ShinyShiny snippets: Shaun the Sheep in Space

Image: Aardman Ewe-ston we have a problem? The European Space Agency (ESA) has named its first astronaut to fly on its NASA's Artemis I lunar mission: Shaun the Sheep. No stranger to outer space following his exploits aboard a UFO in his big screen caper Farmageddon, the space-sheep will be going…

Top 10 physical activities people do at least once a week

  Swimming can be the best sport to relieve stress while walking could clear a mental block, according to experts. TV personality and GP Dr Zoe Williams has recommended movements you can undertake to help improve certain moods. She advises getting some fresh air by walking if you are having a mental block or feel…

Yahoo! top for news globally, BBC ranks 9th

A new study by broadband experts at Uswitch has revealed the world’s most popular news and shopping websites - and there are a few surprises. Analysing data from the last three months on the market intelligence platform, SimilarWeb Pro, the research reveals which news and shopping websites receive the most traffic globally, and also which ones…

Discussing The Mental Health Benefits Of Getting Out On The Water

Statistics show in the past few decades that mental health conditions are on the rise worldwide. Although there have always been encouragements to improve our physical state and health, mental health has been at the forefront of well-being in recent years. This can be seen in the global effort to focus on mental health in…

Tech Digest daily roundup: WhatsApp says it will not ‘lower security’

The boss of WhatsApp says it will not "lower the security" of its messenger service. If asked by the government to weaken encryption, it would be "very foolish" to accept, Will Cathcart told the BBC. Government plans to detect child sex-abuse images include the possible scanning of private messages. The NSPCC has criticised WhatsApp's position,…

5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online this Summer

With 7.7 million UK school children now starting their summer holidays, internet safety becomes an even more prevalent issue. According to a 2020-21 report by Ofcom, those aged 5-15 use internet-enabled devices for an average of 6 hours per day, highlighting just how much time the UK’s kids spend online. However, that same report details, shockingly,…

Sky Glass adds new features including voice search for YouTube

Sky Glass - a smart TV with Sky inside - is getting smarter, with a range of updates including integrated voice search for YouTube and the launch of Sky Sports Box Office.  Here’s what’s arrived: Sports fans can now enjoy the best pay-per-view sporting entertainment with Sky Sports Box Office now on Sky Glass, meaning…

ShinyShiny snippets: Netflix to remove ‘worst horror film ever made’

A film dubbed the “worst horror film ever made” is set to be removed from Netflix UK’s streaming catalogue in a matter of days. Polaroid, first released in 2019, tells the story of a cursed polaroid camera. According to the official synopsis, the plot is as follows: “High school loner Bird Fitcher finds a vintage Polaroid camera…

8 Ways to Save Money on Your Health and Wellbeing

Many people have become more health conscious in recent years and companies have certainly taken notice, releasing numerous new products, from CBD remedies to fitness subscriptions. Buying medications and supplements is a core expense in many UK households, but many are unproven and could be adding unnecessary amounts of money to already squeezed budgets. Comments…

ShinyShiny snippets: Amazon to put price of Prime up £1 a month

Amazon is to increase the price of its monthly Prime subscription service by 12.5% – or £1 – to £8.99 from September in the latest sign that delivery costs are rising. The company said the cost of an annual Prime package, which includes unlimited deliveries for online shopping, access to its video and music streaming…