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Kobo vs Kindle Comparison: The Ebook Reader Showdown

On paper, there isn’t much to separate Kobo from Kindle, so the only real way to tell the difference is to get your hands on the real thing and see how they perform. I have done exactly that and pitched a Kobo Touch against a new Kindle in order to see if there is anything […]

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Automatic Deep Focal Range Photography

If you own a digital SLR camera, you have probably heard of High Dynamic Range photography, which is where you combine several photographs taken with different apertures to create a single picture with high detail in all of the light and dark areas. Here is an example of HDR in action – normally, you would […]

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Stop Passing Laws About Things You Dont Understand

With all the fuss over SOPA and PIPA recently, I had almost forgotten the ridiculous law passed by the EU in respect of cookies, and “other similar technologies” such as local storage. Cookies are used by websites for many reasons. Most commonly, they are used by statistics applications to make sure they only count a […]

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Why Do We Love Arbitrary Arguments

We seem to be great fans of getting into really deep discussions, and sometimes arguments, over what appears to be unnecessary detail. Immaterial things that actually don’t result in anything getting better. We like to argue about stuff that cannot be proven, except by personal taste. This is okay to a point, so long as […]

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Blog Comments

Why can’t you leave comments on my blogs? The software I’m using has the feature to allow comments, with a switch that even lets me approve them before they are added to the page, but I’ve switched them off. Why? My main reason for not bothering with comments is my experience with comments on other […]

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Tickets Please Joke Burgled by Copyright Claimants

You may have heard this joke before, but it is worth re-capping on the subject of some ridiculous copyright-claims. Tickets Please Joke A developer/tester convention was being held. On the train to the convention, there were a group of developers and a group of testers. Each of the developers had their train ticket. The group […]

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Hayfever Allergy Relief Test

With the onset of what has so far been a rather fantastic bit of Summer weather, hay-fever victims everywhere are locking their doors and windows to prevent pollen infestation. Surely, though, we don’t all need to hide indoors every time the weather perks up a bit? The answer, of course, comes courtesy of the equally […]

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Steve Fenton and Stephen Fenton Roll Call

This is just a brief article to give a who’s who of people named Steve or Stephen Fenton the world over and gives you an idea of where to find some other sources of Steve Fenton genius. If you are another Steve or Stephen Fenton who would like a shout on this page, just get […]

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Apple iPad Unveiled

The new Apple iPad has been revealed in a big ceremony with an impressive demo from Apple’s CEO. Despite Fujitsu possibly still owning the trademark “i-pad” for hand-held computing, it is an impressive bit of kit. The iPad is a roughly A4 sized touch-screen with web, game and book functionality (amongst lots of other things). […]

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Car Insurance Comparison Websites

Back in the dark ages, we had to telephone around lots of insurance companies to find the best deal. Most people would try up to five companies before choosing the cheapest out of the ones they had called. Then, some bright spark set up an Insurance Broker, which meant we could talk to just one […]