Zath’s Technology & Gadget Roundup (08/03/2010)

It’s the start of another week here on Zath, wow this year is really flying by, but at least it starting to get sunny here in the UK – anyway let’s have a quick look back at some of the interesting technology and gadget articles in the past week…

LG InTouch Max (GW620) Review – we’ve reviewed quite a few LG mobile phone handsets over the past couple of years and now we’ve had chance to take a proper look at LG’s first Android mobile phone, it’s perhaps not everything that you might have wanted if you’re looking to move from an iPhone, however if you’re looking for a good low priced Android handset, then this could be the one for you!

Google Buzz iPhone App Launched – well it didn’t take a long did it? You can now get an iPhone app that works as a software client for the latest social network; Google Buzz. I have an iPhone and have looked at the Google webpage app, but haven’t really used it. It’s good to see separate clients appearing for Google Buzz as it wasn’t until I started using clients with Twitter that I properly used that.

Review: Sony Ericsson Aino (The PS3 Phone) – have you got a Playstation 3? Would you like to be able to connect your mobile phone up to it and use Remote Play to control and view content on your PS3. This is an interesting move forward for the console manufacturers, ever since we first did our Sony Ericsson Aino preview, I’ve been thinking that in future we’ll be seeing more ways in which to use your mobile phones with your gaming console.

FLIPR iPhone Universal Remote – this nifty little device plugs into your iPhone 3G, 3GS or iPod Touch and turns it into a universal remote control. I’ve tried a variety of different universal remote controls in the past, but unfortunately for a variety of reasons always end up going back to having a line of original remote controls on my sofa. However, having a customisable touch-screen remote control in the form of my iPhone 3GS that I always have in my pocket does sound appealing!

Virgin Broadband: Next-Gen Fragging For Discerning Gamers – do you need the fastest of high-speed broadband? Are you a gamer that needs the fastest connection to ensure the lowest pings on your online games? Or do you love your online media and want to be able to stream the latest high definition programming? Does it take you ages to upload your photos and videos to sites such as Facebook? I can only wish that I could have internet access to these kinds of levels because of my location, but if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that is covered by Virgin Media Broadband, then you might want to take a look at what it’s capable of!

Wayne Unwillingly Goes Wireless For The Weekend – so what happens if your internet provider goes down? Well normally we’d just have to put up with it, wait for it be fixed, perhaps find a coffee shop that offers free wifi, however if you have an online business, you probably need another option you can depend on, here Wayne gets to test out Orange’s iPhone tethering internet access. I found this particularly interesting as I’m looking at mobile broadband options in the form of either a USB dongle, a Mifi (mobile internet wireless hotspot) or perhaps an Android-based phone such as the Nexus One and using a tethering option with that. What are your thoughts on this subject? I’d be interested to know what you think!

World Of Warcraft Characters Papercraft Is Just WOW! – right well I admit it, I do on occasion play a bit of World of Warcraft and if you’ve ever played the game too, then I’m sure you can appreciate some of the impressively created WoW papercraft characters that someone has made – I’m sure it takes ages to make something like that, but they do look very cool and if you’re someone who already has a WoW mouse and perhaps a WoW keyboard connected up to your computer, then these could be just what you need to complete your desk!

Mini Freeview Digital TV & Media Player – so it seems that everyone is talking tablet devices this year, what with a plethora of different companies producing their own products and not to mention a certain product called the Apple iPad whose launch is creeping closer every day. But what if you want a smaller, simpler media player to watch your Freeview digital TV, videos and music, then this might be a better option for you!

Radio Controlled Nighthawk Helicopter – ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had some kind of fascination with helicopters, I’m not quite sure what it is, but they always looked so cool to me just hovering in the air, seeing the Airwolf helicopter on the TV show probably added a lot to it. Anyway, consequently I’ve always wanted a really good radio controlled helicopter, unfortunately they were always so expensive, however they are now coming down to an affordable price as technology marches on, so I might have to give one of these a try now. What do you think, have you got a remote control helicopter? Do you have any advice in buying one?

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