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For players who can't bear the thought of being away from their favourite board game, there's a Portable Edition of Settlers of Catan that's been around for years now. But it comes packed in a flimsy cardboard box full of tiny cards and pieces that are easy to lose. That's why this new Compact Edition of Settlers of Catan, which folds up on itself for easy transport, is vastly superior in every way.


The recent tragic case of a Victorian schoolgirl struck by a train while listening to music highlights the tricky area of personal responsibility versus legal policy. What’s a sensible rule of thumb for listening to music in public?


In 1978, Sir Clive Sinclair - inventor of the pocket calculator and the ZX Spectrum computer - released the world's first portable television, the MTV-1. It was a bit chunky to be called pocketable, although that could have something to do with the fact that it packed a 2-inch CRT inside its body...


I like the design on Toshiba's new portable hard drives. It may not be revolutionary, but there's something about the black and red swirl on the 640GB version that makes me think of throat lozenges. Tasty throat lozenges.


In this digital storage device face-off, we’re looking at two products that may do the same thing, but are chalk and cheese at face value. Canon’s M80 storage device (much like Epson’s device, indeed almost one and the same) and Digital Foci’s Photo Safe II have been on the market for some time but there isn’t much choice in this area, so they stand up as current offerings.


We've all been there – you drew the short straw and ended up as designated driver. It's late - you're tired, grumpy, sober and your mates are begging you to find a late-night kebab store for an early morning munchy fix. You just want to go to bed. Fortunately, the Latestbuy Car Stove means that your drunk mates can cook their own kebabs while you drive home.


It seems somewhat strange and unnatural to me that people would buy a portable DVD player in an age where almost everyone owns a laptop, an iPod Touch or a PSP. But then again, I also think it's strange that people choose dumbphones over smartphones, so who am I to judge? In any case, Toshiba's catering to the non-DVD ripping or bittorrenting crowd with their latest portable DVD player.


Mattel's Football (just "Football") was one of the most popular standalone handheld games of the late '70s, in the same ultra-addicting category as Tetris and Pac-Man. It was the beginning of the end for the attention span of American youth.


Late last week, Navman grabbed a heap of Aussie tech journos, threw us into cars and had us play around with their new MY series range of satnavs while we were driven around Sydney. During the brief hands-on time we had, I can happily say that the new range works.