snow archive

  • Snow photos: Five top tips for great shots in the snow
    Cameras

    Snow photos: Five top tips for great shots in the snow

    By 18 January 2013

    The snow has caused havoc, but before the sun rears its head you'd better grab your camera and get shooting. The snow makes for some great photo opportunities, but also some tricky shooting experiences. Here are five tips to help you take some great pictures,...

  • Britain goes MMS crazy in the snow
    Phones

    Britain goes MMS crazy in the snow

    By 2 December 2010

    Figures released by Vodafone have revealed that we're just crazy for sending pictures of the snow to our buddies. Over 750,000 pictures were taken and sent by MMS from Vodafone UK customers on 1 December, as people woke up to Winter Wonderland scene in...

  • Twitter #uksnow map makes reappearance
    Online

    Twitter #uksnow map makes reappearance

    By 16 December 2009

    For the second time this year, #uksnow is rising fast up Twitter's trending topics list as flakes come pouring out of the sky across the south of the UK. Fortunately, Ben Marsh's brilliant tracking map is still operational, and so Twitter users have been...

  • Twitter users brave snow for Twestival
    Online

    Twitter users brave snow for Twestival

    By 13 February 2009

    Twitter users braved the snow and cold in London to celebrate the second Twestival meet up in the capital city on Thursday. Around 700 fans of the micro-blogging service pledged support in Shoreditch, East London. Elsewhere, Twestival meet-ups in over...

  • Kodak launches Snow Stories website
    Online

    Kodak launches Snow Stories website

    By 6 February 2009

    Kodak has announced a new partnership with Rossignol that will help skiers heading off to the Alps and Pyrenees to get the most out of their experience. Snow Stories is a new website that features information and insider guides on Europe's biggest ski...

  • Google charts UK snow fall
    Online

    Google charts UK snow fall

    By 5 February 2009

    Google's Lat Long blog has caught up to the fact that the UK appears to be in the grip of a cold snap and has highlighted some "My Maps" showing snow accumulation, and reader pics of snow scenes. We brought you news on Monday of Twitter user Ben Marsh...

  • Five snow gadgets to enjoy the winter wonderland
    Gadgets

    Five snow gadgets to enjoy the winter wonderland

    By 2 February 2009

    Okay, we got the Tweet. It has snowed in the UK today, but how are you best going to enjoy it. Here are five snow gadgets for either this time if it lasts that long, or next time so you can be prepared. Snow ball fight anyone? Grippers Useful if you aren't...

  • Snow causes 1086 mile tailback
    Online

    Snow causes 1086 mile tailback

    By 2 February 2009

    TomTom has said that users of its satnav devices managed to avoid the jams caused by the heaviest snowfall in 13 years in the UK that wrecked havoc on Britain's roads this morning. According to its traffic monitoring service, TomTom HD Traffic, that is...

  • Twitter mashup lets you map #uk
    Online

    Twitter mashup lets you map #uk

    By 2 February 2009

    A programmer has developed a Twitter Google mashup to allow Twitter users in the UK to track, what is being called, #uksnow. The website which takes snow reports from Twitter users based on postcode and a snow rating out of 10 is then automatically mapped...

  • Snow delays trains, even on the Internet
    Online

    Snow delays trains, even on the Internet

    By 2 February 2009

    "Trains delayed due to weather" is the usual excuse from the train companies around the UK, however it's not something you expect to hear when you try and access a website. It seems, though that the National Rail website has been inundated with so many...

  • Surfers and boarders get new training option
    Sports Fitness

    Surfers and boarders get new training option

    By 16 January 2009

    A new sport called Brush Boarding is hoping to grab the imagination of boarders and surfers looking to train away from the beach and snow. Created in Devon in the UK, Brush Boarding, according to its creator Kyle Dent, is an X-training activity that can...

  • Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - Nintendo Wii review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - Nintendo Wii review

    By 24 December 2008

    While Nintendo’s money spinning Wii Fit with balance board usually spends less time on the shop shelves than overpriced tat at a Next sale, titles making excellent use of the handy peripheral have been thin on the ground. In fact outside the fairly...

  • Adidas launch id2 Imperial Scout goggles
    Sports Fitness

    Adidas launch id2 Imperial Scout goggles

    By 22 October 2008

    So we wouldn’t normally bring you news of a humble pair of skiing goggles, but when they make you look like a Star Wars Imperial Scout, they must be worth a shout. Hitting the shops this winter, the new goggles from Adidas feature a whole host of innovation...

