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The Zen of HTML 5 by Bruce Lawson of Opera #londonweb Meetup

January 24th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Bruce Lawson from Opera at #londonweb

I recently attended a talk by Bruce Lawson from Opera at the London Web meetup group. It proved to be an interesting insight into HTML 5 and the future of the web, including some interesting audience questions near the end.

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Quality of Text Input on a Handheld Device

January 15th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Blackberry Curve black closeup

I’ve used a few handheld devices over the years, and as there are a few more on the market now, but I’m wondering whether any of them are as efficient as they could be.

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Swype Keyboard Review for HTC Hero on Android

January 12th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

TechCrunch50 Day 2

Swype launched a new beta programme recently for their unique swyping keyboard. I decided to install the software on my HTC Hero and since then I’ve been trying to get used to the new way of typing on touch screen mobile phones.

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Book Review: Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider’s Handbook to Better Motorcycling

December 22nd, 2010 by Richard Stowey

motorcycling

I’ve been riding a motorcycle since May 2010 and loving every minute of it (except for freezing temperatures!). I wanted something to affirm what i was learning and improve my understanding of the bike, road position and handling.

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Digital Project Managers London Meetup #2

December 9th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

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Ive just started planning the second Digital Project Managers London Meetup. The next one is on the 26th January 2011.

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Book Review: Linchpin: Are you indespensible? by Seth Godin

December 5th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

lynchpin

In the latest of Seth Godin’s books, Linchpin, he attempts to explain a new view on the world of work involving emotional labour, giving gifts, creating art and drawing maps. And it’s extremely interesting and thought prevoking!

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GoPro HD Hero Clamp Mount

December 3rd, 2010 by Richard Stowey

GoPro HD Motorcycle Camera

The same video camera which my brother used for A Season to Remember is now in my hands, thanks Miles! I’m going to be experimenting with it, although might have to wait for the summer to get the best shots!

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My First Motorcycle Helmet: AGV GP Tech Review

November 28th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

AGV GP Tech Motorcycle Helmet

After reading a number of reviews, and spending hours trying on different helmets within various shops, I chose the AGV GP Tech. Here’s how I’ve been getting on with it over the last six months since learning to ride a motorbike.

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My First Sci-Fi Novel – Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

September 27th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

Old Man's War

I didn’t really read much as a kid. There were always far more interesting things to do. It’s only since I left university the first time (ironically), that I really started to get involved with books. It all started with a Christmas present about 5 years ago. The Art of Innovation, from IDEO’s Tom Kelley, got me hooked on learning again.

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Categories: Book Reviews

Outrace Audi Production Line Robots at the London Design Festival 2010

September 19th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

Outrace - London Design Festival 2010

Friday marked the launch of the London Design Festival with the writing of the words “LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2010 IS NOW OPEN” on the set of Audi production line robots which have been placed in Trafalgar Square.

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