The best UK deals for Thursday: Strathisla whisky, Philips grooming kits, Draper tools, and more

With Black Friday fast approaching and Christmas sales on the horizon, it can be easy to ignore the deals that are out there right now. This is a big mistake and we are here to prove it.  Yes sure, there are going to be some great opportunities to save during …

Mark Zuckerberg is ‘proud’ of how Facebook handled its scandals this year

After the year Mark Zuckerberg’s had, you’d think he’d struggle to appear so chipper. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made,” he said in an end-of-year note posted on his Facebook page for everyone to see. Acknowledging that the social network played its part in the spread of hate speech, …

Best Buy stocked an unannounced Chromecast ahead of Google’s hardware event

Google’s big hardware event, scheduled for October 9, is expected to feature the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones. But now we know that Google will probably reveal a third-generation model of Chromecast, thanks to one recent Best Buy customer who discovered the device on store shelves. Whoops. “GroveStreetHomie” …

Apple heard you like iPhones so it put a tiny iPhone in your mobile browser

Apple has launched a microsite for its new iPhone XS and XS Max, and it features a tiny 3D model of said devices which you can rotate simply by tilting your phone left and right. The microsite, located at http://experience.apple/iphone/ (unearthed by 9to5Mac), is mobile-only; if you open it in …

Stressed, ignored and knackered – the lot of British workers in 2018

Workers in Britain feel that they are working harder than ever before, new research reveals. The Skills and Employment Survey, a joint project between Cardiff University, University College London and the University of Oxford, has been researching the views of workers since the mid-1980s. The latest statistics from the study, …

Prince Charles reads 'Harry Potter' to his grandkids and he does all the voices

Anyone who reads Harry Potter aloud to their younger relatives is an absolute hero. Turns out, Prince Charles is one such hero.  In a BBC One documentary marking Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, the Duchess of Cornwall talked about how Charles spends time with his grandchildren George, Charlotte, and Louis.  SEE …

Podcast: Thrive in the Gig Economy! Interview with Gig Guru Marion McGovern

Click to Listen or Download Podcast Is the Gig Economy where you should plant your home-based business flag? The gig economy offers opportunities for the future. We explore the gig economy with industry expert Marion McGovern. The traditional workplace has been flipped on its head. Now, gig economy pioneer Marion McGovern is …

Initiative launched to support workplace health and wellbeing

Not-for-profit, wellbeing provider Westfield Health has launched an online initiative to support workplace health and wellbeing which will educate employers across the UK on how they can make a positive difference within their organisation. With over half (54 percent) of businesses reporting that they don’t have any measures in place …

React Hooks: How to Get Started & Build Your Own

React Hooks are special functions that allow you to “hook into” React features. For example, the useState hook allows you to add React state to a functional component. useEffect is another hook that allows you to perform side effects in function components. Side effects are usually implemented using lifecycle methods. …