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The main reason to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1? The free Swiftkey-like WordFlow Keyboard

The main reason to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1? The free Swiftkey-like WordFlow Keyboard

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If you've got a Lumia Windows Phone smartphone and are wondering whether you should upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1, or Cyan as Microsoft are calling it, then the answer is simple. If you do a lot of typing it is a no brainer. The new WordFlow Keyboard introduced... >>

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

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Nerf has launched a new Nerf gun that comes complete with a built-in camera so you can record just how good a shot you are. The new Nerf NStrike ProCam is a standard looking blaster rifle from the company, but look closely and you'll soon notice that... >>

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover

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Furby was the number one selling toy for Christmas 2013, and Hasbro is hoping it can repeat that feat a second year running. To do so, it is releasing a new "Crystal series" Furby and Furblings for those who either missed out first time around or need... >>

@wherenext: Heineken wants to help you go on an epic pub crawl

@wherenext: Heineken wants to help you go on an epic pub crawl

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Where next? If that's a question you've found yourself asking your mates when you are down the pub, Heineken believes it has got the answer. Shunning the usual protocol of launching a dedicated Android or iPhone app and persuading you to download it... >>

Light work? We test the Kensington backlit keyboard case for iPad Air

Light work? We test the Kensington backlit keyboard case for iPad Air

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Laptops have had backlit keys for a long time allowing you to work in near dark situations like on an aeroplane or at night on the sofa in front of the TV. But with more and more of us turning to tablets to work on the go we've lost the backlit keys so... >>

Lavazza A Modo Mio Minu serves up espresso in a tight space

Lavazza A Modo Mio Minu serves up espresso in a tight space

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Lavazza has announced that it will introduce a new espresso machine in October that is small enough to fit in to virtually any kitchen. The model, called the Lavazza Minu, will take on the incredibly popular Pixie Nespresso coffee machine from Magimix... >>

Control Google Glass with your mind

Control Google Glass with your mind

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Deciding that the finger swipes are a limiting factor to how people use Google Glass, one London-based design agency come up with an alternative; mind control. Called mindRDR, the app, combined with a Neurosky EEG biosensor allows you to take a picture... >>

Dyson Cool AM06 Desk Fan review
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Dyson Cool AM06 Desk Fan review

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We've been keeping a secret from you. Yep, it's true. And we can't keep it any longer. During this hot spell we've been keeping as cool as a cucumber. Even cool enough to wear a woolly jumper in some cases. How? Well, we've been testing the Dyson AM06... >>

Dualit tea brings the great British cuppa to Nespresso machines

Dualit tea brings the great British cuppa to Nespresso machines

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Dualit has launched a range of tea capsules for Nespresso coffee machines, allowing you to hijack the machine to make a nice cup of tea for when a shot of espresso just isn't enough. Coming in the same style pods as conventional Nespresso coffees, so... >>

The secret to making perfect toast: New Dualit toaster uses algorithm for just that

The secret to making perfect toast: New Dualit toaster uses algorithm for just that

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Dualit, the company that is most famous for making those pop up toasters that are ubiquitous in hotel kitchens, has created a toaster that it claims can make the perfect toast every time. Acknowledging that cooking bread varies depending on the temperature... >>

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set

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"Who you gonna call?" says the box proudly, leading you to savour the thought of building the Ecto 1 car from the 80s classic Ghostbusters in Lego. The new set, which is part of the new Lego Ideas (previously Cuusoo) family, is the latest throwback to... >>

Dulux app lets you virtually paint your walls without a tester pot in sight

Dulux app lets you virtually paint your walls without a tester pot in sight

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Using tester paint pots and painting swatches on your walls to see what you think of certain colours could soon become a thing of the past if Dulux has its way. The paint company is embracing the technological possibilities of the 21st century by launching... >>

HTC: Working to bring Android L to HTC One M8 and M7

HTC: Working to bring Android L to HTC One M8 and M7

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HTC has said that it is already planning on bringing the new Android OS, Android L, to the HTC One family including the M8 and the M7: "HTC is excited about the new features in Android L and we can't wait to share them with our customers. We are committed... >>

