Project Ara: All you need to know about Google's phone for the future

Last October Google announced that a dedicated team had started working on an exciting modular and fully-customisable smartphone that could well change the way we look at the mobile phone industry for good. Code-named Project Ara, the smartphone will consist of one framework and a series of separate sections. The thinking behind it is that…

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Becca CaddyProject Ara: All you need to know about Google's phone for the future

Top 10 apps for the perfect selfie: Facetune, More Beaute, CameraBag

As self-obsessed, vain and narcissistic millennials we have no excuses when it comes to producing sub-standard selfies. Gone are the days of holding up a blurry camera phone and giving it your best cheesy grin, there are all kinds of different apps available now to crop out your laundry hanging in the background, blur out…

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Becca CaddyTop 10 apps for the perfect selfie: Facetune, More Beaute, CameraBag

COMPETITION: Fox up Your Tech with an HP Slate 10 HD tablet

This is a sponsored post in conjunction with HP and The Fox Problem. As the final episode of The Fox Problem draws to a close, we've hooked-up with HP - powering the tech behind the show - for the chance to win your very own Slate 10 HD. To win, we want you to show…

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Becca CaddyCOMPETITION: Fox up Your Tech with an HP Slate 10 HD tablet

COMPETITION: Show us the record that changed your life with a #SleeveSelfie and win a Teac record player

You can call it making a #sleeveface or even #vinyling, but with the popularity of the selfie sky-rocketing and the popularity of vinyl steadily rising amongst retro-lovers and hipsters, what better way to hijack a narcissistic trend with your favourite vinyl art than taking a #SleeveSelfie? Here at ShinyShiny we want to see your best…

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Becca CaddyCOMPETITION: Show us the record that changed your life with a #SleeveSelfie and win a Teac record player

The best apps for breaking bad habits (and sticking with good ones)

We all know that the beginning of the year really isn't the best time to address our bad habits. If anything a lack of alcohol/chocolate/curling up in bed in the foetal position in January is going to make us less likely to do good things than going cold turkey on everything that's nice about the…

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Becca CaddyThe best apps for breaking bad habits (and sticking with good ones)

Here are some weird things you didn't know could be 3D printed

We all know 3D printing is well and truly a "thing" now, but other than allowing arty types to make really lame-looking vases and firearm-wielding Americans to print guns, what can you actually do with your overpriced 3D printing equipment? Well, a hell of a lot it seems... Your unborn child You know what's the…

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Becca CaddyHere are some weird things you didn't know could be 3D printed

The best apps for busy news junkies: Feedly, Flipboard, Yahoo News Digest

No one has time to sit back and slowly comb through the newspaper each morning, so we've collected together our top apps for consuming the news on-the-go from your phone. We'd recommend trying out a few of them to see which you like the best, whether you prefer to sift through photo-heavy feeds of content,…

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Becca CaddyThe best apps for busy news junkies: Feedly, Flipboard, Yahoo News Digest

Impossible: Is Lily Cole's wishing app just too nice for us?

Lily Cole, the supermodel with the flame red hair, beautiful doll face and big brains, has been developing her social network, Impossible, for a few years now. It's all based on wishing, giving and sharing, which sounds amazing in practice, but are we all really that nice? Impossible is a little like Instagram when it…

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Becca CaddyImpossible: Is Lily Cole's wishing app just too nice for us?

Top apps to get you started with meditation and mindfulness: Headspace, Buddhify & Smiling Mind

Mainstream media tends to hark on about the benefits of meditation once every few years, usually at the same time a celebrity mentions how much it's changed their life during an interview - David Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres and Russell Brand are just a handful of examples. But whether it's currently the flavour of the month…

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Becca CaddyTop apps to get you started with meditation and mindfulness: Headspace, Buddhify & Smiling Mind

Top 10 #ToryBingo memes: the story of a #PRfail in tweets

#budget2014 cuts bingo & beer tax helping hardworking people do more of the things they enjoy. RT to spread the word pic.twitter.com/5vbL7RDAg5 -- Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) March 19, 2014 The Tories are currently in the midst of a particularly LOL-worthy PR fail after MP Grant Shapps tweeted a condescending ad aimed at "hardworking people".…

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Becca CaddyTop 10 #ToryBingo memes: the story of a #PRfail in tweets

Selfies in the changing room? Has Karl Lagerfeld gone too far this time?

