How to Plan an Inclusive, Family Friendly Vacation

Planning a family trip can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! There are plenty of things you can do to make your vacation safer for everyone in your family. Here are some ideas on how to plan an inclusive, family-friendly vacation that is perfect for any age group.  1) Understand Different Ages  Understanding…

ShinyShiny snippets: GTA publisher strikes £9.6bn deal with FarmVille

The video games publisher behind Grand Theft Auto has struck a $13bn (£9.6bn) deal for FarmVille owner Zynga in a huge bet on the future of mobile gaming.  Take-Two has paved the way for smartphone spin-offs of its biggest console hits by creating one of the industry's largest mobile game publishers with sales of just over…

ShinyShiny snippets: Virgin Media O2 will not introduce EU roaming charges

Virgin Mobile and O2 phone users will not face roaming charges following announcements by other networks to reintroduce extra fees after Brexit. It means customers travelling to Europe will be able to use their mobile data and make calls and texts on the same deal as they have in the UK. Vodafone, EE and Three…

Top 30 things Brits don’t get enough of – sunshine tops the list

Holidays, sunshine and sleep have topped a poll of the 30 things Brits don’t get enough of. According to a study of 2,000 adults, more than a quarter also feel they never get enough exercise, and one in five would like more laughter in their lives. Cuddles, me-time and nights out also featured in the…

Over half of us ‘never’ or ‘rarely’ get enough sleep, research claims

Research of 2,000 adults found almost half are convinced they slept better during their youth, while only 24 per cent think their sleep has improved as they’ve got older. The research also found 55 per cent of the nation ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ get enough sleep. The survey, commissioned by health and wellness company, dōTERRA, identified…

ShinyShiny snippets: Samsung records record profits

Technology giant Samsung Electronics has said it expects to post a 52% jump in profit for the last three months of 2021, amid the global chip shortage. The world's biggest memory chip maker estimates that it made 13.8tn won ($11.5bn; £8.5bn) in the period. That would be its highest fourth-quarter operating profit in four years.…

Top 30 ‘green habits’ of Brits revealed – recycling tops list

Growing their own veg, driving an electric vehicle – and stopping use of the tumble dryer are the sustainable lifestyle choices Brits are choosing to prioritise But the single most significant act is simply to recycle as much as possible, according 53 per cent of adults. Using low-energy light bulbs and turning off household tech…

ShinyShiny snippets: Petrol cars now less than 50% of new car sales

Petrol cars accounted for fewer than 50pc of total sales last month, with electric car giant Tesla becoming the best-selling brand in the UK. New electric cars made up just over a quarter of the total sold in December, while petrol cars' market share dipped to 46pc, data from transport researchers New AutoMotive shows. Electric…

Most beautiful cities to visit at night, according to Instagram

  Photo by Recal Media from Pexels Premier Inn has researched over 250 cities in the world to reveal the places that are being photographed the most at night - at least according to Instagram.  The number of hashtags for #citybynight were counted and compared for cities in the UK, USA,…

ShinyShiny snippets: PlayStation VR2 tech specs revealed

PlayStation VR2 specs announced. Image: Sony Sony has revealed more about its next-generation virtual reality gaming system for the PS5 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The announcement has been recognised as Sony offering a significant upgrade on the original PSVR which was released in 2016 and has since…