Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Bon Appétit

    Website of the day: Bon Appétit

    By 9 April 2014

    It’s a bit of a long story, but we wanted recipes for some non-alcoholic cocktails. So-called “mocktails". It says a lot about us when none of us had any to hand, but we knew where we could find some. It’s one of the best things about the internet...

  • Website of the day: Are You Your Selfie?

    Website of the day: Are You Your Selfie?

    By 8 April 2014

    Here’s a social experiment that gets to the very heart of what the internet, and social media in particular, is increasingly being accused of - “it’s all about me, me, me…” The buzzword of recent times has been “selfie” with all walks of...

  • Website of the day: Atterley Road

    Website of the day: Atterley Road

    By 7 April 2014

    Looking good is something that takes a little time and effort. It also, unfortunately, can cost a bit too, particularly if you want to stay up to date with the latest trends and have a taste for designer labels. Thankfully, online shopping has done much...

  • Website of the day: Walthamstow Tourist Board (Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses)

    Website of the day: Walthamstow Tourist Board (Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses)

    By 4 April 2014

    Walthamstow. One of the jewels of London. No, really. At least it certainly is if you believe walthamstowtourism.co.uk, because this is the unofficial tourist site for this gloriously shabby London borough. Why on earth would we be telling you about...

  • Website of the day: Student Money Saver

    Website of the day: Student Money Saver

    By 3 April 2014

    Regular readers will know we love anything that saves a few quid, and we've featured sites that are aimed at students before. But this is our new favourite. Rather than presenting offers and discounts from a bunch of "selected partners" studentmoneysaver.co.uk behaves...

  • Website of the day: #extramile

    Website of the day: #extramile

    By 2 April 2014

    So, we got through April Fool's Day relatively unscathed, but the risk of posting his one yesterday, when we really wanted to, was just too much. We want it to be take seriously, because it's such a good idea. Being the beginning of April, it's officially...

  • Website of the day: Buzzfeed

    Website of the day: Buzzfeed

    By 1 April 2014

    You probably know buzzfeed.com. We’ve been fans for ages, and they tend to crop up on most people’s social media feeds with there constant stream of online mischief making. They have a very discerning eye for a meme, and the recent “how [insert...

  • Website of the day: Headspace

    Website of the day: Headspace

    By 31 March 2014

    Monday’s come round awfully quickly again, hasn’t it? Losing an hour to British Summer Time probably hasn’t helped, but if you’re facing a new week and not really feeling refreshed and ready to go, every moment counts. Modern life is frantic for...

  • Website of the day: TFL

    Website of the day: TFL

    By 28 March 2014

    A bit like the transport system it was supporting, the old TFL website was very useful, but just a little bit clunky and disjointed. It worked, but getting from A to B wasn’t always that straightforward. That hasn’t changed on London’s labyrinthine transport...

  • Website of the day: Goop

    Website of the day: Goop

    By 27 March 2014

    Poor Gwynnie. Poor Chris. One of the celebrity world’s seemingly most stable and celebrated couples is not at solid as it was thought. It was front page news yesterday as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced, very publicly for such a famously...

  • Website of the day: Eterni Me

    Website of the day: Eterni Me

    By 26 March 2014

    A few weeks ago, when we first heard about eterni.me, like most people, we thought it was some kind of marketing stunt. Perhaps it was a new offbeat sci-fi movie, or another series of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. But then, the people behind it even...

  • Website of the day: Andres Amador Arts

    Website of the day: Andres Amador Arts

    By 25 March 2014

    The call of the sea. You can hear it at this time of year. Summer is just around the corner and the thought of a day on the beach will start to appeal to many. And there are traditions involved in a trip to the seaside, no matter where in the world you...

  • Website of the day: Jam With Chrome

    Website of the day: Jam With Chrome

    By 24 March 2014

    For a very small group of people, the past two days will forever be known as a lost weekend. You see, on Friday night, we decided to take a look at jamwithchrome.com. And all of a sudden it’s Monday morning already. The weekend has passed in a blur...

  • Website of the day: Tory Bingo

    Website of the day: Tory Bingo

    By 21 March 2014

    It’s Friday, so it must be time for a meme. This one surfaced yesterday after an ill-judged, post-Budget attempt by a Tory MP to connect with the masses on Twitter. Epic fail, as they say in such circles, and Twitter was soon awash with people having...

  • Website of the day: Dogeminer

    Website of the day: Dogeminer

    By 20 March 2014

    It’s a while since we gave you something completely and utterly pointless. Admittedly, not a long while, but a while nonetheless, and dogeminer.se is just about the most pointless thing we've seen in that while. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun....

  • Website of the day: Self Sufficient 'Ish'

    Website of the day: Self Sufficient 'Ish'

    By 19 March 2014

    If you believe the politicians, we’ve never had it so good. Low unemployment, low borrowing rates and the economy showing signs of growth again. So why does it feel like we never have any money in our pockets? The simple reason is that the price of...

  • Website of the day: Notcot

    Website of the day: Notcot

    By 18 March 2014

    What originally drew our attention to notcot.org is the extraordinary video made by the Red Bull Formula One team. You may have seen it doing the rounds on social media the past couple of days. The video is well worth watching for two reasons. Firstly...

  • Website of the day: Tickld

    Website of the day: Tickld

    By 17 March 2014

    The line between what is digital imagery and what some might call pure art is one that has been the subject of heated debate in recent years, and it's a line that has become increasingly blurred. Technology has made the manipulation of pixels an almost...

  • Website of the day: Story of the Web #25

    Website of the day: Story of the Web #25

    By 14 March 2014

    Twenty five years ago today would’ve been the first Friday after the worldwide web was invented. (OK, so it probably wasn’t but we can’t be bothered to check and it would kind of ruin the rest of this piece if we did…). And we reckon that’s...

  • Website of the day: Death and Taxes

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?...