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A - Z of some of our favorite websites


A growing list of some of our favorite websites

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Alexa - the place to find information and statistics on the web’s most popular sites including rankings and traffic information.

Amazon - our first port of call when looking for low prices on books, DVD’s CD’s, video games, software and other items to buy for ourselves or for gifts.

BBC - where the latest news and information can be found on popular topics including business, sport, health, entertainment, music, science and more.

Bibliomania - has a huge selection of short stories, classic literature, drama, poetry, reference, non-fiction and study guides

Biography.com - provides interesting biographies, celebrity interviews and video clips, plus news of upcoming shows on the Biography Channel.

CNET forums - a place where members can discuss a wide range of technical topics related to computer hardware, software and electronics, with thousands of other CNET members.

CNN - get the latest video news stories and info and watch breaking news and video clips about politics, entertainment, sport, technology and more.

Comedy Central - good source of information on shows, videos, games, jokes, funny video clips,
TV shows and more.

ComingSoon - great selection of trailers and teasers with lots of info on upcoming movies soon to be released in the cinema and on Dvd

Concept Art - a web community of artists who aim to help each other learn about art and art techniques

Diyfixit - home improvement diy guide that answers all your do it yourself questions

Earthcam - the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of internet cameras from around the world

ebay - the UK version of the world’s biggest and best online auction site where you can find just about anything you want at a bargain price.

eHow - learn how to do just about everything at eHow, the most popular place to find lots of useful ‘How To‘ instructions

Empire - the world's leading movie magazine, brings breaking movie news, film and DVD reviews, interviews, competitions and more.

Flickr - online photo management and sharing service where you can show your photos to friends and anyone else who cares to take a look.

Funny or Die - if you’re looking to watch some very funny and not so funny videos online then this is the place to look.

Funny2.com - has a great compilation of funny jokes, acronyms, definitions, facts, answering machine messages and more.

Gamespot - get the latest news on video games the PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Wii, GameCube and PlayStation 3 as well as cheats, reviews and more.

Google maps - get well defined maps to help you plan your journey as well as some amazing satellite images.

Hot UK Deals - the UK's largest site for member submitted deals, voucher codes and bargains.

GameVideos - check out the latest games and view trailers and game action before you decide to buy.

How Stuff Works - this website explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using clear language and tons of illustrations.

imdb - the Internet Movie Database has the largest source of accumulated user-based data on films, television programs and video games online.

JoeCartoon - has some of the funniest flash animated cartoons on the web.

Lonely Planet - great resource if you’re planning on travelling abroad. Has lots of useful information on most countries and good advice for travellers.

Mail2web - check your email online with any computer, anywhere in the world with this useful service

Metacritic - want to know what the critics thought of the latest movies, games, books and TV shows? Metacritic is a good place to start.


Miniclip - the world's largest online games website, with 34 million unique users per month

MoneySavingExpert - UK site that saves you money providing essential information on credit cards, shopping, special offers, mortgages, council tax, interest rate payments and more

MP3.com - great place to find mp3 downloads, free music and information on thousands upon thousands of musical artists.

Movie Mistakes - find lots of fascinating information on movie goofs, bloopers, quotes and trivia in movies and TV shows.

Online Comics - a very useful directory of comics published online with links, descriptions, feedback, comments and discussions on most of the titles listed.

National Geographic - provides articles, videos and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music and travel as well as useful maps, photos and relevant daily news reports.

PC Advisor - keep up to date with news from the world of computer technology in the UK

Popular Mechanics - top magazine covering a variety of information on home improvement, automotive needs, telecommunications, electronics, computers, outdoors, fitness and science and technology

Problogger - provides lots of useful tips to help you make money from blogging and improve your blog.

Retailmenot - good place for consumers to find and share coupon codes and promotional codes for discounts at thousands of online stores.

Science Daily - provides news on all areas of science. Packed with fascinating information and regularly updated news.

Science Fiction Crowsnest - if you like sci-fi & fantasy then this site will keep you up to date with all the latest news.

Shopping.com - one of the best places to compare prices of products available to buy online and find the best deals

Snapfiles - download freeware and shareware programs, fully reviewed and rated by staff and user opinions.

SoYouWanna.com - packed with interesting articles about all the things that nobody ever taught you about in school.

Springwise - great source of new business ideas for entrepreneurial minds.

Stage6 - A place for people who love video to post videos, share videos, download and watch streaming videos.

Stuff.tv - get news and reviews of the latest technological gadgetry from Stuff magazine.

Television heaven - take a nostalgic look at some old television favorites, with lots of interesting info and pictures.

Television without pity - get the lowdown on your favorite TV shows with a sometimes funny and sarcastic look at what’s good and what isn’t.

The World’s Healthiest Foods
provides reliable, scientifically accurate information for healthy eating. Recipes included.

Top Gear - the official website with blogs from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, exclusive video clips and car reviews for every new car on sale in the UK

Videojug - Has a huge selection of informative online videos in many different categories including health and medicine, food and drink, love and sex, leisure and hobbies, diy, sport and fitness and more.

WebAward - view the websites that have been recognised for their creativity and achievement in website development.

WebMD - a leading source for health and medical news and information. A good place to check before you take a trip to the doctor.

Website Tips - a useful site for webmasters looking for tips, tutorials and resources about web design.

WikiAnswers - ask questions and find answers. Good place to start your research, where an ever-growing vault of information is provided by contributors and written by volunteers.

Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia with over eight million articles made available in a variety of languages provides the ideal starting place for any online research project.

XE.com - the internet’s free currency information website with free to use currency convertor.

YouTube - with millions of videos available YouTube will keep you entertained for hours if you haven’t anything better to do