CES 2010: Final Thoughts

The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…

CES 2010: Day 2 Round-Up

It may have gotten off to a dull start thanks to the lacklustre showing from Microsoft, but CES 2010 today threw up some really nice surprises. Keep an eye out for the Light Blue Optic's Light Touch here in today's…

Mimo 7" LCD screens – a little bit of screen, for a little bit of cash


I’m a big fan of multi-monitor setups. Although they look a little ridiculous, they really do enhance your productivity no end. At the moment, though, adding another monitor can be tough. Unless you’ve got a bad-ass graphics card, it usually requires the installation of a new one, then you’ve got to mess about with drivers, and OH it’s all so complicated…

The Shuttle D10 – a mini desktop with a 7" LCD touchscreen on the front


We know what you’re thinking – WHY? So let’s get that bit out of the way first. The Shuttle D10 is for awkward places. Small holes. Places where getting a PC and a whopping great 24″ Samsung monitor in might be a bit of a squeeze. Caravans. The bedroom of a child.

It might also help calm your nerves a bit just to have a spare screen about the place for use in a broken primary screen emergency, or it could be good as a little media PC…

RadioheadLP7: Is the new Radiohead album actually going on sale tomorrow?


There’s lots of buzz on the internetwebs about this website, which is called RadioheadLP7, and has a countdown to 9am tomorrow morning. The prevailing wisdom is that it’s from the band, and heralds a big announcement of the tracklisting, release date and label for the band’s next album.

But what if it’s even cooler than that? What if Radiohead – who are out of contract, remember – have decided to go it alone? They could easily have signed a deal with some innovative digital firm to sell the new songs online directly to fans, with a CD release following later. That’s what I’d do if I was in an era-defining band with this kind of contractual freedom, anyway.