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Public Twitter Booths Installed In Russia

On the off-chance that you 1. feel the irresistible urge to tweet 2. reach into your pocket to find your phone is dead and 3. happen to be walking past one of these public Twitter booths recently installed in Russia’s tech hub Skolkova, all at the same time, then...

Google Buzz – Review

Phew, so the hype following yet another Google product release is starting to settle. Having had a good play with it on my iPhone here are some initial thoughts: The initial experience of entering buzz.google.com into your iPhone browser is good. Like all iPhone versions...

Xbox Press Briefing – Galen Center, Los Angeles – 1st June 2009

We arrived at the Galen Center in Downtown L.A. having heard rumours of a big announcement from Microsoft on their beloved console. The various queues seemed to consist of media, bloggers, fans and some people who didn’t look nearly geeky enough. After joining the...

8 Things I Realised After Owning the Apple Watch

The Watch is essentially an iPhone accessoryWhilst you’re made aware that you should only buy this product if you’re an iPhone owner, when you start using it you find that it is essentially a Bluetooth accessory, albeit a very fancy and clever one. It...

First 3D Video Taken With LG Optimus Pad

I cheekily took the following footage with a demo model at the LG booth then emailed it to myself. 3D options only available if you watch the vid at youtube.com. Click here to do that! Stay tuned at twitter.com/willfrancis to see the latest cool stuff from...

LG Optimus 3D and Pad: Hands On

Having had a thorough play with LG’s Optimus 3D - the first smartphone to shoot in 3D and with 3D screen - as well as their tablet the Optimus Pad which shoots in 3D I’m definitely feeling a little more agnostic about my technology...

Is Apple’s UK iPad Pricing Taking The P***?

As Apple say on their site ‘an unbelievable price’. 'Unbelievably frigging steep’ was my first thought on seeing what the much hyped iPads will be sold for in the UK from 28th May (pre-orders are now open)… At first blush it looks like they’re massively...

The internet is full of rubbish…?

In a charity shop recently I overheard a conversation involving a scruffy internet-phobic man in his fifties, whose ambivelence towards modernity clearly extended to hot water and shower gel. He said that trying to wade through the abyss of crap on the internet was...

All About Chatroulette

Heard of Chatroulette? If not, you undoubtedly will very soon. It’s the first big internet craze to come to prominence in 2010 and it’s a surprising one. To the girl in this screengrab - I’m sure you’ll never read this, but sorry for using your...