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Virtual sexism 

Virtual sexism

Although many people have focused on the question of why people should feel the need for a virtual representation of themselves, claiming that the desire for an alter cyber-ego is a manifestation of s
The virtual Davey Winder 

The virtual Davey Winder

I was recently in London for a business trip, in fact while writing this article, and I came across an opportunity that was simply too good to miss. I said to myself what the hell and paid a visit to
In conclusion 

In conclusion

Photo-realistic avatars arent the only fruit. How about a custom built model that you can create off the peg? Such a beast can be found already at the likes of the Virtual Zones Sci-Fi World and Cycos
The synthespians 

The synthespians

Computer-generated actors have, surprisingly, already hit the big screen and Im not talking about Toy Story either. It all really started with Jurassic Park and those dinosaurs, which were a lot more
Virtual girl power 

Virtual girl power

The first wave of high-profile avatars has come in the shape of Ananova and Vandrea, two virtual newscasters that might look similar on the surface, but behind the scenes are very different creatures
Out of the office and into your living room 

Out of the office and into your living room

Apple's success can be measured not only in the improvement to its bottom line but in the number of would-be imitators, all of whom have been sent packing by the courts. It also has shattered once and
Turning a duckling into a swan 

Turning a duckling into a swan

That presents a serious problem to the printing industry, which until now has not had to worry too much about the aesthetics of the devices it manufactures. Now the manufacturers are having to put a l
Style on the move 

Style on the move

It is perhaps understandable that mobile phones should be the real leaders in the techno fashion stakes; after all there are close to one billion of them in circulation and the number is growing daily
Keeping it moving 

Keeping it moving

The future holds a lot of interest for industrial designers. Now they are unshackled from the beige box we can expect to see computers in all shapes and sizes. In the United States you can already get
More than just a colour 

More than just a colour

The impact Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive have had on the personal computer is immense. At Macworld in Tokyo earlier this year half of the exhibition floor was taken up with colour accessories - no longe
One seductive Apple 

One seductive Apple

Designer Jonathan Ive and Apple boss Steve Jobs unleashed the iMac - a brightly coloured, translucent desktop computer like nothing the IT industry had seen before. Despite the stunned mutterings and
Technology and Style 

Technology and Style

Is it worlds colliding or simply the inevitable? David Hellaby investigates the merging of fashion and computing.

Something associated with mice, bugs, crashes and screen dumps is
WAP on the lighter side 

WAP on the lighter side

While most of the WAP applications to date have been serious services, UK games developer Eidos is working on its first WAP game. The company, which is best known as the publisher of the hugely succes
Finding a room 

Finding a room

A new WAP service recently launched by Brisbane-based Wotif.com will enable business travellers to find standby-rate rooms from their WAP enabled phones.

The service is an extension of th
Reinventing the WAP 

Reinventing the WAP

But while some contemplate the safety issues of the future, others have more pressing issues to deal with such as how to improve the public perception of WAP.

In Europe a backlash has de
WAP update 

WAP update

The idea of mobile videophones has always conjured up memories of the old Dick Tracy cartoons and the feeling that it was interesting fantasy rather that hard fact. But that has changed. Mobile videop
Targus Pacific Rim Travel Connection Kit 

Targus Pacific Rim Travel Connection Kit

Price: $159.50
One of the most useful accessories for the international road warrior is the travel connection kit. Targus kit is contained in a compact zipped carry case, which houses al
Targus CordMaster 

Targus CordMaster

Price: $24.95
Organisation on the road can be a challenge but the CordMaster keeps all your cables under control. The cable lies through the centre of the wheel and winds to the distance
Swann USB Micro Mouse 

Swann USB Micro Mouse

Price: $19.00
The small size and light weight (80g) of the adorable Micro Mouse make it a perfect accessory for the road warrior. Its ergonomically designed and very comfortable to use -
SwannSmart USB Modem 

SwannSmart USB Modem

Price: $ 159.00
Its easy to get on-line with this external modem - just attach it to a spare USB port, install the software and connect to the Web. The SwannSmart USB modem uses the fast
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