Photo Retouching Freeware

You’ve probably got at least one photo editing program on your PC but here’s one you should definitely try. It’s called PhotoFiltre and from that you may rightly assume it’s French in origin, but don’t let that put you…

Graphics Power Turns PC into Supercomputer

Here’s something that might be worth keeping an eye on. A US company called Peakstream has come up with a way of harnessing the raw computing power in high-end graphics cards or graphics processor units (GPUs). In theory a…

Legless Robot has a Ball

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have come up with a tall skinny robot that gets around on a single large ball. Ballbot, as it has inevitably been called, shown here with its creator, Robotics Research Professor Ralph…

When Word Goes Bad — Some Helpful Hints

Having just spent the best part of a day wrestling with a corrupt copy of Microsoft Word Propellerhead thought you might be interested in some pearls of wisdom gleaned from the experience. The original fault was never found but…

Cheap Flying Robots — PC Controlled UAVs

The air could soon be filled with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or flying robots. Until recently they’ve mostly been used for aerial surveillance in war zones and trouble spots. Some of the larger ones have been adapted to carry…

The Wonderful Icon, Freeware

The name says it all really. Here’s another great little utility unearthed by Propellerhead. Click on the Wonderful Icon red flag that appears in your System Tray (next to the clock) and you have instant one-click access to scores…

Review: LG KG810 aka the chocolate clamshell

The Propaganda The LG Chocolate phone took over the Razr this year as the phone to be seen with, from Southhampton to Solihull. It was loved for its smooth finish, touch sensitive buttons, and of course the massive marketing…

Memory Optimiser, Freeware

Windows and every application running on your PC shares your PC’s RAM memory but it’s not always used very efficiently. For example, some programs use too much memory others that you have finished with leave clutter behind so over…

Face Recognition Search Engine Looking for Volunteers

Here’s a chance to get in on the ground floor of what could be an exciting new Internet technology, or it could be a damp squib, either way you’ll be able to say you were there…  It’s called Polar Rose…