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...]

Five grown up advent calendars

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Remember that joy when, as a child, you excitedly opened a new door on your advent calendar each day and devoured the contents? Take off those rose tinted glasses my friend, and grab your credit card - advent calendars have had a grown up makeover. Which means you can now get a little drunk before … [Read more...]