Duncan is leaving!


It is with great sadness that I announce that my deputy, esteemed colleague and friend, Duncan Geere, is leaving Tech Digest to further his career places where he doesn’t have a big, fat editor (me) in his way.

I’m not fat by the way.

Duncan is probably the finest authority on digital music as well as a true expert on all tech services and software you could possibly imagine, so long as they’re free. If you ever meet him in the street, make sure never to mention DRM or you’ll be stuck there for hours.

We’ll all miss his cheery face here at Shiny Media as well as his musical gifts on Spotify such as pirate rock band Ale Storm. More than anything though, our TD pages will be all duller without his snappy news, in-depth editorial and tirades on intellectual property. Please wish Duncan good luck at @techdigest and if you’d like to follow his words of wisdom, then you’ll find his personal tweets at @radio.edit.

Here endeth the Geere.

BenQ announces the nStation i91 and i221


Display manufacturer BenQ looks like it’s branching out – it’s announced two all-in-one PCs. There’s an 18.5″ model, as well as a 21.5″ one. Let’s look at the former first.

The i91 (pictured above) has a 16:9 widescreen display, with an AMD Sempron 210U processor, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. That’s not too impressive, really. There’s a a webcam and a card reader, too.

Sat on the bottom-right of the display, though, is a whopping great big hi-fi-style knob for adjusting the volume, and shutting down the PC. Interesting move. It’s evident that this is being pitched for a multimedia market, then.

Then there’s a slightly larger model, the 21.5″ i221. No word on any detail on that yet though, and no word on release dates or price for either model. Oh well.