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Kindle Ideal for Kids   no comments

Posted at 11:43 am in Gadgets,General Stuff
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New Kindle Ideal for Kids

The new Kindle without a keyboard and no touch screen should be a disaster for Amazon. Who wants to use a device that requires cursoring around an on-screen keyboard using a finger pad and only does one job (a book reader)?

I would tend to agree with this except when I think about my youngest son…

I have a ten year old son who loves to read. He reads at night, in bed, without being prompted. He finishes books in a matter or days. Don’t get me wrong he isn’t without friends or other interests, he spends more time playing on Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 and talking to friends over xbox live. He also plays outside with friends which seems to be a major achievement for a child these days.

A new Kindle would be ideal for him simply because he won’t be distracted by other features. He has an iPod Touch and an Android based phone, both of them are used for playing games 95% of the time. So to have a device that won’t play games and is only used for one thing will allow him to concentrate on reading.

With this in mind it would be ideal for Christmas gift for children that don’t like reading as much. Giving them something that seems ‘gadgety’  might encourage them to read a little more, which is always a good thing.

Downloading of Titles

Because the device automatically downloads titles as and when they’re purchased in the Kindle store, I can purchase new books for him while I’m working on my PC and he will see them appear in his hand-held-library.

Buy a New Kindle from Amazon today

Written by Richard on November 29th, 2011

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Lunar Quasar 546 For Sale   no comments

Posted at 8:43 pm in General Stuff

My Lunar Quasar 546 Touring 6 Berth Caravan is for sale on ebay. Click Lunar Quasar 546 to see the listing.

Update: Caravan sold and extra pictures removed.

Written by Richard on June 23rd, 2011

What a great product – falarm-de-vator   no comments

Posted at 10:49 pm in General Stuff

The Falarm-de-vator was developed by scientists at NASA to remove smoke from the atmosphere. It is used to clear the room when your smoke alarm goes off. The name comes from ‘fire alarm de-activator’. Check out the brilliant advert for the product.

NOTE: This isn’t a real product.

Written by Richard on May 12th, 2011

Trying out Plurk   no comments

Posted at 10:10 pm in General Stuff

plurk Trying out PlurkJust trying out a micro blogging site called Plurk, or a Social Journal as the people at Plurk call it. It displays a cool horizontal scrolling area, or time line, at the top of the web page. The time line displays all the entries made within the last few days or hours and allows you to click and drag to see items from previous days.

You can add friends into the site and see their entries on the same time line. Adding friends has the benefit of giving you more ‘Karma’ which allows you to use more features.

The site looks to be developed in the far east and has lots of non-english language pages. I wouldn’t underestimate to use of links from this site, especially since the site has over 20 million pages indexed in Google and a page rank of 8.

It’s early days but I’m going to stick with it and see how it goes. You can see my plurk page here.

Written by Richard on December 7th, 2010

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