Archive for Ian Hughes

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: 360 New York

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: 360 New York

    By 15 January 2013

    There is a city that never sleeps. It is a city so good they named it twice. And, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Or so the songs say. It’s one of the most photographed and iconic cities on the planet, but we’re pretty sure that...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Shorty Awards

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Shorty Awards

    By 14 January 2013

    It is, most definitely, award season. The BAFTAs, with a new aqua livery courtesy of sponsors EE, were announced last week. As were the Oscars. Steven Spielberg looks set to add a fair few bits of bling to his mantelpiece thanks to Lincoln, and there's...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Planet Four

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Planet Four

    By 11 January 2013

    Last night saw the end of yet another successful run for Stargazing Live, the BBC astronomy programme that’s gone a long way to making science a bit sexier. Presented by comedian Dara Ó Briain and Professor Brian Cox, it spent another three nights...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Green Tyres

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Green Tyres

    By 10 January 2013

    We've been basking in some slightly unseasonal milder weather in the UK recently, but we know a cold snap is on the way. Cue travel chaos. You'd think, here in the Northern Hemisphere, we could cope with a light dusting of snow every now and again, but...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Qooq

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Qooq

    By 9 January 2013

    It's one of those moments in life that seems to happen in slow motion. But that doesn't mean you can do anything to stop it. You're in the kitchen, lovingly preparing a delicious meal. You're diligently following the recipe, which is handily displayed...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Beertone

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Beertone

    By 8 January 2013

    If you’ve gone dry for January, and a lot of people have this year we’ve noticed, then you might, just possibly, be missing beer. But you don’t have to. You can still enjoy beer without actually drinking, can’t you? Um, well, maybe not, but soon...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Childcare

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Childcare

    By 6 January 2013

    As New Year resolutions go, having one that is “go out more” doesn’t sound all that ambitious to some people. But, if you have small children, you’ll know that just getting out of the house for a few hours for some grown-up time can be almost...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Christmas In A Day

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Christmas In A Day

    By 4 January 2013

    It’s Twelfth Night this weekend, so Christmas is officially over. But before you hack down the tree, shove the last mince pie in your mouth and change your avatar back to one without a Santa hat, let us tell you about christmasinaday.co.uk. You might...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Retronaut

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Retronaut

    By 3 January 2013

    You’ve probably only really got a couple of days to still be banging on about last year before people expect you to get on with 2013, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go back a bit further before that happens. While you’re in a retrospective mood...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dry January

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dry January

    By 2 January 2013

    If you’re partial to occasional liquid stimuli, it’s possible that yesterday was a bit of a hazy day. New Year’s Day for the drinking classes is very often a day of junk food, comfort movies and muttering “never again” under your breath, as...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: My Decision

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: My Decision

    By 1 January 2013

    We’re not wanting to start 2013 on a downer, but as the hangovers clear this morning, some people might be looking back on the past couple of weeks with more than just a sore head to worry about. The past year was cause for celebration on many levels...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: NHS Live Well

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: NHS Live Well

    By 31 December 2012

    It’s that time of year when many of us will be reflecting on the year that’s gone by and looking forward to the coming 12 months. It’s a time full of reminiscences for many, and regret for some – often because promises made at this time last year...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Supercook

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Supercook

    By 28 December 2012

    You probably had roast turkey on Christmas Day and maybe even a turkey sandwich later that night too. Was it cold turkey on Boxing Day? What about yesterday? Was it turkey curry? Stir-fried turkey? Turkey soup? And what about the ham? Did you mix it with...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fake Followers

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fake Followers

    By 27 December 2012

    Your followers matter.  They hang on every word, every whim, every nuance of your mood. They interact, they react, they sometime over-react. You probably love them and hate them in equal measure, because some of them you will know well. But some of them...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Farm Toys Online

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Farm Toys Online

    By 26 December 2012

    How was your Christmas Day? Did you over indulge? Do it all go to plan? If, you’re a parent, are you regretting buying the kids all those new gadgets after spending the past 24 hours listening to the endless beeping, top 40 ringtones and tinny video...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: John Lewis

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: John Lewis

    By 25 December 2012

    Today is set to be one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. That’s right: today. Christmas Day. This surge in online shopping is driven partly by the relentless urge of the big retailers to steal a march on their rivals and start their sales...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: GlacierWorks

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: GlacierWorks

    By 24 December 2012

    If you’re anywhere near London over the next couple of months, there’s an exhibition that is well worth checking out. It’s a collection of images by the American photographer Ansel Adams, and it’s on at the National Maritime Museum. We mention...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Manuel Moose

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Manuel Moose

    By 21 December 2012

    It’s Friday. More than that, it’s the last Friday before Christmas. Let’s face it, you’re not going to get much work done today, are you? What with mince pies, lunch, secret Santa, trying to find out who snogged who at the Christmas party and...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Portable North Pole

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Portable North Pole

    By 20 December 2012

    If you’re a parent, particularly of smaller children, you’re probably fast approaching breaking point. The levels of Christmas excitement will be reaching a fever pitch and controlling your little ones could be harder than ever. The threats that “Santa...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Red Bull Illume

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Red Bull Illume

    By 18 December 2012

    The world of extreme sports is starting to hit its peak season. As the snow begins to settle in the ski resorts around the world, the adrenaline-seeking daredevils will be heading to their winter retreats to do things with skis, boards and parachutes...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Earth at Night

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Earth at Night

    By 17 December 2012

    If you’re in a part of the world that celebrates Christmas, it’s possible that you spent at least part of the weekend either trying to untangle the set of lights you bought last year, or queuing up in your local hardware store to buy another set....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Love This

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Love This

    By 14 December 2012

    Fresh off the digital production lines comes lovethis.com, a brand new way to share the really important things in life. Not jokes, not holiday snaps and no, definitely not cat GIFs. This is a new tool to help you share the things that matter to you and...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Vizify

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Vizify

    By 13 December 2012

    As a general rule, the only people who tend to think of themselves as brands are celebrities, sports stars and entrepreneurs. But, in this marketing-savvy world, it's becoming more the case that we are all, actually, brands. We market ourselves every...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: 2012 Twitter

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: 2012 Twitter

    By 12 December 2012

    This, arguably, has been Twitter's year. From the London Olympics, dubbed by many the "social games", where millions of people followed the action and commented in real time, to the rather less celebratory cases of people using the service to harass and...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Christmas Jumper Day

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Christmas Jumper Day

    By 11 December 2012

    This time of year is all about tradition, isn’t it? The season for giving and all that? A time of year where you can reflect on the year that’s drawing to a close and think about all the things you might want to change as the new year dawns. Many...