Posts tagged with ‘Gadgets’

Acer Iconia Tab W500

Posted by Darren on January 16th, 2012 / 2 comments

One of the great things about working for Microsoft is that there always seems to be things going on to increase the interest levels around products… or more precisely, chances to win prizes. Since I’ve been been here I’ve seen … [more]

Forbes: Avoiding IT Consumerization Pitfalls

Posted by Darren on February 10th, 2011 / 2 comments

Forbes’ article starts with the strap line “I want my iPad” and relates to something I’ve experienced first-hand. When the iPhone 3 was released I noted a marked increase in the number of IBM colleagues coming to me and asking … [more]

Tablet dilemma

Posted by Darren on November 29th, 2010 / 7 comments

I was going to name this post “keep taking the tablets” or something witty like that, but then I realised it would be an extraordinarily bad pun and not very funny.

Anyway, here’s the problem… I’m a contented soul who … [more]

Crappy support for FIFA 10

Posted by Darren on May 3rd, 2010 / 6 comments

There’s nothing I like better after a hard day of doing IBM’s and Mrs A’s bidding than sitting down to a spot of FIFA 10 on the Xbox 360. With great graphics and excellent game-play it’s a must-have for anyone … [more]

The difference between men and women

Posted by Darren on December 27th, 2009 / 4 comments

On Christmas Eve I announced via Twitter the sad passing of Mrs A’s laptop. I was on the phone and from behind me I could hear the unmistakable sound of a hard disk in the throes of death. By the … [more]

Facebook and Twitter on the Xbox

Posted by Darren on November 17th, 2009 / 4 comments

A few days ago I read that there was an update coming to the Xbox 360. This isn’t unusual, sometimes it seems like every time I turn the bloody thing on it ties itself up for an hour while it … [more]

Who are you poken?

Posted by Darren on April 25th, 2009 / No comments

I had a very interesting meeting on Thursday. Along with some colleagues, I went to see Mr Mark Calleran of The Salvation Army (who incidentally is speaking at Lotusphere Comes To You) to talk about a particular Lotus solution. But … [more]

Archos reveals the Internet Media Tablet

Posted by Darren on August 19th, 2008 / 1 comment

After a few days of teasing us, this afternoon Archos switched over to their new web site design, but more importantly unveiled some new devices. Not the 606 as many assumed but (as I sort-of correctly predicted) a range of … [more]

Archos are teasing us

Posted by Darren on August 15th, 2008 / No comments

“There are many things you can be sure of in this life. Death is one, but if you want to discuss something less morbid let’s talk about technology – the fact that if you purchase any item, as sure as [more]

The pain of adopting technology

Posted by Darren on May 16th, 2008 / No comments

Who said this…?

“There are many things you can be sure of in this life. Death is one, but if you want to discuss something less morbid let’s talk about technology – the fact that if you purchase any item, [more]