Bedtime stories given boost by technology

Bedtime stories are experiencing a boom in popularity among UK families, thanks to gadgets such as tablets and iPads according to new research. A survey of 1,009 British parents carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, found that 69% of UK families have used gadgets and technology for bedtime stories with their children. When quizzed on which gadgets…

Create your own custom cap – perfect for sports teams and events!

Looking for something a bit more exciting than buying a regular, off-the-shelf cap from a fashion store? Then how about designing one of your own bespoke Custom Caps instead. Australian-based company Custom Cap Crew offers a wide selection of different designs that you can fully customise to suit your own tastes or needs. Maybe you run…

Augmented Reality Royal Wedding T-Shirt – yours for £22.95

How about this for a piece of hi-tech Royal Wedding memorabilia? In celebration of the forthcoming  nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (you may have heard about it!), iconic fashion designer Philip Normal and artist collaborator Jock Mooney have created an innovative T Shirt, supercharged by Augmented Reality technology.  On sale for £22.95 from www.philipnormal.co.uk, the…

Stay Safe While Working Out

Image courtesy of https://thoroughlyreviewed.com If you're looking to get more active and possibly even shed some pounds, then working out and taking part in regular activities can help you do that. The trick is to find something that you enjoy doing - that way it won't feel like a chore, and…

Q+A interview: Gerald Lynch, author of Get Technology

Chris Price talks to Gerald Lynch, former editor of ShinyShiny's sister publication Tech Digest, about everything from bionics to transhumanism, just two of the tech topics featured in his latest book, Get Technology... Q: How did you get into technology? Were you into computer games as a kid? Like most people my age, it was probably…

Blinkers announces smart lighting system for cycling complete with turning indicators

  Swiss start-up Velohub has announced a new smart lighting system for urban cycling. Comprising front, rear and laser lighting it's available to buy from www.blinkers.bike with prices starting from £89/€99/$120. Cycle use has been increasing in the UK with 1.9 million people cycling every day and more people cycling at least once a week. With so many…

Swimming in the fast lane – Thames Baths announces new Swimmobile project

Don't have a nearby pool to dive into? Don't worry. Coming soon to a street near you could be Britain's first mobile swimming lorry with a built in 40ft pool! First announced in back in 2016 by artist and Thames Baths Ambassador Amy Sharrocks and architects Studio Octopi, Swimmobile is inspired by a council led programme…

Better Mental Wellbeing is Within Reach

  Around 1 in 4 people of us will experience a mental health problem every year in the United Kingdom and it can be a really tough situation to deal with and come out of the other side feeling better. That’s why it is so important that we all do everything we can to boost…

10 Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets Every Fan Needs to Own for May 4th

Love cooking? Love Star Wars? Then read on.... In celebration of Star Wars day, leading North West kitchen company Ramsbottom Kitchens has put together an impressive list of Star Wars themed kitchen items which are the perfect accompaniment for a sleek, modern kitchen. Any Star Wars fan owes it to themselves to look at these…

The Busyness Busting Men’s Morning Routine

The modern world is often a very busy place for a lot of people. With work, school, and all of life’s other commitments bearing down on you, it can be hard to find a moment to breathe. In all of this, most people will want to make sure they are using their time well, avoiding…