Cooking for Geeks isn’t just for geeks. It is a book for anyone that is looking to utilise various gadgets and tools to making cooking more fun and exciting, and to make better tasting food. It gives a burgeoning cook the ideas and techniques to be truly creative in the kitchen.
This book makes the science behind cooking easy and understandable for even novices, and can set a cook off on a culinary journey that makes even the fanciest of restaurant cooking a possibility. It will make you think about how food cooks, and how it can be cooked in new, different, and exciting ways. This book is a must-have for anyone truly serious about better understanding their kitchen, and wanting to make better food.
The new Turbocharged iMac is better, brighter, and faster than ever. Featuring two sizes (21-inch and 27-inch) fitting a broad spectrum of budgets and featuring an LED-backlit 16:9 display, the new iMac is a stunning addition to the Mac family at Apple.
Better Performance and Graphics
With new Intel Core processors, starting at the dual-core Intel i3 processor standard and ATI Radeon HD 4670 at 256 MB of memory, the new iMac is an ideal upgrade for gamers, families, and professionals alike. With the upgraded quad-core Intel i5 processor, you can expect even more scorching performance for all of your computing needs. Also included standard is 4 GB of RAM, giving this machine punch right out of the box without an upgrade.
Sporting up to 78% more pixels depending on size, the new iMac offers a fantastic technology called IPS (in-plane switching) which means the screen looks great from any angle. Also, at 16:9 aspect ratio, you’ve got an HD-TV worthy view. Games, movies, even spreadsheets look fabulous on this glossy screen.
State of the Art Accessories
The new iMac is packaged with the wireless Magic Mouse as a standard accessory, giving you multi-function swipe, scroll, and click for your desktop, just like a portable. The wireless trend continues with the wireless aluminum keyboard with a flat profile to add comfort to your daily computing.
With pleasing aesthetics, aluminum construction, and LED backlighting, the new iMac is sure to stand out—or blend in—on your desk or workspace. The added power and performance make this computer a strong contender for the desktop computing market.
The Compass is the newest innovation to aid the consumer‘s use of the new iPad and it’s technology. The Compass is manufactured by TwelveSouth and is a folding easel for the iPad that is as mobile as the iPad users themselves. The stand is made of heavy gauge steel so users can rest assured it will withstand daily uses for a long time to come. While the stand is solid in its design and material it is still versatile. While using the Compass mobile stand you can operate your iPad in either hands free or hands on mode.
The stand allows you to view your iPad in landscape or portrait mode as an easel and folds up to be a little larger than any candy bar. The user is able to slip the Compass into its protective traveling sleeve and toss it in their knapsack, backpack, laptop bag, or purse if they wish. TwelveSouth has hit the nail on the head with this product by offering users the ability to place the Compass in two different modes. One mode made perfect for typing and the other is perfect for iPhoto slideshows and presentations.
If iPad revolutionized the way that education, business and the retail industry as a whole, then the new Compass mobile stand from TwelveSouth has revolutionized our ability to use and manipulate the iPad itself. The stand is a key accessory to purchase for anyone buying or receiving an iPad. It allows the user to make full use of the device while still maintaining its portability and versatility.
In a not-so-inconspicuous reference to the extinct dodo bird of the 17th century, the DODO case for iPad and iPad 3G will offer a hard-shell case protection from extinction for your iPad. Following suit with the Nook and the Kindle for providing stylish, protective cases, the iPad can be used directly from within the case, and there is no need for removal at any time.
The hard case is made to fit the iPad and no other gadget, so it provides a very snug fit tailored exactly to the height, width and thickness of the iPad that it iPad will not fall out of unless shaken violently while upside down.
The 1st edition DODO case is made by hand in San Francisco, California using traditional book binding techniques that have been used for centuries. It gives the appearance of a traditional, Moleskine-style journal, and is a beautiful reference to the combination of new and old media technologies. It comments on Gutenburg’s opening up of doors of information to the public by mass-producing the book, and on how the iPad is opening up portals upon portals of convenient information and entertainment through portable internet. You can even hold the case like a book when reading a web page if you like.
The DODO case also works as a stand for your iPad. By folding the cover of the case back on itself, you can view your iPad in portrait or landscape views, or even flat with a bit of a raised surface to make typing easier.
With each new generation, the Apple iPhone becomes a more powerful, more spectacular device. The iPhone 4 is no exception. It has several new, much-requested features, along with the same fantastic interface of previous iPhone generations.
One of the most spectacular new features of the iPhone 4 is its brilliant screen, which has a much better resolution than earlier models. The new screen must be seen to be appreciated. Text looks much clearer, and pictures have astounding quality. The updated camera, which now hosts a flash and a simple reverse-view for taking pictures of oneself, makes it easy to get great shots to view on the new screen. A digital zoom also makes the iPhone 4′s camera much more formidable.
The iPhone 4 seems much faster than previous incarnations, although the jump in speed from the 3GS to the 4 isn’t as significant as the jump from the 3G to the 3GS. That’s not a complaint–it’s one of the fastest and most powerful smart phones on the market, and the new speed of the iPhone 4 puts it easily ahead of its competition.
The sleek new design of the iPhone 4 means that the phone is less likely to slip out of your hands, and it’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical. Overall, if you’ve waited to get an iPhone, the iPhone 4 makes it easy to get on board with the flagship Apple device. It’s fast, feature-packed, and superior to every other model of Apple iPhone ever released.
The Apple iPad has received some criticism–mainly from regular Apple detractors–for its relatively high price tag and low feature set. Much of this criticism centered around the device’s inability to multitask. However, with the latest Apple OS software update, the iPad has gained multitasking abilities, and it’s now fair to say that it’s a formidable machine.
