What I love about the Wall of Fame is that I get the chance to dress up like some of my favourite characters. This month: Michael J Fox from Back to the Future. Why? Because I was promoting the JVC GR-C1 – the camcorder used in the film. Jason, meanwhile, puts forward his case for the glamour-cam Super 8 cine-camera!
First up: the Super 8 – the first truly amateur-friendly film format. A plu…Read more
It’s been a while since Blu-ray turned HD-DVD black and, ahem, Blu, But since then the format’s just kept developing. So it comes as no surprise that LG has introduced the world’s first Blu-ray player with YouTube built in.
With more and more of us watching television on the internet nowadays, it was almost inevitable for the reverse to happen. The LG BD370 has an ethernet port for hooking u…Read more
Ah, the sun. The life star of this planet. Worshipped throughout the ages, from the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Aztecs. Well, neither of those powerful civilizations could have foreseen that we would be using the sun’s rays to power a car!
That’s right, the Affinity Solar Powered Car is the UK’s only road-legal solar-powered vehicle. It’s covered by nine square metres of silicon solar …Read more
This week Gail and Jason go head to head in a clash of the internet titans. First up, with music in mind we pit the reigning champion iTunes against the plucky newcomer Spotify. To find out which is best Gail and Jason test them for ease of use, portability and range of music available. Next, they continue their internet face off when they attempt to get as many people as possible to join them …Read more
In these fraught financial times, more and more people are switching to small, affordable netbook laptops as a way to save money but still keep in touch with their email and so on. So what have I been test-driving this week? Well, the exact opposite – Apple’s large and very expensive new 17-inch MacBook Pro.
Unsurprisingly it’s a very stylish piece of design, the battery life is impressive a…Read more
We love Apple products here on the Gadget Show – they’re user-friendly, look amazing and are generally so desirable we’d sell a kidney, a lung and our liver to get one. Jason’s so obsessed with all things Apple, we even tried weaning him off the Big Fruit’s products last series, but to no avail.
All that said, though, one of our major complaints with the new Mac line-up was the lack of Blu-...Read more
Everybody loves making ice cream. But having to wait hours for it to freeze puts people off. What if I was to tell you there was a way of making a pot of the cold stuff in under a minute? No not with one of today’s fast-freeze fridge-freezers. By using liquid nitrogen!
So the recipe: first take your cream, icing sugar, milk and vanilla essence. Put it all in a bowl and mix well. Next take yo…Read more
You’ve got your flatscreen on your wall, but the slag heap of wires underneath is spoiling your view. What’s a man, or indeed a woman to do? Well, that’s the question that I was hoping to answer when I went to the States recently to find out about… wireless electricity!
First up I headed to Boston to catch up with the guys at WiTricity who have developed a way of powering compatible gadget…Read more
This week we have a science special where Jason and Jon try to score a `supersonic goal’ employing a variety of techniques to break the sound barrier with a football. Gail undertakes a range of experiments in the kitchen, and Ortis travels to America to try out wireless power. Thanks to all these guys who made it all happen –
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Flatscreen televisions look great. Fact. But while they’re saving you space, they’re not exactly saving the planet. Until now, perhaps. This year in particular has seen a slew of eco-friendly televisions introduced to the market, with the aim of cutting the normally high power-consumption of flatscreen TVs.
I headed to InterTech labs with a variety of tellies to sort out the eco-wheat from…Read more