FDM’s Executive Women in IT event: The G-Factor: Driving Change Through Leadership. Insights in a nutshell

On Friday 25th January FDM hosted its first women in IT event for clients at Glaziers Hall, London Bridge. Attended primarily by executives in the technology industry and featuring a panel of executive women from the sector, the event addressed the issue of increasing gender diversity in the workplace. The ‘glass ceiling’: How to get … Read more

About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

48 hours with my Samsung Galaxy S3

There are several ways to stab people in the face; a sword, knife, pencil… but not with a Samsung Galaxy S3. The sleek curved lines on Samsung’s new mobile telephony device are a pleasant, albeit slightly retro, change to the normal sharp-edged oblong slabs you see from other phones. Indeed, I was quite impressed with … Read more

About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

The Lego Show Reviewed by our Competition Winners! *Warning: Very Cute!*

Last month we had a competition to win tickets to go to The Lego Show up in Manchester.  The show happened over the bank holiday weekend and one lucky family got to go thanks to Lottie who won the family ticket!  When we sent them the tickets we set them an optional challenge to review the show!

Here’s the review! And be warned it’s very cute but oh so very geeky!

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About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

Last minute Christmas gifts!

With only two days left till Christmas, you may still be thinking of what to get for that special someone in your life. Well fear not, as I have compiled a list of gadgety ideas for that last minute shopping spree. Western Digital Live  – Streaming Media Player. I have reviewed one of these before, … Read more

About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Christmas ideas? Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera

First of all, I’m not a professional photographer by any stretch of the imagination, but I do appreciate a fine camera when I see one. I used to have a Sony DSC-R1 for many years; in fact at every event or spectacle it rarely left my side. I felt that it was lacking somewhat in certain areas and it was time to step up with something a bit more beefy. Believe me when I tell you that the Canon EOS 7D is beefy.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Gadget Review – Neato XV-15 robotic vacuum cleaner

I had the pleasure of trying out the Neato XV-15, a helping hand to the busy modern lifestyle. I’ve always wanted a robotic vacuum cleaner, but I had reservations on whether such a device so small can carry out the functions of my Dyson. Suffice it to say, I was quite surprised and rather amused.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Book Review: The Manga Guide To The Universe

The latest “The Manga Guide To..” series brings us the universe. This is the second book from the series I have reviewed and I was looking forward to how this will encompass the vastness of the universe as a topic. As always, the story unfolds in manga form while teaching the reader all the questions raised. It starts with the Japanese story of Kaguya-hime, and her wish to go back to the Moon where she came from. This setting opens up the universe, with the book guiding you on your journey.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K