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

Check out our #SleeveSelfie competition winners

Earlier this month we launched the #SleeveSelfie competition, a mission to find the funniest, most memorable photos of our readers with vinyl covers. You could be creative and recreate iconic scenes, you could be silly and make yourself part of the cover or you could be nostalgic and tell us the memories that you associate…

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Becca CaddyCheck out our #SleeveSelfie competition winners

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

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

Anna's Goodbye to ShinyShiny: Steve Jobs is Moving On & So Am I

ShinyShiny readers: Steve Jobs is moving on, and so am I. Don't know how often I'll get to make this comparison so while I can I'm milking it TO THE FULL. I'm moving on after 2 years of editing ShinyShiny - my first and favourite blog. Since taking over the reins from Shiny luminaries Zara…

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Anna LeachAnna's Goodbye to ShinyShiny: Steve Jobs is Moving On & So Am I

Happy Christmas Shiny Readers!

Happy Christmas Shiny readers, thanks for reading, commenting, tweeting at us and answering our poll questions about Justin Bieber in 2010. We look forward to seeing y'all back in 2011. In the meantime we'll be making snow-robots and trying to explain what apps are to our aunts till January when we'll be back with live…

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Anna LeachHappy Christmas Shiny Readers!

Portable Computers from the Past: what the Nokia Booklet 3g can teach today's computer makers

Portable computers are hot hot hot right now, but while mobile phone makers are dying to get into the market, it's hard to get it right. The Nokia Booklet was unveiled in August 2009, but despite having some damn fine features, it never took off. We look at the lessons to be learned from this…

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Anna LeachPortable Computers from the Past: what the Nokia Booklet 3g can teach today's computer makers

Shiny Video: launch of Peugeot's BB1, the cutest electric car ever

The Cheeky girls were there, and so was ShinyShiny. We managed to push celebs aside and get a look at Peugeot's new electric car the BB1: branded as half scooter, half car, it fits four people, has handlebars instead of a steering wheel, and the cutest squished windscreen you ever saw. http://www.bb1-peugeot.com

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Anna LeachShiny Video: launch of Peugeot's BB1, the cutest electric car ever

Geek Chic for the proud newcomer – The Noob T-shirt

If you're a forum user you'll no doubt have come across the term noob. In that odd little language left to the geekiest (or most awesome, depending on your view) internet users, 1337, newbie becomes noob. Obviously. If you are unashamed of this usual stigma, wear your shiny new status with pride with this T-shirt…

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Orla DohertyGeek Chic for the proud newcomer – The Noob T-shirt

Shiny Preview: Logic3 Traveller speakers for the iPhone

Today, Logic3 announced the first dedicated iPhone speakers. They can take the iPhone either vertically or horizontally, and plug in via the 3.5 mm jack. The sound quality is really rather good, and bizarrely they're going to be available in the UK about 2 months before the iPhone. That, my friends, is planning ahead. Here's…

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Susi WeaserShiny Preview: Logic3 Traveller speakers for the iPhone

Channel Rainbow Brite (she's making a comeback) with the Luxeed Rainbow Keyboard

There aren't enough disco-inspired computer peripherals in the world, I find. We'd all work more productively, more happily and more inspiredly (is that a word? I suspect not) if Saturday Night Fever, KC and the Sunshine Band and metallic platforms were our office companions. Still, until that day, you can get hold of this rainbow…

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Susi WeaserChannel Rainbow Brite (she's making a comeback) with the Luxeed Rainbow Keyboard

Shiny Poll: 97 gadgets in one, will convergence ever happen?

Convergence: The point of converging; a meeting place. Or in English, being able to dump your mobile phone, your camera, your MP3 player and your mother, and just carry one all-encompassing Super Gadget. Therefore saving room in your bag for more lip balm. It's hailed every year as the future, but so far, I'm still…

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Susi WeaserShiny Poll: 97 gadgets in one, will convergence ever happen?

Nokia Prism comes to European shores – looks good, doesn't do anything new

Last month we showed you the new Nokia Prism's rather fetching looks upon it's launch in China, and now it's finally coming to European shores. While it isn't mind-blowing in spec, if you're into the looks side of your gadgetry it should certainly float your boat. The two handsets which are being introduced, the Nokia…

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Orla DohertyNokia Prism comes to European shores – looks good, doesn't do anything new

Artist teams up with New Business Horizons in Second Life show

Art and technology ought to go hand in hand if you ask me, and no I'm not talking about the sleek design of the iPhone. Artist Theresa Jones is taking part in a dual launch venture for her new collection by having a simultaneous Real Life and Second Life launch. Exciting! NBH is launching an…

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Orla DohertyArtist teams up with New Business Horizons in Second Life show

Roboboa makes the perfect multi-functional pet

Meet Roboboa. He doesn't look that pretty, more like a vacuum cleaner pipe than anything, but he does do some rather nifty things. Part A.I. robot, part alarm clock, part reading light, he might just be the most useful bedside gadget I've yet seen. "Ever wanted a combination of a robot, alarm clock, desktop reading…

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Orla DohertyRoboboa makes the perfect multi-functional pet

Terrifying new spate of computer attacks sweeps the nation

A terrifying wave of computer jealousy has struck. No, not people trying to swipe your new Macbook on the Tube, computers are rebelling against new technology like flash camera phones and upgrades. Jealousy can drive people to terrible things. And now gadgets aren't exempt from such explosive envy either.

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Orla DohertyTerrifying new spate of computer attacks sweeps the nation

Retro-fy your tunes with the Flatpack Boombox dock

Ahh, my favourite thing in the world of tech is getting more and more popular - mixing new technology with retro looks. iPod and MP3 player docks are simply everywhere but I'm rather fond of this superficial little boombox version. The Flatpack Boombox MP3 dock is, bizarrely enough, made from cardboard, so it's mostly about…

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Orla DohertyRetro-fy your tunes with the Flatpack Boombox dock

Brits are a nation of picture horders

A survey has found that we Brits are a nation of picture horders and that our mobile pics are all going to waste. Due to a lack of knowledge of how to upload our camera-phone pics, or a lack of remembering we ever took that drunken snap, hundreds of photos are sitting unused on phones…

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Orla DohertyBrits are a nation of picture horders

Find One Find All locates your keys and everything else

There's a whole truckload of gadgets on the market to help you find your keys, but this clever gadget can help you find all the other things you've left buried under piles of pizza boxes or down the back of the couch. Seriously though, maybe tidying up is a better idea? The Find One Find…

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Orla DohertyFind One Find All locates your keys and everything else