Buy a TokyoFlash Watch in the next two days and all the money goes to Japanese Red Cross

Donate to the Japanese relief fund and get yourself a kooky watch at the same time - TokyoFlash the Japanese watch-makers are donating the proceeds from all watches sold in the next two days to the Japanese Red Cross. Until 5pm 24th March (Japanese time) any money you spend on the site tokyoflash.com will go…

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Anna LeachBuy a TokyoFlash Watch in the next two days and all the money goes to Japanese Red Cross

Alternative Bookmarking Services To Delicious

Today Yahoo! announced that they will be slimming down their sizable range of services by axing both Delicious and AltaVista. This announcement, particularly the fate of Delicious, has been with received with a great deal of annoyance by users who use it to organize their web browsing experiences. So while one option is to export…

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LauraScottAlternative Bookmarking Services To Delicious

Unclutter Your Browser With Readability

Readability is a great add-on for browsers that transforms any web page into a clutter free page. Created by Arc90, a technology solutions agency based in New York, the add-on was created in order to provide readers a better reading experience online and to bring our attention back to the content. The system strips the…

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LauraScottUnclutter Your Browser With Readability

Sony offer a VAT-free Christmas with a money-back offer

Sony are making a nice gesture towards easing the pain of the Christmas bill bite. They are offering customers VAT back on most Sony gadgets bought between 28 October and 24 December. Another good reason to spend before Christmas is that VAT in the UK will hike up to 20% in the first month of…

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Anna LeachSony offer a VAT-free Christmas with a money-back offer

Review: new Online Meeting Tool Join.Me promises to make conferences easier

If you ever wanted to meet 249 other people at once, but couldn't quite get around to the physical logistics of organising a real-world meeting, then perhaps you might be interested in Join.me. Forget 10-way calls on Skype, Join.me is an online meeting and screen-sharing tool that will connect up to 250 people. The core…

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Anna LeachReview: new Online Meeting Tool Join.Me promises to make conferences easier

The other thing new social network Disapora teaches us: use Kickstart to get funding

A buzz site this week has been "Diaspora". Billed (a bit prematurely) as a Facebook rival, it's the project of four New York students and got touted in a few places last week as the privacy-friendly alternative to Facebook. Why? largely because it just got funded to the tune of $180,664 (as of today) There…

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Anna LeachThe other thing new social network Disapora teaches us: use Kickstart to get funding

How to get the best out of Spotify — 10 neat tips

Spotify is one of those services, that from the day you download, unpack and install it you use it constantly. What suited types call a "game-changer". And they're right. Spotify is a service that most people will use for months without really thinking about it, without exploring it's amazing and various tricks. So I thought…

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olijonesHow to get the best out of Spotify — 10 neat tips

Stinky Teddy, search engine with a weird name and a fierce real-time

Meet Stinky Teddy, a gossip fuelled real-time search engine. As Read Write Web says, Stinky Teddy "reinvents meta-search for the real-time web". Okay so what's with the silly name? It sounds a like a joke student project, but was actually developed by one David Hardtke formerly a physicist at the University of California Berkeley Space…

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Anna LeachStinky Teddy, search engine with a weird name and a fierce real-time

Evernote: the web service that wants to be your new extra brain

Meet the web service that wants to become your new extra brain. Like a long personal blog - or perhaps a memory... it stores all the random shit you come across in real life or on the internet and lets you remember it. Then search for it later. Evernote wants to help you organise your…

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Anna LeachEvernote: the web service that wants to be your new extra brain

FriendFeed – what is it good for?

FriendFeed has been getting flak in some quarters for simply copying banal trivia from one part of the internet and putting it in another part of the internet. I think we all know by now that the human race likes banal trivia. If the existence of small talk hadn't sufficiently proved that, then Twitter certainly…

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AnnaLeachFriendFeed – what is it good for?

Bing – why you should be using it

To say that Google runs the biggest most successful search engine on the world wide web is so obvious it's slightly ridiculous, so when Microsoft launched its search engine Bing I didn't really envisage myself using it beyond the odd curious poke-around. But having Binged (Bung?) for a few months now, I'm going to recommend…

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AnnaLeachBing – why you should be using it

Four great FREE Photoshop style programmes

Now Photoshop has long since been the favourite programme for those who like to try their hand at image editing, but credit crunch times means you can't always justify forking out £70 odd quid just to remove red-eye. Sure, if your job revolves around editing images you're going to want to buy this (plus Quark/…

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Zara RabinowiczFour great FREE Photoshop style programmes

The idiots guide to HDTV: LCD vs Plasma vs OLED

So you're thinking of buying an HDTV? Congratulations, you'll be entering the world of hi resolution imagery, and getting a picture so sharp it will make you want to start attacking your old TV with your fingernails . But what should you buy? With three main technologies on the market, you're entering a confusing world…

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Zara RabinowiczThe idiots guide to HDTV: LCD vs Plasma vs OLED

Get cheaper currency with the FairFX card

Every time I travel I always seem to spend more than I plan. And why is this? It's not because I go seriously crazy in Marc Jacobs USA (well, not that crazy), it's because every time I withdraw cash I get charged a withdrawal fee; and extra money gets taken because they're translating the currency…

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Zara RabinowiczGet cheaper currency with the FairFX card

Will you be trying Windows 7?

Windows 7 is now available to download, months on from the announcement at CES. You can now play with MAC like icons and a moving toolbar along the bottom of your screen- but will you be trying it? Let me know! Will you be trying Windows 7?(online surveys) Try it here. More software news here

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Zara RabinowiczWill you be trying Windows 7?

The Shiny guide to creating your own website: How to make a blog in 5 easy steps

It seems pretty much everyone has a blog nowadays but if you're one of the shrinking number that has never quite got to grips with web 2.0, I'm here to simplify this process for you. It doesn't have to be baffling talk of mySQL and server accounts, I'm going to break down the tools you…

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Zara RabinowiczThe Shiny guide to creating your own website: How to make a blog in 5 easy steps

Gmail gets multiple inbox panes

Goodness those Googlers have been busy little bees recently (mainly because they're all allowed to spend 20% of their time on these fun labs side projects). The latest labs product is Multiple Inboxes, which will create separate panes for different filters or labels. So, you can see your inbox, all messages containing the word 'pub',…

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Susi WeaserGmail gets multiple inbox panes

How to take super snow snaps: Five Camera tips to make the most of Britain's freak weather

OK, we've now discovered the world DOESN'T end when it snows. Yes, a day at home was a wonderful experience, but I'd say the majority of the workforce is back at their computer screens now. The snow however, looks like it may be here to stay for while, and now the initial shock has been…

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Zara RabinowiczHow to take super snow snaps: Five Camera tips to make the most of Britain's freak weather