Archive for Ian Hughes

Website of the day: World Soccer

Website of the day: World Soccer

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We like to be the news breakers here at Pocket Lint, and we think we’ve got an exclusive. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll have heard anything about a little sporting event taking place in South America. It’s quite niche, quite subtle and almost... >>

Website of the day: Yummly

Website of the day: Yummly

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There are some really good websites for food. We’ve recommended a few in our time, each with its own take on the idea that people want to be able to find something to cook based on what they have in mind, or what they have to hand. But yummly.co.uk could... >>

Website of the day: SubScribe

Website of the day: SubScribe

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How do you get your news? If you’re reading this, there’s a fair chance you get a good proportion of it online. Twitter is the news breaker these days. Sure, you don’t necessarily want to trust it with the detailed analysis, but for getting the... >>

Website of the day: Pints in the Sun

Website of the day: Pints in the Sun

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Something wonderful happened this past weekend, That extraordinary change of the seasons came to pass. We had, for the most part, three days of good weather, and the whole country experienced a lift. Parks were full. Village fetes were not rained off.... >>

Website of the day: #getfoodsmart

Website of the day: #getfoodsmart

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There are a hell of a lot of food fads out there. Juicing, the 5/2 diet, the no-carbs plan. It’s a multimillion-pound business and growing by the day. But how do you know which is the one to follow? You need to do a bit of research. If you do enough... >>

Website of the day: Wahanda

Website of the day: Wahanda

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If the newspapers and glossy magazines are anything to go by, just about everybody is going to a festival this year. The media is full of page upon page of tips and advice on how to get everything from your wardrobe to your hair to your complexion “festival... >>

Website of the day: Run2Work

Website of the day: Run2Work

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So, yesterday we talked about the unadulterated joys (not) of commuting by train, and it might’ve got a few of you thinking about alternative ways of getting to where you need to be on a daily basis. Cycling is an option that’s proving popular, and... >>

Website of the day: Delay Repay Sniper

Website of the day: Delay Repay Sniper

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This article has been written on a train. That’s not all that unusual, to be fair. But this train isn’t moving. In fact, it hasn’t moved for quite a while. Unfortunately, that’s not all that unusual either. It’s infuriating. We commuters pay... >>

Website of the day: Flavourly

Website of the day: Flavourly

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If you’ll pardon the stating of the bleedin’ obvious, food has never been so popular. The means of keeping the body going transcended mere sustenance decades ago, but in recent years, it’s become an art form. When TV channels are awash with cookery... >>

Website of the day: Emoji Zone

Website of the day: Emoji Zone

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It started out as a way of conveying emotions in electronic communications, because the one thing that quickly gets lost when writing something in a text or email, is a sense of humour. People tried using exclamations marks to show they were joking,... >>

Website of the day: Circuit Days

Website of the day: Circuit Days

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What two words are guaranteed to get the attention of any petrolhead? Yes, “new Ferrari” will most likely do it. “Bugatti Veyron" will almost certainly achieve the same result. But no two words will garner quite the response that “road trip!”... >>

Website of the day: Life & Deaf

Website of the day: Life & Deaf

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Losing any of your senses, or being born without one, must be a totally bewildering experience. You will never experience some things that most people take for granted. Deaf people, for instance, may never experience music, movies, poetry or the spoken... >>

Website of the day: Child's Own Studio

Website of the day: Child's Own Studio

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There is nothing quite like the imagination of a child. They are totally unencumbered by the limitations and reservations of adulthood, and the creativity they display is limitless. It's almost a shame that they have to grow up. Give a child some paper... >>

Website of the day: Sport Lobster

Website of the day: Sport Lobster

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The trouble with some social networks, or more precisely, some users of social networks, is that they can become quite single minded. Some people will be very political. Others will be overly prolific with telling you what music they're listening to,... >>

Website of the day: Hire My Friend

Website of the day: Hire My Friend

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If you’re in the market for a new job, there are numerous things you can do. You can brush up your CV and send it to a load of companies advertising their positions. You can update your LinkedIn profile, to subtly suggest to anybody watching that you... >>

Website of the day: Cyber Security Challenge

Website of the day: Cyber Security Challenge

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>