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Technology we have loved in 2009

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UKDarkstar, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    Interesting read :

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8425294.stm

    So what's your fav bit of technology from 2009 ?
     
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  2. JonnyMX

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    I got an iPod touch for Xmas, so I'm officilly not allowed to hate Apple any more...

    :ohmy
     
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  3. davelee212

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    I know it wasn't released in 2009 but the Playstation 3 is my favourite bit of tech from 2009. Although i've had it a couple of years, 2009 was the year I actually started using it as more than just a DVD/BluRay player:

    • Bought some games: Uncharted 2, Colin McRae Dirt, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2
    • Config WMP to share music and video so I can play stuff from my library and downloaded content on the Playstation
    • Realised the BBC iPlayer works on it so some of that on the big TV as well :)
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    The 3 things I guess for me would have to be: the iPhone (as I only got my one thru work this year), Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 (I just got that for Christmas) :)

    -Ken
     
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  6. dmarsh

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    CUDA, OpenCL, Nexus, Win 7
     
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  7. Gez0660

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    Nokia N97
    my laptop with blu ray player - linked upto my hi def telly
    my netbook for when away with work and a laptop is too much
     
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    Adore my 360 but am amazed how addictive the Wii I bought for my fiancee at Christmas is! I can't believe it. Mario Kart kicks ass :biggrin
     
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    I know what you mean, my wife bought me the Wii early 2007 just after it was released - still love it. While the graphics aren't as good as the 360, the experience is ace :)

    Just waiting for the Xbox 720 and the "Wii HD" :biggrin

    -Ken
     
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    NFingW! I hadn't heard of either of those, just googled them :eek: Great!
     
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    Yippee:) wife got me the PS3 slim 250GB for christmas so am upto date with blu ray and gaming.
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    Oh yeah - definately PS3!
    Must have piece of kit.

    :biggrin
     
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    The Xbox 360 cannot be beaten in terms of simplicity yet outstanding graphics, only the very best of gaming pcs with a £100 graphics card can top the Xbox 360 in terms of visually stunning graphics.

    But for how much more simple the Xbox 360 is compared to a Computer is where its had its success in the long run IMO.

    Long Live Xbox 360! :D

    Oh and Happy new year to everyone here at cert forums! 8)
     
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  14. LukeP

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    I think 2009 was pretty crap when it comes down to new technologies really.
    Looking forward to 2010 :D
     
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    My iPhone which technically was last year but was last few days of dec so this year lol, and have to say that after a year of constant use the touch screen is still as responsive even through a screen protector and everything works fine.

    Only other technology I can think of that I loved was the computer of the guy who remapped my car taking it from 175hp 170 lb/ft to 215hp 259 lb/ft making me smile lol
     
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    Ohhh, what chariot of fire is this mate? 8)
     
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    Did it go from 35 mpg to 10 mpg at the same time by any chance ? :D
     
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    BlackBerry Bold! LOL!
     
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    Its a Y reg Seat Leon complete with deceiving tow bar lol

    It didnt actually, I still get similar sort of distance. £45 gets me about 230 miles each week.
    That said remapping can actually run the engine more efficiently and save fuel, it just depends how heavy the right foot is lol
     
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