Darren Straight's Blog

ICT Enthusiast and photographer.

By - Darren Straight

Channel 4 Seeks New Presenter For Future Family Series In Partnership With E.ON

Channel 4 is looking for someone with a passion for technology and gadgets to join the presenting team for Future Family, a major new documentary series in partnership with E.ON. The new five-part TV and web-based series will follow an average family as their lives are transformed using futuristic technology and gadgets. Featuring the latest environmental and energy-saving technology, Future

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Video: Don’t be a Wilbert!

Have you ever accused or been accused of having ‘Man-Flu’? New research from Pfizer reveals the term adopted to ridicule men when they are sick could actually be having a negative impact, which is just not cricket! This research shows these attitudes could mean that serious health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes are being left undetected — and

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Do January’s Green Thing. Take the stairs.

Labour-saving machines save us labour, that’s the point. They transport us from the ground floor to the fifth floor. They take us from A to B. They wash and dry and cook and clean for us. But these machines use energy which produces CO2. It would help if we could use them less or use them more efficiently. Take lifts.

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The Magic Condom Panto

Christmas has passed but hey you can still come and roast your chestnuts on the red-hot fire that is The Magic Condom – a racy new online Panto starring Jodie Harsh and Paul Kaye that promises to be the filler in your stocking. Your ticket to The Magic Condom is just one click away, so visit the website and watch the hilarious,

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Do December’s Green Thing

December’s green thing is all about buying an old thing, not a new thing.  New things are the fanciest and most specced-up things and have the almost irresistible appeal of being the latest things. But manufacturing a new thing uses resources and energy, all of which creates CO2.  So instead of buying a new thing, buy an old thing. Old

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Do The Green Thing!

The Green Thing is a new, not for profit community site that’s just launched. The idea is to unite people against climate change by making it easy and enjoyable to be a bit greener, with the help of London’s creative industries. Every month you get a different Green Thing to do October’s is ‘walk once’ and all you have to

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i’m Making A Difference Facebook Winner

Got this message today in my facebook inbox: When we launched i’m Making A Difference, Facebook made an incredibly generous offer. They put up a $10,000 donation, and asked you – the members – to vote on which of our 10 partner organizations should get it. Well, the votes are in. The choice has been made. The money will be

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Bloggers to Unite on Blog Action Day

An international initiative of bloggers known as “Blog Action Day” launched today, with the aim of uniting thousands of blogging voices, talking about one issue for one day. This year on Blog Action Day, which is slated for Oct. 15, 2007, bloggers will be discussing the environment.

Major blogs have signed up to participate, including Lifehacker, Dumb Little Man, Lifehack.org, Get

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Blogging Live from Live Earth London

I’m not sure how much blogging I will be doing today at the Live Earth Music Concert at Wembley Stadium in London, but I’ll try and do what I can from my MDA Vario II PDA Mobile Phone. Because of course I’ll be trying to enjoy the concert more than actually trying to blog about it live. If laptops were allowed that would