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General Chat Thread, Do you keep up with technology? in General; Not really, I can't afford to. The best I manage is having a decent phone every 18 months....
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    Not really, I can't afford to. The best I manage is having a decent phone every 18 months.

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    TBH I'm not much of a gadget person although my G1 is the best thing I have ever purchased and I'm never more than a couple of feet away from it at any moment in time. I'd be lost without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    TBH I'm not much of a gadget person although my G1 is the best thing I have ever purchased and I'm never more than a couple of feet away from it at any moment in time. I'd be lost without it.
    Agree with your comment on the G1! Brilliant device. I bought an extended life battery for mine from ebay. Ok, it now has a lumpy back but I've yet to drain the battery in a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    TBH I'm not much of a gadget person although my G1 is the best thing I have ever purchased and I'm never more than a couple of feet away from it at any moment in time. I'd be lost without it.
    Yeah it's pretty awesome huh? I'm replacing mine end of the month with a Desire - gonna miss the physical keyboard though.

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    I keep up in terms of stuff I need to know for work but don't have much interest in gadgets unless it's something with a practical purpose that solves a problem for me.

    In fact just looking round we have a pretty low tech house which I like after dealing with tech all day at work.

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    are there other people like me
    Me. YMMV but some of that is probably because knowing a bit about them, I can see how worthless some of those gadgets really are. Age/experience can count too, as in very little new stuff is actually a new *concept* .. smaller, shinier, faster or whatever isn't enough to stop it being something you've seen before in a dozen incarnations i.e. boring.

    Last real gadget: One of the early HD based MP3 player/recorders 10 years ago.

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    I love anything gadgetey... and untill my mortgage I brought whatever I wanted, well that changed pretty smart ish lol!

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    I would not say i have any fantastic gadgets as such, i do have alot of tech equipment though but i tend to only get it if i need it or have a use for it and generally i only have alot of kit because i like to learn and test things i am sure that will change when i get a bit older have a house to pay for aswell i suppose.

    currently looking around my room i have

    - PS3 with 32" Samsung TV
    - Projector connected to my Xbox360
    - Fairly Decent Desktop Computer
    - Fairly Decent Laptop
    - iPhone
    - Dual Screen Dell Monitors
    - Alarm Clock
    - Hydrolic Chair with lean back mode
    - Speakers

    ...... Books?

    and not forgetting to 2 Dell PowerEdge Services which currently run Exchange2010, SharePoint 2010 amongst other things aswell as my new installation of SBS 2008 all for testing purposes

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    I don't have that much gadgetry really- it can be too distracting. A laptop is bad enough!

    I've always been a gamer so i have a PS3 with a 32" LCD telly, an i-Mac for recording my music and a PC running Linux.

    I've got some ancient technology known as a Piano and i'm discovering my own internal, highly advanced bio-technology known as my body... it's amazing once you start using it properly for manifestation, hugging and tapping

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    Keeping up with technology.

    Read about - yes; interested - yes; afford it - sometimes... so no the house is littered with new technology

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    Our house isn't that great on technology:

    PS3
    32" Flat screen
    5-year old Dell desktop (connected to TV)
    2-year old netbook
    5-year old handed down freeview box
    old 15" TV in bedroom, along with handed down freeview/dvd recorder box

    That's about all the technology in my house. I have a G1 and I'd be lost without it, but to be honest I find it hard coming home and doing more 'work stuff' on a computer. I just want to turn the PS3 on and chill out, so my PC/laptop hardly gets used.

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    I buy stuff that works.

    My home has cat 5 all round and my XBox360 is my main Meda Player, it streams from my main PC, upscales DVDS and has HDMI to connect to my 32" TV.

    I would like a better TV but not until the current one dies.

    3D TV's are going to bomb hard. No one is going to want to sit and watch the TV with glasses on. Its a nice Gimick, Avatar though is the only film I have seen where it enhances the experience, then again it depends on where you are sitting.

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    Not on my income!

    Mind you, I probably wouldn't go and replace everything even if I won the lottery - don't see the point in throwing out perfectly good kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    3D TV's are going to bomb hard. No one is going to want to sit and watch the TV with glasses on. Its a nice Gimick, Avatar though is the only film I have seen where it enhances the experience, then again it depends on where you are sitting.
    OT: I didn't see Avatar in 3D. Does the extra dimension enhance the experience enough to detract from the poor script, poor story and poor alien animations? The film was way overrated IMO and only the background animation made up for it. But then maybe I should not falling asleep through it in 3D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    OT: I didn't see Avatar in 3D. Does the extra dimension enhance the experience enough to detract from the poor script, poor story and poor alien animations? The film was way overrated IMO and only the background animation made up for it. But then maybe I should not falling asleep through it in 3D?
    At last, someone else who thinks Avatar was a steaming pile of poo!

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