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Heydon Pickering giving a talk at London Accessibility Meetup

London Accessibility Meetup #10

16th January 2018

Over the years, since I started working on the web, I’ve been to various industry & tech conferences. They’ve varied in content; sometimes they’re very technically oriented and deal mostlyread more

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

15th December 2017

The latest chapter in the Star Wars saga has just been released, and naturally myself and my fellow geeks (aka my children) were at our local multiscreen for the openingread more

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift

15th July 2017

Oculus recently launched the Summer of Rift campaign, a season of special events and offers to promote their Rift headset and various third party software titles. For a limited time,read more

ET riding a Sinclair C5

The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

15th April 2017

Nestled in a small, nondescript industrial estate in Cambridge is the Centre for Computing History, a museum of sorts with a large collection of vintage computers, games consoles, peripherals, ETread more

Figma: the collaborative interface design tool

21st November 2016

I was recently discussing/bemoaning the lack of a Windows version of Bohemian’s Sketch on Twitter, and @ryanAmurphy suggested I check out something called Figma. At first glance Figma appears to beread more

Inside

16th October 2016

“Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the centre of a dark project…” That’s the mysterious description of developer Playdead’s latest game Inside, and it’s really the onlyread more

PlayStation VR

12th October 2016

I’ve just spent some time trying out Sony’s first attempt at mass market virtual reality, PlayStation VR. As the name suggests it’s a system designed as an add-on to Sony’s current-genread more

Kubo and the Two Strings

10th September 2016

I’ve always had a thing for stop-motion, ever since I saw the work of Ray Harryhausen when I was really young. These days, there aren’t many movie studios opting to use stop-motionread more

Stranger Things

24th July 2016

I’ve just reached the end of the new Netflix series Stranger Things, and I have to say it was the most enjoyable TV I’ve seen in a long time. Written andread more

Cities of Hope 2016

29th May 2016

Over the last few days, Manchester’s Northern Quarter has played host to a number of the world’s most renowned street artists for the first Cities of Hope street art convention.read more

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Back to being the Co-op

21st May 2016

For the past ten months or so I’ve been working as part of the newly created in-house Digital team at the Co-operative Group. There’s a lot of exciting work happeningread more

INKS by State of Play

INKS

7th May 2016

INKS is the brand new iOS game from State of Play, the team behind (amongst other things) the award-winning Lumino City. INKS is essentially a pinball game (ask your parents) butread more

Street Support

Street Support: working to support the homeless in Manchester

26th April 2016

Since I started working in Manchester city centre a few months back I have to say I’ve been slightly shocked by just how many people I’ve seen sleeping rough. It’sread more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

7th April 2016

So the first teaser trailer has just been released for Rogue One:A Star Wars Story. It’s the first movie since Disney bought Lucasfilm to be set in the Star Wars universe,read more

Liverpool Comic Con 2016

Liverpool Comic Con 2016

13th March 2016

Today my kids and I had our first Comic Con experience, at Liverpool Comic Con 2016. Considering I’ve had some very geeky tendencies for most of my life (which my kids bothread more