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Cubii is the world’s first under-desk elliptical trainer

Sitting in front of the laptop all day isn’t a healthy lifestyle, but it’s something we’re all guilty of doing. It’s also the reason that the standing and treadmill desks have caught on as a healthy alternative. If you do have to sit though, there is now the Cubii. Developed by FitnessCubed, the Cubii is basically a small device that …

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Hayley MinnCubii is the world’s first under-desk elliptical trainer
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INSIGHT – shinyshiny talks to Adidas about designing the Fit Smart, making data more meaningful and wearables for women

Today Adidas launched its brand new Fit Smart wearable, a fitness tracking device specially designed for those who take working out seriously and want real-time monitoring and all kinds of stats about their heart rate, the distance they’ve covered, the length of their stride, the calories they’ve burned, and much much more. Here at shinyshiny we were given the awesome opportunity to …

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Becca CaddyINSIGHT – shinyshiny talks to Adidas about designing the Fit Smart, making data more meaningful and wearables for women
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TAKE OUR QUIZ – Which fitness tracker should you buy?

Here at shinyshiny we’re dedicated to bringing you news, reviews and tips about the coolest tech, lifestyle products and must-have apps on the market. But no matter how clued up you are, sometimes figuring out which gadget, product or service is right for you can still be confusing –  especially when there’s so much to choose from. Well now we’re here …

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Becca CaddyTAKE OUR QUIZ – Which fitness tracker should you buy?
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Will Adidas beat Nike in the wearables game with its new miCoach Fit Smart Band?

Over the past few days there have been a whole host of leaks, providing anxious wearable-lovers with photos and specs about Adidas’ latest foray into the activity tracking market: the miCoach Fit Smart band (or at least that’s what the rumours suggest it’s called). It looks like the huge sporting brand has taken advantage of Nike’s decision to focus on …

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Becca CaddyWill Adidas beat Nike in the wearables game with its new miCoach Fit Smart Band?
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OwnPhones wants to make custom-fit, 3D printed buds for your ears

Tangled wires and aural discomfort could be things of the past thanks to San Diego tech startup OwnPhones, which has developed 3D-printed tailored earbuds with a range of pretty impressive features. It works like this: using an app (currently only iOS, Android on the way) and the help of a friend, users take a short close-up video of each ear. This …

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Sadie HaleOwnPhones wants to make custom-fit, 3D printed buds for your ears
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INSIGHT – 8 things Pinterest has ruined forever: weddings, relationships and hair

A new study has shown that Pinterest is now more popular than Twitter in the US. But while our favourite social scrapbooking platform makes the world look just a little bit prettier, it’s also destroying everything we’ve ever loved… Relationships Sure, you’re in love. But why aren’t you in love in a meadow? Or coyly wearing his jumper as you …

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Lauren BravoINSIGHT – 8 things Pinterest has ruined forever: weddings, relationships and hair
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WedMD app launches Healthy Target to track your data and wearable activity

Just weeks after the announcement of Apple’s all-singing, all-dancing health and fitness tracking platform, HealthKit, popular diagnosis app WebMD has launched Healthy Target, a new programme that works with all kinds of third party apps and wearable devices to pull your data together into one central hub. Launched this week, Healthy Target will work with basic activity trackers (like the …

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Becca CaddyWedMD app launches Healthy Target to track your data and wearable activity
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Battle of the wearables: Jawbone Up 24 vs. Misfit Shine

There are so many different wearable devices on the market at the moment that it can be really hard to keep track of which gadget does what and how well it performs. Here at ShinyShiny we've been reviewing some…

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Becca CaddyBattle of the wearables: Jawbone Up 24 vs. Misfit Shine
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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…

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Becca CaddyNight vision contact lenses could soon turn us all into superheroes