FIFA Superstars and 10 social gaming titles we'd love to see

EA didn't choose the Xbox as the platform for its newest major release. It didn't choose the PS3, the Wii or even the lowly old PSP. Nope. It chose Facebook. The game was released last Friday to coincide with the start of the World Cup. Facebookers took to it in their thousands stoked by the…

The best iPad games so far

One of the surprise areas the iPhone suceeded was gaming. And its one of the areas we're really looking for the iPad to build on. There's been a barrage of early iPad games all vying to be the first Doodle Jump or Angry Birds and I've been busily working my way through them, in the…

The world's smallest mp3 players

In a recent survey of female Japanese tech consumers, they ranked the size of a gadget the most important thing they look for when buying a new gizmo. Now, I'd never thought that Japanese girls and myself had that much in common -- and in many ways, that's still the case. However, I too love…

The top 10 hipstamatic combinations

I'm a big fan of the hipstamtic app for the iPhone. It's quickly become a ubiquitous app, all but usurping the standard camera app for most users. One of the best things about the lomo simulator is the sheer breadth of options in terms of lenses, film and flashes. The amount of combinations available is…

Apple showcase the many and varied talents of HTML 5

Steve Jobs loves HTML 5. We know that. He's probably got HTML 5 pjs and HTML wallpaper, he probably dreams in HTML 5. He's sure it's the future of the web, and you'd be hard pressed to argue with Apple's captain. And as if to prove a point Apple today revealed a web-showcase of just…

AT&T axes unlimited data — pretend it's a good thing

Hark! I bring you worrying news from the colonies. It would seem AT&T is to ditch unlimited data from its mobile tarriffs. The much maligned American mobile network is often critised for its abyssmal coverage and poor capacity. Seemingly it makes O2 look like the future, which is certainly saying something. Under AT&T's new tariff…

Gnome bowling anyone?

It's long been a dream of mine to play bowling using gnomes as skittles. Sadly gnomes don't actually exist, and using children might be construed as "cruel" or "distasteful". Luckily for us, the lovely people at I want one of those have released a six pin gnome bowling kit! Joy. Of. Joys. Now I can…

Nokia release pedal-powered phone charger

Passive energy harnessing. Prepare to hear those three words a lot over the coming few years, and prepare to see more products like this one released today: The Nokia Bicycle Charger DC-14. A natty little phone-holder and bottle dynamo that fits on your push bike and charges your phone while you roll. It'll only start…

Top 10 launch day iPad apps

So unless you've been living in a drawer, on a moon, orbiting another planet, in a far away galaxy, you'll know that Apple today launched its iPad on a thoroughly suspecting British public. Apple's flagship Regent Street store played host to the grand unveiling, and of course, Shiny's Anna was in attendance. She met a…

Shiny Shiny reviews the iPad reviews

Yeah, you read it right. I've seen more iPad reviews over the past couple of weeks than I've had hot meals. Some good, some great, some pretty loathsomely awful. So I thought I'd round-up the reviews and give each review a review. Why? Becuase who said you can't review reviews. Someone probably has. But not…