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Hackers could steal your Amazon account via pirated e-books

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Downloading e-books for you Kindle from someone other than Amazon could actually be putting your account at risk, according to German researcher Benjamin Daniel Mussler. Apparently a security flaw allows malicious code to be added to the e-book's metadata, code which activates when you open up the Kindle Library web page, giving it access to…

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Why doesn’t the iPhone 6 have sapphire glass?

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Sapphire glass was one thing to rumour mill just couldn't decide on, would it be included or would it be scrapped? There were rumours of troubled production, issue with the raw materials, and when the announcement came around we heard... nothing. Not quite nothing, since the Apple Watch will include a sapphire glass display, but…

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Here’s why the Apple Watch could be a wearable fitness game-changer (and why it might not be)

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Apple's highly-anticipated, first foray into the world of wearables certainly didn't disappoint fanboys and girls all over the globe when Tim and the team lifted the lid on the Apple Watch in Cupertino, California, yesterday The device is packing its own payment system, it allows you to send emojis, you can share your heartbeat with loved…

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Monitor company Hannspree set to release its first smartphone

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Today Hannspree has announced that it is expanding it's selection of mobile devices by releasing its very first smartphone alongside new a new tablet PC. The new smartphone will come with a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.7GHz Octa-core processor, 1GB or RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-2MP dual camera, and runs on Android 4.4…

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The Great British Bake Off: technology and gadgets to make you a better baker

Lauren Bravo Features, Gadgets & Apps, Home 1 Comment

You might not have noticed, but there's a little cake competition on TV at the moment. Alongside the emotional peaks and troughs, the perfect piping and the collapsing pastry and the 'bincidents', The Great British Bake Off is also doing more to get the nation baking than decades of Home Economics lessons ever did. Supermarkets…

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The 8 worst fitness gadgets of all time #RunningWeek: JumpSnap, Gravity Strider, Hula Chair

Holly Brockwell Fun Stuff, Health & Sport, Running Week Leave a Comment

Garages across the nation are crammed to the rafters with dusty dumbbells, ex-exercise bikes and untrodden treadmills, testament to the spirit being willing but the flesh being lazy. It's no surprise, then, that quick-fix fads offering gym bodies without the actual effort have made millions for their inventors. We're all guilty of watching those celeb-laden infomercials,…

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20 Gadgets, apps and accessories to make your running experience better #RunningWeek

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Running isn't quite as simple as pulling on a pair of trainers and jogging around the nearby streets. Sure, that might work for some people but for most of us that isn't particularly enjoyable. Just throwing yourself out there might lead to thoughts like 'how far have I run?', 'how long have I been running for?', 'where…

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Snapchat could soon make money from disappearing news

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Snapchat has well and truly changed our mobile habits for good with its ephemeral messaging app. But the big question everyone's asking now is: how will it make any money? Although your cat selfies and witty one-liners may be fun for you and your mates, they don't really present the team behind the app with…

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Mobile rumours: Foldable Samsung phone, LG G Watch 2, Galaxy Note 4’s ultrasonic cover

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The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile…

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Check out these animated vintage tech relics, feeling nostalgic?

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As a late 80's baby I'm finding it harder and harder to remember what life was like before Netflix, cloud storage and teeny tiny gadgets that get lost in my pockets. However, this animated photo series called "Relics of Technology" by Jim Golden brings back some very fond early memories and has left me feeling…

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The best of The Gadget Show 2014: Fitbug, Garmin, Fitbit, iHealth

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The Shiny Shiny team were invited to The Gadget Show Live 2014 event at the Birmingham NEC yesterday and we went along armed with a camera and a tonne of questions ready to grill the top tech companies about their latest products. Although there were no big launches, and many of the gadgets have been…

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

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

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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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Google & LG are working on an Android smartwatch

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Well everyone else is bidding for a slice of the wearable tech pie, why not LG and Google too? According to Cnet, Google is set to launch a smartwatch OS next month and an actual smartwatch a few months later down the line. Cnet's anonymous source revealed that Google will design the software for the…

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Cuff: A wearable security alert system that actually looks good

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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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Two thirds of Britons have used a phone or a tablet in the bath…

Ashley Norris Accessories, Amazon, Gadgets 1 Comment

Ever used Facetime on your iPhone when in the bath? Thought not. Someone is though according to some research from a UK online bathroom retailer. Apparently as many as two thirds of us are happy to use our prized and pricey gadgets in the bath and not just receiving phone calls either. The report by…

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