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  • Tech Tools: U Record Video Converter

    February 6, 2010 @ 10:40 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Technology has moved quickly and unless you were quick to jump on the DVD bandwagon, you probably still have several video tapes lurking in a cabinet somewhere.

    A quick search of my own revealed a stash of videos hiding behind the DVDs. I’ve no idea what they were doing there.  haven’t owned a video player since 2001. And I’ve moved three times since then.


  • Tech Tools: Bose Soundlink

    @ 10:32 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    If you’ve embraced the idea of digital audio, you probably have a large collection of MP3s on your laptop or portable hard drive, a folder full of downloaded podcasts and got your head around internet radio. But who wants to be tied to their computer?

    Bose’s Soundlink opens your music collection to a wider audience. Your laptop is relegated to the role of intermediary, grabbing MP3 files, internet radio, podcasts or whatever other audio content you want to hear, and sending it to the wireless Soundlink.


  • TECH TOOLS: ION Tape Express

    December 19, 2009 @ 3:26 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    If you’re over the age of 30, chances are you have a lot of old tapes sitting that rarely get played. Favourite albums from when you were a teenager, old chart shows nabbed from the radio… irreplaceable stuff. Now you can convert them to digital with the Ion Tape Express.


  • TECH TOOLS: Altec Lansing Expressionist Plus

    November 16, 2009 @ 8:16 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Bring a touch of style to your desktop with the Altec Lansing Expressionist Plus PC speakers. A set that could be proudly displayed in your living room, the glossy speakers not only look quietly sophisticated, but they also deliver some pretty decent audio, despite their diminutive size.


  • TECH TOOLS: Samsung S9110 watchphone

    September 25, 2009 @ 1:14 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    IT’S THE stuff of James Bond dreams – a watch that doubles as your phone.


  • TECH TOOLS: Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ

    @ 8:00 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Showing your digital camera’s photos on the tiny built-in LCD screen is so 2008. Nikon’s latest camera, the Coolpix S1000pj, has an integrated projector that will display your photos from five inches up to 40 inches, depending on lighting conditions. The camera comes with an remote control for both the projector and the camera functions, and a small stand is also thrown.


  • TECH TOOLS: Canon Selphy CP780

    @ 7:59 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Printers are not usually something to get excited about, but with digital cameras now an essential piece of kit for most people, the time may be right to consider investing. After all, there’s little point in taking the photos if they languish on your hard drive. (more…)

  • Tech Tools: LG External DVD Writer

    August 29, 2009 @ 11:53 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Netbooks may be great for carrying around, but sometimes the trade-off between portability and functionality is a little too inconvenient.

    One of the main annoyances is the lack of optical drives, making it more difficult to install software, for example.


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