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Recombu is back! UK tech site Recombu is back with a new publisher and all-star team of tech journalists.

The Trusted Reviews Group has agreed to acquire the well-respected tech site www.Recombu.com

Recombu.com was founded in 2009 as a mobile news, reviews and comparison site by Jamie Harwood and Andrew Lim as part of UK Web Media. Since launching the site has been home to an all-star team of writers and videographers behind it, including former Top Gear host Rory Reid and YouTube “TechSpurt”, Chris Baraclough.

The site will be relaunched as part of the Trusted Reviews Group and will be covering all the latest tech news, reviews, and deals, but with a few new additions.

Product reviews will be unscored with the best buys highlighted as “Gold” purchases and the true best-of-the-best getting the hallowed “Platinum” badge.

Best of will be reader voted, letting our community of readers decide which products they are most excited about.

The site will be run by Trusted Reviews’ editor Alastair Stevenson, who’ll be backed up by deputy editor Max Parker, commercial editor Thomas Deehan and reviews and evergreen writer Adam Speight.

Trustedreviews.com was acquired back in May under a new subsidiary company of Incisive media, led by Managing Director, Chris Dicker. Commenting on the deal, Chris Dicker said “It has been a very busy few months with moving away from TI Media but also looking at future strategic growth areas. We see Recombu.com as a complementary business to TrustedReviews.com and Whatdigtialcamera.com but one that has heritage in broader verticals.”

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The Apprentice: Worst team names revealed

 

Over 2,800 people were quizzed to see if they knew the meaning of previous team names on The Apprentice
· Connexus and Eclipse were the most confusing with only 26% getting it right
· More than one in 20 thought Typhoon was named after a brand of tea
· Can you decipher the corporate jargon of team names on The Apprentice?

Every year the team name selection on the Apprentice is a hot topic on social media, with many quick to judge or jeer the choices. With this year’s team names now finally revealed – Empower and Unison – people seem less than impressed on Twitter, but are they the worst names the show has seen?

Now, research has revealed which of the 28 former team names on The Apprentice are the most confusing, after 2,811 people were quizzed by Unhooked Communications to see if they could correctly define the words used in the team identities.

‘Connexus’ was one of the most confusing team names, with only 26 per cent knowing it was Latin for ‘a connecting structure’. ‘Eclipse’ also proved difficult to understand, with 26 per cent of people correctly guessing the definition of ‘when something becomes less important’.

Less than half (46 per cent) knew ‘venture’ was something that involved risk and just over half (57 per cent) knew Apollo was a God of music, poetry, light, prophecy and various other titles.

When it came to Team Graphene, 60 per cent knew it as the word for of carbon in a single atom, but 9 per cent thought it was a computer programme made to use graphs and 3 per cent thought it was magazine dedicated to graphic design.

The majority (83 per cent) knew Team Typhoon was named after a violent storm with strong circular winds, but 6 per cent thought it was a tea brand and 11 per cent didn’t think it was a real word at all.

With some of the words offering surprising definitions, it begs the question if the candidates themselves even truly understand the words they’re using for their brand.

Claire Gamble, MD of Unhooked Communications, which carried out the research, said: “The Apprentice is brilliant entertainment, but it doesn’t always portray the realities of running a business. It’s always funny watching the teams try to come up with their names and so often get criticised for being too literal, overly complicated or just plain cringeworthy. But that’s the joy of the show, you don’t need to be a business or marketing expert to have an opinion and it highlights just how some seemingly ‘easy’ jobs – like coming up with a brand name – are actually more difficult than you first think. We can’t wait to hear the associated gags Lord Sugar comes up with too.”