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

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Google has confirmed that it will soon allow Chromebook users run Android apps on the desktop operating system, blurring the lines of what Chrome OS and Android is. Google demoed Evernote, Vine, and Flipboard Android apps working on a Chromebook Pixel... >>

Android TV replaces Google TV, as living room gets more attention

Android TV replaces Google TV, as living room gets more attention

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Android is heading to the living room, as Google looks to rebrand its failed Google TV service with Android TV. Accusing smart TVs of being pretty dumb, Google is planning on reinventing its Google TV offering as it attempts to beat devices like Apple... >>

Google details Android Wear at Google I/O, demos Dick Tracey talking option

Google details Android Wear at Google I/O, demos Dick Tracey talking option

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Google has detailed its smartwatch operating system called Android Wear at Google I/O, its annual developer conference in San Francisco. The bottom line? You can expect to start talking to your watch to give it instructions.  Created because people... >>

Android L Developer Preview ushers in new Material Design for Android

Android L Developer Preview ushers in new Material Design for Android

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Google has announced that the next version of Android, currently codenamed the Android L Developer preview, that will drastically change the way Android looks and reacts to interaction.  At the heart of the new design is something that Google is calling... >>

Native Union Jump Cable is the iPhone and Android cable that holds a charge for on the go

Native Union Jump Cable is the iPhone and Android cable that holds a charge for on the go

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Native Union has released its Jump Cable as a one-of-a-kind charger for iPhone and Android. It not only uses a battery for on the go charging, but also features a full cable allowing mains power access. Mobile phone batteries are still the greatest weakness... >>

Forget Tiffany, MakerBot Paintshop app lets you print an engagement ring at home

Forget Tiffany, MakerBot Paintshop app lets you print an engagement ring at home

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The days of having to pluck up enough courage to go into a jeweller to get an engagement ring are over. MakerBot has released a new app that will allow you to create and print a ring from an iPad app before wirelessly sending it to a MakerBot printer... >>

Calling time: Last orders at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

Calling time: Last orders at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

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The pump has run dry and we've pulled the last pint of Meantime. Pocket-lint Tech Tavern, in association with O2, is shutting its doors on a week of tech excitement at The Fable in London. In celebration of London Technology Week, we wanted to bring technology... >>

Waiting for the return of Danger Mouse? He's ready to clean your tablet right now

Waiting for the return of Danger Mouse? He's ready to clean your tablet right now

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The BBC has confirmed that hit 80s TV show Danger Mouse is to return to the BBC and it's CBBC kids channel later this year after a 23-year hiatus.  The white-clad rodent, originally voiced by Sir David Jason, will be getting an update for the 21st Century... >>

Philips Ambilight with Hue lights up the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

Philips Ambilight with Hue lights up the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

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Philips has been showing off its Ambilight Hue integration at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern on Thursday showing us how when you combine the two together you can light up your entire room with light that matches what's on the screen. Ambilight, which has... >>

Look no stabilisers, Jyrobike is the kids bike that balances itself

Look no stabilisers, Jyrobike is the kids bike that balances itself

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Jyrobike is a new bicycle aimed for kids due out in the first half of 2015 that should mean they can ditch the need for stabilisers even if they've never ridden a bike before. The bike, which is fitted with an intelligent gyroscope in the front wheel,... >>

Yike Bike: A folding electric bike that at 15mph is one crazy ride

Yike Bike: A folding electric bike that at 15mph is one crazy ride

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Yike Bike is probably called that because, when you find yourself hurling down the road on the back of one, you are likely to say "Yikes!" in a very Scooby-Doo voice. Yes, the initial response of getting in the saddle is that it is going to be crazy.... >>

Olympus talks Pocket-lint readers through low-light photography at the Tech Tavern

Olympus talks Pocket-lint readers through low-light photography at the Tech Tavern

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Photography enthusiasts joined professional photographer Robert Pugh on Tuesday night at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern for a mini master class with Olympus in getting the most out of their cameras in low-light conditions. After a quick briefing with the... >>