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January 3, 2014

Tech Beau Monde

Tech Beau Monde

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By GILLIAN CAFIERO Few would consider Harrods, the renowned up-market department store, to be a techie’s paradise. Surprisingly, hidden in the midst of Prada bags, charming food courts and personalised dog biscuits is an area dedicated entirely to shiny luxury tech products. Inaugurated in 2012, Harrods Technology showcases anything from 007-style spyware to ultimate design massage chairs. Amongst the many treasures on display is the Hasselblad H4D-40 Ferrari Limited Edition…

Novice Programming with PartB’s Michael Gallo

Novice Programming with PartB’s Michael Gallo

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By Michael Gallo It’s learn to program week in the Technology Section. For all of you stuck on a beach with nothing but a laptop and a New Year’s Resolution, this guide is for you. As you’ll see, it takes about a minute to write, compile and run simple a computer program (especially if you have a Mac). Once you’ve done that, the world is your oyster. First, some background….

Captain Phillips – Review

Captain Phillips – Review

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By LILY KENDALL My only concern as I filed into Tom Hanks At Sea II was that I might get an irrepressible urge to shout “WILSONNNN!” at the screen with alarming regularity. However it soon became apparent that in Captain Phillips at least, Hanks would have much more on his plate than toothache and an enigmatic basketball. This latest flick from director Paul Greengrass (Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum) depicts the real-life highjacking…

Blue Jasmine – Review

Blue Jasmine – Review

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By AISHWARYA REDDY 5/5 Stars First and foremost Cate Blanchett is captivating. She turns all of Allen’s trademark motifs into an exercise in elegance. Her character is substantial. Part crazed, part kind, wholly delusional and perpetually well dressed. Can’t be easy to pull off I’m sure but she nailed it. Any Oscars going her way are certainly well deserved, by all means. The story is simple enough. When the fortunes…

The Invisible Woman – Review

The Invisible Woman – Review

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By EMMA FORTH 4/5 Stars Everyone’s heard of Charles Dickens, but considerably less know of Nelly Turnan, the young woman who was to become his secret lover until his death. Based on the novel by Claire Tomalin, The Invisible Woman charts the complicated relationship between the iconic, celebrated Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) and burgeoning actress Nelly (Felicity Jones). The film is anchored by screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady) around…