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Road Cycling Taiwan

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I have been pretty quiet on here recently, but I have some good excuses; a new road bike, an iPad 2 and a PS3 has meant virtually no time writing or sorting photos. Hopefully, things will return to some semblance of balance (though probably not). […]

DIY Sous Vide

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Our friend Dave, who is an engineer at Microsoft in Seattle, paid us a visit last week. Reports had been circulating that he had assembled his own Sous Vide; a device that enables highly-accurate temperature control for cooking, in the manner of Heston Blumenthal. By […]

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HiRecruit 2010

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The Taiwanese government’s HiRecruit campaign aims to attract professional talent to the island.  This year, they asked me to talk about what brought me here, and why other people should do the same thing.  Check out the video below: Obviously what I really cared about […]

Skype Group Video

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Well it only took SIX YEARS.  Skype has finally added group video calling to its (all-be-it Beta) services, and we just gave it a test drive for the first time.  It took a few seconds to get going, but once in … it was a […]

You’ll Find Innovative Technology in Taiwan!

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Yangtze Rail

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Kunshan station at sunset.  Along with the track hardware, the stations are impressive in their design intent. Beyond the Expo, the biggest impact to my China experience on this trip was the incredible improvements in the transport infrastructure, and in particular, the trains.  Most of […]

Shanghai Trendspotting

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Shanghai is a huge, vibrant, emergent city that has had the world’s gaze upon it for at least the last five years.  I might argue, however, that there has not been a any cultural development coming out of the city that has really influenced the […]

Britain: A Showroom for Chinese Automobiles

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There is little that is more depressing than considering the slow, lingering death of the British car industry, but in China at least, the heart of British industry beats strong.  In a complex turn of events, both Rover and MG were bought by SAIC, and […]

Taikang Road

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So I am here in China for the first time in six months or so; at least since joining the Latitude design team. I am here during Expo, and I will be sure to take the chance to go and take a look at it […]