How to transform yourself into a CAT on Zoom: Tips and tricks to spice up your next video call 

Texas lawyer Rod Ponton became an internet sensation this week when footage emerged of him in a Zoom video meeting, with his face obscured by a kitten filter.  Mr Ponton hilariously told presiding judge Roy Ferguson ‘I’m not a cat’ as he frantically tried to remove the filter during the call on Tuesday morning.    The … Read more

How to transform yourself into a CAT on Zoom: Tips and tricks to spice up your next video call 

Presidio County attorney Rod Ponton became an internet sensation this week when footage emerged of him in a Zoom video meeting, with his face obscured by the feline filter.  Mr Ponton hilariously tells presiding judge Roy Ferguson ‘I’m not a cat’ in the video as he frantically tries to remove the filter during the call … Read more

The tricks used by aspiring influencers to fake their way to fame

A man is lifting the lid on the many clever tricks used by Instagram influencers to fake their way to fame, revealing just how easy it is to craft an aspirational online identity in just a few simple steps.      Writer-director Nick Bilton uncovers these strategies in a new HBO documentary, Fake Famous, which premiere on … Read more

The tricks used by aspiring influencers to fake their way to fame

A man is lifting the lid on the many clever tricks used by Instagram influencers to fake their way to fame, revealing just how easy it is to craft an aspirational online identity in just a few simple steps.      Writer-director Nick Bilton uncovers these strategies in a new HBO documentary, Fake Famous, which premiere on … Read more

Searching for a home online? Use these tech tricks

While estate agents are still open for business during lockdown, government instructions not to leave the house unless it is really necessary have meant that even more people than usual are conducting property searches online – at least initially.  Browsing the estate agents’ window virtually has its advantages. You can do it from the comfort … Read more

French customs officials’ post-Brexit dirty tricks on British fish, DAVID JONES reveals

For four tempestuous days and nights the trawler Sam of Ladram had been scooping up cuttlefish, 20 miles off our South-West coast. By Thursday morning the storm had abated, and I watched its five crew offload the inky catch — known as ‘black gold’ in these parts — in their home port of Brixham, Devon. … Read more

French customs officials’ post-Brexit dirty tricks on British fish, DAVID JONES reveals

For four tempestuous days and nights the trawler Sam of Ladram had been scooping up cuttlefish, 20 miles off our South-West coast. By Thursday morning the storm had abated, and I watched its five crew offload the inky catch — known as ‘black gold’ in these parts — in their home port of Brixham, Devon. … Read more

PAUL McKENNA reveals his favourite mind tricks to beat stress

Life throws tough experiences at us all: bereavement, divorce, redundancy and serious illness are the kind of challenging events that create huge stress. This manifests in our bodies and our minds. Stress makes us feel miserable and unwell: it stops us from sleeping soundly and affects concentration; our confidence gets knocked and we lose the … Read more