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Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 December 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 December 2016

Good morning It seems that some of you managed to tear yourselves away from the stress and struggle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to do some shopping of a very different kind – for travel.  We now have ten people who have chosen to join our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands Tour next […]

Amazon's Echo - Intelligent Voice Control for Your Home and Life?

Amazon’s Echo – Intelligent Voice Control for Your Home and Life?

Amazon has been developing an increasingly sophisticated type of voice controller – called the Echo – that allows you, from anywhere the controller can hear you, to simply speak questions and express commands to it and receive spoken answers and responses back.  Want to order a pizza (or many products from Amazon, of […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 November 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 November 2016

Good morning I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and over-ate abundantly, so as to give you sufficient energy for today’s Black Friday sales.  My daughter wants to go ‘normal shopping’ and I’ve had to persuade her to wait until the far side of the weekend’s madness before getting within several blocks of […]

The Most Ridiculous Argument Yet Against Battery Electric Vehicles?

The Most Ridiculous Argument Yet Against Battery Electric Vehicles?

There is a lot of misinformation and quite possibly, if the conspiracy theorists are to be believed, deliberate disinformation, about battery electric vehicles (BEV). In part, much of this can be excused as the result of people not being up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in the rapidly evolving BEV technology.  But […]

Is it Time to Consider a Smart Watch?

Is it Time to Consider a Smart Watch?

There are sure to be some smart watch bargains included in this week’s extended ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ specials.  Should you be thinking about buying one? Smart watches, to be blunt, have for a long time been a solution in search of a problem.  They represented a counter-intuitive U-turn in terms of […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 November 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 November 2016

Good morning It has been a very long time since I last wrote to you on a Friday morning.  Our amazing New Zealand tour (and Australian extension) plus, well, ‘life in general’, all conspired to interfere, but here I am again this morning, with a huge variety of items to share with you […]

Internet Access When Traveling Internationally - Problems and Limitations

Internet Access When Traveling Internationally – Problems and Limitations

The last decade has seen a welcome collapse in the cost of placing phone calls on our cell phones while traveling internationally, for all but the most unwary.  If you’re paying more than 20c a minute for international calling, you’re overpaying.  If you’re careful, you can often find even lower rates. But these […]

2017 Scotland's Islands and Highlands Tour

2017 Scotland’s Islands and Highlands Tour

Yes, its back.  One of our favorite tours, taking you to seven of the islands off Scotland’s west coast, plus time in the Highlands and around Loch Ness. Visit storied isles such as Skye and Mull, feel the ambience on Iona (Scotland’s most holy place), and enjoy the whisky on Islay, home of Scotland’s […]

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