Matthew Cripsey

Aspirant tech writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Some of the articles on here are translations I've done of French originals. Others I wrote myself. Hopefully they show my range of experience and writing style.

All of them date from my time working at Les Numériques/DigitalVersus in Paris, where I acquired a good insight into the tech industry and how online magazines operate.

Meet the Designers Behind the Leica Q (Typ 116)

Following the launch of the Leica Q (Typ 116), we were fortunate enough to meet Peter Kruschewski and Vincent Laine, respectively Head of Compact Cameras and Industrial Designer at Leica. We took the opportunity to quiz them on the design of the Leica Q, as well as the future of this range, which is set to expand rapidly.

Olympus Stylus 1s: Review

One thing still amazes us: the compactness of the Stylus 1s. Unfortunately, though, given its very few updates, especially in terms of picture quality (same sensor, same processor), the constant f/2.8 aperture zoom lens didn't really blow us away.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4: Review

Smaller than the Tab Pro 10.1 and cheaper than the Tab S 8.4 , the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 occupies a very small niche. But then it's typical of Samsung to offer a product for every possible occasion. Fans of this small format will be won over by the Tab Pro 8.4's excellent screen and faultless responsiveness.

Panasonic Lumix G7: Review

Let's not beat about the bush; Panasonic's Lumix G7 is nearly the perfect interchangeable-lens camera for the majority of users. It's well-built, fairly compact and light, very fast, takes beautiful photos, is gifted in video (4K/UHD!), offers great customizability... It's hard to think of any flaws!

Vintage Photography: 10 Years On, It's Still Going Strong

Trends tend to reach huge peaks of popularity before running out of steam, fading into the background and stagnating. It's at precisely this moment that the old guard begin to murmur, 'Things were better in our day'. But flares aren't the only trend to have made a comeback, and photographers soon fell back in love with that vintage look.

Samsung NX1: Review

The Samsung NX1 came out all guns blazing and produced fantastic results. If only the best is good enough, this interchangeable-lens camera will be right up your street: it's accurate and well-designed, it handles brilliantly, it's powerful... This flagship model performed exceptionally all round, and it'll be a welcome companion in all your photographic endeavours, be they sporting, landscape, or photojournalistic.

Recommended Reading: HDTVtest's Panasonic TX-42AS650B TV Review

As you might have guessed, we don't just write technology news and reviews; we read them, too. In fact, some of us probably spend a bit too much time trawling the net for interesting titbits... Anyway, this week, one article in particular caught our eye: HDTVtest's review of the Panasonic TX-42AS650B TV .

Dell XPS 13 (2015): Review

Well-built, extremely compact and with an impressive battery life and beautiful display, the XPS 13 is a real success story. It'll be great for anyone wanting a truly transportable device, something that you can put in your bag and take with you anywhere.

Samsung Galaxy S6: Review

Samsung's decision to follow Apple's pricing and spec strategy (non-expandable storage / different internal storage options) and the loss of waterproofness could well turn some buyers off. However, these drawbacks are not enough to detract from the multitude of positives to be found on Samsung's new premium handset; it's as though the brand had something to prove.

Black Friday: John Lewis Knocks £50 off iPad Mini and Galaxy Tab 3

Hear ye, hear ye. It's that time of year again, and with Black Friday upon us, shoppers everywhere are losing all sense of self-restraint as they battle their way through the crowds in search of a bargain. To save you the hassle, and the potential injuries, we've scoured the net for some great tablet deals.

This Week's Reviews: Samsung S34E790C, Canon T6s, Galaxy A7...

This is going to be a good week for camera lovers: not only do we have reviews of the Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) DSLR and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, but we'll also be taking a look at the best cameras for your summer beach and mountain holidays.