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QI wireless charger – Universal charger includes the Google Nexus 4

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

I bought a Google Nexus 4 mobile phone. It is a high specification phone at a very good price, especially when purchased in full without a contract, compared with the long term costs of the in-contract price. The most frustrating thing about the Nexus was actually getting hold of one as due to low stock […]

Day out at Folly Farm, near Tenby Wales

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

We visited Folly Farm during our camping trip to Haven Kiln Park, near Tenby Wales. From it’s name you’d think it was “just another”* children’s farm, but it’s much more than this. In fact they call it an Adventure Park and Zoo Theme Park. * [Not that there is anything wrong with children’s farms, which […]

Book review: We bought a zoo – Benjamin Mee

Friday, May 25th, 2012

I saw the film “We bought a Zoo” before I read the book. As soon as I’d watched the film I ordered the book (well later that evening as I actually saw it as an in-flight movie) and I knew straight away that I wanted to read the true story rather than the Hollywood version. […]

Book review – Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Make: Electronics is a practical guide to hobby electronics. It’s very much a hands-on guide encouraging learning by experimentation. Some of the experiments involve deliberate damage to components. Whilst I understand that this can be a good way to learn I think there are other ways of teaching which don’t encourage deliberately overloading components. My […]

Harry Potter Ebooks now available on Pottermore – DRM Free download available

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

After a long wait the Harry Potter books are now available as ebooks. I wrote in an earlier blog post that these were expected to be available as DRM free ebooks in October 2011, but it is now 6 months later and quite a long time since many other books became available as ebooks. The […]

Book review: Screw Buisness as Usual by Richard Branson

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

I’ve always admired Sir Richard Branson, both as an Entreprenour and for some of the challenges he has undertaken. I’ve already got his Autobiography Losing My Virginity. Despite this I never knew associated him as a philanthropist or as a environmentalist, which it seams is exactly what he is. In his latest book “Screw Business […]

Android 4 – Ice Cream Sandwich for Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 – ICS

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I have already written a review of the Asus EeePad Tranformer tablets with Android which can installed with Android 3.2. It’s been a little frustrating waiting for the upgrade to the latest Android operating system 4.0 – known as Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s taken a little over two months to get the update, which isn’t […]

Extended review of Asus Transformer Eee Pad

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I have already written a initial review of the Asus Eee pad transformer TF101. The first review was written when I had just received it. I’ve now had time to put it through it’s paces and find it’s good and bad points. Android tablet Android is a Linux based operating system specifically designed for use […]

Wooden Train Set – suitable for toddlers or minimum age 3+ ?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Wooden train sets have been a popular toy with children for many years and doesn’t seam to be losing popularity. Many parents will have experienced that time when trying to get on with their shopping whilst your toddler wants to play with the wooden train set on display in a toy shop. The main advantage […]

Toy Review – Fisherprice Thomas the Tank Engine Take-N-Play / Take Along Thomas & Friends

Monday, November 14th, 2011

This is a review of the Fisher Price Thomas Take-N-Play children toys based on Thomas the Tank Engine and friends. It is a push-along train set with plastic track and diecast metal trains. The “sets” are normally sold in the form of a plastic building with a simple loop track and an engine. The building […]


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