Karl Lagerfeld, famous for being a world-renowned fashion designer and expressing a creepy desire to marry his cat, has had iPads built into the walls of the changing rooms inside his new flagship store in London. The reason? To encourage people to take more changing room selfies, of course! According to reports, the store will…

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Becca CaddySelfies in the changing room? Has Karl Lagerfeld gone too far this time?

7 Things to give up for Lent: Buzzfeed Quizzes, Mail Online, Inbox Zero

Instead of giving up chocolate or alcohol for Lent (assuming you want to take part in the archaic act of giving up luxuries for weeks on end all in the name of religion), why not try something a little different this year. We all know what's good for us when it comes to giving up…

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Becca Caddy7 Things to give up for Lent: Buzzfeed Quizzes, Mail Online, Inbox Zero

Will you ever get sick of Buzzfeed's quizzes? I got never, I need them to breathe!!

We've got a theory here at Shiny Shiny that you can't scroll down through your Facebook News Feed over the past 24 hours and not see (at the very least) one quiz result from Buzzfeed, along the lines of "I got Harry Styles!! Which famous person should you get drunk with?". GO ON, TEST OUT…

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Becca CaddyWill you ever get sick of Buzzfeed's quizzes? I got never, I need them to breathe!!

MWC 2014: The best smartphones and tablets you've missed so far

So far we've been focusing on the newest wearable devices and smartwatches from the big names at Mobile World Congress, but let's not forget about the stars of the show: the mobile phones. Here's our rundown of the best smartphones and tablets that have been unveiled this week: Huawei wants you to be better at…

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Becca CaddyMWC 2014: The best smartphones and tablets you've missed so far

MWC 2014: Wearables and watches you've missed so far

This year, Mobile World Congress was always going to have a big focus on wearable gadgets that hook up to our phones, track our activity and vibrate every time anything remotely interesting happens. Here's our rundown of the top wearable gadgets that we're most excited about getting our hands on: Samsung unveils Galaxy Fit, 'world's…

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Becca CaddyMWC 2014: Wearables and watches you've missed so far

MWC 2014: Nokia unveils the X series phones – Android mobiles with a twist

It has been rumoured for quite a while and now it has been confirmed, Nokia doesn't just make Windows phones, it is also manufactures Android ones too. But in typical Nokia style there's a twist or two. At MWC 2014 it unveiled the Nokia X, X+ and Xl smartphones, but as CEO Stephen Elop insisted…

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Ashley NorrisMWC 2014: Nokia unveils the X series phones – Android mobiles with a twist

Here's why Facebook paid $16bn for WhatsApp

Last night even those who usually ignore the ins and outs of the tech world were sharing news that Facebook will acquire WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. But why such an astronomical figure for what's essentially just a messaging app? WhatsApp has 450 million monthly users - and 70% are active on any given…

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Becca CaddyHere's why Facebook paid $16bn for WhatsApp

5 Creepiest Technological Innovations

Tesco have made headlines today after unveiling a new technology that will scan your face as your buy petrol from a Tesco petrol station. Using this information, it will estimate your approximate age and gender - and then display an advert it deems most relevant to you. This has caused controversy though as... well... it's…

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James O'Malley5 Creepiest Technological Innovations

02 unveils unique wearable phones built into shoes, bags and gloves

Wearable tech goes vintage, well that is kind of the concept that designer Sean Miles had in mind with this collaboration with 02. He has basically created a collection of vintage fashion accessories made from recycled mobile phones, which have included Christian Louboutin heels, a pair of vintage Miu Miu gloves and an Alexander McQueen…

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Ashley Norris02 unveils unique wearable phones built into shoes, bags and gloves