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Tomorrow's People: How 21st-Century Technology is Changing the Way We Think and Feel
Tomorrow's People: How 21st-Century Technology is Changing the Way We Think and Feel
by Susan Greenfield
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.38

0 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Susan Greenfield -- genious, engaging and her words must be heard, 21 Feb 2007
I havent got this book yet but i am ordering it today after a speech by Susan Greenfield herself in a seminar about the future and how technology, especially neurotechnology is going to affect us and what developments currently are in development and research and what they do, from cures to parkinsons and ways of trying to cure alzeimars (*spelling. She is a wonderful and lively person who is very clever with a huge number of degrees and a vast and expansive bank of knowledge from which she only tapped in the seminar I had today. I am in wonder at her brilliance and i believe anything written by her is worth a read, especially this book as i know myself from the seminar she gave us today that she knows a helluva lot and how to explain and deliver it. Interesting, funny, engaging and simply brilliant! Thank you Susan.
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Call of Duty 3 (Xbox 360)
Call of Duty 3 (Xbox 360)

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 24 Jan 2007
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
COD 3 is a must-buy for the xbox 360. one of the best games out there. single player has boring cut scenes and gets boring 1/2 way through but if u leave it a while and come back to it its amazing again. however the best thing is the multiplayer. this game probably has the best multiplayer out for the 360 at the minute, its so fantastic.

dont get this game if u dont hav xbox live, but if u do have xbox live then you cant miss it.

The Monster Book of Manga: Draw Like the Experts
The Monster Book of Manga: Draw Like the Experts
by Estudio Joso
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginners, Intermediates, the curious, the talented and the Professionals alike, 19 Dec 2006
This book is richly illustrated and well guided. For me, as many other manga artists, to get a good style going, copying manga and picking up on and further developing techniques is one of the best ways to develop your own style. Also seeing what styles you like is essential. This book has plenty to entertain all, showing various styles of art and a huge variety of unique characters and drawings divided up into easy to read and understand sections. I got this book in a bookstore a lot more expensive than Amazon sells it here but i still thinks its worth every penny!

My favourite part of the book was the section at the back devoted to digital art. It has st4ep by step instructions on how to go about makign your manga art digitally from drawign to colouring using adobe photoshop in the example. However the features are pretty much the same for any decent graphics software so it will still apply.

I already knew how to draw and make manga and draw and make it well, yet i found this book extremely useful for reference, ideas, inspiration and i picked up on a lot of key things and little techniques which have all roundedly improved my style. Id recommend this to anyone interested in starting manga or at any level of creating it - this is a simply wonderful book for all artists out there! well worth its 5 stars!

iSkin EVO3EC1-B eVo3 case for iPod video 60GB - Eclipse Black
iSkin EVO3EC1-B eVo3 case for iPod video 60GB - Eclipse Black

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If there was a 12 star id give it that- essential for your iPod, 19 Dec 2006
When i bought my iPod video, (30GB version) i was worried about how easily the iPods screen and the device in general scratched, so i hunted the net for a case that would protect;

-the screen

-the ipods surface

-and make it a little tougher and shock resistant

This case fits all of these, it completely covers the iPod, i detached the belt clip though as it makes in non sleek and a little clumbsy, but your iPod is covered totally then. The screen part of this skin is tough hard crystal clear plastic, it is hard to scratch and gives your iPod maximum protection. The iPod wheel is covered but using it is still easy as this part of the cover is thinner than the rest so it still has maximum sensitivity and is still protected. The case is not too bulky although it doesnt look as sleek as the iPod on its own, alike any case, but at least this one has some style.

The rubber casing makes your iPod safe from drops, though i dont recommend you go about testing it, i already did, no damage or breaking to my iPod from dropping from 6ft on carpet, wood, concrete. No damage in rolling it across these surfaces.

All in all, this is one sleek and tough-ass skin for your iPod, id recommend it to anyone who cares about their iPod. Top marks here!

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (PC)
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (PC)
Offered by passionFlix UK
Price: £3.39

5.0 out of 5 stars wow...just wow, 14 Oct 2006
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
i got this game thinking it would be another crap shoot 'em up that pits you against a million or so useless all similar enemies with nothing special. but this has to be one of the best fps's i've ever played - amazing amount of enemies, plenty of species's and lots of guns. The wee description things are also cool when u get a weapon or meet a new enemy and give u a hint at how to kill it.

If you want a good game, then get this.

I've had it 2 years and havent yet taken the box off my desk.

Gameplay 10/10

Sound 10/10 (funky little tunes)

Graphics 10/10 (the graphics are nothing special now but they are cartoony and perfect for the game)

You need this game.


33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If there was a 6 star option for this, id choose it, a 110% brilliance!! Simply amazing!!!, 25 April 2006
At Christmas i got this graphics tablet instead of one of the 'Wacom' variety because the product seemed tough and big enough for me, and unlike Wacom boards, i wasnt charged 20 pounds per square inch! However as some of my friends had Wacoms, (which were very good tablets) i was sceptical and fearful that my investment in this would be a waste of my monney. Also the poorly rated comments from some whiners felt off-putting.. But my fears were not met, and my expectations (and those of my friends) were well exceded!!

The tablet works with everything, replacing the mouse (the mouse can still be used without having to unplug and replug) with a pen. The pen is electronic, and the "refills" referred to in the manufacturers list refer to nib replacements in case you break the nib somehow (it is very durable). The pen is comfortablbe in your hand and uses a AAA battery - dont let that put you off, I use my tablet for on average 15 hours a week, and still havent had to replace the battery included (you get 2 included batteries) 5 months down the line of heavy usage. The pens buttons are excellent and very well placed and the tablet does not sense your wrists or anything on the board apart from the pen included so you can lean on it and even use rulers etc to draw with if you want. The included software takes about 5 minutes to install (with 3 of those being to load up the CD on a slow computer) and is very simple and easy to understand. As the actual writing area is quite large, you are able to easily adjust the writing area so it encompasses less space (eg if you wish to have a 10cm by 23cm rectangle at the center of the tablet to write on, you can do it) it doesnt reduce the area you can move, rather just makes you move faster across the screen on your scaled down writing area, the area outside your desired writing space is made inactive. You can reverse that at any time. The pen has some sort of wireless pickup as it can pick up the pen from nearly 2" away from the tablet (above it i mean, 'this does not left click', pushing down on the pen as if you are writing does that, hovering above acts like a mouse to move the cursor)

Well anyway, I use it mainly for artistic purposes and making animations and the like but the thing works with everything really, Flash, Fireworks, Paint, Adobe, and can be used as a mouse too for every program (there is a mouse included, but the pen is much more comfortable and easier to use i think than anything else).

Anyway, my friends with Wacoms are jealous now and fuming that they wasted the extra cash on a big brand name, they think my device is far superior and works better than theres, and a such a cheap price in comparison, who am i to blame them?

110%, a terrific tablet!

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