Archive for Ian Hughes

  • 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...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: DuckDuckGo

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: DuckDuckGo

    By 10 December 2012

    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

    By 7 December 2012

    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

    By 6 December 2012

    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

    By 5 December 2012

    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

    By 4 December 2012

    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

    By 3 December 2012

    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

    By 30 November 2012

    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

    By 29 November 2012

    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

    By 28 November 2012

    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

    By 27 November 2012

    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

    By 26 November 2012

    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...


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