement
I was three rows away. Three freakin’ rows, as Susi might say. Do you understand what this means? It makes your Cons’ laces untie themselves with the sheer untarnished geek cool of it. You’re ready to whip out your credit card whether you want the damn device or not because he’s just so bloody personable. I was thisclose to Steve Jobs, an international inspiration for the modern CEO and personal hero, and what was the first thing that crossed my mind?
iPhone UK launch: How much does it really cost to own one?
I’m not talking about the features here. I think anyone would agree that – lack of 3G notwithstanding – the features packed into an iPhone make it worth a few quid.
And with Steve Jobs announcing that they’re not even going to bother with the 4GB model over here but go straight to an 8GB model for £269 (only about £70 more than the US using the current exchange rate which is unusually generous for the UK as it’s essentially VAT plus a small premium for UK business costs).
IFA 07: Liveblogging Creative press conference – new Zen!
Summary: Lots of X-Fi wireless excitement but the big guns were launched ten minutes from the end in the form of the brand new Creative Zen player (Zen Vision M in miniature, essentially). Read on!
IFA 07: LG DVR Pause and Play TV and PC users
For those of you into your pause and play TV, LG also had new 160GB DVRs with dual digital tuners on display. Each will naturally allow you to watch one program while recording another. They’ve got Freeview Playback Certification from the UK’s Digital TV group, so you can record subtitles and closed captions, in addition to video and audio, as well as intelligently schedule recording times in case a TV programme over-runs.
IFA 07: Sony WALKMAN A and S series – DRM and DRM-free listening
In the midst of telling us about their plans to turn the world HD (stay tuned for video of this for soon!), Sony also found time to launch a colourful new array of WALKMAN Video MP3 players that now include WMA as a supported format and bear the “PlaysForSure” Windows certification logo.
Shiny Video Review: Reallusion Crazy Talk 4 Image Manipulation Software
Alex distorts herself in the name of software testing when she attempts to turn a still image into a video…
Shiny Video Review: iLuv i1055 iPod Multimedia Player
iSusi and iZara embark on further exploration of the iPhenomenon with the iLuv i'D Think About It.
Shiny Video Review: Samsung F300 Phone
Ashley and Susi talk Samsung and marvel at the size of the…. user guide.
Shiny Video Review: Sagem my411x Phone
Alex is disappointed by the Sagem my411x, despite its video capability, media player and super-slim looks.