Wednesday, February 18, 2009

MobileZX: an ultra portable Speccy

MobileZX Spectrum emuChances are you, dear reader, already have a phone, a PDA or some other sort of portable device that sports a colour screen and happily supports Java. If that is indeed the case, then chances are MobileZX is the app for you. It is, you see, a freeware emulator for the masively popular 8-bit (mostly) gaming computer that was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and thus an emulator that will let you enjoy Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, Arcadia and even the abomination that was Super Gran on the road.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Amazon Kindle 2

Amazon Kindle 2Say hi to the latest portable reading device that isn't a book: Kindle 2 by Amazon. A wireless, small, shiny and particularly good looking little gadget with an impressive paper like screen, that can hold up over 1500 books, allows you to actually read in the dark (or while camping in the wilderness, I guess) and will even read for you via its Text to Speech feature. Over 230,000 books have already been made available for the thing and the new Kindle 2 can be pre-ordered here. It will ship later this month, mind.