Suck with money? You Need A Budget

budget_interface

I am terrible with money. Once the bills are paid and I’ve made some essential (not essential at all) purchases, it’s week two of the month and I’m counting down the days until I get paid again. This was all fine when I only had a small amount of rent to pay and could spend the rest on being … [Read more...]

Five ways to pimp your Evernote

Evernote-collage

Evernote is one of those Marmite products that people either love or hate (or rather, they love it or 'they don't really get it'). I was firmly in camp two until someone told me that you had to jump in with both feet and use it for everything. Ever since then, I've been using it to save web … [Read more...]

5 things to do and see at Hyper Japan

SIRO-A, performing all weekend at Hyper Japan

Hyper Japan, the UK's biggest J-culture and anime convention, opens its doors for its fourth year this weekend. Earls Court will be a veritable goldmine of all things Japan, with shopping, a game and anime park and food and drink demonstrations amongst all the things you can do over the weekend. … [Read more...]

The best geeky beach reads

UK Cover for Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

It's July! Time to get your bags packed, your tickets ready and the Factor 50 (if you're me) on tap. If you're headed to the beach this summer - or in fact anywhere you can afford to sit down and lose yourself in a book for a couple of hours, then I've got plenty of book recommendations for … [Read more...]

Wearable tech to hack your fitness

Jawbone Up

I think I can safely speak for many of us when I say that I'm really not that good at keeping up my fitness. Aside from all the other stuff that needs doing in a day, counting steps and getting enough sleep are things that seem to just magically fall by the wayside, left to linger as I sit and drink … [Read more...]

A Marvel-lous Christmas Gift Round-Up

Marvel Monopoly

  After The Avengers assembled on the big screen last year, everyone went mad for Marvel. This year, we had Iron Man raking in the billion at the box office, Thor battling evil Christopher Eccleston and his elves in London and Agent Phil Coulson resurrecting on the television. And if … [Read more...]