Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: New Vita

    Website of the day: New Vita

    By 4 March 2014

    Spring might not have actually sprung, but it’s certainly in the air. The floodwater seems to be stable (it’s not going anywhere, but at least it’s mostly stopped rising) and the skies do seem to be a bit clearer. Oh, and it’s nice to be heading...

  • Website of the day: AnoOthermag

    Website of the day: AnoOthermag

    By 28 February 2014

    Oh, how we have fallen in love with anothermag.com. This is a beautiful place to spend a little time and we reckon you might like it. This stylish online magazine (its print parents are very glossy biannual affairs) covers fashion, arts, culture, politics...

  • Website of the day: Atomic 22

    Website of the day: Atomic 22

    By 27 February 2014

    If you’re one of the millions of people who have done the deed and swapped four wheels for two, there are a few things you will no doubt be fully aware of by now. There are the benefits. You’re no doubt fitter, less stressed, and definitely better...

  • Website of the day: BBC - World War One

    Website of the day: BBC - World War One

    By 26 February 2014

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One. The “Great War” claimed the lives of some 9 million combatants and touched the lives of countless millions more. Its effects are still seen and felt today, despite the fact that...

  • Website of the day: Ampp3D - Wayne Rooney

    Website of the day: Ampp3D - Wayne Rooney

    By 25 February 2014

    Footballer Wayne Rooney has signed a new contract. He’s reported to be earning £300,000 a week. That’s pounds sterling. Per week. Wow. But is he worth it? Millions of Manchester United (and possibly England) fans would say yes. Many more people might...

  • Website of the day: Sing It Kitty

    Website of the day: Sing It Kitty

    By 24 February 2014

    It's fair to say that Socks, the dancing Shetland pony who moonwalked into internet legend last year, was one online animal that a lot of people just never got bored of. He even came back for Christmas, just to give Three’s seasonal sales a much needed...

  • Website of the day: TinyLetter

    Website of the day: TinyLetter

    By 21 February 2014

    One of the things we love to find is something that makes life easier. It’s part of our philosophy over here. “Does this make my life better?” is at the heart of all the tech reviews and features we write. The same goes for this humble little...

  • Website of the day: Femur Design Theremin

    Website of the day: Femur Design Theremin

    By 20 February 2014

    There is a trend that’s been hanging around for the past couple of years that has caused those of us of a certain age a little discomfort. Many things that we thought had been resigned to the dustbin of style have resurfaced and been sported by a new...

  • Website of the day: Wibki

    Website of the day: Wibki

    By 19 February 2014

    Wibki.com promises to change the way you browse the web. Quite a claim. But at first glance, there might be something to this. It’s a bookmarking service with a difference – it looks great, and the simple tiled arrangement makes finding your favourite...

  • Website of the day: The Lean In Collection

    Website of the day: The Lean In Collection

    By 18 February 2014

    What’s your view of the way women are portrayed in the media? When it comes to pictures in particular, you might have some strong views. Some people think there’s nothing wrong with a bit of T&A on the covers of the men’s “lifestyle” magazines....

  • Website of the day: Sesame Street Fighter

    Website of the day: Sesame Street Fighter

    By 17 February 2014

    If you’re an office worker, a student, or anybody else who spends way too much of their time chained to a keyboard, we have something that will make this Monday morning a little easier to deal with. At flavourmachine.com, you’ll find a brilliant little...

  • Website of the day: Match Machine

    Website of the day: Match Machine

    By 14 February 2014

    It’s Friday, so it’s time to have a little fun. But it’s also St Valentine’s Day, so it wouldn’t be right if that fun didn’t have something to do with affairs of the heart. So thank goodness for MTV Asia, which has put together a dating idea...

  • Website of the day: Hotels Combined

    Website of the day: Hotels Combined

    By 13 February 2014

    If you’re planning a romantic getaway with your special someone tomorrow, you’re leaving it a bit late. Or are you playing it cool, hoping for a last-minute bargain to come up? Risky, but it might just pay off, especially if you use hotelscombinedcom....

  • Website of the day: Which Device

    Website of the day: Which Device

    By 12 February 2014

    Getting credit is something that more people are now increasingly starting to think about. It’s not as easy as it used to be, and companies like Brighthouse are the ones many people have to turn to when other avenues haven’t worked out. Regardless...

  • Website of the day: Environment Agency

    Website of the day: Environment Agency

    By 11 February 2014

    Jokes about the British weather are our stock in trade. Yes, we're a nation obsessed with the weather, but those jokes aren't funny any more as we face yet more storms, more rain and, worst of all, more flooding. There are 14 severe flood warnings in...

  • Website of the day: Soundcheque

    Website of the day: Soundcheque

    By 10 February 2014

    This is one of the best ideas we’ve seen in quite a while and, although it’s a little niche, it’s something that really should be more widely known. At soundcheque.com they’re looking out for the people who make the music that we so often take...

  • Website of the day: Something Awful

    Website of the day: Something Awful

    By 7 February 2014

    It’s Friday, it’s February and we’ve all been stuck indoors for far too long. The weather that’s lashing these shores can just shoo now, because we’ve all had enough. Watching the rain fall and the floodwaters rise is making us all feel a bit...

  • Website of the day: Something for the Fans

    Website of the day: Something for the Fans

    By 6 February 2014

    Being a music fan is no easy ride these days. We’re bombarded with slick marketing and media campaigns for acts we don't care about and actually getting to see the bands we do like play live involves a second mortgage. So anything that could be a route...

  • Website of the day: DeMilked

    Website of the day: DeMilked

    By 5 February 2014

    Meet demilked.com, one of our favourite new sites for keeping up to speed with all things creative. They describe themselves as a “design milking machine”, which conjures up some weird mental images for us (hipster cows?), but once you’ve had a...

  • Website of the day: Valentine's Day by Swatch

    Website of the day: Valentine's Day by Swatch

    By 4 February 2014

    What are you doing for your true love on St Valentine’s Day this year? A romantic candlelit meal? A handsome bunch of flowers delivered to their place of work? A timeless, stylish keepsake? How about a ¢2,000 romantic break courtesy of Swatch?  At...

  • Website of the day: The Good Men Project

    Website of the day: The Good Men Project

    By 3 February 2014

    Men aren’t very good with compliments. Receiving them, that is. Debatable as to whether we’re any good at giving them either But, deep down, we all love them, although we tend to try to shrug them off in an “ah shucks” show of machismo and self-deprecating...

  • Website of the day: Avoid Online Scams

    Website of the day: Avoid Online Scams

    By 31 January 2014

    We’re of the opinion that there aren’t enough sites like avoidonlinescams.net. We wish we could say that the internet is only ever a wonderful place and living a happy, healthy online existence is really easy. But that’s simply not the case. The...

  • Website of the day: Go Euro

    Website of the day: Go Euro

    By 30 January 2014

    You know us by now. We like anything that makes life a little bit easier, especially when it comes to the good bits like going on holiday. Long-time readers might remember that many moons ago we featured seat61.com, a really handy site that helps you...

  • Website of the day: Pick A

    Website of the day: Pick A

    By 29 January 2014

    Hands up those of you who are thinking about their retirement. Hmm. Probably not too many of you, right? But perhaps you should be. We don’t want to come over all sensible and parental, but planning for your future has never been more important. The...

  • Website of the day: Downworthy

    Website of the day: Downworthy

    By 28 January 2014

    We’ve all done it. Sprinkled a few choice, fanciful words where a few slightly more mundane ones will do. And when I say “we”, I mean we journos. We’ve all beefed up a headline a bit to make sure the story gets a few more hits. It’s what a headline...