shinyshiny is evolving and we can’t wait for you to see it

If you're a dedicated fan of shinyshiny's unique brand of tech news, wearable reviews and pop culture round-ups, then you may have noticed we've been a bit quieter than usual over the past few days. Well don't worry, our brief hiatus will be short-lived and when we return later this week shinyshiny will have evolved…

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Staff Writershinyshiny is evolving and we can’t wait for you to see it

ShinyShiny's April Round-up: iPhone 6 rumours, The Gadget Show, Jawbone up24

It's been a whirlwind of a month here at ShinyShiny, so we've decided to collect together our favourite events, top reviews and most popular videos for a mammoth round-up. Keep an eye out for a lot of new and exciting changes to the site from next month. We can't wait! The Cricut Explore: a must-have…

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Becca CaddyShinyShiny's April Round-up: iPhone 6 rumours, The Gadget Show, Jawbone up24

ROUND-UP: Shiny Shiny's Christmas 2012 gift guides

This year we've been busy little elves, collecting together the top gadgets, accessories and cool things from the past 12 months that would make the best gifts for your loved ones. Whether you're looking for a cheap eReader (we'd go for the 6" Kindle), awesome new Android camera (Samsung Galaxy all the way) or a…

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Becca CaddyROUND-UP: Shiny Shiny's Christmas 2012 gift guides

HANDS-ON: Shiny Shiny and Tech Digest fly the Parrot AR Drone 2.0

Shiny Shiny and Tech Digest went along to a rather unusual preview event in London last night and got an exclusive hands-on with the Parrot AR Drone 2.0, a crazily advanced, huge and super fast iPad/iPhone controlled helicopter. Gerald Lynch, the editor of Tech Digest, wrote up his thoughts about Parrot's latest Drone, which we…

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Becca CaddyHANDS-ON: Shiny Shiny and Tech Digest fly the Parrot AR Drone 2.0

Download the #ShinyAutumn free digital photo/iPad magazine

We received so many brilliant entries to our #ShinyAutumn mobile photography competition over the last few weeks that we decided to create a digital photo magazine, showcasing 30 of our favourite images. You can download the digital magazine, Shiny Shiny's Autumn Collection, from Magcloud for free now as a pdf or a fancy iPad version,…

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Becca CaddyDownload the #ShinyAutumn free digital photo/iPad magazine

Site of the week: Checklists.com – a collection of useful and weird lists

Site of the week goes to Checklists.com. As a list-a-holic, a collection of lists arranged in a list format gives me great pleasure. The site is a collection of pre-made check lists for individual situations. Obviously a lot of lists are very specific to you: for example pick up Andrew will only have significance if…

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Anna LeachSite of the week: Checklists.com – a collection of useful and weird lists

Take the Shiny Shiny/Qualcomm survey and maybe nab a INQ1 phone

Fancy a INQ1 mobile available on the Three network? You know the cool slider phone that has fantastic integration of Facebook, Skype, Windows Messenger and even Last FM? Well we have a trio to give away to Shiny Shiny readers. To have a chance of winning all you need do is fill in the survey…

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Ashley NorrisTake the Shiny Shiny/Qualcomm survey and maybe nab a INQ1 phone

And… we're back!

Hello again. Thanks for waiting - Shiny Shiny will be updating once more as of today. We missed you. As we hurtle into mid-August 09, we'll be there with all the little tech oddments, gadget-news and net culture which we treasure so. And thank you concerned readers, yes, that will definitely include Hello Kitty and…

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Anna LeachAnd… we're back!

Hello! I'm Anna

Oh HAI everyone! I'm Anna, the new editor of Shiny Shiny, tentatively taking the place of the lovely Zara and stepping into a long line of distinguished, witty and knowledgeable Shiny Shiny editors and contributors. Since I'm also stepping into the radar zone of Shiny Shiny's distinguished, witty and knowledgeable readers, I thought I'd introduce…

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AnnaLeachHello! I'm Anna

BT Digital Music Awards voting now open

Something very exciting has happened! Shiny Shiny is sponsoring the Best Online Music Store award at the BT Digital Music Awards! Squeeeeeeee! (We hear that means we get to snog one of the Arctic Monkeys). We'll have all sorts of excitement for you soon, including tickets to the bash, but for now, you can participate…

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Susi WeaserBT Digital Music Awards voting now open

Hello Kitty alert: Big brother twins barbie’s Samanda join sanrio town

Today it's official. Big Brother twins Sam and Amanda (or Samanda for those who can't be bothered to recognise them as individuals or waste extra breath saying both their names) have taken up residency on the Hello Kitty social networking site. We've been telling you about the Hello Kitty site for a while now, so…

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Lucy HedgesHello Kitty alert: Big brother twins barbie’s Samanda join sanrio town

Shiny Review: Samsung F490 on Vodafone

Samsung announced the fully touchscreened F490 back at Mobile World Congress, and it turns out it's going to be a Vodafone exclusive. Specs wise it's hot, with HSDPA, a 5 megapixel camera and haptics. Check it out on Vodafone here where it's free if your contract costs more than £35 a month. If you prefer…

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Susi WeaserShiny Review: Samsung F490 on Vodafone