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First week with the Samsung Galaxy Watch

Uh-oh, a shopping accident As regular readers might recall, I bought my first smart watch just over three years back. All other things being equal, I wa...

They don’t make ‘em like this any more

Built-in obsolesence? My grandfather would have considered it dishonourable. I've recently inherited my grandmother's microwave. This baby dates back to...

San Francisco takes its toll

In a tedious post-script to my American trip, I finally got an e-mail confirming my account with Bay Area FasTrak was closed. The Bay Area is home to many...

Re-kindling the Kindle 4

They don't make 'em like this any more. Earlier in the year, I went to Brighton for the weekend, and frankly, I wish I hadn't bothered. It's not Brigh...

Travel tips

Some of this post was inspired by Andrew Godwin's travel equipment 2019 article. Fresh back from my long USA trip, which was followed by two shorter domes...

USA 2019: Day 24

New York, NY / Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ - Thursday 31 October On my final day in a damp and unispiring NYC, I had a mooch round Central Pa...

USA 2019: Day 23

New York, NY - Wednesday 30 October Perhaps it's an inevitable side effect of seeing it after three weeks in sunny California, but Manhattan has so far pr...

USA 2019: (Long) Day 22

Los Angeles, CA - Tuesday 29 October Downtown on the left, Normandie Avenue in the centre Since the Getty Fire has indeed thwarted my plans to see the...

USA 2019: Day 21

Los Angeles, CA - Monday 28 October If you squint a bit, you can see the Hollywood sign from my hotel balcony A bit of a rest day today - lots of tour...