NHS Offering Cinema Tickets

The NHS are tempting people to get healthier with the lure of free cinema tickets (and they are getting expensive) amongst other incentives such as discounts on shopping and fitness gear.

A user would use a mobile app to track exercise and encourage them to hit targets to earn the goodies, thus reducing pressure on the NHS.

The NHS is working with 10 new housing developments with the aim to put “great health at the heart of urban design and planning” the scheme is over several ideas by city planning researchers at Citiesmode for the Halton Lea Site in Cheshire. Even going as far as implementing public gym equipment, running tracks drawn on to the pavement, cooking lessons, free bikes and even an outdoor cinema.

It’s all very much a concept scheme at the moment, but we think that this idea sounds absolutely incredible! The final proposal and implementation strategy for the Halton Lea site is expected to be published in January 2018, so we’ll see how this unfolds!

Joker is getting his own movie!

Joker is getting his own movie and Martin Scorsese is producing…..how cool is that!

The Todd Phillips directed film is yet to be cast but Deadline are reporting htat the project is in the very early stages of development, but Todd Phillips and Scott Silver writers of The Hangover and 8 Mile respectively are penning an original script. The film is said to pay homage to 1980’s Scorsese films, with a gritty feel being said to be attached to the movie, kind of like a Taxi Driver, Raging Bull kind of feel. We’re really intrigued as to what a Phillips/Scorsese film can bring to the DC Universe and the Joker character and we’re expecting big things.

Anchor Cable

Anchor Cable

Check out the Anchor Cable. It's not only made out of stainless steel but it's 4ft long, tangle free and FAST charging. Credit Music: Mate Lyons – Instrumental Hip Hop soundcloud.com/lyonsss/instrumental-hip-hop

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Sunday, 30 July 2017

Anchor cable is a USB-C cable (with lightning adapter) that is strong and versatile so it doesn’t fray on you and eventually fall apart, it’s magnetic so say goodbye to your expensive smartphone flying off the table when someone walks past. It has 2.4a fast charging and is wrapped in super strong steel casing, is 1.2m and tangle free!

When can we get our hands on some Anchor!?

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Nope Sound and Webcam Blocker

Nope Sound Blocker and Webcam Cover

Do you want more security on your devices? The 'Nope' sound blocker and webcam cover would be perfect for you! Music Credit: instagram.com/rossbugden/ (rossbugden).mp3

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Anyone can hack into your computer and turn on the microphone/webcam without you even knowing, the best way to guarantee privacy is to block these from being accessed, the way Nope do it is not via software but via hardware, small thin pieces of metal and tape, which is slid across the webcam, blocking the camera when not in use and a 3.5mm jack to stop sound from being heard!

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SnappyScreen – The worlds first touchless sunscreen application system!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Monday, 7 August 2017

The SnappyScreen can apply sunscreen on to you in 10 seconds, full body too! It’s completely weatherproof and will be able to withstand extreme climates!

The sunscreen is:

  • Alcohol Free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Has the highest water resistant rating
  • Safe for clothing
  • Safe for the reef
  • UVA/UVB Broad spectrum rated

Zing Nightlight

Intelligent Night Light by Zing

Check out the intelligent night light by Zing.Music Credit: Biggie South Beats – Summer Breeze soundcloud.com/biggiesouth/biggie-south-beats-summer-breeze-instrumental-hip-hop

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Zing is a smartphone controlled nightlight that includes blue light reduction to help you sleep better, it includes bluetooth (to also help you locate your items, as each gadget emits a bluetooth signal, you’ll be able to find it via the Zing app! Simply install a Zing in each room, configure the Zing Locator service and find your stuff!) and Wifi, acting as a visual indicator for incoming calls.

When used with other Zings they will learn and automatically illuminate a path for you without the need to configure them. Be that a trip to the bathroom or a trip to the fridge at midnight or when you get up for work. Learning your movements over a course of 7-10 days. Additionally Zing will notify you of unusual activity and send notifications to your phone.

At the heart of things, Zing is an LED night light with dusk to dawn light and motion sensors, which is powered by 12 full colour RBG and white LEDs, which are fully customizable, allowing you to make them as soft or as bright as you like.

Pre-order here!

London company offering 4 hangover days a year

Ever called a sickie for a hangover?

Well now you wont have to if you work for ‘Dice’ – Dice a ticketing app based in Shoreditch is allowing their employees to take up to 4 ‘hangover days’ every year.

The idea around this is to encourage staff to enjoy themselves experiencing the company’s culture of discovering new music at live events. There is a rule though, you have to send their manager via WhatsApp and send 3 emoji’s: (beer, music, sick), job done.

CEO & Founder of Dice, Phil Hutcheon said:

“All our team live for music and some of the best deals in the industry happen after a gig. We trust each other and want people to be open if they’re out late experiencing live music. There is no need for a fake sick bug.”

Facebook Safey Check Permanently ‘ON’

Facebook is turning on it’s safety feature, the ‘Safety Check Hub’ that allows friends and relatives on your Facebook know that you’re safe in times of danger, conflict and terrorist attacks. It should reach everyone within the next few weeks as Facebook starts rolling it out. It won’t be a prominent feature and you’ll have to dig into the list of Facebook’s secondary features to find it via for lines in the far right hand side of the screen.

Why this has been turned into a permanent feature is anybody’s guess, but a cynic could argue it’s the sign of the times we are living in today.

Download Facebook here: Apple / Android

Iconic Movie Car Quiz

Iconic Movie Car Quiz

Do you know your cars?

Are you a film fanatic?

Get quiz’ical and put your movie knowledge to the test with the Iconic Movie Car Quiz!

This quiz is full of iconic movie cars in retro 8-bit design!

There are 9 questions about 9 different cars.. How well do you know iconic movie cars?


iconic movie car quiz

We loved it! If you want to play click here!

Hologram Rock Tour?

Rock Star Ronnie James Dio passed away in 2010, but thanks to holograms the fomer Black Sabbath Frontman will once again start touring Europe on November 30th before going stateside next spring.

The set will change nightly according to Rolling Stone and audio recordings were pulled from his entire career. “He” will also get a backing band each night and some nights “he’ll” have singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest) and Oni Logan (Racer X) alongside him. The stage will go back to thee Sacred Heart and Dream Evil tours, and allegedly the band are booking between 80 and 100 shows.

To see how this may look check out the video above!