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Twitter redesign means your profile looks just like Facebook

This week Twitter announced that over the next few days its profiles will be given a very Facebook-like makeover. According to a post on the official Twitter blog, our profiles will soon be getting a major redesign, which will include...more

Top Stories

The best of The Gadget Show 2014: Fitbug, Garmin, Fitbit, iHealth

The Shiny Shiny team were invited to The Gadget Show Live 2014 event at the Birmingham NEC yesterday and we went along armed with a camera and a tonne of questions ready to grill the top tech companies about...more

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Ford announces Vignale Concept car and matching handbag in Milan

Once buying a car was simply about choosing the model that could get from 0-60 the quickest. Now it seems for many it's just as much about getting one to match your handbag!In a bid to extend its brand into...more


REVIEW: Jawbone makes Bluetooth headsets cool with the brand new Era

When many of our readers hear of the Jawbone brand they probably think of its small Jambox speaker or the Up and new UP 24 (expect a review of this one soon) fitness trackers. But Jawbone has ventured into...more

Competitions & Promotions

ShinyShiny interviews Georgia LA from The Fox Problem

This is a sponsored post in conjunction with HP and The Fox Problem. Our competition with HP and The Fox Problem has just ended, ahead of a final party with The Fox Problem girls and loads of awesome music in...more


Turns out your phone already has a heart rate sensor like the Galaxy S5's

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed full of new and very enticing features, but the one that's excited us health and fitness tech fans here at Shiny Shiny the most has to be the built-in heart rate sensor....more

TVs and Home Cinema

Game of Thrones was so popular it brutally slaughtered HBO Go

Fear not, UK readers! We won't give anything away about the premiere of season four, other than tell you that so many US fans tuned in to the first episode last night that they managed to crash HBO's streaming...more

Health & Sport

Night vision contact lenses could soon turn us all into superheroes

It may sound like a power reserved for Superman or one of the X-Men, but according to new research from engineers at the University of Michigan, night vision contact lenses may soon no longer the stuff of sci-fi movies. According...more


Google teases us with Project Ara modular smartphone details

Remember Project Ara? It's Google's big plan to create a modular smartphone, which would allow people to pick and choose exactly how their mobile phone would look and operate based on a series of blocks, or modules. Well the...more

3D Printing

3Doodler: World's first 3D printing pen hits Maplin

Big Shiny Shiny fans will remember that last year we covered the 3Doodler, the world's first 3D-printing pen that had just launched a Kickstarter project. Well it turned into one helluva success story, because fast-forward 14 months and the 3Doodler...more


Vine copies Instagram and adds private messaging feature

Today Vine has taken a leaf out of Instagram's book and has added a private messaging feature into its popular video-looping app. But the big question is: will anyone use it? A post on the Vine blog today by...more


Is James Franco an Instagram creeper or just doing PR for Palo Alto?

Yesterday the internet was ablaze with a particularly scandalous social media scandal. Everyone's favourite art-y, hispter-y type James Franco allegedly sent a bunch of private Instagram messages and texts to a 17-year-old girl from Scotland asking her to meet up...more

Social networking

This Game of Thrones season 3 emoji recap is ridiculous but spot on

If you're keen to catch up on Game of Thrones ahead of the season four premiere at the weekend you could go back through every episode of guts and gore, check out HBO's interactive online guide to the epic...more


This iPhone lens wallet is a must-have for iPhoneographers

PhotoJoJo, the go-to site for the best camera accessories and quirky photography gadgets, now sells an iPhone Lens Wallet, which is a must-have for Instagram fans and those who are a little obsessed with iPhoneography (and not to mention...more

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TomTom launches new fitness watch for serious runners

This week TomTom has launched a new GPS watch aimed at runners who really want to improve their fitness and get an insight into a whole range of stats about their performance. The Runner Cardio has a built-in heart...more

TVs and Home Cinema

Amazon unveils streaming and gaming set top box, Fire TV

Amazon has unveiled its play for your front room at a press conference today with a set top box that plugs into your TV and runs an open Android OS, called Fire TV. The device is a little black box,...more

TVs and Home Cinema

HBO launches interactive Game of Thrones guide ahead of season 4

Any good GoT fan will know that the fourth season of the hit TV saga airs this weekend and to celebrate HBO has launched an interactive online guide designed to get us all up-to-date with what's been happening in...more

Video wants to be your one-stop-shop for cool viral videos

It's hard to keep up with the latest music videos, the must-see trailers of the day, the cat video your mate really wants you to watch and the latest viral ad that has everyone on Twitter up in arms....more


Overprotective app checks up on you when you travel alone

We've come across a number of wearables recently that aren't about tracking your steps or notifying you of a text message, but are focused on keeping you safe. Our favourite so far has to be Cuff, because its security...more

Tablet PCs

Lenovo unveils budget tablets aimed at cash-strapped consumers

Lenovo has unveiled not one but FOUR new tablets that are all aimed at those on a tight budget, which is great news for cash-strapped consumers who desperately want a tablet device but just couldn't justify (or even pay...more

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