Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Search the Money

    Website of the day: Search the Money

    By 10 July 2013

    There's a lot to be said for politicians. They're either tireless servants of the public interest, or money-grabbing corrupt narcissists who care little for the trust and responsibility they've been given. There's rarely any middle ground in most people's...

  • Website of the day: StickyGram

    Website of the day: StickyGram

    By 9 July 2013

    We’ve often spoken about how all these digital pictures we keep generating have been the undoing of the printed photograph, but things are not all lost. Retro has been the buzzword in tech circles for a while now, and people are harking back to days...

  • Website of the day: The Drop Date

    Website of the day: The Drop Date

    By 8 July 2013

    Once upon a time, and our younger readers are going to have to bear with us on this one, trainers were footwear you wore to do physical activity. Actual sport. I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but you’d go into a sport shop (they used to sell things...

  • Website of the day: what3words

    Website of the day: what3words

    By 5 July 2013

    Surely one of the most used, and most useful things about the rise of the smartphone and tablet in recent years is their ability to deliver digital mapping solutions. Satnavs are being replaced by devices that can do so much more, and almost everybody...

  • Website of the day: We Are Tea

    Website of the day: We Are Tea

    By 4 July 2013

    We've spoken about our love of coffee a couple of times in recent weeks. And quite right too. It is the lifeblood of this operation. (OK, one of them…) But there was a little voice that piped up the last time. It was only a whisper at first. But when...

  • Website of the day: Little Wardrobe

    Website of the day: Little Wardrobe

    By 3 July 2013

    We’ve been waiting for this one to come online for a while now, and its timing couldn’t be better. You see, children grow. Yeah, yeah, we know that’s biology and stuff, but they really grow. Keeping them fed, watered and clothed gets to be a full-time...

  • Website of the day: My 3D Twin

    Website of the day: My 3D Twin

    By 2 July 2013

    Ever wish you could be in two places at once? It would be awesome, wouldn't it? Although, logistically, it would present a few challenges. Two of everything. Two lots of car insurance, two dry cleaning bills, two mobile phone contracts. And who would...

  • Website of the day: WeAreData

    Website of the day: WeAreData

    By 1 July 2013

    Wow. Not a very original reaction to wearedata.watchdogs.com, but it’s honestly what we all said. This is real time data like we’ve never seen it before. The team behind it have mapped London, Paris and Berlin using all the publicly available data...

  • Website of the day: Monsters University - create your own

    Website of the day: Monsters University - create your own

    By 28 June 2013

    They’re back! Mike and Sully are heading to these shores again soon as Disney brings us the back story behind everybody’s favourite on-screen monsters. Monsters University goes back to the time before the gruesome twosome joined Monsters Inc. and...

  • Website of the day: Escape the City

    Website of the day: Escape the City

    By 27 June 2013

    There’s a bit of a theme developing this week with our online recommendations, as we take another look at how some people are challenging the way they do things and trying to make positive changes. In this instance, it’s escapethecity.org, a recruitment...

  • Website of the day: Gandys

    Website of the day: Gandys

    By 26 June 2013

    Following on quite nicely from yesterday's suggestion about buying things in a more ethically aware way, here’s an amazing story of how some good can come out of tragic events. The two brothers behind gandysflipflops.com lost their parents in the Boxing...

  • Website of the day: Empty Pocket Traders

    Website of the day: Empty Pocket Traders

    By 25 June 2013

    As regular readers will know, there’s one daily grind that never gets us down at Pocket-lint, and that’s our regular caffeine fix. We love coffee. We love long coffees, strong coffees, short coffees, milky coffees, iced coffees. We love coffees served...

  • Website of the day: BBC Good Food

    Website of the day: BBC Good Food

    By 24 June 2013

    Here’s something delicious to start the week - an old favourite that's had a bit of makeover and is now even more palatable. The bbcgoodfood.com is the first stop for many people when looking for new recipes and new ideas in the kitchen. We featured...

  • Website of the day: MacAskill's Imaginate

    Website of the day: MacAskill's Imaginate

    By 21 June 2013

    We don’t do a video of the day feature any more, but those of you who remember it will possibly recall the name Danny MacAskill. He’s an extraordinary stunt rider from the Isle of Skye and the films of him riding have become the stuff of internet...

  • Website of the day: One for the Boys

    Website of the day: One for the Boys

    By 20 June 2013

    Cancer. It's a conversation-stopper of a word, isn’t it? An ugly, brutal word, worthy of the hideous disease that will touch just about everybody's life in one way or another. And recent reports suggest that even more of us than previously thought...

  • Website of the day: Ales By Mail

    Website of the day: Ales By Mail

    By 19 June 2013

    It’s entirely possible that money really does make the world go round, but we reckon it’s probably beer that keeps it lubricated. Sorry to do two boozy ones in a row but it’s true. We like beer. And we’re not alone. As the summer finally arrives...

  • Website of the day: A Fine Year

    Website of the day: A Fine Year

    By 18 June 2013

    In every person’s life there are good years. Memorable holidays like gap year round-the-world adventures, significant achievements like exam results, marriages and children’s births. As you get older, there will come those perhaps less-welcome milestones...

  • Website of the day: The Weather Outlook

    Website of the day: The Weather Outlook

    By 17 June 2013

    If you’ve ever been to Britain, you’ll perhaps understand why we’re all just a bit obsessed with the weather. It can be a little eclectic at times. This year, summer isn't really happening. The skies are still grey, the mercury barely rises above...

  • Website of the day: Google Hot Searches

    Website of the day: Google Hot Searches

    By 14 June 2013

    There are plenty of reasons not to like Google. But you have to admit that they do some things very well indeed. One of the best things about them, apart from the fact that their search algorithm works so well, is that every now and again they have this...

  • Website of the day: Smeg Fiat 500s

    Website of the day: Smeg Fiat 500s

    By 13 June 2013

    We mentioned this site last week when we first told you about Smeg’s plans to turn old Fiat 500s into designer fridges. It’s in Italian, but with English titles and navigation. And that made us curious. Why is it like that? It’s not as if smeg.fiat500design.com...

  • Website of the day: Someone Once Told Me

    Website of the day: Someone Once Told Me

    By 12 June 2013

    One of the staples of many interviews with people of note is to ask them to recount the one thing they were told that has stayed with them. It’s the old, “What’s the best advice you were given?” or “What inspired you?” question. These are...

  • Website of the day: Hot Drops

    Website of the day: Hot Drops

    By 11 June 2013

    It’s possible that we’re fast approaching a point in time where we’ll need sites to filter out the content that’s provided by the sites that filter out the content of the internet. You can subscribe to any number of these magazine style, digest...

  • Website of the day: McLaren

    Website of the day: McLaren

    By 10 June 2013

    Hands up anyone who wants to own a sports car. Keep your hand up if you want a Porsche. Okay, now keep them up if you want to own a Ferrari. A Lamborghini? Ooh, I know: a Pagani Zonda? Hmm, quite a few of you then. How about a McLaren? A few people wavering...

  • Website of the day: Interactive Game of Thrones Map

    Website of the day: Interactive Game of Thrones Map

    By 7 June 2013

    Before we begin, there are a couple of things I need to say. For legal reasons. Probably. First, I don’t watch Game of Thrones. Second, the site we’re recommending today contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Normally, we wouldn’t worry too much...

  • Website of the day: Incredible Things

    Website of the day: Incredible Things

    By 6 June 2013

    It’s barbecue season. Or at least it’s supposed to be barbecue season... and every barbecue chef needs the right tools. And courtesy of incrediblethings.com we thing we’ve found just about the best barbecue chef’s accessory there is: the tactical...