Shiny Shiny daily round up: Hyundai announces EV with solar panel roof

Hyundai's new electric car, the Ioniq 5, has a solar panel roof and can charge other EVs. Unfortunately, the solar panel roof is not available as standard - and right now we don't know how much this optional extra will set you back. Nor will you won't be able to rely on the sun to…

Shiny Shiny daily round up: Superdrug sells Covid-19 saliva tests

Superdrug is now selling coronavirus saliva tests which it claims are as accurate as the swabs used by the Government. The £120 kits are available from today either in-store or online and give results within two to three days of sending off a test. Results are included in Public Health England's daily figures and information…

Shiny Shiny round-up: Facebook unfriends Australia, BP backs geo-thermal

Facebook has blocked Australian media organisations and users from sharing news content on the platform, in an escalating disagreement between tech firms and the Australian government that could ultimately become a test case for media regulations and the way people consume news around the world. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2268431-facebooks-australian-news-ban-is-a-fight-the-whole-world-should-watch/#ixzz6mpa1Fipc Hopes that next-generation geothermal energy technologies could…

Average Brit spends decade of their lives using technology

The average Brit will spend the equivalent of a decade of their lives using smartphones, tablets and laptops - and share a staggering 92,053 social media posts, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study discovered the true extent to which every element of our lives is conducted while holding or staring at…

Facebook Messenger unveils two augmented reality games for video chat

Due to go live on Facebook Messenger today (August 8th, 2018) are two new video games using AR filter technology to allow users to challenge their friends at the same time as catching up with them on video chat. The multiplayer video chat AR games allow you to play with up to six people at a…

Would you blog on Facebook? Notes gets a revamp

Facebook has confirmed it is revitalising its long-forgotten Notes platform, perhaps in a bid to attract bloggers. Most of us can't even remember how to access Notes, let alone use them - that's how long it's been since we paid attention. (For the record, click the More tab beneath your cover photo, click Manage sections, then tick the…