  • Ultimate skiing simulator at Realli-Ski
    Sports Fitness

    Ultimate skiing simulator at Realli-Ski

    By 22 October 2008

    There is no doubt that getting a few lessons before you hit the slopes on that expensive skiing holiday can really help get the most out of your time on the snow. You can head to your nearest dry ski slope or even take a day out to the SnowDome. But all...

  • Family Ski slaloms onto the Wii
    Gaming

    Family Ski slaloms onto the Wii

    By 1 May 2008

    Skiing fans will soon be able get a taste of the slopes throughout the year with a new game that's headed for the Wii in June. Developed by Namco Bandai, Family Ski will see up to four family members clip on their skis, practice their snowplough and speed...

  • Sno-Baller, the snow ball maker
    Gadgets

    Sno-Baller, the snow ball maker

    By 20 December 2007

    This Amrican innovation lets you make perfectly spherical snowballs and is $8.95 from Plow & Hearth. Fingers crossed for enough snow to justify the purchase...

  • See clearly with the Bollé RX Adaptor
    Sports Fitness

    See clearly with the Bollé RX Adaptor

    By 23 November 2007

    One of the biggest complaints from bespectacled skiers and snowboarders is what to do with glasses when you don the essential goggles. Of course, you could wear contacts, but if you drop one in the snow, well, you’d have a miserable time finding it...

  • Grand Cherokee gets special edition treatment
    Cars

    Grand Cherokee gets special edition treatment

    By 26 September 2007

    Continuing the trend of car manufacturers attempting to garner credibility with affluent coolandthirtysomethings by partnering with clothing brands, Jeep has announced it’s teamed up with Snow+Rock. A new special edition Grand Cherokee, available for...

  • Uvex Uvision high-tech LCD goggles for snow sports
    Sports Fitness

    Uvex Uvision high-tech LCD goggles for snow sports

    By 18 July 2007

    Skiers and snowboarders can suffer from snow blindness as a result of bright sunlight reflecting off white snow. A techie solution is about to be launched - Uvex's new Uvision line of goggles. The goggles use LCD technology and a double lens that means...

  • Burton Gore-Tex authentic denim jeans and Jacket review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Burton Gore-Tex authentic denim jeans and Jacket review

    By 25 June 2007

    Jeans are great aren’t they? Staple of your wardrobe, but they carry one major flaw; get them wet and they are a bugger to deal with. So what's the solution? Waterproof them with Gore-Tex of course. That's exactly what Burton, the snowboarding firm,...

  • Ski Club and Snow+Rock present summer adventure talks
    Sports Fitness

    Ski Club and Snow+Rock present summer adventure talks

    By 10 May 2007

    The Ski Club of Great Britain has teamed up with Snow+Rock, the outdoors retailer, to present a number of adventure talks during June and July. The talks, dubbed Living the High Life, will showcase some of Britain's leading climbers, mountain bike racers,...

  • Winter returns to European ski resorts
    Sports Fitness

    Winter returns to European ski resorts

    By 27 February 2007

    After a variable start to the winter season ski resorts across Europe have been blanketed with snow and more is predicted to fall this week. Snow started falling at the beginning of last weekend and large amounts of snow have fallen across European resorts....

  • 180s JVC Earwarmer Headphones with Tec Stretch
    Audio

    180s JVC Earwarmer Headphones with Tec Stretch

    By 13 February 2007

    Now you can battle the elements in comfort with these combined ear warmers and headphones for your iPod, MP3 player, CD player or other portable audio device. The versatile Tec Stretch Earwarmer headphones fuse the warmth of ear warmers with the crystal...

  • Ktrax lets you ski your bike
    Sports Fitness

    Ktrax lets you ski your bike

    By 3 January 2007

    How's this for an all-terrain workout device? A bike that can be converted into skis. The Ktrax Rear-DriveKit is a universal attachment that replaces your rear wheel with a track drive system, so that you drive on previously “undriveable” surfaces,...

  • Merrell Spirit Tibet High boots for women
    Sports Fitness

    Merrell Spirit Tibet High boots for women

    By 21 November 2006

    Keep your toes toasty as you head to the slopes in the snug Spirit Tibet High - ideal for those looking for a casual snow boot with a twist. Premium soft leather, with distinctive leather and toggle fastening, is combined with Polartec lining and spun...