Archive for May, 2012

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier review (Xbox 360)

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Review by John Cranston This week I learned “techno-thriller”, while sounding like the title of a Lady Gaga song, is in fact a genre of fiction largely populated by the works of Tom Clancy. With the release of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, you’re once more invited into his world of soldiers, spies and souped-up guns […]

Otone Audio Stilo 2.1 Pro Desktop Speakers

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Following on from my review of the great little Otone Aporto portable speakers I wanted to review something a little beefier and aimed at desktop use. Otone were happy to oblige and for the past few weeks I have been almost exclusively using their 2.1 top-of-the-line Stilo 2.1 Pro for audio listening, gaming and more. […]

MagneCube Magnetic Puzzle

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

By now you’ve probably heard of BuckyBalls, and perhaps even Zen Magnets and NeoCube. They’re all the same thing; sets of small 5mm magnetic balls which attract together in a variety of combinations. Most of these are either sold primarily in the US, or at quite expensive prices which would turn the ordinary buyer ( […]

Raspberry Pi, an out of box education with Ruby

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Update: Follow my Raspberry Pi escapades on my Raspberry Pi micro-blog, hosted on the Pi itself, no less! Important: If you don’t want to repeat the arduous steps below to get WiringPi up and running with Ruby, you can now just “gem install wiringpi”. See my Pi blog for more information on the WiringPi Gem […]