Last Updated: Friday, 2 November 2007, 15:30 GMT
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

We Dig TV

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Over the years there have been some classic TV game shows - the sign of a good game show for me is when you find yourself shouting the answers from the sofa - and of course shouting abuse at the contestants if they get it wrong. Because of course you could always do better? Well, now it is time to find out.

Welcome to We Dig TV, a collection of completely interactive versions of popular game shows.

They are all official versions of the original shows and most include footage specially shot for the site.

For example Deal or No Deal includes over 1000 different pieces of flash video to take into account all the permutations of boxes and the amounts you can have remaining at any point.

You are even grilled by the hosts of the UK versions of the show. A really nice touch is that you yourself appear as an avatar, inserted into the picture, even swinging on your chair while you are waiting to answer.

Now some things to watch out for - first, do not be put off by the terrible twosome who welcome you to the site. They are the most dreadful part of the experience - click straight past them to the network guide.

It is here that you choose your game and you can switch from one game to another at any time.

Secondly, just as the games are close to TV quality, so are the adverts. The games actually go to commercial breaks halfway through. Okay, fair enough, the website has to make money somehow, and the breaks are in keeping with the style of the site.

Thirdly, when you start a game, you can choose to play it for fun, free, or you can choose to pay. The only advantage paying gives is that you do not see the ads, and you stand a very small chance of winning some of the money that other players have paid.

The creators of the website say they do not take any of the money players pay. It is all redistributed amongst the top 10 players of the month.

At the moment only UK versions of the games are represented, in the future, We Dig TV hopes to film different versions for different countries. All in all, good fun and a site that makes full use of broadband and flash.


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Now, ever wondered why ice cubes you make at home are cloudy whereas ones you get in restaurant are clear? No? Me neither.

But once Lifehacker had told me how to make clear ice cubes instead of cloudy ones I wondered how I'd gone through life without knowing.

The answer is to boil your water - twice, before freezing to get rid of the impurities.

Lifehacker is a site dedicated to collecting together little tit-bits of information to make your life a bit easier.

Many of the tips are computer-related and include downloads, like tips to make your Vista look more like OS-X and vice versa. Did you know for example that the neat new stack feature in OS-X Leopard, which is a nice way of organising your desk bar icons, is also available in Vista?

But if tech is not your thing there are also clippings on exercise, frozen foods, cooking and more.

The site is basically a portal for tech and lifestyle tips pulled from other sites. In order to submit clips for the site you need to register and to comment on other posts you have to audition - a nice touch that implies that there is some quality control going on here.

It is not a site you are going to need every day but the occasional visit could make for an interesting browse.


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The battle of the search engines is something we have covered heavily here on Click - Google seems to want to own the world, Yahoo, Ask and Microsoft have other ideas. But believe it or not, there are other search engines out there which are also hoping to be found.

Wabbadabba is interesting because of the different way it is being marketed. Every time you make a search you are entered into a prize draw. Yes, this is a blatant attempt to buy our loyalty.

The search engine itself is powered by Yahoo, and therefore - as far as I can tell - returns exactly the same results as Yahoo.

A fun idea but bear in mind the catches - only 15 prizes are awarded each day. So the more users the site gets, the less your chance of winning. And there are also limits to the number of searches that qualify for a prize draw.


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I have always loved the adventure games you used to see a lot in the 80s. You would be stuck in a room with a number of different objects which you have to use correctly to get out. Well, this site has brought it all back.

MuseLock is a point and click adventure puzzle game from France - you can choose either English or French at the start and then you are plunged into darkness.

You wake up in a locked room with some furniture and some odd electrical devices.

Navigate by clicking on the direction arrows and pick up and investigate the objects you find along the way.

To tell you much more would be to spoil the fun, but needless to say your first job is to work out how to get out of the room.

All you have to help you is a bit of paper containing some cryptic messages, some orange juice, and a projector showing some odd looking symbols.

Pretty soon you will be dismantling the equipment, opening doors, killing the power, and if you are not careful - blowing yourself up!

A couple of the puzzles were a bit illogical, but all-in-all an enjoyable game to get your grey matter working.

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