Are there any causes for optimism at the Emirates?

Last season may have ended in Wembley triumph for Arsenal but their FA Cup final victory over Hull City will only be seen as a stepping stone to further success by their fans. The 3-2 extra time win over Steve Bruce’s men served to end a nine year trophy drought at the Emirates but the Gunners faithful will expect much …

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AshleyAre there any causes for optimism at the Emirates?

The changing face of TVs

TVs have certainly changed a bit in our life times. Remember when the telly was just an ugly and heavy black box that sat unloved in the corner of the room? Some of you may even remember when they were squarish rather than the much wider, more cinematic, 16 x 9 shape they are today. Certainly one thing that is …

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Jackpot Bingo

From Grannies-Only Nostalgia-fest to a Fast ‘n’ Fun Night Out: How Jackpotjoy Turned Bingo’s Image Around

Promotional feature You don’t need to be a bingo fan to have noticed that Britain’s bingo-ing mad. It seems that whenever you turn on the telly or get online there’s a ladylike pink or purple-backdropped ad out there espousing the virtues of the nation’s latest favourite online game. It’s no small thanks to Jackpotjoy, now the UK’s favourite online bingo …

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shinychrisFrom Grannies-Only Nostalgia-fest to a Fast ‘n’ Fun Night Out: How Jackpotjoy Turned Bingo’s Image Around
Westfield London

Get the most out of your shopping trip with the Westfield app for your iPhone

Sponsored post Ever visited a Westfield Shopping centre? Well there are now four in the UK – two in London (the original centre in White City and the fabulous Stratford City centre by the Olympic Park) one in Derby and another in Birmingham. If you are planning a trip, or you are just curious about cool new shopping apps, then …

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DJ Vernon

Start your journey to becoming a Superstar DJ with the Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook

Sponsored post Meet DJ Vernon, the hapless assistant to Superstar DJ Tiësto. He’s about to get famous – well almost. OK he may not have what it takes to become a world famous DJ, but thanks to the Acer Aspire P3 he is least able to explore beyond the day job. Instead of having to carry several gadgets around, with …

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A fancy robe makes a man much more important…and funny

Sponsored post It’s not often that you see a fluffy, ginger-jowled, curly-haired man wearing a red, velvet robe, patterned bow tie and white button-up shirt. But it’s becoming a signature style of filthy rich men. If this style really takes off like the new Compare the Market ads, then we could be seeing more men going about their business in …

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Connected and on the go: The benefits of the iPad

Sponsored post In the current day and age, the average person needs to stay connected at all times. We rely on the internet for various reasons. Email, the latest news and many other services take place online and feature in our daily lives, often more than we probably realise or appreciate. With this in mind, there are devices that can …

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The Quipsy Waterproof Jacket from Penguin really is stylish and functional

Staying warm and stylish this winter

As the temperature drops you don’t need to make the choice between keeping warm and looking stylish. In fact, to achieve any kind of confident look staying warm is essential, as the shivering look is definitely not in fashion. There are plenty of ways to stay warm while looking great, but if you don’t know where to start these tips …

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Tailored polos from Hackett help accentuate the pecs and biceps, making you naturally look fitter

What to wear on New Year’s Eve – tips for looking great

Sponsored post As far as nights out are concerned, there are few that match the excitement and hype of New Year’s Eve. While many people will plan where they’re going weeks if not months in advance, many men will leave thinking about what to wear until the night itself. This inevitably leads to many people ringing in the New Year …

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Dressing well in the festive periods

Sponsored post When it comes to dressing to impress during the festive season there are a number of different styles to go for, as well as a few that should be avoided at all costs. The most important thing is confidence, if you feel good in what you’re wearing it’ll show and you’ll look great too. Dress for the occasion …

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Less Privacy for Lower Premium – Insurance Gadgets

Technology has been evolving rapidly over the past decade with many devices becoming almost vital to our everyday lives. What was once a cordless brick of a telephone attached to a backpack for signal has now become something not only more advanced but also far removed from the original idea. The innovative concept of a world wide web of news …

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Selfridges

Have an unusual Christmas with Selfridges

Sponsored post What happens if you put one ballerina, a pair of Pearly Kings and Queens dancing, two shirtless male models by a fir tree, five cute puppies and a Father Christmas with dreadlocks in a studio all themed to swinging Christmassy jazz tunes? The result is not your usual Christmas… This festive season Selfridges has teamed up with photographer …

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Crack the case

Sponsored post: Crack the case and become the next James Bond with Heineken

Sponsored  post Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next James Bond? Then take part in this interactive video courtesy of Heineken below. Challenging you to defy Bond’s enemies and ‘Crack the Case’, you will be taken on an epic journey. The interactive experience begins exactly where the TV advert leaves off, with viewers invited onto a train …

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Go Pro with Converse and Share your Moves with the World

Sponsored post New Pro Streets game launches in six European cities alongside Pro Leather Vulcs The new Converse Pro Leather Vulcs range has launched, and Converse has kicked off a European-wide celebration of street culture to mark the occasion. Pro Streets is an innovative game that seeks to find out what’s buzzing on the streets of six of the world’s …

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Contact lenses

A Brief History of the Contact Lens

Sponsored post From a Renaissance Visionary to Vision Correction for the Masses As a contact lens wearer myself, I feel infinitely indebted to the tiny silicone discs I insert into my eyes daily. Being blind as a bat, I suspect I’d have been among the first to have been eaten by a saber tooth tiger in caveman times, and am …

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Gold Medal Style Winners: a look back at the standout style moments of the London 2012 Olympics

Sponsored post London’s always been an edgy trendsetter, and this summer it showed that sport can be just as sexy as the catwalk, thanks to some standout style stars on the track. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Karen Elson may have strutted their stuff in Alexander McQueen to close the games, but when it comes to memorable fashion moments, this …

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shinychrisGold Medal Style Winners: a look back at the standout style moments of the London 2012 Olympics
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Sponsored Video: Be a creator with ASOS Black X Puma range and the Pixadores

Set to launch on September 25 is a new Autumn/Winter 2012 collection from Puma and ASOS. Boasting sport finishes and fashion shapes, the products will all feature embossed rubberised branding along with the ASOS Black x Puma logo. The 40-piece collection comprises contemporary, modernised classics – strong tailored designs with a timeless sporting heritage – from gilets and padded jackets …

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Snoop Lion

Sponsored video: Snoop and lion introduce adidas Space Diver trainers to Foot Locker

Well Prince did it. And now it seems that Snoop – real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. – has done it. The artist formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dog, then Snoop Dogg, wants to be known from this day forward as Snoop Lion after undergoing a spiritual rebirth during a stay in Jamaica. In this video, we see Snoop – …

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shinychrisSponsored video: Snoop and lion introduce adidas Space Diver trainers to Foot Locker