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Lumos Helmet Review

I’ve been cycling to work in London, a few times each week and 16km each way, since 2012. For about half the year, that means riding through the dark, and so I’ve become the proud owner of a large number of LED bike lights. As well as lights front and back, I’ve taken to wearing […]

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iPhone SE Review

I recently traded in my somewhat worn iPhone 5S for the newer SE. Before buying I read a load of reviews, none of which answered the three questions I had. So, after about a month’s use, here they are: 1) Is it noticeably quicker than the iPhone 5S? Yes, but only in a few apps. Safari’s quicker […]

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Letter to Momo – ももへの手紙

(Very mild spoilers ahead.) It’s necessary to point out immediately that the plot of Letter to Momo (ももへの手紙 – Momo e no Tegami) will sound more than a little familiar: a child, whose parent is suddenly absent, moves to the countryside with the other parent. While they are absent, working, she meets a mystical creature […]

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LowePro Fastpack 250 review

I’ve just returned from reporting on Computex Taipei 2011 – another trip that means lugging all my usual reporting stuff plus a laptop, two cameras and all the gear that goes with them. This time, though, I took a secret weapon: a LowePro Fastpack 250 camera bag. Before buying it I wasn’t sure if everything […]

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Norwegian Wood (ノルウェイの森)

A few people have asked, so here’s a review of sorts: if you love the book, should you see the film? Two disclaimers up front: I’m no film expert, just an idiot with a history of low-rent literary criticism. Your level of agreement may vary. Also, I’m focusing purely on the perspective of those who […]

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