Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Death and Taxes
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    Website of the day: Death and Taxes

    By 13 March 2014

    In theory, staying current has never been easier. The information superhighway spits its fast-moving traffic into our lives at rate never before imagined. But that’s part of the problem. If you’ve adopted a more digital life, the chances are you’re...

  • Website of the day: Unroll.Me
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    Website of the day: Unroll.Me

    By 12 March 2014

    Here's one of the most useful sites we've told you about in a while, because unroll.me will make your email so much easier to manage. Spam is still a big problem, but most junk mail filters are pretty good these days, even on the free services. But we...

  • Website of the day: Teletext Holidays
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    Website of the day: Teletext Holidays

    By 11 March 2014

    Now, don’t tell the boss, but here at Pocket Lint, some of us are getting a bit restless. The sun has been glimpsed through the rain and the gloom and it’s got us thinking about holidays. Cue the bun fight. For those of us with little Linters, the...

  • Website of the day: Brain Pickings
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    Website of the day: Brain Pickings

    By 10 March 2014

    Now, here's an interesting thing. In fact, here's a whole pile of interesting things. Because at brainpickings.org, they have one goal: to seek out "interestingness" and bring it to the fore, from wherever it might lie. It's an eclectic collection of...

  • Website of the day: Achica
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    Website of the day: Achica

    By 7 March 2014

    We’re about to let you into a secret. It's one of those secrets that some of your friends aren’t going to appreciate us sharing. You know the ones. They're the people with that effortlessly stylish home that they love to entertain in. All those choice...

  • Website of the day: Mosaic
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    Website of the day: Mosaic

    By 6 March 2014

    When it comes to the health of the body and mind, there can’t be many authorities more respected that the Wellcome Trust - the charitable organisation that supports medical and scientific research across the globe. They must turn up some stories, right?...

  • Website of the day: Lyst
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    Website of the day: Lyst

    By 5 March 2014

    As we said yesterday, spring is in the air, so getting fit for summer and looking your best might be something you’re starting to think about. if that’s the case, you might need some snappy new duds too. At lyst.com you’ll find an online store...

  • Website of the day: New Vita
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    Website of the day: New Vita

    By 4 March 2014

    Spring might not have actually sprung, but it’s certainly in the air. The floodwater seems to be stable (it’s not going anywhere, but at least it’s mostly stopped rising) and the skies do seem to be a bit clearer. Oh, and it’s nice to be heading...

  • Website of the day: AnoOthermag
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    Website of the day: AnoOthermag

    By 28 February 2014

    Oh, how we have fallen in love with anothermag.com. This is a beautiful place to spend a little time and we reckon you might like it. This stylish online magazine (its print parents are very glossy biannual affairs) covers fashion, arts, culture, politics...

  • Website of the day: Atomic 22
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    Website of the day: Atomic 22

    By 27 February 2014

    If you’re one of the millions of people who have done the deed and swapped four wheels for two, there are a few things you will no doubt be fully aware of by now. There are the benefits. You’re no doubt fitter, less stressed, and definitely better...

  • Website of the day: BBC - World War One
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    Website of the day: BBC - World War One

    By 26 February 2014

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One. The “Great War” claimed the lives of some 9 million combatants and touched the lives of countless millions more. Its effects are still seen and felt today, despite the fact that...

  • Website of the day: Ampp3D - Wayne Rooney
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    Website of the day: Ampp3D - Wayne Rooney

    By 25 February 2014

    Footballer Wayne Rooney has signed a new contract. He’s reported to be earning £300,000 a week. That’s pounds sterling. Per week. Wow. But is he worth it? Millions of Manchester United (and possibly England) fans would say yes. Many more people might...

  • Website of the day: Sing It Kitty
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    Website of the day: Sing It Kitty

    By 24 February 2014

    It's fair to say that Socks, the dancing Shetland pony who moonwalked into internet legend last year, was one online animal that a lot of people just never got bored of. He even came back for Christmas, just to give Three’s seasonal sales a much needed...

  • Website of the day: TinyLetter
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    Website of the day: TinyLetter

    By 21 February 2014

    One of the things we love to find is something that makes life easier. It’s part of our philosophy over here. “Does this make my life better?” is at the heart of all the tech reviews and features we write. The same goes for this humble little...

  • Website of the day: Femur Design Theremin
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    Website of the day: Femur Design Theremin

    By 20 February 2014

    There is a trend that’s been hanging around for the past couple of years that has caused those of us of a certain age a little discomfort. Many things that we thought had been resigned to the dustbin of style have resurfaced and been sported by a new...

  • Website of the day: Wibki
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    Website of the day: Wibki

    By 19 February 2014

    Wibki.com promises to change the way you browse the web. Quite a claim. But at first glance, there might be something to this. It’s a bookmarking service with a difference – it looks great, and the simple tiled arrangement makes finding your favourite...

  • Website of the day: The Lean In Collection
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    Website of the day: The Lean In Collection

    By 18 February 2014

    What’s your view of the way women are portrayed in the media? When it comes to pictures in particular, you might have some strong views. Some people think there’s nothing wrong with a bit of T&A on the covers of the men’s “lifestyle” magazines....

  • Website of the day: Sesame Street Fighter
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    Website of the day: Sesame Street Fighter

    By 17 February 2014

    If you’re an office worker, a student, or anybody else who spends way too much of their time chained to a keyboard, we have something that will make this Monday morning a little easier to deal with. At flavourmachine.com, you’ll find a brilliant little...

  • Website of the day: Match Machine
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    Website of the day: Match Machine

    By 14 February 2014

    It’s Friday, so it’s time to have a little fun. But it’s also St Valentine’s Day, so it wouldn’t be right if that fun didn’t have something to do with affairs of the heart. So thank goodness for MTV Asia, which has put together a dating idea...

  • Website of the day: Hotels Combined
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    Website of the day: Hotels Combined

    By 13 February 2014

    If you’re planning a romantic getaway with your special someone tomorrow, you’re leaving it a bit late. Or are you playing it cool, hoping for a last-minute bargain to come up? Risky, but it might just pay off, especially if you use hotelscombinedcom....

  • Website of the day: Which Device
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    Website of the day: Which Device

    By 12 February 2014

    Getting credit is something that more people are now increasingly starting to think about. It’s not as easy as it used to be, and companies like Brighthouse are the ones many people have to turn to when other avenues haven’t worked out. Regardless...

  • Website of the day: Environment Agency
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    Website of the day: Environment Agency

    By 11 February 2014

    Jokes about the British weather are our stock in trade. Yes, we're a nation obsessed with the weather, but those jokes aren't funny any more as we face yet more storms, more rain and, worst of all, more flooding. There are 14 severe flood warnings in...

  • Website of the day: Soundcheque
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    Website of the day: Soundcheque

    By 10 February 2014

    This is one of the best ideas we’ve seen in quite a while and, although it’s a little niche, it’s something that really should be more widely known. At soundcheque.com they’re looking out for the people who make the music that we so often take...

  • Website of the day: Something Awful
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    Website of the day: Something Awful

    By 7 February 2014

    It’s Friday, it’s February and we’ve all been stuck indoors for far too long. The weather that’s lashing these shores can just shoo now, because we’ve all had enough. Watching the rain fall and the floodwaters rise is making us all feel a bit...

  • Website of the day: Something for the Fans
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    Website of the day: Something for the Fans

    By 6 February 2014

    Being a music fan is no easy ride these days. We’re bombarded with slick marketing and media campaigns for acts we don't care about and actually getting to see the bands we do like play live involves a second mortgage. So anything that could be a route...