ShinyShiny snippets: Elon Musk in Pelosi misinformation row days after Twitter takeover

Elon Musk became embroiled in a misinformation row within days of taking over Twitter after sharing an unfounded conspiracy theory about the hammer attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband....Mr Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion on Thursday, wrote on the social media platform that there could be "more than meets the eye" to the attack, before linking…

ShinyShiny snippets: ‘5G is overhyped’, claims report

5G connectivity is overhyped - and many users are yet to experience improvements in mobile speed or reliability, says a new study. Research from Uswitch.com found one in six mobile users felt the power of the technology had been overstated, and less than half said they had seen noticeable speed or reliability improvements since upgrading.…

New Xiaomi 5G smartphone can fully charge in 17 minutes

At a real-life launch, held at London's prestigious BAFTA venue and attended by ShinyShiny, Chinese phone brand Xiaomi announced a new range of 5G enabled smartphones.  And while you've probably never heard, or only vaguely heard, of the brand, Xiaomi - pronounced shau-mee - it is in fact the second-biggest mobile phone manufacturer in the…

ShinyShiny tech news: O2 to reintroduce EU roaming charges

One of the UK’s biggest mobile phone networks has announced roaming charges for Britons travelling to the EU, in a blow to Boris Johnson’s Brexit celebrations. Customers of O2 have been told they will be billed £3.50 for every gigabyte (GB) of data used above a new limit of 25GB, from August. The move comes after the Christmas Eve trade agreement…

Xiaomi introduces £229 5G smartphone to UK

Following Apple's recent 5G announcement, Chinese brand Xiaomi has announced several new 5G Android models for the UK including the Mi 10T Lite (pictured above) for £229. Building on Xiaomi’s existing technology, the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T feature new photography features. Both the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T offer a triple camera…

Top Five Reasons Behind Video Games’ Soaring Popularity

The video games industry has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the past few years and experts now value it at $152 billion. It is tipped to soar past the $300 billion mark by 2025, leaving the film and music industries firmly in its shade. Why have video games become the world’s most popular entertainment medium in…

5 things we learned from Vodafone 5G launch

This week Vodafone became the latest mobile operator to launch 5G in the UK, following EE's launch in May. Here are 5 things we learned from the launch... 5G isn't going to be that expensive  It may be that Vodafone is aggressively pricing its 5G packages in order to gain greater market share against frontrunner…

CES 2019: 7 technologies to watch out for at this year’s Las Vegas show

  Analysts at CCS Insight share some of the highlights we expect to see at this year's CES Show in Las Vegas, starting tomorrow (January 8th, 2019). Included are artificial intelligence, 5G and flexible screens.... 1. Artificial Intelligence One trend that will certainly be a common theme with many exhibitors will be the use of…