Friday, 28 August 2015

Announcement And A Favour - New RSI Prevention Training Course

Can you help me out?

I’ve been writing about Ergonomics and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) for some time now and I’d like to ask you a favour…

I’m really close to completing my long awaited Ergonomic Toolbox training course. It's all about how you can prevent Repetitive Strain Injury at your computer desk. I’ll be launching it in the next few days.

But before I do, I have to ask you a couple of questions. Can you help me out?

You can answer the questions here:

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Batman Arkham Knight PS4 Review

Batman Arkham Knight is one of the most hyped games in recent memory. Can it break free of its marketing shackles and deliver the experience we've all been waiting for?

I Am Batman

All photos copyright Rocksteady, via PS4 screen capture
I'm playing Batman Arkham Knight on my Playstation 4 - again (I can't put it down).

I'm standing on a rooftop, high above the city, looking down impassively on a group of rioters as they tear up another shopfront, oblivious to my presence.

Calmly, I check the area for any other opposition and decide the time is ripe to strike. I could bring in the Batmobile now, but there are only about 20 assailants, so this will be easy. I pick out one of the tougher thugs and leap off my perch, setting myself on a trajectory for a long gliding kick, which will send my enemy flying, when it connects.

As I fly towards him, I quickly target 4 of the others, firing a quick explosive blast at one, and throwing my batarangs at the rest. They are all knocked to the ground, just at the moment I land the first blow and I set about the remainder, without hesitation. Some try vainly, to get up, but they don't stay up for long.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

How To Fix "Installing Game Data" Message - Batman Arkham Knight PS4


Trouble accessing sections of Batman Arkham Knight? Getting frustrated with the "installing game data" message? Here's how to get rid of it for good.

I, like many other fans, have been enjoying my copy of Batman Arkham Knight and I'll be posting my review very soon (Edit: the review is now live). In the meantime, some players have reported a strange problem.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Planetside 2 On PS4 Review And First Impressions

Planetside 2 on Playstation 4 is a shooter unlike any other. Do you have what it takes to survive?
Invading an enemy base

To put it another way, can Day Break Games bring enough players on board and retain them, long enough to realise its full potential? 

It's release week of Planetside 2 on the Playstation 4 and an armour column rolls up to an enemy base.

I'm running alongside, occasionally jumping into, or out of, the gun turret of a Sunderer Armoured Personnel Carrier (or "Sundy", for short). As an engineer, I can use my special "repair gun", to fix the vehicles around me and drop ammo supplies for the hundreds of soldiers running about like headless chickens.

Gunfire is constant, explosions light up the sky, futuristic flying machines swoop past, and smoke billows from the charred shell of a nearby tank. Whether it was an enemy or friendly, is of no consequence. I have no idea what's going on, but all that matters is the war.

On another occasion, I'm in a team of 3 medics, lined up behind a mix of light- and heavy-assault troops, plus assorted other classes. They're just above us, up on a ridge, firing down on the defenders. They are falling like flies in a hail of suppression fire, but us medics are reviving and healing them, as fast as they drop. We manage to hold the line and eventually, after half an hour, the base is taken.

Dimly, I'm aware that there is a bigger picture, that someone, somewhere, knows where to attack or defend, in order to take over, or hold, the entire continent. I follow the crowd, as we mop up stragglers in the vicinity, before moving on to the next battle.

All images, copyright Day Break Games, via PS4 screen capture

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

3 Lastpass Features You May Have Missed

Lastpass is packed full of useful features. Do you know about these 3?
"Doh", CC-BY 2.0, via Flickr

Lastpass does more than remember your passwords for you.

Of course, it will fill them in for you too - and log you into your favourite websites.

But it can do so much more than that.

Here are three features you may have missed, that can save you time and make you more secure than ever.

Read on to find out more.

Photo credit: "Doh", by Andrew McCluskey

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Evoluent Vertical Mouse Review

Pain in the wrists? - Switch to an Alternative Vertical Mouse

Vertical Mouse 4 (right handed) by Evoluent.com
The Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 is a true alternative to your usual computer rodent.

More importantly, it has done a lot to help me beat RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).
It certainly looks different, probably more than any other mouse you have ever seen.
It could be called a 'side mouse', because it turns the traditional design through 90 degrees.

The buttons are on the side, rather than the top and your grip changes (see picture).
Read on to find out more.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Timbo On Tech Survey Results

You spoke and I listened.

Timbo On Tech Reader Survey - Results Are In

Source: public domain
The results of the Timbo On Tech reader survey are in and the results are very revealing.

Thank you all so much for your participation.

I have found out a lot about you and your views, which will shape this blog, going forward.

I'm very excited by what I have read and by some great ideas, which have been inspired by - you!

Since you were all so helpful, I thought I would share the results with you and open up the floor for further comment.

Read on to find out more.