Top 10 books about swimming – including Roger Deakin’s Waterlog

Now that summer is fast approaching, guest writer Ashley Norris of Strong Words Magazine picks his top 10 favourite books and novels all about swimming.... “When you enter the water, something, like a metamorphosis happens. Leaving behind the land, you go through the looking glass surface and enter a new world.” Ok, so perhaps not…

Brass in pocket – the rise of the fob watch phenomenon

They may not be the smartest watches in the world - in fact compared to the Apple Watch they are pretty dumb - but their simplicity and vintage looks are undoubtedly their two biggest assets. ShinyShiny reports on the rise of fob watch.  Pocket watches, also known as fob watches, have been around some time.…

Is smart home technology leaving Brits baffled?

The results from a recent study entitled ‘Smart Home Shopper’ reveal that more than half of Brits have purchased smart technology for their homes – but many have little idea how to use it.   The research, published by field marketing agency Gekko, found that 56 percent of adults have bought the latest must-have smart home tech, including WiFi controlled security…

Look Good for Less: 4 Ways to Stay Trendy Without Going Bankrupt!

Fashion is such a big part of the modern world these days, and it is really important to ensure that you try to look good at all times. There are several ways of achieving this, but often fashion and expense go hand in hand, and this is something it would be good to avoid. Money…

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…

Top 4 Most Popular and Effective Workout Supplements

First and foremost, if you have clearly decided to begin your fitness process, you first need to make an effort of visiting your nutritionist so they may perform some tests on you and advise you on the do's and don'ts. Based on the tests, your nutritionist can tell what you need to be consuming regarding…

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…