Gadget Review: Perixx Trackball (PERIPRO-506) on Linux / Mac

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A red trackball set in black plastic.

I haven’t used a trackball in earnest since about 1998 – when they were briefly all the rage at school. But we’re all working from home during lockdown, and my desk isn’t big enough to accommodate a full-sized keyboard and mouse. So I thought I’d try a trackball. This doesn’t need an unboxing video, or…

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USB-C powered Bluetooth Headphones – the Life Q10 from Anker

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Headphone box.

I’ve been waiting for these for a long time. #LazyWeb can anyone find me some Bluetooth headphones which recharge via USB-C. All the C ones I've found are wired. — Terence Eden (@edent) November 4, 2016 Anker, through its sub-brand SoundCore – have released the “Life Q10” headphones. They’re usually about £45 – but Amazon…

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Episode 32 – Switching from being a developer to being a manager

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The emojified face of Kim Rowan.

We’re back again with Kim Rowan. Listen to her thoughts about what it’s like to become a manager of technical teams. Read about how she got into tech. https://shkspr.mobi/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Kim-Rowan-Becoming-a-manager.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:18 — 1.6MB)Subscribe: Android Google Podcasts RSS

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Top 10 reasons to attend an all-male event

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There’s been lots of talk recently of the dearth of women attending technical conferences. This problem is blown out of all proportion! There are many excellent reasons to attend an all-male tech event: Reduced chance of having an affair while away on business ⚤ Hetrosexuals only! Won’t accidentally mistake a CEO for a cocktail waitress…

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Review: Goolrc T47 Drone

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Case open - all the bits layed out

This T47 drone was provided to me by RC Moment to review. A tiny, hand held drone, with blinkenlights, and SELFIE MODE! The 720p camera can record video as it flies, or turn around and snap a photo of you. It also has a range of SnapChat-style filters. Not bad for something costing £40 The…

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LG 360 Camera Review

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A distorted image

I’ve just bought an LG 360 – at £150, it’s one of the cheapest dual lens cameras on the market. This an excellent bit of kit. Easy to use, impressive results, and an app which works pretty well. A single click button to take photos and videos, recording audio in surround sound, and perfect for…

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Review: Sonoff 433 RF WiFi bridge

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The good folk at Sonoff have sent me yet another gadget to review. This is a slightly curious device – an IP to 433MHz remote. This allows a smartphone to control smarthome gadgets which usually require an RF remote control. It costs £8 plus postage direct from Itead. This is similar to an Infrared device…

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Review: PITAKA Carbon Fibre Wallet

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The good folk at PITAKA have sent me one of their Carbon Fibre wallets to review. It is a gorgeous bit of kit – but does that justify the price tag? You can also view the unboxing on YouTube This is a card-holder with space for 6 cards – wrapped up in a protective bundle,…

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Dear Technology World – Please Stop Trying To Give Me An Erection

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Having sex is pretty good fun, isn’t it? I enjoy it. I dare say you enjoy it. But, tell me, is it really appropriate for me to associate your products with having an erect penis? You see, being a heterosexual male, I’m biologically predisposed to be sexually stimulated by images and videos of women in…

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Video Sunglasses – Further Details

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A few updates on the Video Recording Sunglasses I blogged about earlier in the week. I stuck in an 8GB microSD card and let the glasses record indefinitely. I was curious what would happen when the size of the video went over the 4GB limit imposed by FAT32 – and what happened when the memory…

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