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 3 Round-Up

Another day, another Tech Digest CES 2010 round-up. Fancy Tweeting hands-free in your car or controlling your PC by breathing? Check today's top stories below and find out how. Twitter coming to Ford cars The digital equivalent of drink-driving? Motorola…

First photo of Hudson air crash surfaces on Twitter


Score another one for citizen journalism. The very first photo of the plane crash in the Hudson was taken on a mobile phone, and uploaded to Twitter. The photographer was one Janis Krums, and he was on one of the ferries used to rescue the passengers from the stricken plane.

Although you could say he was in the right place at the right time, the quality of the photo is pretty damn good as well – well framed, and with plenty of detail. On a side note, though – you’ve got to wonder if it’s the first class passengers that are on the raft, while the economy plebs have to stand on the wing…

Twitpic (via Silicon Alley Insider)

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LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA: HANNspree's 8" SD8073 Digital Photo Frame


If you’re stuck for a Christmas present idea and didn’t already buy everyone you know in the whole world a digital photo frame for Christmas last year, how about a digital photo frame?

They’re relatively cheap, plus they come in a nice box so will feel like a substantial, heavy present. The SD8073 has what HANNspree calls a “high-resolution” 800×600 16:9 screen, although we’re not sure 800×600 has been considered high-res since the late-1980s. Still, it also supports MP3s and MP4 video playback…

Apple reveals 'Steve Jobs Air'

The new streamlined Steve Jobs Air comes in the smart casual denin jeans and sleek dark top we’ve come to know and love, but now – thanks to a rigorous low-carb diet – Apple’s new Steve Jobs Air weighs in around 15 pounds lighter!

Pictured below – the original bulky Steve Jobs 1.0 (left) and the slimmer Steve Jobs Air:


Sadly, this means the new Steve Jobs Air is incompatible with previous Steve Jobs version 1.0 accessories…

A wide-angle lens for iPhone that makes pretty much zero difference

If you’re that into photography you know about wide angle lenses and are bothered about the width of the angles of your shots, chances are you’re carrying something around with you that’s a little bit better at taking photographs than an iPhone.

But let’s put that paradox to one side for a moment and talk gadgets. This gadget. A wide-angle lens that clips over the top of your iPhone and makes your angles wider by fiddling about with the light as it enters your iPhone’s camera.

The makers of it have very kindly put together a before and after shot illustrating the kind of difference it’ll make.


The PSP Skype microphone and headset combi – finally pictured properly

The excruciatingly slow drip-drip-drip news of the arrival of PSP Skype finally reaches its DRAMATIC CONCLUSION today, with this – an official picture of the mess of cables, headphones, bendy call-centre microphone and little in-line volume controller needed to operate it.

It’s going to get amazingly tangled up. And surely any benefit that comes from being able to make free Skype calls on your PSP will be outweighed by the man-hours invested in untangling all that cabling each time you want to make a call?