CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 5 UK eReaders for all budgets

Everyday we get sent research telling us that eReaders are purchased as gifts and then never used afterwards, but regardless of what surveys tell us there are still a LOT of die-hard eReader fans, just take a look at how many hands are full of shiny little Kindles on the tube. So here's our pick…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 5 UK eReaders for all budgets

Connected Health: This week in health and fitness tech

The health and fitness tech market is growing rapidly, from wearable tracking devices like the Fitbit to more obscure medical gadgets that could have a big impact on those living with disabilities. Each week we'll be bringing you a round-up of the best from Connected Health, our sister site that's dedicated to the world of…

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STUDY: Twitter DMing is the new sexting for online scumbags

Single guys and girls no longer meet through friends, dating sites or (god forbid) in real life, but spend most of their time finding new people, flirting and being dirtbags on Twitter, according to a new study. The research, commissioned by discount website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, found that out of 1,267 active and single Twitter users more…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Samsung Galaxy S3 cases for her

Yeah we know, a phone case for a Christmas present? Bit lame, right? Well not if you pick something from our list that doesn't just protect the new Samsung Galaxy SIII but looks awesome too. We're reluctant to label a mobile phone case guide "for her", but don't worry, there's no diamante, pink fluff or…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Samsung Galaxy S3 cases for her

Top 5 Twitter hashtag fails: #susanalbumparty, #waitrosereasons, #rimjobs

Last week everyone's boring working day was made around 495,493 times better by the fact that Susan Boyle's PR team accidentally introduced the most hilarious hashtag known to man into their tweets about her new album #susanalbumparty. OH LOLZ. So we thought it'd be a great opportunity to collect together our top five hashtag fails…

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Becca CaddyTop 5 Twitter hashtag fails: #susanalbumparty, #waitrosereasons, #rimjobs

Hipstamatic's Snap photo magazine comes to the web and iPhone

Earlier in the year Hipstamatic launched Snap, a magazine all about how awesome mobile photography is that also takes a peek at different cultures across the globe with a few other lifestyle bits and pieces thrown into the mix too. Until now the magazine has only been released for iPad owners, but this week it's…

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Becca CaddyHipstamatic's Snap photo magazine comes to the web and iPhone

YPlan London app suggests cool things to do tonight

Today everyone (and by everyone we mean geeky London kids) seems to be talking about YPlan, described as "tonight's going out app", it'll serve up a bunch of cool suggestions for things to do within the next few hours. If you live in London you know that it can be really overwhelming to figure out…

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STUDY: Facebook research finds mo friends mo problems

Yeah we know, we know, we're a bit sick of the endless Facebook research that proves absolutely nothing too. But this one is quite interesting. And by interesting we mean you should read it before you get even more social media overload and your head explodes. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh Business School have…

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Becca CaddySTUDY: Facebook research finds mo friends mo problems

TUMBLR: Now one of top 10 US sites and 170 million people love its memes

The Tumblr team have shared some short but very sweet news with their users this week, which they call "exciting and slightly overwhelming"... Drum roll please... According to stats from Quantcast, Tumblr and its network of blogs, memes and dreamy photos has become one of the top 10 sites in the whole of the US…

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Becca CaddyTUMBLR: Now one of top 10 US sites and 170 million people love its memes

Gangnam Style is now the most watched YouTube video. Like, EVER

Whether it makes you want to get up and dance or blow your brains out, it's now official, global pop wildcard superstar Psy has broken another world record with his mental Gangnam Style video. Gangnam Style (which we're pretty sure needs absolutely no introduction) has now been watched over 832.6 million times, making it the…

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Becca CaddyGangnam Style is now the most watched YouTube video. Like, EVER
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TUMBLR EYE CANDY: 10 Beautiful Tumblr themes for photos, galleries & portfolios

Normally the term "eye candy" refers to half naked guys and girls, but here at Shiny Shiny we unashamedly get all hot and bothered when it comes to themes. Especially Tumblr themes. The popularity of what we've dubbed "the Pinterest look" (think grid-like posts and lots of lovely images) means that everyone from The Next…

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Becca CaddyTUMBLR EYE CANDY: 10 Beautiful Tumblr themes for photos, galleries & portfolios

Top gadgets for under £200, retro gadgets, classy Lomo cameras and more

Over at our sibling site Brandish they have been compiling the 21 best gadgets for under £200. There are some that will be very familiar to Shiny readers, plus a few surpises (like Bluetooth gloves) and some cool retro type things. You can check out the list here. Other features on our men's lifestyle site…

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Ashley NorrisTop gadgets for under £200, retro gadgets, classy Lomo cameras and more

Connected Health: This week in health and fitness tech

The health and fitness tech market is growing rapidly, from wearable tracking devices like the Fitbit to more obscure medical gadgets that could have a big impact on those living with disabilities. Each week we'll be bringing you a round-up of the best from Connected Health, our sister site that's dedicated to the world of…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Apps, toys and games for kids

No one gets as crazily excited about Christmas time as little people, so make sure you buy your kids or teeny tiny relatives only the most fun, quirky and disruptive of presents this year.

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Apps, toys and games for kids

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 5 stylish Windows 8 tablet/laptop convertibles

We've come a long way since the days of the regular old laptop, now there are ultrabooks, tablets and laptops to contend with, as well as a bunch of other devices that straddle those categories, which are often referred to as laptop/tablet hybrids or convertibles. Some allow you to rip them in two and ditch…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 5 stylish Windows 8 tablet/laptop convertibles

This smug owl will bully you into being productive

We've all been there, you log into Facebook (or Pinterest or Twitter or YouTube or insert your other online addiction here) for "just two minutes" to see what everyone's been up to in the hour since you last checked and then suddenly it's 5pm, you've done absolutely nothing all day and you break out into…

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Becca CaddyThis smug owl will bully you into being productive

PicMonkey for Christmas: Instagram-style photo editing gets festive

One of our favourite online photo editing sites, PicMonkey, has had a new, festive makeover for the Christmas season, allowing users to add all kinds of snowy, wintery and twee effects to their photos. Just like before, you upload a photo to PicMonkey or drag one from your desktop if you're feeling fancy. You can…

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Becca CaddyPicMonkey for Christmas: Instagram-style photo editing gets festive

Pintofeed: This gadget looks after your pets so you don't have to

As much as you may love your little cat or puppy or hamster-y thing it can be a real pain in the ass to remember to feed them. But unfortunately, like most living things, they need those overpriced bone-shaped treats regularly. So that's why the Pintofeed is pretty revolutionary when it comes to household gadgets,…

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Becca CaddyPintofeed: This gadget looks after your pets so you don't have to

The iPad jukebox, Mac PC style iPad case and more

Over at brother site Brandish they have been looking at retro gadgets. If the idea of an iPad case that looks like an old school Mac or a clock made from a record player sounds good then go here. Other good stuff includes The smartest iPhone cycle gadget so far? Wahoo's RFLKT The cheapest half-decent…

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Ashley NorrisThe iPad jukebox, Mac PC style iPad case and more

WIN OR FAIL? Facebook tests automatic photo upload feature

Facebook would love it if we didn't do anything all day but fool around on Facebook, it wants us to use it to talk to people (obviously), find things, organise things, celebrate birthdays and things oh and of course upload all our embarrassing photos. Well now the social network has started testing a new feature…

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Becca CaddyWIN OR FAIL? Facebook tests automatic photo upload feature