Archive for Ian Hughes

  • 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?...

  • Website of the day: Lyst

    Website of the day: Lyst

    By 5 March 2014

    As we said yesterday, spring is in the air, so getting fit for summer and looking your best might be something you’re starting to think about. if that’s the case, you might need some snappy new duds too. At lyst.com you’ll find an online store...

  • 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...