Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/01/last_gadget_standing.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/01/last_gadget_standing.html en-gb 30 Wed 05 Aug 2015 06:51:18 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/01/last_gadget_standing.html odysseus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/01/last_gadget_standing.html?page=75#comment3 LiveScribe Pulse: "on special paper with microdots in" Instant fail just there. Tue 13 Jan 2009 13:43:39 GMT+1 jez http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/01/last_gadget_standing.html?page=50#comment2 I tried the emmwave on their stand. You can see the lady on the video has a red light, showing that she is stressed as her pitch is being recorded. Mine started blue and was going green as I relaxed into the breathing routine - it then flashed red when I was distracted as something I had forgotten to do leapt into my mind. I guess it must work...I have no idea how the shortlist was created, but here are a few I saw that were missed off the list.1. WireTape - basically a neat and tidy way to run cables to you wall mounted flat panel TV. Use it like sellotape so it sticks flat to the wall and then paint / wallpaper over it. Neat. (and tidy)2. Xambox - a scanner, a bit of software and a database combined. Take that big pile of paper building up in your in-tray. Run it through the fax-machine-like thing and it stores all your post. When the time comes to pay the bill, you can find the document quickly on your PC. Would be a godsend for people like me who are allergic to filing cabinets - but for the $2,800 price tag... Aimed at businesses apparently, which is a real shame.3. Trispecs - Posh Spice type sunglasses with built in bluetooth MP3 headphones.4. num8 - For all of us paranoid parents scared stiff of another Soham / Sarah Payne / Maddy tragedy. We now have a choice; a) we can lock our kids away from the world; b) we can cross our fingers and pray; or c) we can set them free and deal with it if something bad does happen. It is really easy to criticise the concept of tracking your kids... until something bad happens to your own. 2,000 kids are reported missing in America every day. Most turn up safe and sound but some don't. If you have seen Angelina Jolie in the Changeling you can't help but applaud the intent. I also saw the winner - The Bug, but unless you are trying for uber-geek status, it is really hard to see why you would buy one of these things... Tue 13 Jan 2009 10:26:06 GMT+1 danaofixya http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/01/last_gadget_standing.html?page=25#comment1 Thanks for joining us Rory. DIY repair site FixYa (http://fixya.com) was one of the Netshelter judges for the event and we really enjoyed ourselves. Based on input from our repair experts, we had the unique perspective of getting to choose the gadgets we know are going to last. We hope you liked our choices. Mon 12 Jan 2009 18:39:59 GMT+1 erostratus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/01/last_gadget_standing.html?page=0#comment0 I know you think the MSI Wind Netbook is a dull device, but as a long-time Mac user, it's pretty cool to be able to install Mac OS X on such a tiny laptop, especially for those of us who do not want to pay the huge price tag for a MacBook Air. There are a lot of tips worth reading on using your Mac at Mac Guru Lounge. Mon 12 Jan 2009 18:13:30 GMT+1