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Modular Maglite Concept
October 9, 2008, 3:01 pm
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Modular Maglite Model

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Bupa Great North Run 2008
October 7, 2008, 9:40 pm
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So, after months of training and preparation the big day finally arrived . . .

It has to be said The Great North Run lived up to its reputation, and some; 2 days later and I’m still buzzing! Although I have been running for fun for nearly 2 years now this was the first event I have participated in and it certainly won’t be the last.

I picked the North Run as it has a big reputation and being a half marathon is about on the limit of what I can enjoyably run. However, when the number arrived in the post a few months back I suddenly realised that this wouldn’t be quite the same as my usual jogs round Cardiff – it’s not like you can change the route mid-run depending on how you’re feeling and then there’s the fact you’re running alongside others; I’m not overly vain but i’m not sure how motivating it is when people are whizzing past you!

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Nike+ has taken over my life
March 27, 2008, 10:29 pm
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Having run over 500miles in 12 months thanks to my iPod and the Nike+ its safe to say that I’m more than a little addicted!

This joint venture between Nike and Apple is a small add on that allows you to track your running performance while listening to your favourite tunes on your iPod. For the incredibly reasonable price of £19.99, you get a small reciever that plugs into the bottom of your iPod Nano or iPod Touch.

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IPod Shuffle
March 9, 2008, 2:26 pm
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Small, perfectly formed, but not for me.

After the recent price drop I decided to go out and buy my girlfriend an IPod Shuffle. £32 got me a 1GB shuffle in green (I wanted a purple one but they had run out!). After my Nano this is only the second Apple product I have purchased so I was keen to get it home and unbox it – eager to find out if it lives up to the reputation for quality that Apple are famous for. Mainly because the software I use for work is PC only I have never been able to truly buy into the Apple brand but from the moment you pick up an Apple product there is a unique design philosophy that’s hard not to fall in love with.

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Peace Protest Geek Style
March 8, 2008, 8:22 pm
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This absolutely made my day when I spotted it, not sure how broad a demographic will understand it but very entertaining for those that do!

Geek Protest

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Endless Ocean Review
March 8, 2008, 2:13 pm
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Endless Ocean: A charming and tranquil diving experience on the Wii

Endless Ocean is the latest addition to Nintendo’s Touch! Generations range of games. Released at the budget price of £19.99, I was admitedly sceptcal of how well the ‘wonders of the ocean’ would translate onto the Wii platform. It would also be fair to say to that whilst I can very much see the appeal of diving in real life, I doubted whether the experience was really suited to a great video game.Well, having been compelled to spend over 8 hours of the last week exploring the fictional Manaurai Sea and its many wonders, I can safely say this game is far from a gimmick!

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Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis
March 5, 2008, 11:26 pm
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Rockstar ports Table Tennis from 360 to the Wii with mixed success.When I saw this release for the 360, I was almost tempted to go out and buy the console for it. Admitedly, Table Tennis was never meant to be a sytem seller like Halo 3 etc, but I fell in love with this game from the moment I saw it. The developers – Rockstar Games, are often shrouded in controversy for being the team behind the ultra violent GTA. Despite the drugs, prostitutes and killing, there’s a maticulous amount of work and attention to detail that made GTA great and I sensed that those same qualities were at work in Table Tennis. Despite its budget price tag, the 360 version of the game was critically acclaimed, with breath-taking player models, an intuitive but intricate control scheme, and top class presentation. So just over a year later and still without a 360 I decided to give the new Wii version a try, who knows, it could be a perfect match for the Wii-mote!.

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