Gadget/techie stuff I’d like for Christmas:

1. A small handheld device that will play Powerpoint shows (including embedded video and audio files) out to a standard VGA digital projector, thus effectively replacing a laptop.

2. A proper radio aerial for the kitchen radio.

3. A pocketable HD camcorder.

4. Brian Eno’s new generative screensaver, 77 Million Paintings. And then a nice big new colour-calibrated flatpanel monitor to put it on.

5. A new shaver. Ideally without the 15 foil blades that now seem compulsory.

6. A small squadron of motion-sensing guard ducks.

7. A decent e-book reader.

8. One of these.

9. A podcast rig.

10. A bicycle-mounted satnav guidance system.