Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Let Toys Be Toys

    Website of the day: Let Toys Be Toys

    By 7 hours ago

    As the new school year starts, a whole new generation of parents are going through the trauma of having to surrender their children to The System. It can be tough, particularly for those parents who have successfully steered their offspring on a particular...

  • Website of the day: Booja Booja

    Website of the day: Booja Booja

    By 2 September 2014

    May we present a potentially life changing recommendation: boojabooja.com? Why is it so significant? Because, as you might recall, we love chocolate over here at Pocket-Lint. We’re connoisseurs. Experts. Fanatics, when it comes to the cocoa-based confectionary...

  • Website of the day: Water.org

    Website of the day: Water.org

    By 1 September 2014

    The ice bucket challenge. What a thing. There’s no way you could’ve missed it, unless you’ve been on Pluto for the past month, and it’s showing no signs of going anywhere soon. It’s possibly the most successful online charity activity we’ve...

  • Website of the day: Emoji Tracker

    Website of the day: Emoji Tracker

    By 29 August 2014

    The humble emoticon is something of a phenomenon, isn’t it? Its most modern incarnation, the emoji, is ubiquitous, to say the least. Even email clients will now display them, which makes us wonder how they go down in some corporate environments. But...

  • Website of the day: Brompton Dock

    Website of the day: Brompton Dock

    By 28 August 2014

    It’s fair to say that the world has gone cycling crazy. You can credit the Olympics, the Tour de France, environmental awareness, fitness concerns, whatever. It doesn’t matter what the explanation is, more people than ever are getting around on two...

  • Website of the day: OnTheRoofs

    Website of the day: OnTheRoofs

    By 27 August 2014

    Do you remember the names Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov? They’re the two Russian thrill seekers who climbed the incredible Shanghai Tower last year and posted a video of their exploits. It got millions of hits online and established the pair...

  • Website of the day: Bellingcat

    Website of the day: Bellingcat

    By 26 August 2014

    We've talked a bit about citizen journalism, with ideas on where and how to get your words and pictures seen by a wider audience. But over the last couple of years things have changed dramatically. You won't go too far in the mainstream media now without...

  • Website of the day: Wonder How To

    Website of the day: Wonder How To

    By 22 August 2014

    Hackers. They're the dark forces that the media loves to portray as lurking behind the bedroom curtains of suburban houses, subverting corporate greed and plotting the downfall of civilisation as we know it. Or, if you prefer, they’re people who just...

  • Website of the day: NomadLIst

    Website of the day: NomadLIst

    By 21 August 2014

    The cost of living. That’s a phrase that the mainstream media has become almost obsessed with, as they trot out the horror stories about the housing market, unemployment figures, and the price of milk. It’s a scientific formula; a group of set measures...

  • Website of the day: Groupon

    Website of the day: Groupon

    By 20 August 2014

    Some brands are always going to be synonymous with certain activities. You’re not writing with a ballpoint pen, you’re using a Biro. You’re not tidying your apartment using a vacuum cleaner you’re Hoovering. Likewise, if you’re searching online...

  • Website of the day: Motors

    Website of the day: Motors

    By 19 August 2014

    August has always been a good time to buy a used car. The new registrations come out in September, so it’s when people start to offload their older models ready to take delivery of their shiny new wheels. More and more people are eschewing the meagre...

  • Website of the day: Yelp Trends

    Website of the day: Yelp Trends

    By 18 August 2014

    Trends. It’s been a buzzword in online circles for so long that probably many people have forgotten what keeping an eye on them is even for. For Twitter, trends seem to be some ind of weird competition. If you’re “trending” you’re somehow seen...

  • Website of the day: The Gentleman's Journal

    Website of the day: The Gentleman's Journal

    By 15 August 2014

    If you walk through any 21st-century city centre and take a look at the people you pass on the street, these days it’s quite difficult to classify people. Don’t get us wrong, that’s a good thing. A very good thing in fact. The modern world is one...

  • Website of the day: Vessyl

    Website of the day: Vessyl

    By 14 August 2014

    They used to say that you are what you eat, but at myvessyl.com they reckon it’s got more to do with what you drink. They say that beverages are the number one source of calories. When you think about what goes into a caramel mocha latte with whipped...

  • Website of the day: Coffee Cups and Crayons

    Website of the day: Coffee Cups and Crayons

    By 13 August 2014

    So, how are the summer holidays going? Kids driving you mad yet? Whether you’re a parent or not, the summer can seem like a long old stretch what with all the little people running around seemingly out of control. When we did a week’s worth of kid-friendly...

  • Website of the day: How To Be A Dad

    Website of the day: How To Be A Dad

    By 12 August 2014

    There was a little thing flying about on social media last week about an amazing new invention. People all over the world got very excited about it, particularly those with children. It was called the Swiss Parenting Tool and it seemed to be the answer...

  • Website of the day: Every Man Remembered

    Website of the day: Every Man Remembered

    By 11 August 2014

    With the anniversary of its dramatic beginnings last week, we’ve already covered a couple of sites to do with remembering the First World War. We offer no apologies for covering another one today, because this is an extraordinary undertaking. At everymanremembered.org,...

  • Website of the day: Curio Design Studio

    Website of the day: Curio Design Studio

    By 8 August 2014

    If you’ve ever thought about employing an interior designer, you may have realised early on that it’s not necessarily going to be a straightforward process. You have to find the time to meet them and let them have a good look around the space you...

  • Website of the day: Topsy

    Website of the day: Topsy

    By 7 August 2014

    Yesterday, we talked about a site that offers a quick snapshot of popular services and how they’re running, But what if you want to get into a bit more detail about what people are saying about your favourite brands, topics or people? At topsy.com,...

  • Website of the day: Down Detector

    Website of the day: Down Detector

    By 6 August 2014

    So, Netflix went down on Sunday night, right when many people might’ve been watching the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony and, as one, thought, “why are they waving tents in the air? Stuff this - I’m watching Orange is the New Black…” 
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  • Website of the day: Sassoon Journals online

    Website of the day: Sassoon Journals online

    By 5 August 2014

    There is understandably much talk of the First World war this week, and it’s entirely likely that you will have seen at least a snippet or two of one particular participant's literary output. Siegfried Sassoon joined the British Army when it became...

  • Website of the day: Woodland Trust - Dedicate a Tree

    Website of the day: Woodland Trust - Dedicate a Tree

    By 4 August 2014

    One hundred years ago today, the world was plunged into a conflict the likes of which had never been seen. Thankfully, we've not seen anything like it since either. Millions of people lost their lives in the First World War. Families and communities were...

  • Website of the day: Things Fitting Perfectly Into Things

    Website of the day: Things Fitting Perfectly Into Things

    By 1 August 2014

    Without getting all existential (nobody needs that on a Friday) have you ever wondered how the universe all fits together? Regardless of whether you believe in evolution or some other greater power, you have to admit that life is full of bizarre coincidences....

  • Website of the day: Wear Sun Cream

    Website of the day: Wear Sun Cream

    By 31 July 2014

    Heatwave. That’s the word that’s being used here in the UK at the moment. Those of you who live in hotter climates may scoff, but a few weeks with temperatures exceeding 20 degrees really does constitute a heatwave as far as we Brits are concerned....

  • Website of the day: The Best Bed Linen in the World

    Website of the day: The Best Bed Linen in the World

    By 30 July 2014

    Anybody who stays in hotels a lot, especially for work, will tell you that after a while, the novelty wears off. So many hotels are soulless, bland labyrinths, stuffed to the rafters with travelling sales reps, corporate low-fliers and tourists wondering...