Nuggets is a daily update on the latest software and hardware releases provided by our very own gadget man, Mr Justin Pearse. At the end of the month we will provide a roundup of our favourites which you could win in our monthly Nuggets competition.
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The Terminator goes USB
Arowana's Terminator joystick is back, and this time it's USB compatible. The joystick is designed to be compatible with almost all PC games and features four fire buttons, a View Finder and other function buttons. When you plug the joystick into the USB port Windows automatically finds the correct driver and you're ready to play. The Terminator is available now for £15 (+VAT).
HP gets smart with photos
Hewlett-Packard's latest digital camera comes with a host of impressive sounding features for under £400. The PhotoSmart C30 comes with a built-in 2X digital zoom, letting you minimise file size and increase image size by cropping out unwanted parts of a photo. The camera's 2.5cm LCD gives you the ability to review and select the photos to upload to a PC or erase dodgy photos immediately. HP's photo-finishing software automatically downloads images when the camera is connected to a PC. The camera is compatible with Windows 95/98 and NT and comes with a 4MB removable CompactFlash memory card and Microsoft's Picture It! Imaging software. Available now for £399 (+VAT).