The most confusing team names ranked
Team nameDefinitionWho got it right?
ConnexusA connecting structure26%
EclipseWhen something becomes less important26%
VentureAn activity involving risk46%
ApolloA god connected to things like music57%
GrapheneA form of carbon in a single atom60%
SynergyThe power of a group working together65%
TitansSomeone who is clever, important or strong67%
SummitThe highest point of a mountain68%
SterlingA precious metal of particular purity68%
ForteThe ability to do something well68%
TenacityA determination to keep doing something71%
RenaissanceA growth of interest in art or music72%
NebularA cloud of dust or gas in outer space75%
InvictaUndeafeted75%
EndeavorTo try to do something80%
CollaborativeTo work together with someone else81%
TyphoonA violent storm with strong circular wins83%
LogicA way of thinking based on good judgement85%
ImpactThe force of an object hitting another85%
StealthA quiet, careful action to avoid attention86%
EvolveTo develop gradually88%
EmpireA large organisation89%
VersatileTo easily be used for different purposes90%
AlphaA Greek letter90%
PhoenixA mythical bird able to regenerate through flame91%
VeolictyThe speed at which an object travels91%
VitalityEnergy and strength93%
IgniteTo cause something to start burning96%
Team nameDefinitionAnswers
TyphoonA violent storm with strong circular wins83%
Not a word11%
A brand of tea drank in the UK6%
A disease causing high temperatures and pains0%
CollaborativeTo work together with someone else81%
Not a word19%
A shape resembling a collarbone0%
Something that goes around the neck0%
VitalityEnergy and strength93%
Not a word5%
Necessary and important1%
Sad and lonely1%
GrapheneA form of carbon in a single atom60%
Not a word28%
A computer programme made to use graphs9%
A magazine focused on graphic design3%
TitansSomeone who is clever, important or strong67%
A light, strong metal chemical element18%
Not a word12%
A boat that sinks3%
NebularA cloud of dust or gas in outer space75%
The outer bone of the lower leg10%
Not a word10%
An unclear or vague idea5%
VersatileTo easily be used for different purposes90%
To know a lot about a certain topic8%
To write something in the form of poetry2%
Not a word0%
ConnexusNot a word50%
A connecting structure26%
A computer programme or software21%
Having a close relationship with people3%
SummitThe highest point of a mountain68%
Slang term used meaning ‘something’18%
To order someone to come to a place9%
Not a word5%
TenacityA determination to keep doing something71%
To rent and live in a building16%
Not a word13%
A fear or phobia of the number 100%
EvolveTo develop gradually88%
Not a word6%
To move around a central point or ilne4%
To solve a problem or difficulty2%
EndeavorTo try to do something80%
Not a word15%
To love or care for someone5%
Not a word0%
SterlingA precious metal of particular purity68%
Not a word15%
Something free from bacteria9%
A common bird with dark feathers8%
PhoenixAn imaginary bird that sets itself on fire91%
Not a word5%
An arched structure in the body4%
Someone who really dislikes something0%
VentureAn activity that involves risk46%
An exciting trip46%
Not a word8%
The invention of something new0%
LogicA way of thinking based on good judgement85%
A name you enter to use a computer8%
Not a word5%
An act of cutting down trees for wood2%
ApolloA god connected to things like music57%
Not a word19%
A person who supports and defends something17%
The greek word for sorry7%
IgniteTo cause something to start burning96%
To run lava into rock3%
Not a word1%
To make a disappearing worry grow stronger0%
AlphaA greek letter90%
Not a word6%
A Greek animal4%
A Greek dish0%
StealthA quiet, careful action to avoid attention86%
A strong worry about health6%
Not a word5%
The act of stealing someone’s limelight3%
VeolictyThe speed an object travels at91%
A track for bicylce racing with curved sides4%
Used to describe the texture of velvet4%
Not a word1%
ForteThe ability to do something well68%
Not a word13%
A military building designed to defend11%
The ability to judge the future9%
SynergyThe power of a group working together65%
Not a word21%
Words that are similar13%
When people meet to discuss religion1%
EmpireA large organisation89%
A large building6%
Not a word3%
To buy or get something2%
RenaissanceA growth of interest in art or music72%
Not a word18%
A type of fashion with lots of frills10%
A rich and successful person0%
EclipseA circular shape43%
When something becomes less important26%
Not a word22%
A meteor shower9%
InvictaUndeafeted75%
Undecided15%
Not a word10%
Uninvited0%
ImpactThe force of an object hitting another85%
Not a word10%
To make an agreement between two people5%
An object that comes wrapped in packaging0%
Media Contact Details
Claire Gamble, Unhooked Communications
Manchester, UK
Original Source PRFire.com

An Only Fools and Horses Lost Episode Has Been Found

It may have been 36 years since the last episode but Only Fools and Horses still has a special place in its die-hard fans hearts and today they have been granted an early Christmas gift.

