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Things I want for Christmas

Things I want for Christmas

This weekend I spotted the first Christmas decorations in the shopping malls. The silly season is officially upon us. Browsing the net alerted me to a number of nifty new gadgets that are available. My kids are still trying to persuade me to get them a Sony PSP3. I on...

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ADSL Router problems

ADSL Router problems

Since the start of 2009 I have had endless problems with my ADSL line at home. It must have been down at least a week per month. I followed the ‘patience testing’ route of logging a call. In some cases the calls were closed without anyone showing up to test the line...

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ADSL Router problems (continued…)

ADSL Router problems (continued…)

This is an update to the post I made yesterday about my ADSL problems. Refer to the post for all the detail. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. It appears that it was not the Firmware update that caused the problems; but in fact a faulty power-supply. What a...

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How big is yours ?

How big is yours ?

I took delivery of my Sony Microvault 16Gb USB memory stick last week. Although there are bigger sticks available, such as 32Gb, I tend to go with the popular brands. I suppose it makes no difference. There is no moving parts so it is unlikely that it will get...

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The iPhone 3G S was launched in South Africa

The iPhone 3G S was launched in South Africa

I follow the News24 feed on Twitter and just read that the new iPhone 3G S will be launched in South Africa today. The "S" refers to "Speed" because of its faster processor. Not that I have ever had complaints about the older model's speed. Other than that the new...

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Wolfram Alpha

The brainchild of Dr Stephen Wolfram, a British physicist, the computational search engine soft launched at the end of last week, but was fully unveiled on Monday.Wolfram Alpha is a natural search engine, which filters information and data stored in its own vast...

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The iPhone and iPod touch interface…

The iPhone and iPod touch interface…

 Apple has filed a patent that could see the iPhone and iPod touch interfaces adjust the size of their elements in response to motion.  The filing, entitled Variable Device Graphical User Interface, describes a self-adjusting user interface that would make it easier...

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Koobface Worm on the loose again…

Koobface Worm on the loose again…

It is mostly facebook nutters that should heed the caution. The Koobface Worm has been around in various guises. It appeared most frequently on the Facebook and MySpace social networking websites since June 2008. A new variant recently re-appeared on the facebook...

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Who said a PC should look like a PC ?

For the tenth company anniversary the PC Manufacturer "Thermaltake" came up with something special. They developed, in cooperation with BMW Group Designworks USA, a futuristic PC case and named it "Level10". Read more about this exciting design here...

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The ASUS Fold / Unfold Laptop

Image courtesy of Engadget.The Asus Aero Folding Laptop is inspired by Origami Philosophy. It is super light and super thin and likely to be released during the third quarter of 2009. Watch the design video hosted on YouTube to get an idea of what all the fuss is...

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Neotel launches R 499 NeoFlex service

My post from yesterday wasn't cold yet when I spotted this article on the Mybroadband site. Neotel has quietly launched a 5 GB NeoFlex offering. Follow the link in this post to see how it compares in price. Remember, Neotel is not for everyone. Remember to check the...

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Ripping up the neighborhood…

Ripping up the neighborhood…

I was reminded during the past week of how dependent I have become of my Telkom DSL connection at home. Over and above the convenience of Internet at my finger tips its the luxury of being able to bring some order to the chaotic state of my corporate email Inbox. The...

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The iPhone or the Omnia ? Which one ?

The iPhone or the Omnia ? Which one ?

The world still seems largely undecided. It is to be expected that cellphone manufacturers will bring out new models to compete with the iPhone. But why ? The iPhone has established itself very well and its following still swears by it ? But cellphone debates will...

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Google Mobile Sync

Google Mobile Sync

Growing numbers of people are switching to Google's online e-mail and calendaring services because of the convenience they offer - you can access them from anywhere you have an Internet connection, they're easy to set up, and don't require the support of your...

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