Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Cyber Security Challenge

    Website of the day: Cyber Security Challenge

    By 22 May 2014

    We’ve covered this ground before in this little corner of Pocket Lint, but it never ceases to fascinate us. The idea that government agencies around the world are turning to potential hackers in order to prevent hacking is absolutely a sign of the times...

  • Website of the day: Kabloom

    Website of the day: Kabloom

    By 21 May 2014

    So, the Chelsea Flower Show is opening its gates this week, which means two things. Firstly, West London is now a no-go area if you don’t want to mix it with hordes of people wearing either overly glamorous and completely impractical cocktail dress...

  • Website of the day: CrowdRise

    Website of the day: CrowdRise

    By 20 May 2014

    Online fundraising is hardly anything new. If you’ve done your bit for good causes, it’s possible that you found about about the charity online. It’s possible that you registered for an event online. Maybe you followed an online training schedule,...

  • Website of the day: The Modern Motorcycle Diaries

    Website of the day: The Modern Motorcycle Diaries

    By 19 May 2014

    You have by now, almost certainly at least heard about Alex Chacón, even if you don’t know his name. He’s the fella that’s been travelling the world taking “epic” selfies, as the social media masses would have us believe. But, as with most...

  • Website of the day: Designs of the Year

    Website of the day: Designs of the Year

    By 16 May 2014

    How do you fancy being responsible for the next big thing in design circles? Don’t worry. You don’t have to rush out and grow a neat little beard, buy some 1950s-styles specs and start riding a single speed bike. Unless you want to. No. What we mean...

  • Website of the day: Social Bite

    Website of the day: Social Bite

    By 15 May 2014

    In most modern city centres, the only thing that’s more widespread than sandwich shops is coffee shops. Every nook, cranny and corner will have a little place preparing and selling fresh handmade sarnies, subs and salads. So how do you do something...

  • Website of the day: Fuel Fixer

    Website of the day: Fuel Fixer

    By 14 May 2014

    We have some criteria for featuring a site in this regular slot. The websites we look at need to be cutting edge, or really useful, or funny. Quirky is fine too. We do our bit for good causes as well, and we do try to champion the little guy from time...

  • Website of the day: CC: Jokes

    Website of the day: CC: Jokes

    By 13 May 2014

    Where do jokes comes from? Most of us will have a mate who is a reliable source, but the chances are that they didn’t actually write them - they come from somewhere else. The one liners, the rude ones, the “a guy walks into a bar” ones - they all...

  • Website of the day: End the Awkward

    Website of the day: End the Awkward

    By 12 May 2014

    There’s a bold new ad campaign from Scope, the disability charity, that has really got people talking. It’s also really got people thinking. It tackles a subject head on - often the best way with us Brits, even if we don’t like to admit it. It’s...

  • Website of the day: Mr Sykes

    Website of the day: Mr Sykes

    By 9 May 2014

    It’s Friday, thank goodness. And, to be brutally honest, we don’t really feel like doing too much today. We quite fancy kicking back and letting somebody else do some of the work. Wouldn't that be nice? Well, meet mr-sykes.com. He’s a most useful...

  • Website of the day: Knit Quit Kits

    Website of the day: Knit Quit Kits

    By 8 May 2014

    There are, of course, all kinds of bad habits that you can pick up as you go through life, but smoking is a killer. Literally. And it's a tough one to beat for many people. You can try patches, although we've known people who become addicted to those...

  • Website of the day: Art Detective

    Website of the day: Art Detective

    By 7 May 2014

    If you’re one of those people who says “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like,” this site might not be for you, unless you just like looking at nice pictures. It’s a bit niche, we’ll admit, but the people behind Art Detective need...

  • Website of the day: A Parliament of Owls

    Website of the day: A Parliament of Owls

    By 6 May 2014

    As collective nouns go, "a parliament of owls" is just about perfect. It brings to mind the stateliness of the birds themselves, the perceived wisdom, the poise. OK, so we’re talking about the idea of a parliament, not necessarily our parliament (wisdom...

  • Website of the day: Lens Culture

    Website of the day: Lens Culture

    By 5 May 2014

    The world around us has never been more exposed. Literally. Countless people carry a camera with them every day, be it a smartphone, a digital compact or a DSLR, and that means more moments are captured for posterity than can ever be counted. And with...

  • Website of the day: TL;DR Wikipedia

    Website of the day: TL;DR Wikipedia

    By 2 May 2014

    What do you consider to be the internet’s party trick? Its real speciality? The dissemination of information regardless of geographic borders and ideological boundaries perhaps? A revolution in commerce maybe? Or is it just pictures of people with their...

  • Website of the day: My Permissions

    Website of the day: My Permissions

    By 1 May 2014

    Your privacy is something that should be taken seriously when online. But we all know this, don’t we? We all read the terms and conditions of all the sites we sign up to and we always read the small print when these self same sites change them later...

  • Website of the day: Dangerous Minds

    Website of the day: Dangerous Minds

    By 30 April 2014

    Are you getting a bit tired? A bit tired of being told what to buy? Being told what to watch? Being told who to vote for? What to eat? What to drink? What to listen to? What’s cool? What’s new? What’s fashionable? What’s fresh? Are you getting...

  • Website of the day: Saving Eliza

    Website of the day: Saving Eliza

    By 29 April 2014

    The past few days have been nothing short of extraordinary when it comes to online fundraising. The JustGiving page of Stephen Sutton has passed the £3million mark as more and more people donate to show their support for one very brave young man and...

  • Website of the day: Little Bird

    Website of the day: Little Bird

    By 28 April 2014

    Parents the world over are breathing sigh of relief today as their little darlings head back to school after the extended Easter break. The sheer intensity of having little people around 24/7 is enough to drive anybody to drink and so anything that offers...

  • Website of the day: British Pathé on YouTube

    Website of the day: British Pathé on YouTube

    By 25 April 2014

    It’s rare that we’d look to something like YouTube to fill this slot, but in the week that the daddy of video sharing websites celebrated its ninth birthday, we think we’ve got an excuse. Because something extraordinary has happened. British Pathé,...

  • Website of the day: Managerial Merry-Go-Round

    Website of the day: Managerial Merry-Go-Round

    By 24 April 2014

    Before we get going, we should caveat this one with “correct at time of going to press”. Or something. Because we’re certainly not going to come back an update things every time a football manager changes jobs. Not after this week, anyway…
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  • Website of the day: Circles of Life - The 143 Best Songs In The World

    Website of the day: Circles of Life - The 143 Best Songs In The World

    By 23 April 2014

    We may have just discovered our new favourite blog. It’s certainly gone into our top ten, which is quite apt, when you see the subject matter. Andrew Collins is a music journalist who, like many people, one day decided to put together his top 50 playlist....

  • Website of the day: Distractify

    Website of the day: Distractify

    By 22 April 2014

    The Easter break is one of our favourites. It comes at just the right time of year to feel like a proper holiday, and the two four-day weeks make it feel like you’re almost a part-timer. Almost. And, if you’re really lucky, your place of work will...

  • Website of the day: Highsnobiety

    Website of the day: Highsnobiety

    By 21 April 2014

    On those occasional lists of “cool” cities, you tend to get the usual suspects. New York, London, Paris, Tokyo. It’s only people who’ve been there will want to add Berlin into their top three. But it’s true. Berlin is one of the most culturally...

  • Website of the day: Selfeed

    Website of the day: Selfeed

    By 17 April 2014

    It’s the word that just won’t go away, especially now that it’s been recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary, and was voted word of the year last year: Selfie - NOUN (plural selfies) informal A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically...