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How a clothes steamer changed my life, and other gadgets your wardrobe needs now

I am a very creased person. No, I really am. Despite caring a fair bit about my clothes when it comes to buying them, I’m totally slack when it comes to looking after them, ironing them and making sure I don’t look like I fell asleep under a hedge. I don’t dare count the number…

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Lauren BravoHow a clothes steamer changed my life, and other gadgets your wardrobe needs now
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UK launch – Toymail lets parents send messages to their kids through a toy

Forget emails and phone calls - parents can now communicate with their children via a toy. After a Kickstarter project which reached its fundraising target easily, Toymail has been successful in the States and launches in the UK today. It's described as 'a combination of voicemail and email, only infinitely more accessible, interactive and fun'. It…

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Sadie HaleUK launch – Toymail lets parents send messages to their kids through a toy

5 Mother's Day gift ideas for last-minute shoppers: Jawbone, Ted Baker, John Lewis

There's not long to go now until Mother's Day here in the UK (it's Sunday the 30th of March you terrible human being), so we've collected together some last-minute gift ideas for those in a panic about what to buy. We know that not all mums are the flower-loving kind, but these Ted Baker cases…

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Becca Caddy5 Mother's Day gift ideas for last-minute shoppers: Jawbone, Ted Baker, John Lewis

5 Things we learnt from the Ideal Home Show: John Lewis, Virgin, Ye!!

This week the Shiny Shiny team were invited along to the Ideal Home Show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London. After hours getting lost in the maze of smart tech products, treehouses that looked like huge spiders and a sickeningly pink health and beauty section, we've managed to pick out just five things we…

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Becca Caddy5 Things we learnt from the Ideal Home Show: John Lewis, Virgin, Ye!!

The Miracle Machine: A wine-loving megalomaniac's dream

The Miracle Machine manages to be miraculous and completely ridiculous at exactly the same time. It's a wine-loving megalomaniac's dream, simply add ingredients and water into the device, download the MM app, connect it up to your phone via Bluetooth and then a sudden puff of magical smoke (and a few days) later you'll have…

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Becca CaddyThe Miracle Machine: A wine-loving megalomaniac's dream

Ototo: Synthesizer board lets you make music from ANYTHING

It may look a little like an unfinished circuit board, but this cute device is called an Ototo. It's a small synthesizer that you can play with your fingers or hook up to other conductive objects, like fruit, paper, metals... The list of things you can turn into a musical instrument is pretty much endless.…

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Becca CaddyOtoto: Synthesizer board lets you make music from ANYTHING

Cuff: A wearable security alert system that actually looks good

Exciting new startup Cuff and its range of sparkly accessories proves that personal security systems have come a long way since the days of bulky rape alarms. Cuff consists of three different things, the CuffLinc, which is the Bluetooth brains behind the whole system, Cuff jewellery and the Cuff iOS app. The idea is that…

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Becca CaddyCuff: A wearable security alert system that actually looks good

Amphiro a1 Review – turn showering into an environmental game (!)

They say that life is a game, and every day that feels more true. No longer are high scores and levelling up simply the domain of Playstation, but "gamifying" everyday tasks has become the measure of a person. You can no longer go for a run without your Nike+ wristband judging you on your progress,…

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James O'MalleyAmphiro a1 Review – turn showering into an environmental game (!)

RoadTune Universal hands-free review

The RoadTune Universal is a hands-free charging kit that packs a ton of awesome features, whilst retaining a relatively cheap price tag at only £19.99 from MobileFun. In terms of design, the RoadTune is rather attractive, made from high-quality polycarbonate and ABS composite, which is strong enough if you were to drop it. It's also worth…

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NicholasFearnRoadTune Universal hands-free review

The Internet Of Things: Game On!

Big news in the tech world this morning, as it has emerged that Google have paid a cool $3.2bn for Nest, a company best known for making smart thermostats that can be controlled over the web. Not only is this big news - when someone as big as Google pays $3.2bn, you know they're serious…

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James O'MalleyThe Internet Of Things: Game On!

Interoperable laptop chargers coming soon? We can dream!

Potentially wonderful news is being reported by Ars Technica - soon laptop power leads may be compatible with each other. If we're lucky. Remember how a few years ago, if you had a Nokia, you needed a Nokia charger, and if you had an Ericsson, you needed an Ericsson charger? Mercifully those bad old days…

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James O'MalleyInteroperable laptop chargers coming soon? We can dream!

World's smallest USB key makes it easy to transfer between Computer and tablet

PKParis have announced a clever new USB device, which enables you to transfer files between your computer and your tablet more easily... it's easy because... it has two different connectors. The PK K'2, unlike other USB storage has both a standard USB plug, for when you plug into your computer - and then on the…

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James O'MalleyWorld's smallest USB key makes it easy to transfer between Computer and tablet

Camouflage Parrot AR Drone launches under the radar

You may have seen the news today that Amazon are working on a drone delivery system (over at TechDigest, we're not so sure about it ourselves). Whilst Amazon reckon they'll have their system ready for 2015, there's a new drone that you can buy today for yourself - the Parrot AR 2.0. Why would you…

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James O'MalleyCamouflage Parrot AR Drone launches under the radar

Seven great Kickstarter gadget projects

Kickstarter is great for gadgets. It's the site that started the crowdfunding revolution - in which rather than have to go cap-in-hand to investors, would be able to raise the cash themselves from the general public. Given how cutting edge it is, it's no surprise that technology is one of the website's strengths. Here's our…

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James O'MalleySeven great Kickstarter gadget projects

Great British Bake Off causes surge in kitchen gadget spending

It seems shows like The Great British Bake Off, featuring Paul Hollywood (right), are leading us to splash out more on kitchen gadgets investing nearly £700 every month turning our kitchens from drab cooking spaces into high tech showrooms. More than 82% of those surveyed by Currys and PC World admitted to forking out on…

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Chris PriceGreat British Bake Off causes surge in kitchen gadget spending

5 Exciting Wearable Tech Devices

Do we really need the latest gadgets? Aren't they just fashion accessories? The next big thing in tech looks set to be 'wearable' tech... which could blur this distinction even more. It's still early days in the wearable space but there's already been some exciting developments. Here's our pick of the 6 most exciting wearable…

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James O'Malley5 Exciting Wearable Tech Devices

The Martin Jetpack – a James Bond style gadget becomes a reality

There is a fabulous tale from the early days of the airship Back then aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont would parade his new fangled Airship by hovering at roof level along the boulevards of Paris. Santos-Dumont's party piece was to fly one of his smaller airships to his favourite restaurant. Suitably emboldened by steak and frites…

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Ashley NorrisThe Martin Jetpack – a James Bond style gadget becomes a reality

Goo.ey – the sticky smartphone add-on that might make your life a bit easier

There are times in life when you really do need an extra pair of hands, especially when you are holding your smartphone, Well a brand new gadget accessory aims to make your life a tad easier. 'goo.ey' which is the brainchild Sydney born entrepreneur Rachel Verghis is add on for your smartphone that enables you…

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Ashley NorrisGoo.ey – the sticky smartphone add-on that might make your life a bit easier