Parents slam video sharing sites for inappropriate content

Half of parents in the UK have criticised video sharing platforms, including Snapchat and Youtube, for failing to prevent children from accessing distressing, violent or adult-only content.  A survey of 1,500 UK parents, conducted by AgeChecked, found that 58% of parents believe that video sharing sites and apps aren’t doing enough to keep young people safe.…

It’s official – pets have positive effect on our health!

Pet owners feel their pets have a positive effect on their overall wellbeing, making them feel more content and relaxed. A poll of pet owners found their four-legged friends have a positive impact on their health (94 per cent), making them feel happier (89 per cent) and calmer (50 per cent). Nearly half also enjoy…

Tesco reaches half a million EV charges at supermarkets

Tesco's electric car charging network has hit 500,000 charges – providing more than 10 million miles of complimentary carbon neutral motoring, the supermarket claims. In partnership with Volkswagen and Pod Point, Tesco is installing free charging points at 600 supermarkets around the UK as part of its commitment to improving electric car charging infrastructure. The…

Shiny Shiny tech round up: Bumble founder joins Super-Rich list

You may never have heard of her - but the founder of dating app Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd, has joined Forbes list of the super-rich. And while others, such as fellow billionaire Kim Kardashian, are grabbing the headlines, there is an argument that the lesser-known Wolfe Herd could serve as an equally strong role model.…

Old batteries and phone chargers dominate ‘drawer of stuff’

The average Brit’s ‘drawer of stuff’ contains six batteries, three phone chargers, five ‘unspecified’ cables – and four takeaway menus! It’s also home to four mysterious keys with no known lock, six pens and pencils, and five instruction manuals. Research of 2,000 adults found 55 per cent keep their ‘drawer of stuff’ in the kitchen,…

Cycle rather than drive to cut carbon emissions by two-thirds, claims report

Substituting a bike for a car just once a day reduces an average citizen’s carbon emissions from transport by 67%, according to new research. The survey which was an in-depth study of commuting data from more than 3,800 people across seven cities and led by University of Oxford transport professor Christian Brand, found that changes…

Brits not looking forward to morning rush, claims Alexa study

Exercising before work, not having to rush and tucking into a leisurely breakfast are among the things Brits will miss the most when their morning routines return to normal. A study of 2,000 adults found four in 10 feel the pandemic and the lockdowns have given them more time in the mornings. As a result,…

ShinyShiny round up: iPhone users to pick male or female Siri

Apple will ask iPhone users to pick between male and female versions of its digital assistant Siri, the first of the major tech companies to automatically make users choose. The company said that setting up the assistant will involve choosing between the genders after an upcoming software release. Tech companies have come under pressure over…

The benefits of Trustly Pay N Play

Trustly Pay N Play is a payment method that can be used for playing online games. This payment method is becoming increasingly popular and that is not the case for nothing, as Pay N Play has significant advantages over regular payment methods when it comes to online play. Key benefits playing Pay N Play Casinos…

Top 50 most re-watched box sets – Line of Duty tops list

Line of Duty, Friends and Only Fools and Horses are among the most re-watched box sets of the last 12 months. The top 50 binge-watched TV series during lockdown also included Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey, according to a study of 2,000 adults. Breaking Bad, Killing Eve and The Crown also proved…

How to boost your energy as pandemic leaves us exhausted

Brits spend the equivalent of nearly 12 years of their lives feeling tired and lacking in energy, relying on caffeine and sugary snacks to get them through the day. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed the pandemic has worn us out, with 45 per cent feeling more tired since it began. This is felt the…