Gadget Guru’s magic box
GaGu’s commentary on just about every crazy thing going on in the tech world around the time of writing follows: Alexaaddled Microwave, no, but maybe yes depending on if he can truly shout at a robot to excite the molecules of microwave pizzas; Oculus without a proper computer, yes, but that would depend on if it’s actually any good and Guru suspects it’ll be bad; new iPhones, hmm. GaGu isn’t tempted to spend over a thousand pounds upgrading his Apple pocket, but he wouldn’t moan if an iPhone XS Max landed there.
Your favourite Gadget Uncle does love a puzzle, as any of you who’ve woken up in the morning to find your combination locks randomly opened will know. He’s particularly fond of the Rubik’s Cube, which is why the Bluetooth-toting GoCube ($69) got a chunk of his Kickstarter money. It’ll track every tiny motion of its solves on a connected device, and prove to GaGu just why his poor brain can’t keep up with the soft spaghetti bundles inside the skulls of ‘the youth’.
Kids, with their memes and their dabs and their flossing, will never know the true joy of the original PlayStation. Except they will, apparently, as Sony has dived head first into the dirty old bucket marked ‘Christmas Rarity’ and announced the PlayStation Classic. It’s like a dinky PlayStation (that doesn’t play discs) with US B controllers and everything. As long as it’s not as iffy as the Neo Geo Classic, GaGu will be reasonably happy for Ol’ Saint Nick to lob one at him on December 25th, if only so he can learn that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, and that his Tekken 3 skills have fallen off somewhat.