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

The never-before-seen episode filmed in 1984, titled ‘Licensed to Drill’, is said to have been lying on a dusty shelf for years.

It features Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad at the top of their game, and is especially significant as it was Lennard Pearce’s final appearance as Grandad before his death.

In the episode, Del Boy, played by David Jason, thinks he’s on to a winner when he reveals his new get-rich-quick scheme.

He buys an oil rig for the ‘bargain’ price of £400 and plans to extract some black gold of his own.

Del says: “We just lay low in our boat for a while and we wait for one of the big oil companies to move off the oil field and then we whip in a bit lively and use their hole.”

But unfortunately for the Trotters, they soon realise there’s not much in the way of oil in Peckham and Del Boy realises he’s been conned.

The episode was produced by the Maureen Oilfield Consortium and was exclusively made for British schools to teach them about crude oil and the things that can be mass-produced from it.

In addition to airing scenes from the forgotten episode, UKTV Gold’s ‘The Story Of Only Fools And Horses’ also features some of the very best outtakes from the classic sitcom.

Acknowledging it wasn’t all plain sailing during filming, Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodders, says: “So you think we shot one perfectly every week? uh uh.”

In one of the bloopers David Jason forgets his lines and exclaims: “We might as well start again because I’ve gone now.”

And in another Nicholas Lyndhurst mispronounces his onscreen wife’s name as “Ker-sai” rather than Cassie.

Gwyneth Strong, who played Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Trotter, said: “The outtakes brought back loads of memories for us, memories that you don’t even realise are there until you start seeing that material.

“I kept saying ‘Who knew!’ all the way through watching it.”

Steve North, General Manager for Gold said: “I am so excited to be working with the Sullivan family to help celebrate Gold’s 25th birthday this year, and really delve into the archives one of the most loved shows on the channel. Gold viewers will get a real treat.”

John Quinn, Executive Producer, North One said: “Thanks to the late John Sullivan’s family, we have access to some exclusive behind-the-scenes material – driven by first-hand insights and anecdotes by many of those who were there.”

The Story of Only Fools and Horses, airs on UKTV’s Gold Channel on Tuesdays at 8pm until 3 October, which is when scenes from ‘Licensed to Drill’ will be shown for the first time.

Gold’s retrospective series features interviews with the cast, rare and unaired scenes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage.

Jeremy Kyle and Facebook Snooping Are Among Brits Top 50 Guilty Pleasures

Drinking juice straight from the carton, snooping through people’s pictures on Facebook as well as watching daytime TV shows like Bargain Hunt and Jeremy Kyle have been named among Brit’s top 50 guilty pleasures.

Researchers found almost nine in ten regularly treat ourselves to a guilty pleasure – with the average adult indulging in a little bit of what they fancy, up to four times a week.

Drinking juice straight from the carton, snooping through people’s pictures on Facebook and watching daytime TV shows like Bargain Hunt and Jeremy Kyle also made the list.

Researchers also found we sneakily enjoy curling up with a cuppa when we should be doing the chores, listening to cheesy pop and eating Nutella out of the jar.

Rachel Turner, from Tetley, which commissioned the research to launch the new Tetley Indulgence range, said: “In an increasingly busy and pressure-laden world, it’s important to indulge now and then.

“Whether it’s a little bit of luxury, a little bit naughty or something you wouldn’t want anyone else to know about.

“After all, life would be boring if we didn’t indulge occasionally.”

The poll of 2,000 adults found an extra scoop of ice cream or slice of cake is the most common guilty pleasure to indulge in, followed by ordering a takeaway in when you can’t be bothered to cook or popping on a Disney film as an adult which reminds us of our childhood.

