Archive for Ian Hughes

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Lend With Care
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Lend With Care

    By 18 May 2012

    How often do you lend your mates money? Quite often? Good on you if you do. It’s what friends are for. And what did they do with the money? Buy a round of drinks? A CD maybe? Do you really care? Possibly not. But at lendwithcare.org you could actually...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: BT Art Box
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: BT Art Box

    By 17 May 2012

    If you’re in the UK this summer, you’re going to see lots of things. You’re going to see the pomp and ceremony as we celebrate a massive royal occasion. (We do those rather well.) You’re going to see the eyes of the world focused on our capital...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cowbird
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cowbird

    By 16 May 2012

    Since even before the time when Neolithic man started to scrawl on the walls of his cave, there has been a human tradition of telling stories. From campfire tall tales to elaborate operatic sagas, throughout the ages we have loved to tell each other what...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Wolfenstein 3D
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Wolfenstein 3D

    By 15 May 2012

    If your weekend started like ours, with a cursory glance at the TV schedules just to confirm that there really was absolutely naff all on, you might’ve done what we did. We ignored the crappy karaoke and the dancing dogs (literally) and instead plunged...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: FlatNav
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: FlatNav

    By 11 May 2012

    Finding somewhere decent to stay is one of the hardest tasks in life. Whether you’re looking for a room for a night, a villa for a week in the sun, or somewhere to stay for a few months, finding your perfect pad can be a time-consuming and ultimately...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Work Shop Play
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Work Shop Play

    By 10 May 2012

    The posters have been bugging me for weeks. I’ve seen them every day at Charing Cross Tube station. But I have stood firm. I have resisted. I have not let advertising work on me. No. That cannot happen. I am stronger than those weak-minded fools who...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Cloud Appreciation Society
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Cloud Appreciation Society

    By 9 May 2012

    When’s the last time you just took a moment, stopped where you were and looked up? It’s something we probably all did a lot more of when we were younger, before the everyday distractions of adulthood got in the way of simply enjoying things because...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Space
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Space

    By 8 May 2012

    Here’s one that’s been making waves over the past few days, on Twitter especially, with music fans the world over getting a bit hot under the collar as John Peel’s music collection was published online. And we’re only talking about the “A’s”....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Million Short
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Million Short

    By 7 May 2012

    To say the internet tends towards being quite large is akin to saying glaciers tend to be a bit chilly and Pamela Anderson tends to sleep on her back a lot. It’s huge, bordering on immeasurable now, so it’s odd that when you search for something using...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Food Beats
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Food Beats

    By 4 May 2012

    My wife always knows when I’ve been cooking. The kitchen’s upside down, the smoke detector is blaring and the dog is cowering under the stairs. Oh, and the stereo is cranked up to full volume - not just to drown out the smoke alarm though. I love...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Standard Time
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Standard Time

    By 3 May 2012

    We're not sure who it was first suggested that time is an abstract concept, but even they would probably be a bit gobsmacked by www.standard-time.com. It's a new twist on an old favourite: the screensaver clock. We've had the handwritten one, the humanclock.com...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Get Ahead of the Games
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Get Ahead of the Games

    By 2 May 2012

    If you're a regular user of the public transport system in London, you might've received an email in the past couple of days, pointing you towards www.getaheadofthegames.com. It's TFL's handy new website giving advice to visitors and Londoners alike about...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Goodwill Exchange
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Goodwill Exchange

    By 1 May 2012

    Every now and again we ask you to consider a charity site in this section of Pocket Lint. You see, we like to support good causes whenever we can. But in these "times of austerity" (ie, we're all a bit skint) it's becoming harder and harder to spare those...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cube
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cube

    By 30 April 2012

    Another of those clever Chrome Experiments that surface from time to time,  playmapscube.com takes Google Maps into a whole new area – gaming. Imagine your favourite cities arranged on the sides of a cube. Then, using your cursor, you have to navigate...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Clowns Without Borders
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Clowns Without Borders

    By 27 April 2012

    The old adage about laughter being the best medicine may not be wholly and scientifically accurate, but as you struggle your way through the last day of the week, you’ll have to agree that the usual Friday feeling, fuelled by the usual raft of funny...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Planet Earth In Concert
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Planet Earth In Concert

    By 26 April 2012

    The first time that many mainstream music fans heard the memorably haunting Hoppípolla by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós was when it was used in a trailer for the BBC’s ground-breaking Planet Earth TV series. So seeing www.planetearthinconcert.com come...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: SocialSafe
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: SocialSafe

    By 25 April 2012

    With the various bits of your online social life changing hands like the wind, you might be thinking about backing up all our posts, pictures and random musings. It’s a good idea too. If you’re an avid user of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: WhipCar
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: WhipCar

    By 24 April 2012

    There are all kinds of occasions when you might need to get your hands on a car locally. Last-minute public transport disasters, out of hours emergencies, mechanical failures in your own car, and of course those “I’ve just bought a new flat screen...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Speakers for Schools
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Speakers for Schools

    By 23 April 2012

    When I was kid, the most inspiring speaker we ever had in our school was the local copper coming in to find out who’d painted the enormous hairy willy on the new bus shelter. How things have changed. A couple of months ago, the pupils at Deptford Green...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Record Store Day
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Record Store Day

    By 20 April 2012

    There are a few subjects that will absolutely split the room, every single time. One that's very high up the list is music taste, and for obvious reasons. It’s extremely subjective and usually very close to most people's hearts. But in recent years,...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Vimeo Awards
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Vimeo Awards

    By 19 April 2012

    Just because an online video has had millions upon millions of hits, it doesn’t mean it’s any good. Just look at Justin Bieber. No, popularity does not equal quality, so it’s refreshing to see that at vimeo.com/awards/vote they’re asking for our...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gamefly
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gamefly

    By 18 April 2012

    We’ve all done it. We’ve all popped down to the local for “a quick one”, only to roll back home, long after the pub has chucked out the last punters, reeking of ale and clutching a half-eaten kebab. We’ve all flopped on the sofa, idly flicking...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Flight Diary
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Flight Diary

    By 17 April 2012

    Once upon a time you had to ring the airline. Then you could watch a TV screen as the teletext listings took what seemed like forever to refresh. Inevitably, the internet changed all that, as you could look up when a particular flight was going to land...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Letters of Note
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Letters of Note

    By 16 April 2012

    There is perhaps something slightly ironic about a website that celebrates actual, paper letters, but that’s exactly what www.lettersofnote.com does. Hence the name, you might say. But those of us who remember the birth of email will recall that some...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Coco Bay
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Coco Bay

    By 13 April 2012

    Yesterday we told you how to find yourself a holiday with a little bit more luxury thrown in. Today, we’re telling you how to look the business when you get there - if you’re of the female persuasion, that is. At www.cocobay.co.uk you’ll find a...