Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: WeSEE
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    Website of the day: WeSEE

    By 26 March 2013

    Finding pictures online isn't exactly hard. There are a few ways to do it. You can type what you want into any number of search engines and be bombarded by millions of options. You can upload an image to see if something similar exists. You can even...

  • Website of the day: Stinkybad
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    Website of the day: Stinkybad

    By 25 March 2013

    The internet is a truly wonderful place, isn’t it? You can find anything, almost instantly and share it, almost instantly. Marvellous. If only the addresses for all these billions of pages weren’t so bloody cumbersome. Aitch tee tee pee colon slash...

  • Website of the day: WorldWide Telescope
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    Website of the day: WorldWide Telescope

    By 22 March 2013

    Yesterday, we looked to the heavens to wish the Voyager probes well on their continuing journey through and beyond our solar system, Tantalising to think about what they’ve seen on their way, isn’t it? So how about having a gander yourself? With Microsoft's...

  • Website of the day: Voyager
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    Website of the day: Voyager

    By 21 March 2013

    Over the past couple of days, readers of a certain age, just like many of us here, could be forgiven for having been a bit misty-eyed and nostalgic. A bit philosophical, even. To be honest, we were a bit astonished. You see, something that many of us...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Twisted Doodles
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Twisted Doodles

    By 20 March 2013

    There are occasions in life when you really need a greetings card. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Christmas... The seemingly never-ending procession of festivals, feasts and frivolous special dates means that rarely a week goes by when you...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Laughing Squid
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Laughing Squid

    By 19 March 2013

    As we all know, the internet is a weird and wonderful place. Where else could something like the Harlem Shake come and go so quickly, involving millions of people? Where else could cats polarise opinion so violently? Where else could you find a map of...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Calm
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Calm

    By 18 March 2013

    How is your Monday so far? Everything going to plan? Didn’t oversleep? Trains all running okay? Managed to grab a decent breakfast? Well, good for you. But, we reckon you’re probably in the minority. Monday has got to be the most stressful day...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Importance of Being Trivial
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Importance of Being Trivial

    By 15 March 2013

    Trivia doesn't matter, does it? It's not the important stuff you need to know, or remember, is it? So, why does your brain retain it? Most of us spend our lives collecting random facts and astonishing stats that only every now and again somehow become...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Conjurer’s Kitchen
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Conjurer’s Kitchen

    By 14 March 2013

    Wow. What a way to grab some attention and drive traffic to your site (and yes, we know we're now guilty of falling for it too...) But babies' heads made of chocolate? Really? Yep. You read that right. They're babies' heads. Life-size. That you eat. Made...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fuss Free Flavours
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fuss Free Flavours

    By 13 March 2013

    Food blogs are as common as fast food takeaways, and, as a general rule, they’re about as appetising. So when a good one comes along, just like a decent takeaway, it’s worth sharing. fussfreeflavours.com is just such a blog. It’s very personal,...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Indeed
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Indeed

    By 12 March 2013

    There is never a good time to be out of work. But right now, it must be absolutely soul-destroying to be looking for a job. Every news report fills your head with doom and gloom and the outlook is pretty bleak for most people. So finding yourself unemployed...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: WTF, Evolution?
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: WTF, Evolution?

    By 11 March 2013

    If you could ask an abstract concept a few questions, what would you ask? Would you ask Space how big it really is? It would settle more than a few arguments, wouldn’t it? Would you ask Time why it always goes faster at weekends, slower when you’re...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Women's Room
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Women's Room

    By 8 March 2013

    Today is International Women’s Day, a day that is cause for both celebration and, unfortunately, concern. It celebrates the successes of women all over the world but it also highlights the concern that we are still living in a world where true equality...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gizoogle
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gizoogle

    By 7 March 2013

    It probably tells you everything you need to know about our merry little band that we have spent way too much time playing with gizoogle.net. The standing challenge across the team is to find something that can’t be vastly improved by being given the...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Random
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Random

    By 6 March 2013

    For most people, the occasions when you’re going to need a random number are few and far between. But, on those rare occasions, where would you go? Apparently, a random number, or a random anything for that matter, is actually quite difficult to generate....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cracking Curries
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cracking Curries

    By 5 March 2013

    Today’s recommendation comes to you courtesy of kismet, karma, an alignment of the planets, or just old -fashioned good luck. I was stuck on a slow moving train and heard the tell-tale “bing bong” of an announcement, so took out my headphones. I...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Easy Fundraising
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Easy Fundraising

    By 4 March 2013

    Unless you’re an eccentric millionaire, a trust fund brat or a Premiership footballer, it’s fair to say you might be feeling the pinch a little these days. The cost of absolutely everything is going up, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Quib.ly
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Quib.ly

    By 1 March 2013

    We touched on this a while ago when we mentioned Camera Kids, but a subject as bewildering and baffling as raising children probably deserves the attention. Being a parent has never been easy, but in this connected world, it’s truly terrifying when...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Trip Advisaargh
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Trip Advisaargh

    By 28 February 2013

    It’s the time of year that many people start to think about their summer holiday. It’s good to think about it now. It’ll make the next few months easier to deal with. Gives you something to look forward to. You work hard, right? You deserve a break....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Conti 4x4 Trophy
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Conti 4x4 Trophy

    By 27 February 2013

    There are some big names when it comes to endurance racing in the automotive industry: Le Mans, Paris-Dakar and of course the famous, now defunct, Camel trophy. Each with its own unique style and set of challenges designed to take man and machine to the...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Melba
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Melba

    By 26 February 2013

    Here’s one to make your taste buds tingle this Tuesday morning. Food. It’s a long time since it was simply sustenance. It is now a passion for many, a profession and a pastime for some, it’s even a problem for a few. It’s also a multibillion-pound...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Silk
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Silk

    By 25 February 2013

    You may remember Silk. It’s an online experimental generative artwork that weaves silk-like patterns simply by clicking and dragging your mouse. It proved popular as an iPad app too. And now it's even better. At new.weavesilk.com you get to play with...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Little Big Details
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Little Big Details

    By 22 February 2013

    Life is a bit of a blur at the best of times for most of us, so for anything to really stand out these days, it needs to be a cut above. Take advertising. When’s the last time an ad grabbed you by the scruff of the neck and actually made you pay attention?...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Style Is
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Style Is

    By 21 February 2013

    You’d be forgiven for thinking we’d come over all self-conscious here at Lint Towers, what with yesterday’s sporty goings on and this one, which is again, all about style. Today's is just a little less frenetic We’ve featured fashion sites before,...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: S-weat
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: S-weat

    By 20 February 2013

    If you’re serious about your sport, you’re probably quite wary about what you wear while you’re doing it. Looking the part is often a very big part of the appeal of stepping out to exert yourself a couple of times a week, and many people swear that...