Interview: Hugh Howey – Author Of ‘Wool’
Jan31

Interview: Hugh Howey – Author Of ‘Wool’

Hugh Howey is the author of Wool, a self-publishing phenomenon that’s now being turned into a film by Ridley Scott. On the back of our review, we got James Harle to interview him to find out more about his thoughts on the popularity of the dystopian future genre, his influences and the movie adaptation. And don’t forget to enter our competition where you can win a copy of the book. PopBucket: Wool has drawn comparison with...

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Review: Wool by Hugh Howey
Jan31

Review: Wool by Hugh Howey

Wool is the first of a series of novels by American author Hugh Howey, which centre on life in a dystopian future where mankind has been pushed underground into silos. Trapped in this subterranean cylinder, the inhabitants of the silo have been scraping a living for hundreds of years – but all that is about to change. One of the most talked-about books of 2012, Wool was a self-publishing success story on Amazon, and Ridley Scott has...

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Can We Really Use DNA To Store Digital Data?
Jan24

Can We Really Use DNA To Store Digital Data?

We’ve all faced the problem where we run out of space on our computer. With too much music, podcasts, e-books, films, games and cat videos taking up all the space some of it has to be deleted to fit the latest downloads on. It’s getting better but still there’s not enough space. Over the past few years, we have become accustomed to seeing a wide range of novel data storage methods, from cloud computing to portable...

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Feature: What We Can Expect And What We Can Dream For Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary
Jan21

Feature: What We Can Expect And What We Can Dream For Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary

Given that 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of cult television series Doctor Who, there are bound to be a range of celebrations lined up to celebrate half a century for the eponymous Time Lord. Some details surrounding the anniversary celebrations have already been announced, including a limited edition collection of 11 first-class stamps featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor, the TARDIS, and some of the most popular...

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HMV Call In Administrators – Over 4,000 Jobs At Risk
Jan15

HMV Call In Administrators – Over 4,000 Jobs At Risk

It’s finally happened. HMV, the last major seller of music and films on the UK highstreet, has called in the administrators. They’ve brought in Deloitte who will take over their 238 stores, leaving over 4,000 employees’ future hanging in the balance. Their shares have been suspended in the meantime on the London Stock Exchange but its shops will remain open while Deloitte assesses the business and seeks potential...

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Review: Gangster Squad
Dec18

Review: Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad, published in August this year, is a non-fiction book by Paul Lieberman. It contains the collected chronicles of the gangster squad, an off-the-record group of LAPD cops whose sole mission was to keep the mob out of post-war LA – by any means necessary. Full of accounts of car chases, mob shootings, bug plantings and crooked justice, Gangster Squad has all the ingredients of an explosive work of fiction noir – except...

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Interview: Paul Lieberman
Dec18

Interview: Paul Lieberman

Paul Lieberman is an experienced journalist and author of Gangster Squad, a recent book collecting his tales from the gangster squad, originally published in the LA Times. The book, and the serial story that it collects, have drawn a lot of attention and a wide readership, and a film version of his never-before-told story is scheduled for release in the new year, starring Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling. PopBucket’s James Harle caught up...

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Review: Going To Sea In A Sieve
Dec03

Review: Going To Sea In A Sieve

Not being a massive follower of either music or football, there should be little to appeal to me in the work of Danny Baker, and yet the sheer outspokenness and colourfulness of his personality, notably displayed most recently with his two hour outburst against the BBC management during the last of his cancelled BBC London radio shows, makes him a broadcaster who is always worth a listen. His wit and colourful use of language are...

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Feature: The PopBucket 2012 Christmas Gift Idea Factory
Dec01

Feature: The PopBucket 2012 Christmas Gift Idea Factory

So Christmas is getting nearer and you have no idea what you want, or no inspiration for what to get family and friends. Well never fear, as PopBucket as scoured the web to bring you a selection of present ideas bound to keep everyone happy. The Big Bang Theory Complete Seasons 1-5 – £40.75 Quite simply The Big Bang Theory is one of the best TV comedies around. Featuring guest stars such as Brent Spriner and Leonard Nimoy, the...

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Competition: Win James Bond Books And 007 Legends
Nov21

Competition: Win James Bond Books And 007 Legends

To celebrate the release of 007 Legends and Skyfall, we’re giving away three fantastic James Bond books and a copy of 007 Legends to one lucky winner, with four runners up getting a copy of 007 Legends each. Thanks to Activision, we’re giving one lucky person the chance to win a Bond bonanza. The winner will be getting three books give an insight into the 50 year history of the iconic series, plus a behind the scenes look...

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