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Move Over EBay

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

fashion-space.jpgA new website has come to my attention called Fashionspace.com. This website is a website where you can buy, sell, swap and chat about fashion along with other exciting things to look at such as fashion event listings and fashion news.

Everything is welcome to be sold, bought or swapped including your second hand clothing, vintage wear or your independent designed clothing if you have any. What’s more exciting than that? It’s free! Free to list items, free to register and free to set up shop. Choose to shop and sell under categories such as art, accessories, bags, health and beauty and clothes to name a few.

Visit Fashion Space online to see what I’m talking about and register for free.

BBC iPlayer

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

BBC iPlayer LogoThe other night I was enjoying watching Fanny Hill on tv, but it was on really late and I fell asleep and missed the end. I wished that I had got up and set the video. However I was happy to discover BBC’s iPlayer the next day. I could watch the whole episode again as well as Eastenders, the real hustle or any of the BBC’s popular programmes from the previous week. If you have a decent Internet connection you can watch the programmes as they stream and the quality is uncompromised so its just a good as watching TV, but you can pick what you want to watch when you want.

If you prefer you can download the programmes to your PC using the BBCi player download manager. Unfortunately there are only a limited selection of shows available at one time so its not ‘TV on demand’ just yet but this site is one to watch for the future.

Originally this service could only be used by Windows XP and Vista users but it has been officially reported this month that Mac and Linux users be also able to download programmes as well as streaming. There will be also applications to make shows viewable from websites such as facebook and Youtube. Eric Huggers of the BBC said “We’re actively pursuing relationships with more suppliers to make sure the iPlayer becomes available on more services as well as Virgin Media, so that users have direct access to content on a TV through the iPlayer, “Use of iPlayer will no doubt become widespread in 2008. Watch out for the marketing campaign of the revamped iplayer which is to be launched on Christmas day.

Christmas Shopping Time

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Iggle PiggleIf you’re a parent then Christmas is probably all about your children and what do children love… Toys Toys Toys, if you need some inspiration choosing the right toys for your kids then we have a site that can help. Our sister site The Toy Review is a price comparison website for all the latest toys, so whether you’re looking for boys toys, girls toys or the Top 10 Toys for Christmas there is plenty for you read up on.

Be sure to check out Dancing Iggle Piggle (pictured) – he is expected to be the best seller this Chrimbo and we’ve done the research for you so you don’t have to spend hours finding the cheapest place to buy. Did you know prices range from £17.95 to £34.99 for this little toy and you wouldn’t believe it but it’s John Lewis that have the cheapest version. Also check out the Doctor Who Dalek Mask if you have sons and the New Baby Annabell for daughters, both hot toys this year.

Donate Rice and Get Smart!

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

freericelogo.gifFreeRice.Com asks you to become a walking thesaurus but all in the name of a good cause! You are asked to guess the most appropriate synonym for one of the random and often quite bizarre words you are presented with… why you might ask? Well for every word you manage to guess the correct meaning of, the sponsors, who include American express and itunes, will donate 10 grains of rice. I know it doesn’t sound like much but this game is seriously addictive. You’ll be donating a bag of rice in no time. Plus there are so many people playing around the world that this campaign is bound to have a huge impact. So far 1,897,053,670 grains have been donated.

This game is great fun! Well its fun if you like words anyway! But not only that, it’s helping people, so even if you hate scrabble and can’t stand to be in two feet of a dictionary, you should give it a go! You will learn some impressive new words in the meantime. See what vocab level you can reach…. Your level is in the bottom right corner of the question box. There are 50 levels but apparently not many people get above level 48….personally I can’t get passed 42 but I’m going to donate a lot of rice trying! Enjoy :)

Facebook Finds of the Week

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Facebook LogoIf you are one of the only few people with a social life beyond your desk, I salute you. Look away now, don’t even think about entering the evil world of Facebook. However if you are already living your life through the Internet, and lets face it you are reading this blog so you probably are, you might be interested in some Facebook distractions – Perfect for that boring day at work.

Anyway I just thought I’d write about some of the Facebook groups I’ve come across this week that I’ve found particularly amusing and of course informative (its not all a complete waste of time you know). My Favourite find this week has to be the ‘ if 500,000 people join this group i will change my middle name to Facebook’ group. Andrian Anderson is offering to become a true child of his times by changing his middle name to the Norwegian equivalent of ‘Facebook’. He’s a cool looking chap pictured with a glass of wine and panama hat. I think he’d really suit the name. The groups doing pretty well, he’s obviously put some effort in by publishing in multiple languages… he must really want this. so join up there are only 377,885 more members needed!

My second group this week is called ‘Fatal Mistakes Men Make During Sex’ it contains some much needed pointers for guys to follow when they are in bed with nice girls such as us. Some are a bit harsh but most are very true. I think this group is a must read for all guys who are ever planning to have sex with a woman again. Ladies join this group and spread the knowledge. Hopefully we will never have to suffer a number 16 again. Personally I’d love to read something like this written for girls by a guy… if you find something similar let me know.

New CGI Crazy Bacardi Advert

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The new Bacardi advert has just been brought to my attention and I’ve got to say it’s a sure hit, lovin’ the soundtrack and the CGI is amazing. Click the link below to take a peek for yourselves.

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Free Online Support to FixYa Stuff

Monday, June 11th, 2007

FixYa LogoHave you ever had a problem with an iPod, mobile phone or PC that you wanted to fix the same day? I have, but if like me you can’t be bothered to sit on the phone to a customer service advisor for an hour or contact the manufacturer then you too will be thrilled to discover FixYa.com. The website has an endless list of consumer products with help and advice on both common and rare faults or problems that may occur.

The website is basically a social tech support website where millions of people can get free online support by community experts. If the problem you are experiencing has not already been answered, you can post your own questions and await a response, it’s definitely worth a look.

Tyra Banks Dress Up Doll

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Tyra Banks Dress-up Doll
I just found a really cool site that I had to share with you, it is a selection of models and celebrity illustartions that you can dress up in different clothes by clicking and placing them on the body yourself. Above is one I created of Tyra Banks, they also have Mariah Carey, Halle Berry, Ashton Kutcher, Angelina Jolie and loads more. They are known as dress up dolls and all the illustrations are extremely realistic.

Give it a go, it’s really fun! The website is called Cartoon Doll Emporium, you can now dress up your favourite celebrities in what you think they should wear!

MyCoolButton.com

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

MyCoolButton.comIf you’re a Web 2.0 geek MyCoolButton.com will be right up your street. It allows you to design your very own customised button to use on your website. It’s free to use and extremely easy to understand – even I could use it!

The button above took me less than a minute to create, this site will be added to my Favorites!

Via Shiny Shiny

Tape Dispenser With Ports Hub

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Tape Dispenser With Ports HubIt’s pretty normal to find a sellotape dispenser or a USB hub lying around the office so the person responsible for combining the two is no less than a genius – we all use sellotape and most of us could do with a few extra USB ports after all.

The Tape Dispenser With Ports Hub was actually created by Earth-Trek, a company based in Hong Kong and is available in a variety of colours (although this funky red, green, yellow and grey has to be my favourite). You can also put your own company’s logo onto it, which I must admit I’m pretty impressed with!

Via Shiny Shiny