McLaren 12C Review

McLaren 12C

Ok, now I get it. When I drove the BMW i8, I met a nice chap who had a McLaren (MP4-) 12C and had just taken the i8 out. He decided to keep his McLaren. Now I know why. On the same day I got to drive the Audi R8, the opportunity arose to take the McLaren for a spin round the track. Another one of those situations where you just can’t say no. The McLaren turned up as a…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Audi R8 V8 Review

Audi R8 Review

2014 has been very good to the Tame Geek when it comes to cars. From the magnificent BMW i8 and the rapid little Audi S1, to the utterly abhorrent Fiat 500L, it’s safe to say there have been some ups and downs. The ups, however, vastly outnumber the downs when it comes to the ‘Summer of Supercars’.   The summer started with the i8 setting the bar. Some month’s later, an opportunity came my way to get some track time with…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Tame Geek is changing again but this time, you’re coming with me


Yes, It’s only been 10 months since the Tame Geek site launched on a new theme, but it’s come to my attention that it needs to change again. This time though, I plan to make the process public. That means the sketches, prototyped layouts and HTML/CSS elements will be posted to document the process. Why do it this way? Well, as I have thought on it, there’s a value to the design process that’s rarely seen by clients and customers. The…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Friday, November 14th, 2014

13 Years ago today, I invented the modern Smartphone

beginnings of the modern age

Bold statement, it’s true. This is a statement that can be justified though.  When I was at college, one of my areas of study was Product Design. It’s safe to say that without that, I wouldn’t have gone as far as I have today. One of my favourite projects was one that combined my passion for technology with what was becoming my love for design. This project was Mobile Phone Modelling. The project had three sections: Investigation and Clarification of Problem…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The iMac Retina makes the MacPro Quad and Six-Core Irrelevant

Call Me, iMac Pro

Along with the new iPad Air 2 last week, Apple announced the new iMac with Retina Display. From now on, I’m going to call it the iMac Pro. For quite some time, the Apple brigade have been crying out for ‘Pro’ versions of all of Apple’s hardware. I think it started with the MacBook Pro, which had been the PowerBook and if you had one, you were obviously a professional and that some how made you more of a person. That…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

What if the Apple logo on laptops changed?


This one is from the forums and is a quick thought.  It was mentioned on 9 to 5 Mac that one analyst is saying that Apple will change the logo on the back of the Retina laptops. Given that the glowing apple has become as common place as rectangle phones, changing it would make it clear to people that a new computer was being used and not one from 10 years ago. Then I had a though. Looking at the…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Thursday, October 16th, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus Review – A week in widescreen

iPhone 6 Plus Reivew

It took me a bit longer to get my hands on a new iPhone this year, which is odd, as there’s a lot of it to get hold of. As mentioned every year on this site, with iPhone reviews, I always elect to spend a week with the device so that I can give a balanced and fair minded analysis. Let’s get in to some of the headline specs where the 6 Plus is concerned and then get in to…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Audi S1 Video Review

Audi S1 Review

Another video review! Yes, but this time with an important twist. This is a team up video with our good friends at Engage Sport Mode. In this 13 minute review we get to grips with the hottest, littlest Audi money can buy and see what it would be like to live with this pocket rocket. From geek perspective, the S1 has a lot going for it. It’s engine is the same you’ll find in the Golf GTI, but in the…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Saturday, September 27th, 2014

How not getting what I wanted meant I dodged a bullet

Clickbait everywhere

Earlier this year an opportunity came my way. After spying a tweet from a prolific technology blog looking for new contributors, I figured that I would have nothing to loose by giving it a shot. Emails were sent and the first round of articles quickly followed. Some days passed and I received a flow up email from said top 3 tech site. They like what they had read and we’re hoping that I could do something more for them and…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Thursday, September 25th, 2014