Pics of what the Samsung smartwatch might look like…

Over the past few months we have seen lots of mock ups of what the Apple iWatch might look like, but as for the Samsung watch, well not so much. Stepping manfully into the breach is website www.vouchercodespro.co.uk who asked their patent and trademark insider to help them devise what the Samsung Smartwatch may look…

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Ashley NorrisPics of what the Samsung smartwatch might look like…

Leave it out Thom Yorke! Why musicians need to stop bashing Spotify!

If you were to tell me I had to lose every single website and app but could keep one (on my desert island apps interview) I would keep Spotify. I adore the music service and have been a subscriber since it first made its apps available. The way in which I can listen to music…

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Ashley NorrisLeave it out Thom Yorke! Why musicians need to stop bashing Spotify!

Nine Retro Gadgets that are actually rather cool

The jury really is out on most retro gadgets. Quite often they try a little too hard and come across as a pale pastiche of the products they are trying to imitate. Or they are so low-tech that they are almost useless in the modern world. Here are nine though that we think deserve the…

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Ashley NorrisNine Retro Gadgets that are actually rather cool

Your new favourite record company. How Kickstarter is igniting the vinyl revival

I imagine that when Kickstarter was first set up its founders imagined it being the vehicle by which all manner of high-tech projects got funded. From new computer games to off the wall gadgets and more. In fact even things like this amazing swimming pool. I am not too sure though that they ever considered…

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Ashley NorrisYour new favourite record company. How Kickstarter is igniting the vinyl revival

Our eight favourite retro cameras – Lomography, instant and even digital

Our affection for retro looking cameras probably never really went away. Old school snapper are however very much back in the spotlight thanks to the Lomography craze, the re-invention of instant cameras and even digital snappers, like the Fujifilm XF1, being kitted out with a really striking liveries. Here are eight of our favourites

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Ashley NorrisOur eight favourite retro cameras – Lomography, instant and even digital

Glastonbury shock! Mumford and Sons more popular than The Rolling Stones!

So who was the most popular act at the Glastonbury festival this year? Well it has to be The Stones right whose Saturday night performance was the festival's biggest, and some have said best, gigs ever. However when it comes to Twitter the Stones actually ran out in second place. According to research undertaken by…

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Ashley NorrisGlastonbury shock! Mumford and Sons more popular than The Rolling Stones!

Pink gadgets are back! Here's the evidence

Round about five years ago the stores were awash with gadgets in all manner of pink. Pretty much every consumer electronics maker had a selection of phones, music players and more in salmon, fuchsia, coral or just shockingly loud. But then along came the iPhone and the market for girly pink gadgets seem to die…

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Ashley NorrisPink gadgets are back! Here's the evidence

The five key ways Samsung, Sony and others are taking on the Apple iPhone

At some point in late summer Apple will take the wraps off its Apple iPhone 5. The new phone is expected to keep the body and styling of the iPhone 5 but boast some new innovative features. At the moment the speculation is that it will have some software innovations and a much enhanced camera.…

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Ashley NorrisThe five key ways Samsung, Sony and others are taking on the Apple iPhone

PS4, Xperia Z tablet, 4K TVs – why Sony has suddenly become cool again

There was a time when Sony was the ultimate name in consumer electronics. It had a superb range of high-end products in a number of sectors that were just better designed, better built and crammed with more useful and innovative features than its rivals. Then about a decade or so ago things started to go…

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Ashley NorrisPS4, Xperia Z tablet, 4K TVs – why Sony has suddenly become cool again

Is the Samsung Galaxy Mega a genius idea or a missed opportunity?

In a few weeks time Samsung will unleash its latest high-end large screen handset the Mega on the UK. It comes in two varieties - a model with a 6.3inch display and a smaller screen 5.8inch version. When the first whispers hit of a new big screen handset from Samsung it seemed as if the…

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Ashley NorrisIs the Samsung Galaxy Mega a genius idea or a missed opportunity?

The Shiny Shiny guide to Father's Day Gadgets and Gifts

There's not long to go now and if you are going to get your dad a little something then you better get into gear. Here then are a few gadget and gift ideas.Related articlesThe Shiny Shiny guide to Star Trek Gadgets and Gifts (shinyshiny.tv)The Shiny Shiny Guide to posh picnics - from gadgets to hampers…

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Ashley NorrisThe Shiny Shiny guide to Father's Day Gadgets and Gifts

Samsung Galaxy S4 sells 10 million in first month – how does that compare to iPhones?

There has been a fair bit of speculation in the last few days as to how many Samsung have sold of its flagship Galaxy S4 phone in the month since it launched. Well today it offered up the figures and claimed to have cleared 10 million handsets since the end of April. Pretty impressive stuff…

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Ashley NorrisSamsung Galaxy S4 sells 10 million in first month – how does that compare to iPhones?

The Shiny Shiny guide to Star Trek Gadgets and Gifts

There are two types of StarTrek gadgets. There are those that featured in the films and the TV series - that one day might actually become a reality. And then there's the fun stuff. the things you can collect and display to show that deep down you are and always will be a Trekkie. Here…

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Ashley NorrisThe Shiny Shiny guide to Star Trek Gadgets and Gifts

Shiny Shiny guide to luxury Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases

As you would expect one of the fastest selling phones in mobile history has spawned a huge number of cases and accessories. Interestingly there is already quite a number of high-end luxury style cases for the mobile and here are our favourites. Though if you want a really flash phone then go here.

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Ashley NorrisShiny Shiny guide to luxury Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases

This year's top Festival gadgets – from portable showers to retro tents

Seems like there's a festival for everyone these days - even for us less naturally out-doors types. So even better news is there are lots of festival gadgets and gear, perfect for those not wanting to suffer out in the cold: There's nothing like a wonder-widget-that-does-it-all to make us happier campers, so here's our top…

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Ashley NorrisThis year's top Festival gadgets – from portable showers to retro tents

The Shiny Shiny guide to buying Retro Desk Chairs

At the moment we love all things vintage, and find nothing more satisfying than stumbling across the perfect artefact that brings a bit of chic to an otherwise practical item, like a chair. However it takes time rooting through your local second hand furniture shops and auction rooms (fun though it can be), and the…

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Ashley NorrisThe Shiny Shiny guide to buying Retro Desk Chairs

Has the day of the free tablet/iPad with a media subscription arrived?

I have always thought that one day publishers would start offering tablets for free as long as you subscribed to their packages. Well, we aren't there yet, but things are moving in that direction. The Times has announced that it is offering a special deal to potential readers and that if they sign up for…

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Ashley NorrisHas the day of the free tablet/iPad with a media subscription arrived?