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Social suicide – or how I think I might actually want to own a BlackBerry

There are many milestones in a man’s life. Like the day he discovers that Radio 2 actually has some good presenters who play good tunes as well as libel celebrity granddaughters. Or the moment when the clothes in Burton’s don’t just seem competitively priced and practical, but almost a bit cool. But for me the one I have been dreading has finally arrived. Yes I actually want to own a BlackBerry.

Over the last half decade I have smugly looked on at mates, work colleagues and randoms on buses whose lives are pretty much governed by those horrible little excuses for phones. Smug in the knowledge that, 1 I had a decent handset, usually a Nokia, 2, that my phone did all manner of wonderful things – like take amazing high quality pics and play back MP3s and, most crucially, 3, that I wasn’t checking my phone screen every three minutes in case my boss had emailed me.

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Posted: 17th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (5)


Apple iPod touch reviewed

Posted: 17th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comment


Your Virtual Japanese Tortured Girlfriend

VIA Boing Boing, this gem of a toy from Japan:

Dennou AR girlfriend. Feministing deems her a “virtual torture victim”; Gizmodo declares the 3D webcam hottie “entrancing, if a little perverted.”

A little perverted? NSFW:

Looking Up Girls’ Skirts In Japan

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comment (1)


The Moving Target Toilet

A MR Johnny Henry of Laurel brings to the world the vibrating toilet seat.

Says he:

“I believe in thinking out of the box. I wanted to create something that is a little unusual. This invention is designed to stimulate. It’s to make you feel good while you are there.”

Henry says he wants “to add some life to the otherwise lifeless toilet seat”.

Anorak is of the old school traditionalist on this matter, and prefers a mute and, for wont of a better word, dead loo seat.

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comment (1)


Don’t Press The Button: How Many Buttons On Your Remote Control?

ANORAK’S look at remote controls…

Send us pictures of yours and we’ll feature them in our upcoming technology section…

editor [at] anorak [dot] co [dot] uk nad put “remote” in the subject line

Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (3)