It’s best not to think of the Apple iPad as a traditional computer, since it’s designed for tablet functions. There’s no better device for reading the morning paper or viewing art prints, and the touch screen of the iPad brings a whole new level of intuitiveness to computers. That’s the most astounding part of the iPad in a nutshell: it doesn’t feel like a computer. It feels almost like an extension of oneself, and its brilliant screen and competent processor make it a formidable opponent for other touchscreen devices on the market.
iPad owners can use their computers in typical ways, however. A Bluetooth keyboard can be paired with the iPad, allowing for easier typing, although the touchscreen does a fairly good job. There are a number of cases on the market that allow the iPad to be propped up like a typical laptop when necessary.
Ultimately, the Apple iPad is one of the most exciting computing devices to come out in the last decade. Whether it’s used for ebook reading, music listening, or a variety of other functions, it’s an exciting and fun device with an astounding, innovative feel–perfect for computer users everywhere.
A much needed revision for the Xbox, the 360 Slim, came out in late June to the applause of Microsoft fans everywhere. The new, slick, black version of every gamer’s favorite platform is back and better than ever, albeit with a steep price tag of 300 big ones. If you can foot the bill, this might prove to be one of the better investments in an Xbox, ever.
Technically, Microsoft’s newest cash cow really isn’t called the “Slim”, its the “Xbox 360 S”. Actually, Xbox rarely even uses its actual name in advertisements, preferring to go with the “new” Xbox 360 (which doesn’t sound as cool but sure rakes in the money). Anyways, the ‘S’ comes with a generous 250 Gigabytes of storage, built-in WiFi, KINECT capability, 5 USB ports, a better fan, “smoother” run, and a cool black finish to top it off.
Still, although the pros definitely outweigh the cons, there were some things Microsoft probably could have implemented but opted out on. Blu-ray, for example, has been harped upon by rival Playstation for years now, and Xbox still has chosen not to begin integrate their hardware with the new technology. Another side note on hardware quirks: the black plastic coating is very prone to fingerprint marks and smudges.
Regardless of its tiny shortcomings, the 360 Slim has managed to breathe new life into Xbox. The smaller, sleeker, and more efficient design was merely the icing on the cake for most die-hard Microsoft fan boys, that’s for sure.
This discreet and portable charger boasts a very impressive 5000mA battery. This means your will be able to charge your iPhone over 4 times before the Pebble starts running low on juice. The device is compatible with any gadget that charges via USB, so your camera, phone and MP3 Player will never run out of charge with the Pebble around. So if you’re planning a minibreak or going to a festival this summer the Pebble is well worth popping in your bag or suitcase
Amazing. This small pink device connects external hard drives to the internet. So you can view or download personal files from anywhere internet connection available. You just need to plugin and log on, you are able to access and share your files and even stream your media straight form your computer at home to your laptop or even iPhone. Read the rest of this entry »
The Slingbox Pro is a unique set top box that lives next to your main AV sources in your lounge, you feed it signals from your Satellite/Cable TV, DVD or Blu-ray and it then automagically allows you to watch them anywhere you have internet access on your laptop or mobile phone! Read the rest of this entry »
A small British company has built the fastest PC on the Planet.
For the price of a three year old family car with 50,000 miles on the clock, you can purchase a piece of kit that is absolutely guaranteed to blow any other PC into the slow lane. Read the rest of this entry »
Apple designed their new Cinema LED displays with the MacBook in mind, and it shows. The new 24inch LED cinema display is styled like the iMac and the new MacBooks with aluminium surround and sleek lines. There is even a 3 in one cable that allows the screen to power your MacBook laptop so that you dont have to bother getting the power cable for your laptop out of your bag. Read the rest of this entry »
The initial Gears of War introduced us to Sera, a planet containing a group of warriors who fight to preserve their race and once again make their world safe. Preventing them from doing this is the Locust, a race of aliens ardently seeking to bring down the Coalition of Ordered Governments. Read the rest of this entry »
This all purpose waterproof jacket is very unique, offering 25 hidden pockets and a full Personal Area Network of conduits to wire up your hidden gadgets. With this many possibilities it is rumored that the US Secret Service have used this jacket to hold their weapons gadgets. Click to see the cool x-ray image of some of the possibilties of this cool jacket.
Sony’s PlayStation 3 is still the king of consoles. The PlayStation 4 is probably well under development by now but the PS3 is still worth buying if you dont already have one. Sure the XBOX 360 is a great machine, but the PS3 combines the best gfx gaming power with a good upgradable Blu-Ray player. The PlayStation 3 is a must for all gamers and your TV is lonely without one. The PS3 makes the hot list for sure…
Ability to play the guitar is a bonus, but either way this beautiful piece of carbon fibre is going to look sweet in your pad. The Handle is very light as expected, so you can truly air guitar in style, what you can actually play – excellent then you can plug it in and impress even more!
The Kef KHT2005.3 arnt the newest speakers in town but they sure are stylish and pack an awsome sound to boot. These speakers provide a crisp but punchy sound with a suitable 5.1 surround source while maintaining a small enough footprint to get past the other half! Perfect.
The first iPhone was a revolutionary phone, but the 3G iPhone is the must have device of 2008. Combining all of the cool usability and style of the first iPhone the 3G iPhone now has the speed of 3G and the uefulness of thousands of applications via the appstore. No self respecting person is without an iPhone!
Once you have joined the iPhone cult make sure you get yourself the Best iPhone Apps.
If you are looking for the ultimate work horse of a computer you have to consider the Apple Mac Pro. For the creative workers amongst you it is the default option, the next step above the stylish iMac and a lot more upgradeable to boot. Read the rest of this entry »
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