Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Wahanda

    Website of the day: Wahanda

    By 5 June 2014

    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

    By 4 June 2014

    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

    By 3 June 2014

    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

    By 2 June 2014

    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

    By 30 May 2014

    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

    By 29 May 2014

    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

    By 28 May 2014

    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

    By 27 May 2014

    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

    By 26 May 2014

    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

    By 23 May 2014

    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

    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...