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Samsung "smart watch" kicks off this year's big tech trend

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/samsung--smart … ml#OLzmUZV

Samsung is the first big company to “break cover” - but others are set to follow, bringing email and apps to our wrists, and offering the world a taste of “wearable computing”

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Microsoft has released an update for its windows 8 OS. The new 8.1
gives you back a start button and a more windows 7 looking screen.

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always shaken wrote:
Bondtoys wrote:

Unfortunately, that's not my garden  ajb007/biggrin
Stock pic, but my lawn will be soon looking like that

However, I would be very concerned to find my robbie in that pool one day  ajb007/biggrin

Trouble with those auto mowers is that they don't put the stripes into the lawn
(my missus insists on stripes), so you have to get a decent size petrol powered job with a roller on it ajb007/smile

http://s15.postimg.cc/mbrds1w93/P1040401.jpg

see what I mean ajb007/smile

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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I'd love to see Bond get oneof these.
http://www.gibbssports.com/quadski

A Quadski,  They look a lot of fun.  ajb007/lol
http://s18.postimg.cc/gj7yzaxn9/Quadski2_2368804b.jpg

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I'd love to see Bond get oneof these.
http://www.gibbssports.com/quadski

A Quadski,  They look a lot of fun.  ajb007/lol
http://s18.postimg.cc/gj7yzaxn9/Quadski2_2368804b.jpg

It was reviewed last week on The Gadget Show....looked pretty cool...

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Yes. That's where I saw it, it looked fantastic.  I'd love one.  ajb007/lol

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I'd better start saving again,.................................    ajb007/heart

http://s21.postimg.cc/x4lyz1rer/Nikon_Df_with_a_leather_case.jpg

Beautiful Retro look, but it has the flagship D4's Sensor   ajb007/biggrin

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Police warn of 'ransom' spam http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24964426

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Samsung pulls Galaxy S3 update http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24995544

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Recently bought the Bose QC20 noise cancelling headphomes.

The noise reduction is simply stunning - even significantly better than the industry standard, the Bose QC 15.

And as the NC 20 is in-ear, there are no vibration noises from the headrest when I am sleeping in the plane.

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-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Microsoft acknowledges Xbox problem http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25087517

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WTF ?

Microsoft Xbox One bans swear words http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25103353

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http://home.bt.com/entertainment/games/ … 3850246095

A shot review of the new PS4

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Thunderpussy wrote:

http://home.bt.com/entertainment/games/ … 3850246095

A shot review of the new PS4

That has to be the shallowest review I've ever read, obsessing over its physical form instead of its performance.  ajb007/lol

I picked up a PS4 last week as well as a couple of games. As to some random observations:

- the console is small, unobtrusive and easily fits into just about any entertainment system.

- despite its size, the machine is a graphical powerhouse and launch games like Call of Duty: Ghosts and Killzone: Shadowfall run at native 1080p and show amazing levels of detail and smooth 60 frames per second gameplay.

- the DS4 control pad has been redesigned and now includes dramatically improved sticks and triggers as well as a touch pad. In a nice touch, there is also a non-proprietary headphone jack so you can plug in your ear buds or headphones and enjoy quality sound without having to invest in yet another headset.

- the BluRay drive is incredibly fast, installing 30GB of data in about 5 minutes.

- currently, all games must be installed to the built in hard drive (500GB is size but only 400GB of usable space). Since most games are clocking in at 20-30GB each, that space will fill up pretty quickly. Fortunately it is easy to replace the hard drive and there are rumblings that a future firmware update will allow the use of external USB hard drives.

- you can download all the standard apps (Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, etc) from the online store as well as play BluRay movies. Oddly, audio CDs, MP3s and any form of DLNA is currently not supported though will supposedly show up via another future firware update.

- the launch games are pretty but somewhat pedestrian in terms of gameplay and there is really nothing new, just your garden variety shooters and racing games. Of interest to James Bond fans, the penultimate level in Call of Duty: Ghosts is practically a recreation of the spacebound commando raid from Moonraker, right down to your character and his squad exiting from a Space Shuttle, rocketing to a nearby space station and taking out the bad guys before taking control of the station and its weapons payload.

So overall a pretty impressive piece of hardware for the $399 asking price.

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Thanks Tonydp, I'm still toying with getting one. It would probably really impress me as I've got the
Much older PS2   ajb007/lol

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Wasn't it reported that the PS4 was suffering from horrendous frame rate lag because it runs at 1080p ? It made some games - especially COD:Ghosts - virtually unplayable...or is that just with certain PS4 consoles....Xbox One has also has issues...its always best to give the 'next gen' consoles a wide berth for 12 months and let them iron-out the bugs first...

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Sir Miles wrote:

Wasn't it reported that the PS4 was suffering from horrendous frame rate lag because it runs at 1080p ? It made some games - especially COD:Ghosts - virtually unplayable...or is that just with certain PS4 consoles....Xbox One has also has issues...its always best to give the 'next gen' consoles a wide berth for 12 months and let them iron-out the bugs first...

As far as the single player campaign goes, I never had any frame rate or other performance issues with Ghosts. I've also played several hours worth of Killzone: Shadowfall and Resogun and both have also preformed great. I can't speak to multiplayer as I'm really not into that but single player has been rock solid so far.

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Amazon testing drones for deliveries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25180906

At first I thought this was an April the first story.   ajb007/lol

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Pulse weapon brings cars to a halt http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25197786

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Just the thing to help you relax, ......
Microsoft designs stress-busting bra http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25197917

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Launch of world's biggest 'ship' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25213845
Is Stromberg back.  ajb007/wink

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UK paves way for driverless cars http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25230483

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Lift off for £1bn UK space project http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25199809

Who would of thought it, Britain has a space program  ajb007/lol   well sort of.   ajb007/biggrin

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Lift off for £1bn UK space project http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25199809

Who would of thought it, Britain has a space program  ajb007/lol   well sort of.   ajb007/biggrin

well im glad we have a billion pound lying around to waste on a space project  ajb007/rolleyes
I thought we was in a recession or is someone telling us lies me thinks
to get us to  agree to a cut in wages ect ajb007/insane

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Oh I think our wonderful leaders know what's best for us.  ajb007/rolleyes

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