Archive for Ian Hughes

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: NHS Live Well

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: NHS Live Well

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: DuckDuckGo

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: DuckDuckGo

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We all know that the big online companies keep information about us. Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Yahoo, Google – they all use every keystroke we enter into their servers to track us and tailor their content to make it easier for advertisers to send us... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Bomb Sight

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Bomb Sight

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London is a bustling, eclectic city, with a history that stretches back thousands of years. Over the centuries, many things have made their mark on this great city, none more so than the Blitz. Between 1940 and 1941 the Luftwaffe dropped thousands of... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Brand-I

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Brand-I

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Regular readers will know that we love a bargain, and we’re also big, big fans of online shopping, because that’s where the bargains are mostly to be found. But, as with so much in the online world, shopping can be fraught with peril for the unwary,... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: You Are Listening To

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: You Are Listening To

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I asked the boss if we could call this Bookmark of the Day today, simply because it’s probably not a site you’re going to need straight away. You’re probably going to take one look, and listen, and think, "Nah, not for me.” But over the next few... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: RI Advent Calendar

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: RI Advent Calendar

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There is something a little ironic about an Advent calendar based on science but, putting that to one side, the offering from the Royal Institution is an absolute beaut. But then when most Advent calendars are only really about seasonal shapes fashioned... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Elliptigo

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Elliptigo

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When the human race invented the wheel, we pretty much nailed it. There's not really been much in the way of redevelopment since. But all the things we’ve attached wheels to have been evolving at an alarming rate over the past couple of hundred years... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Onething

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Onething

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How many times has it happened? You’re sitting there, gazing listlessly at the TV screen. You might have a bowl of snacks handy. Maybe even a refreshing beverage is nestled in your hand. Then, the familiar opening bars of your favourite song cut through... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Useless Web

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Useless Web

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What is the actual point of Thursday anyway? Monday has a use: it’s there for us all to universally despise, as our weekends come crashing to an undignified end. Tuesday’s there for us to start thinking about probably getting some meaningful work... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Google Fight

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Google Fight

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Yesterday we reported that if you really want to get some serious traffic online you need to include Kate Middleton, Tulisa Contostavlos or Cheryl Cole in your headline (see above – gotta be worth a shot, right?). But of those three, who’s the daddy... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cocosa

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cocosa

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Style costs nothing, or so we’ve been told. But we reckon it’s probably a bit easier to come by if you’re prepared to shell out a few quid. But anything that means you can get the same style and save a few pennies has  got to be a good thing too,... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: GoldenTwits

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: GoldenTwits

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It’s awards week here at Pocket-lint, so forgive us if we get a little bit excited. But ours are not the only gongs up for grabs, and at goldentwits.com, you’ll find one of our favourites. Twitter is everywhere. It’s become everything from a legitimate... >>