I’m not a crafter. In fact, if there is a direct opposite to a crafter, then mark me down for that category. Yet I can appreciate the gadgetry involved. I’ve made my love for sewing machines well known, and today I got the chance to check out some of the smaller trinkets involved in the [...]
I seriously wonder at the decision making behind releasing something like TiVo, let alone TVNZ investing millions into it. It’s a fringe device at best, hobbled by ISP exclusivity, and with no point of difference other than the brand name. A back of the envelope calculation should be enough to pin that as a losing proposition from the outset.
My kitchen is a temple to technology. Cooking is an adjunct, from which I find a reason to use the gadgetry available. I was pleased this morning to be able to share some of my latest acquisitions with Paul and Pippa.
Video from TVNZ this morning. Telescopes and binoculars.
I spent an enjoyable 10 minutes with Russell Brown nattering about CES, the 2010 gadget landscape, Apple’s impending flat computer, and what it all means for media.
I think this screen grab deserves a caption competition. You can click through for a video with context.
Here’s a run-down of the camping gadgets we covered on TVNZ Breakfast this morning. Feel free to ask any questions or post comments, and check back later today for the video.
Hybrid TV have announced the launch date and details for Tivo in New Zealand. Coming on the 6th of November 2009 the device adds “CASPA™ On-Demand” content along with Freeview recording. The catch is you can only get CASPA content if you are a Telecom broadband user.
Here’s the items covered on TVNZ Breakfast this morning. Feel free to ask any questions or post comments below. Click below to watch the video: Item: The i-Sobot Humanoid Robot Price: $490 Rating: 3 / 5 Info: The 16cm tall i-Sobot holds the Guiness world record as the smallest production robot. It’s a great fun [...]
Just because your brand is a verb, it doesn’t mean you can charge a massive premium, and flush away a large part of your audience with provider lock-in. Yep, the exciting TiVo boxes will be available in New Zealand come November. If you have $900 spare. And they’ll be largely crippled unless you’re a Telecom broadband subscriber. That’s right. Unless you use Telecom broadband, your TiVo won’t have a program guide, rendering it effectively useless.