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An Overlander for the day on a Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

June 23rd, 2013 by Richard Stowey

HUBB UK VFR1200X Crosstourer

I got the chance to take Honda’s new VFR1200X Crosstourer out for a couple of days, and decided to head on up to the HUBB UK 2013 event at Donnington Park on the 1st June, to step into the world of Overlanding for a day. I love my Honda CB600F Hornet, but given the chance to take an adventure, why not have something fit for purpose?

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Online Project and Web Tools for Efficient Work

November 28th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Computer toolkit

Daily working life is far more complicated than ever before with many simultaneous projects and work going on all at the same time. Thankfully there are a couple of online project and work web tools which can be used to enhance your productiveness, increase efficiency and help tackle daily workload.

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Kriega R25 Motorcycle Backpack Review

October 24th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Kriega R25 Logo

It only takes a moment on the 8.21 Southwest Trains service from Clapham Junction to Teddington for me to realise just how much I use the Kriega R25 backpack. For the past five months, the Kriega R25 has carried my camera, laptop, books, holiday gear, badminton stuff and general work related paraphernalia with me pretty much on a daily basis.

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Information Architecture Starts at Home

March 7th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Android Travel Screen

At it’s highest level, Information Architecture is described by Wikipedia as the art of expressing a model or concept of information. In laymans terms, and within my day-to-day work as a Digital Project Manager, it is methods of organising and labelling websites and applications.

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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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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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Medium Format Film Cameras Are A Real Alternative

July 30th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

Zeiss Ikon Nettar (518 / 16)

I have a few different cameras. The one I most use is my Nikon D90. I can take thousands of pictures and all it costs me is a little electricity and the time it takes to process them. Since the dawn of the new digital revolution with digital cameras popping out of people’s chests across the world at a rapid rate, the price of medium format cameras have gone down! Which makes it a great opportunity to get into it.

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Decode: Digital Design Sensations Exhibition at the V&A Museum

January 2nd, 2010 by Richard Stowey

Decode 01

As is usually the case over the festive holiday period, I had a little more time on my hands than usual. After seeing a number of adverts for the Decode: Digital Design Sensations exhibition at the V&A I decided to go and check it out and see what all the fuss was about… Read the rest of this post…

Robot App Store: The Future of the Downloadable Application

December 27th, 2009 by Richard Stowey

The App Store Hyperwall by alliewiki

The end of the year usually gets me thinking about the future and this year is no different. Current technology and the demands for unique content seems to be growing at an ever increasing pace, and nothing shows this more than the accelleration of mobile devices with their app stores. Apple iPhone App Store, Google Android Market, Blackberry App World, Nokia Ovi Store, and everyone else who is following suit at the moment. But where does this app business all lead? And what does it get us?

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