Tech Lunch

Take three guys who work in the visual fx industry... give them part time obsessions which include Photography, DJing, film making, podcasting and amateur journalism... and send them out to lunch with an audio recorder. what do you get? A very techy lunch, that's what!

Each week, Join Denis-Jose Francois, Richard Costin & Mark Ludford at a different secret locations around central London for a lunch time chat about gadgets, software, technology... and whatever else takes their fancy!

And if you can guess where they are having lunch on any given week, you win a prize!


Tech Lunch ep10: Thunderbolt & Lightning

It's all about New Computers this time round! After a nice long summer holiday (sort of) Richard, Denis-Jose & Markel are back with tale of their new computer & gadget purchases.

How easy was it to install Windows 7 on a new HP z600? Denis found out.. the easy way! And how long does the battery on a brand new Macbook Air last? Richard tells all. Is it better to Loan or Buy? Markel ponders the question with a few examples, including Bruce Willis vs Apple Computer

And, what is the difference between USB 3 & Thunderbolt?

All this in Tech Lunch Episode 10!

Tech Lunch #010 - Monday 10th September 2012


Tech Lunch ep009 - Walking in the air

After a slightly longer than usual pause, Denis-Jose, Markel & Richard find themselves in a new NoHo location in central London, talking tech over a spot of lunch!

There's an emphasis on Laptops this time round, with Richard eagerly awaiting his brand new i7 base Macbook Air and Markel sporting a pair of Dell XPS (while still clinging to his latitude with attitude). Meanwhile, Denis-Jose's Macbook Air has taken a bit of a beating.

Markel talks us through his 'myFi' portable hotspot and Denis-Jose has splashed out on a fancy Radio Lapel Mic, whilst Richard has once again convinced Nikon to lend him so fancy camera gear.

All this, in Tech Lunch Episode 9!

Tech Lunch #009 - Monday 25th June 2012


Tech Lunch ep008 - John Lewis: 1 - HMV: 0

This month the boys - Denis-Jose, Markel & Richard - return to last months lunch location in NoHo, Central London and have a longer than usual ramble about a very wide range of... Stuff!

The big news this month is, of course, iPad 3, but not as big as the fact that Markel actually stood in line for one!. Despite giving it to his wife as a present he managed to sneak it out of the house for us to croon over. Richard tells a cautionary tale about shopping at HMV on Oxford Street... and why he prefers John Lewis. Denis-Jose tried to find a bargain in Game, but failed. And also failed to go a month without somekind of headphone or phone issue.

As well as bringing in the iPad 3, Markel also aquired an USB FM Transmitter and a USB adapater for his laptop power block.

All this, and the truth about richards waistline in... Tech Lunch Episode 8

Tech Lunch #008 - Friday 30th March 2012


Tech Lunch ep007 - A House Made of Tripods

This month the boys - Denis-Jose, Markel & Richard - are in NoHo, Central London trying out a new lunch location and, as always, talking tech & gadgets.

Richard was invited to an exclusive Nikon Launch event, for their new product Range of D4 & D8 Cameras, He tells us about it whilst revealing some secrets of his own... Denis-Jose has a brand new Velbon CX 540 Tripod, very cheap compared to Richard's pro devices. Markel tells us about the Humax Digital Video Recorder he installed at Xmas and the boys muse on whether A DVR & a couple of good streaming video services are better value than an all in one service like Sky.

Richard has been trying out NetFlix and Denis-Jose is still in love with LoveFilm, whilst Markel dos battle against the supply and demand algorithm at Amazon...

Tech Lunch Episode 7

Tech Lunch #007 - Friday 23rd February 2012


Tech Lunch ep006 - Is this the droid you are looking for?

Happy New Year and welcome back to Tech Lunch! After a 3 month break the boys - Denis-Jose, Markel & Richard - are back in central London at a new hidden location but still talking tech & gadgets.

With New Year and Xmas just gone past there are plenty of new toys to play with. Denis has a sniney new Android based SonyEricsson Xperia Ray and Markel has a not-quite-as-new Nokia E8. richard his iCloud experiences with us as well as his bafflement on over priced high street retailers. Finally Denis-Jose has a story to tell about how he aquired a brand new sony Blu-Ray player for now real good reason...

Tech Lunch #006 - Thursday 19th January 2012