Falling asleep in front of the TV or at the cinema came fourth while watching Netflix or boxsets all day came fifth.

An extra tea break when you should be working, ordering enough food in to feed more people than you need to and stealing soaps and toiletries from hotels also feature.

Staying in your pajamas all day and having a whole pack of biscuits with a cup of tea completed the top ten.

A pre-flight beer at breakfast time in the departure lounge also made the list along with watching cat videos on YouTube and covertly viewing the next episode of a box set ahead of your partner.

Other guilty pleasures Brits like to indulge in include going back to bed on a Sunday afternoon, eating a stash of sweets or chocolate which are meant to be for the kids and going to the pub straight after the gym.

It also emerged food and drink form the basis of most of our guilty pleasures, while catching up on TV and films also feature highly.

But one in three admit they kept their activity private from those closest to them, with almost 18 per cent going as far as to say they are embarrassed by their secret indulgences.

Almost one in five have been left red-faced after someone found out about one of their guilty pleasures with 22 per cent of those trying to cover it up, despite being caught in the act.

Rachel Turner from Tetley Indulgence range added: “For all those who love indulging; we’ve made having your normal cuppa a little more luxurious, with a range of decadent flavoured black teas such as Cookies and Cream and Chocolate Mint.

“We know that people love to indulge occasionally but over 40% of people say that indulgent drinks are often too calorific to have too often.

“So, when there’s only time for a bit of luxury or a smidgen of something special –this brew is the perfect solution – all the pleasure without any guilt – only 2 calories per cup.”

Top 50 guilty pleasures:
1. Having an extra scoop of ice cream or slice of cake
2. Ordering takeaway because you can’t be bothered to cook
3. Watching Disney films and cartoons as an adult
4. Falling asleep in front of the television, or at the cinema
5. Watching Netflix / catch up TV or films back to back all day
6. Having an extra tea break when you should be working/studying
7. Ordering enough takeaway to feed a small family
8. Stealing soaps and toiletries from hotels
9. Staying in your pajamas all day
10. Having a whole pack of biscuits with a cup of tea
11. Drinking juice directly from the carton
12. Snooping through other people’s pictures on Facebook
13. Curling up with a cup of tea and phone/magazine when you should be doing the chores
14. Proving your partner wrong about something
15. Eating a family size tub of ice cream or bar of chocolate to yourself
16. Listening to cheesy pop
17. Eating cereal for dinner
18. McDonald’s breakfasts
19. Watching daytime television such as Bargain Hunt, Jeremy Kyle and Loose Women when you’re ill
20. Having a Hot Chocolate with all the extras – whipped cream and Marshmallows
21. Buying yourself flowers
22. Having breakfast in bed
23. Getting back in to bed on a Sunday afternoon
24. Buying a packet of cake or sweets that you know no-one else likes purely so you can eat them all
25. Eating Nutella out of the jar
26. Airport drinking at breakfast time
27. Watching cat videos on YouTube
28. Watching on to the next episode of a box set, ahead of your partner
29. Eating the stash of sweets and chocolates that are supposed to be for the kids
30. Having more than one takeaway in a weekend
31. Buying the same new item in different colours
32. Pulling a sickie
33. Following celebrity feuds
34. Reading an adult novel e.g. 50 Shades of Grey
35. Hiding your favourite food from the other members of the household and pretending they must have eaten it
36. Watching Keeping up with the Kardashians/trash TV
37. Still listening to the Spice Girls as an adult
38. Watching videos of things fitting in other things perfectly
39. Taking countless selfies until you get the perfect picture
40. Secretly following celebs on social media
41. Sneaking off for the day to have a spa break
42. Weird celebrity crushes
43. Doing multiple Buzzfeed quizzes
44. Watching a celeb have a reality TV breakdown
45. Going out for dinner and ordering all desserts and no savoury
46. Telling white lies to the kids so you don’t have to take them somewhere
47. Going to the pub straight after the gym
48. Biting both ends of a Cadbury’s finger and sucking your tea through it like a straw
49. Playing on the games console when the kids are not around
50. Dancing to Meghan Trainor
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