Category Archives: Review

JRE Sells Out: Snugg iPad Mini Retina Case

So the fine folks at TheSnugg.com emailed me and asked me if I’d like to review one of their iPad Mini cases. I said yes; they sent me a fetching one of these – the iPad mini Retina Leather Case … Continue reading

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Parma Chameleon

Your editor was out last night catching up with a few old friends at the Comfortable Chair pub in Brunswick. (Incidentally, the chairs are indeed comfortable – they have nothing to worry about from the truth-in-advertising police.) And via parma.com.au … Continue reading

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Hopefully the final version won’t take another three-and-a-half years

The English-language version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (warning: annoying sound) has just hit the stores over here. And it looks amazing at 1080p. If this is what the future looks like, then I for one welcome our high-definition overlords. … Continue reading

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But this is HDTV: it’s got better resolution than the real world.

If you haven’t seen Planet Earth in Blu-Ray, you’re missing out on a treat. Bonus JRE-Keeps-You-Entertained-All-Weekend Sunday Special: if you thought Planet Earth didn’t have enough swearing, you’ll enjoy this. Warning: may contain swearing. (Via the normally tasteful and erudite … Continue reading

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JRE’s Year in Review: December

Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of JRE’s Year in Review that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy…. In December: We sat back and relaxed, and laughed ’til … Continue reading

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JRE’s Year in Review: November

In November of 1984, just before Gorbachev came to power, JRE’s Year in Review surfaced just south of the Grand Banks. It then sank in deep water, apparently suffering a radiation problem. Unconfirmed reports indicated some of the jokes were … Continue reading

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JRE’s Year in Review: October

Outselling all of the Booker Prize shortlist combined, it’s JRE’s Year in Review! In October: Losing money became trendy: UBS wrote down CHF 4 billion, Citi lost USD 3.3 bio, King County lost an undisclosed amount; the only people making … Continue reading

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JRE’s Year in Review: September

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when JRE’s Year in Review began to take hold. In September: Osama bin Laden asked “I’m an important world leader, why don’t I have a seat at the APEC … Continue reading

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JRE’s Year in Review: August

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; and JRE’s Year in … Continue reading

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JRE’s Year in Review: July

We’re past the half-way mark now, and coming down to the really interesting bit of 2007. It’s time again for JRE’s Year In Review! In July: Bill Gates lost his position as the world’s richest man; Melinda Gates files for … Continue reading

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