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.…

1 in 4 female tech professionals uncomfortable asking for pay rise, claims study

The latest annual report from specialist tech staffing firm Nigel Frank International has found that many women in the tech industry are still uncomfortable asking for a raise, and are less likely to receive one following their negotiation. The survey asked IT professionals from around the world their opinions on the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem, including…

ShinyShiny tech round up: Jaguar Land Rover developing hydrogen vehicle

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle based on the new Defender SUV and plans to begin testing the prototype next year. The prototype program, known as Project Zeus, is part of JLR’s larger aim to only produce zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2036. JLR has also made a commitment to have zero…

Piaggio ONE e-scooter – available from £2500 from July

Piaggio has announced further details of its ONE e-scooter. Designed in Italy and intended for a young audience, “ONE” made its debut at the Beijing Motor Show at the end of May. It will be available in the UK from the end of July with prices starting at £2500. Inspired by the Piaggio tradition that…

ShinyShiny tech round up: NHS Digital database delayed until September

The creation of a central NHS digital database from GP records in England will be delayed by two months, the government has announced. The system was due to begin on 1 July, but the date has now been pushed back to 1 September. The NHS had been calling for a delay to allow patients more…

UK adults spent more time online in 2020 than those from other nations

UK adults spent more time online on computers, smartphones or tablets in 2020 than those in other European countries, according to Ofcom’s annual study into the nation’s online habits. Its Online Nation 2021 report looked at an unprecedented year, when communication, entertainment, culture, retail, work and education moved more online. UK adults spent more than…

How to Pick Real Money Slots

Slots are the most provided of all casino games; thus, selecting an ideal one is a challenging feat. The feat is especially critical to undertake well with real money slots since actual cash is on the line. However, knowing the elements to look out for eases the task. Here are the best features to look…

ShinyShiny Tech round up: iPhone 13 will be ‘thicker than iPhone 12’

Not so long ago we heard that the iPhone 13 range might have bigger batteries than the iPhone 12 range, and now we’re hearing that – predictably – that’s made the phones thicker too. We’re not sure exactly how much thicker, but leaker Jon Prosser claimed that based on the latest, most up to date CAD (computer-aided design) files that…

Edible Flower Recipes to Freshen Up Your Summer Menu

Spring has sprung, and there are plenty of flowers all over our gardens that are just begging to be eaten, but if you haven’t tried flowers before, that concept may feel a bit strange. Not all flowers are safe to eat, so you can’t just pick anything you see. However, the following recipes in this…

ShinyShiny tech round up: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6 billion

The online marketplace Etsy is spending $1.6 billion to buy Depop, the social shopping app targeted at Gen Z shoppers. Depop has been described as a mix of eBay and Instagram. It offers users an easy way to buy and sell a mix of secondhand items including vintage clothing, limited-edition sneakers, or accessories via its app. The company launched in 2011, and…

Norway leads way in European EV adoption, UK is third, claims survey

New research from Select Car Leasing shows that Norway is leading the way in EV adoption, though the UK is in a respectable third position. Based on Select Car Leasing’s scoring system, Norway is the European country offering the most benefits to its inhabitants, scoring 87/100. Norway ranks the highest across 4 different factors, including…