March 2007

My Mate V-Mate?

How do you get video from your old VHS tapes to your ultra-modern digital gadgets? SanDisk’s solution is a little gadget called a V-Mate: a little box with card-reader slots in the front and analogue TV connectors in the back. Read more

Jack Bauer Wrecks Trek

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Star Trek tells us more about American foreign policy than it does about the future. I have recently had occasion to read a couple of Trek novels for the first time in years and I find that the future society the stories has set in has become a nasty, cynical place in which the only thing you can depend upon is that female Vulcans are duplicitous and yet sexy evil-doers. Read more