UK adults spent more time online in 2020 than those from other nations

UK adults spent more time online on computers, smartphones or tablets in 2020 than those in other European countries, according to Ofcom’s annual study into the nation’s online habits. Its Online Nation 2021 report looked at an unprecedented year, when communication, entertainment, culture, retail, work and education moved more online. UK adults spent more than…

Netflix tops the list of best things ever to come out of America

Netflix, Disney and Coca Cola have been named the best things to ever come out of America – with Donald Trump comfortably topping the poll as the worst. A survey of 2,000 Brits found the pandemic-saving streaming service was the favoured export for a cool 38 per cent, putting it top of the pile. McDonalds…

1 in 3 Brits more aware of finances since pandemic

More than a third of adults have become more aware of their finances since the start of the pandemic, due to having more time to review their spending and wanting to prepare for the future. A study of 2,000 adults found attitudes to saving and spending have changed considerably following a tough financial year. Now,…

Average adult spends over £500/year on subscription services

  A study of 1,000 consumers found two thirds of UK homes are currently signed up to regular subscription services, with an average of SEVEN contracts per household. Each month, they spend an average of £46 on entertainment subscriptions, as well as others such as food and meals and grooming services – a total of…

9 tips to keep love alive during lockdown

Love during lockdown is tough for everyone, particularly those in relationships who can’t be together. But, a little self-isolation shouldn’t come between celebrating relationship milestones – no matter how big or small they may be. Whether you’re newly coupled, or you’re celebrating your 10 year anniversary, here are Interflora’s ultimate tips for how to celebrate…

Review: BT Complete WiFi broadband service from £39.99 per month

Name: BT Complete WiFi Type: Broadband service Specs: Click here for full specs Price: From £39.99 per month Fed up of not being able to get WiFi throughout your home? BT has introduced what it claims to be the only service that guarantees 'wall to wall' coverage in every room of the house. Called Complete…

Gadgets helping to boost relationships in the bedroom, claims survey

New research has revealed how using technology in the bedroom is in fact encouraging couples to spend more quality time together, busting the common suggestion that tech is damaging relationships. Research of 1,153 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer, Laptopsdirect.co.uk, found that British couples keep nine gadgets in the bedroom on average – but…

8 Reasons why #Sense8 is your new favourite TV show

Sense8 is a new Netflix TV show that’s really left critics and viewers divided. From what we can tell so far it’s a real Marmite show – you either love it’s fantasy ridiculousness and heartfelt performances or you, well, you really don’t. We’re in the LOVE IT camp here at ShinyShiny, so we’ve collected together our 8 reasons why it could be your favourite show of the summer.