Review: Forza Motorsport 4 cometh and it IS awesome.

It’s finally here and truth be told, Forza Motorsport 4 lives up to all the hype. It truly is a great game. Indeed, the game is so good that after a few hours playing the game with an Xbox controller yesterday, I ordered a Fanatec CSR wheel to take my Forza 4 driving experience to … Continue reading

Hello Groboto! Come play with Modo and OctaneRender

Groboto was mentioned on the Luxology Modcast last week, so I thought I’d check it out since I’m always on the look out for magical modelling applications that help me to exercise my creative urges without burning a big hole in my wallet and free time. Well, Groboto looks to be one of those magical … Continue reading

iRacing, rFactor, Dirt3, Fanatec, F3… welcome to SimRacing

A week ago, I’d never heard of the term “sim racing”. Sure, I’d have made a reasonable guess at what is was, but if someone had asked me to estimate just how far simulated motorsports has moved on since I was an avid TOCA racing driver on the PC back in 1997 (!), and had … Continue reading

Kindle 3 first impression

I found out yesterday evening that I’d received some more money back from a poker site and it just so happened I’d seen an Amazon Kindle 3 Wifi + 3G near the sandwich counter in Tesco that morning. It was too much of a coincidence to pass up so this morning on my way to … Continue reading

The one where Oba buys TWO Nike+ GPS Sportswatches

It was on my wishlist so I suppose this day was inevitable. At least, buying one was inevitable. The other, with hindsight, was pretty likely as I couldn’t really buy myself one of these gadgets without buying one for my other half who logs more kilometres than me. I bought the sportswatches from my local … Continue reading

The Drobo Conundrum Part III

Update on the Drobo FS situation: I want to put the conclusions out there first so people looking for Drobo FS reviews don’t need to read the rest. Performance sucks. The convenience of a shared network drive does not outweigh the poor performance. The convenience of a very large drive does not outweigh the poor … Continue reading

iPhone 4… meh

iPhone 4 launch day in the UK. I’m in the mall running an errand, figure I should go check out the new iPhone at the O2 store. Navigate my way past all the staff wearing Apple iPhone 4 tee-shirts. Work my way to the iPhone display. First impression: meh Pick it up, swipe a few … Continue reading

iPad Apps to Like #2: The Times iPad Edition

The Times iPad app has been pushed quite hard by the Times group and by jove, it really is a great little digital copy of the printed paper. They’ve done a good job of making sure that each page is beautifully laid out in portrait or landscape. As the single matchbox-sized help screen demonstrates, usage … Continue reading