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Eurovision 2016: Germany

https://youtu.be/f-Z7pKopP9s Germany have selected Jamie-Lee Kriewitz to represent them at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. While the song itself is really quite glum and uninspiring, Jamie-Lee looks like an explosion of colour and definitely wouldn't be out of place wandering through Tokyo's Harajuku on a Sunday afternoon. She's going for the Kawaii vote here, (check ...

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Is everyone leaving Evernote?

Is everyone leaving Evernote? Seriously. I have to ask. I've noticed a slightly disturbing trend in the tech news: the growing number of destinations available for exported Evernote content. First, there was Apple - you can import Evernote content into the Apple Notes app. Next came Microsoft, with a (PC-only) importer for their OneNote app. And this ...

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Eurovision 2016: Russia

https://youtu.be/rh8PKhA1s3I Wow. This is the most overtly homoerotic Eurovision entry I've seen in quite some time. And I think that's saying something. Russia's entry - "Take it off" by the obviously talented Sergey Lazarev - makes Top Gun look like a subtle and under-stated treatise on heterosexual bonding. There are Liberace tribute acts in Vegas wondering if Russia ...

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Eurovision 2016: Netherlands

https://youtu.be/vytgHD2pqyk So this is something a bit different from the rest of the Eurovision pop-tactic entries this year. The Netherlands has gone for Douwe Bob's 'Slow Down' and I have to say it's growing on me. I've had it playing in the background while writing a few emails and it's very likeable. It's a bit 'Eagles', ...

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New trailer for Captain America: Civil War

https://youtu.be/dKrVegVI0Us There's no other way to put this - Captain America: Civil War looks epic. I'm more excited for this film than any of its predecessors in the Marvel Studios catalogue. After several high-profile outings for the Avengers, featuring not a small amount of collateral damage, the government brings in a registration protocol. The need ...

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Eurovision 2016: United Kingdom

https://youtu.be/JX7e8DMT-hQ It's been a looooong time since the UK last won the Eurovision Song Contest. In the interim, they've served up some award-winning crap, some decent attempts at winning and... Englebert Humperdink. Who defies categorisation. This year's entry is their best in a while and I think it stands a great chance of winning. It's ...

An excellent ToDoist update

The latest update to my task management app of choice - ToDoist - has brought with it something I've craved since the introduction of 3D Touch to the iPhone: adding new tasks via force touch. This update might sound like a small improvement, but it's something I've wanted for a while. I'll admit I've been force-touching ...

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Eurovision 2016: Finland

https://youtu.be/Ge5iMzHc3cY A combination of workload and business travel has kept me away from this blog for too long. This also means I'm way behind on my plans to share this year's crop of Eurovision hopefuls as they are identified. So, in no particular order, let's move on to...Finland! You'll all remember (though probably with the ...

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Eurovision 2016: Spain

https://youtu.be/79ZJgHuOjJ4 I'm really in two minds about this Eurovision 2016 entry from Spain. I'd like to see it do well on the night, but it needs a lot of work. Spain have chosen Barei to sing "Say yay!" and as Spain automatically gets into the final each year, we'll definitely see Barei singing on 14th ...