Lifehacker: Tech-y and household tips

>> Lifehacker

“A “hack” is a clever shortcut or a lesser-known, faster way to get something done. While the hacks you’ll find here will focus mostly on technology, they’ll also extend to things like how to get out of paying that parking ticket.”

This site started out aimed mainly at more technically-literate web users, but there’s now such a broad range of useful tips and timesavers here, that most people should find something useful. Don’t panic if you find that the first few entries are full of techno-jargon. Just skip those sections and scroll down until you find posts like
How to Clean Your Dogs’ Ears, Folding T Shirts Fast  and
How to Brew Beer.
You’ll also find lots of recommended downloads, and tech-y tips from how to convert vinyl to MP3s to How to make a solar power generator

Girls Aloud at Gt Ormond St

GirlsaloudI’m not going to get a chance to mention this on air today, but I’ve just heard that Girls Aloud are down at down at Great Ormond Street Hospital today giving away Zen Micro mp3 jukeboxes to the children who will be hospital there over Christmas.

Girls Aloud will also be signing an extra 10 Zen Micros to be auctioned on eBay between December 22nd and Christmas Day, with all proceeds going to BBC Children in Need

The Zen Micro is a similar device to Apple’s much touted iPod Mini, but has some extra features including more memory (and a wider choice of funky colours), longer battery life plus a spare replaceable battery and a built-in FM radio. Keep an eye on this site for some mp3 player reviews in the New Year.

>> Great Ormond Street Hospital
>> Girls Aloud
>> BBC Children in Need
>> Creative Zen Micro 
>> eBay Girls Aloud /Zen Micro auction (from Dec 22nd)
>> CNET Reviews compare the Zen Micro and the iPod Mini