"I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sat,
reclined In that sweet mood, when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the
"Feel like you have a bit of Wordsworth in you? Want to awaken the poet in you?
Not only can you let the creative juices flow to your heart's content, but you
also get to read some of the best poems written by contributors and poets who
made history. Think your mind's a complete blank? Worry not, for there are interesting
features to help you out. Check out the Rhyming Dictionary, Poetic Techniques,
Poetry Glossary and even the Poet's Corner for inspiration. Poetry awards are
given to stellar pieces written in to the site and it doesn't stop here. You can
even go ahead and publish a book of your own!
MUSIC AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
While the word "iPod" is synonymous with the term portable music player, there
are some that do the job just as well if not better. Creative's X-Fi supports
a variety of file formats including WMV, AVI, MJPEG, MPEG4-SP, DivX 4 and 5 and
XviD and whatever other fancy sounding acronym you can dream of. Compatibility
aside, it comes bundled with a sweet pair of headphones that would put other offerings
to shame. If that wasn't enough, it's got a 2.5" colour screen, FM radio and a
built-in mike for recording. And did I mention 8GB of space too? Well worth it
if you aren't swayed by the mainstream popularity of Apple's wunderkind.
ONE REMOTE TO RULE THEM ALL
You've got to hand it to the Swiss; bank account confidentiality and beautifully
crafted watches aside, they make some fine pieces of gadgetry as well. Take the
Logitech Harmony One for instance. Replace all your remotes with one of these
and bask in total control of everything from your TV to your video recorder and
a few household appliances too. Add a colour touchscreen to the mix and you'd
be flipping anything from channels to pancakes in a jiffy. Definitely recommended
for the gadget-lovers amongst us.