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  • Tech Tools: Sony Xperia Mini Pro

    September 27, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The trend recently has been for large screens and touch capable phones. Sony Ericsson has bucked at least part of this trend with the diminutive Xperia mini handsets.


  • Tech tools: Clickfree Transformer for iPod

    June 5, 2010 @ 10:13 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Have an iPod or iPhone? Then you need this. The Clickfree transformer allows you to transfer files to and from your device with little or no hassle.


  • Tech tools: HP Envy 17

    June 4, 2010 @ 11:05 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Envy laptops are made with a specific purpose in mind: entertainment. With a powerful processor and graphics that can handle gaming, video and 3D images on a 17.3-inch high-definition screen, the Envy 17 also has some high-performance audio technology built in to cover all the essentials.


  • Tech tools: Canon Legria FS37

    May 21, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Canon’s smallest camcorder, the Legria FS37, is designed to be ultraportable without sacrificing features.


  • Tech tools: Ecco Personal Pocket GPS

    @ 12:01 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I can’t stress how much I need one of these. Have you ever had to search for your car in a car park? Usually when it’s late at night, cold and possibly raining, if this country’s usual weather system has anything to do with it.


  • Tech Tools: HTC Desire

    May 14, 2010 @ 2:37 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    HTC’s latest handset is yet another challenger to the iPhone. The Android phone has a 3.7in LED display, which is bright, responsive and perfect for web browsing, viewing images and watching video. It has pinch to zoom and also supports Flash content. A decent video and still camera have been included.


  • Tech tools: Microsoft LifeCam HD6000

    May 5, 2010 @ 11:57 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Made specifically for notebooks, the Microsoft LifeCam HD6000 brings your notebook up to date with some high-definition video capability.

    Simply clip the camera on to your notebook, connect it via USB and you are ready to start filming. It features true 720p HD video at 30 frames per second, as well as auto focus to help you get the best picture possible, keeping the image sharp even in close-ups. A 360-degree rotating lens captures all the action, turning halfway in both directions. The new camera also features something called True Colour Technology, which adjusts
    exposure automatically depending on the lighting conditions. In practice, this means that even if you are filming a backlit subject, the camera will adjust the brightness and colour to capture the best image possible.

    As a Microsoft product, it is optimised for use with Windows Messenger, but you can also use it with other video applications such as Skype.

  • Tech tools: Tunebug

    April 29, 2010 @ 8:01 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Mobile music doesn’t have to be poor quality. Imagine if you could make any surface into a speaker big and powerful enough to blast out your iPod’s music at a level that kept you happy, while still remaining portable. Tunebug Vibe does exactly that.


  • Tech tools: Crosley Revolution

    @ 7:59 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Audiophiles will tell you that you can’t beat vinyl when it comes to the quality of recorded music, that digital music is cold and soulless in comparison. Digital files though can be far more convenient, leaving music fans in a bit of a quandary.


  • Tech Tools: Eye-Fi Pro X2

    February 6, 2010 @ 10:58 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    There are several things that will remain certainties for me: I will always lose the USB camera from my at least once; despite owning about 16GB of memory cards, I will always run out of space too soon ; and photographs from holidays will, if not uploaded almost immediately, get forgetten about until I find the memory card months later.


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