Futuristic renting – a classic sci-fi film wish list

There’s already an app for pretty much everything, cleverly making even the dullest of duties like banking, paying for utilities and grocery shopping swishily efficient, so what’s next? There is more clever technology in our lives than ever, from the touchscreen devices we all now take for granted to driverless cars and nanocopters, but where…

shinyshiny’s top ten inspirational female music icons #InspirationalWomenWeek

As a musician, one of my least favourite questions to answer is 'what’s it like being a woman making music?' It’s a ridiculous conversation to have - female is a gender, not a genre. Aren’t we all just humans making music? Of course the problems come when the industry you’re working in doesn’t support that…
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Kirsten Dunst video pokes fun at selfie culture: have we gone too far?

'Aspirational', the latest in director Matthew Frost’s series of fictional short films, commissioned by Vs. Magazine, stars Kirsten Dunst playing herself. Accosted outside her house by two young women who use her as a celebrity prop for their selfies before taking off without a please or thank you, she is left stunned, shaken and used.…

Top 5 personal safety wearables: Cuff, Safelet, Guardian Angel #WearablesWeek

Personal safety just got wearable, and it’s about time. We rounded up some great apps for sending SOS alerts to friends and family recently, but activating them in times of crisis is a real stumbling block so it’s good to see some more practical options becoming available. There are conflicting opinions about whether…

The best apps to help you find your new rented home

Moving house is stressful. Whether it’s for an exciting reason or not, finding a suitable new place and moving all your worldly possessions to it is one of those arduous tasks that the average person in the UK does eight times in their life. 36% of properties in England are rented, giving you the freedom…

10 headphones for running, sports & active lifestyles #RunningWeek [part two]

6. Jaybird Bluebuds X Small and perfectly formed, these Bluetooth beauties offer 8 hours of wireless play time, a snug and comfortable fit and a lifetime warranty against sweat! The X-Fit feature means you can wear the headphones under-ear or over-ear if you prefer not to have anything on your neck while working out. Available…

10 headphones for running, sports & active lifestyles #RunningWeek

Do you run with music? Pumping your favourite upbeat tunes can be a great motivator and listening to a podcast is often a good way to make the most out of your gym workout time. While there's a strong argument for ditching the tunes and practising mindful jogging - staying present and in the moment by…

The best Pinterest boards for running tips, gear & motivation #RunningWeek

The hardest part of running is taking the first step. We all know that exercise endorphins are there to make us feel great, and if you're already a runner you'll also know that even a short jog can vastly improve your day. But goodness me, isn't that comfy duvet appealing in the morning, and aren't you so tired…

Our top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Flickr, Path

It seems we're all so obsessed with editing our photos that we've forgotten where we should be sharing them. Here's our rundown of the top 8 apps to share, store and save your photos, whether you're looking to build followers, join a dedicated community or just keep everything in one organised spot. 1. Instagram This…