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Nest Protect review
4.0 stars

Nest Protect review

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Nest, known in the United States for its intelligent thermostat system that can be controlled via your iPhone, has launched an intelligent smoke and CO2 detector called Nest Protect. We've installed one in the Pocket-lint office to see if a smoke detector... >>

12 Days of iTunes starts with free Justin Timberlake single

12 Days of iTunes starts with free Justin Timberlake single

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Apple kicked off its annual 12 Days of iTunes giveaway on Wednesday 26 December with a free copy of a Justin Timberlake single recorded at the iTunes Festival in London earlier this year.  Those who download the 12 Days app will be offered the chance... >>

Five last-minute Christmas gadget tips

Five last-minute Christmas gadget tips

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Christmas Day is almost here, but there is still time to make sure your day goes perfectly - well, certainly if gadgets are involved. Screwdriver and batteries If you've bought the kids a menagerie of electronic toys they will all most certainly come... >>

Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router AC1900 review
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Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router AC1900 review

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Routers are boring aren't they? However a speedy internet is a lot of fun. So changing your router to something faster than the default one that comes with your broadband package might just give you a welcome speed boost. Which is exactly what we've done.... >>

All-new characters arrive for Disney Infinity: Execs hint at even more to come

All-new characters arrive for Disney Infinity: Execs hint at even more to come

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Disney Infinity is continuing its march into bedrooms and living rooms across the world. Following the initial launch sets of toys that included Captain Jack Sparrow and Mr Incredible, Disney has rolled out a host of new characters for kids and grown-ups... >>

Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review
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Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review

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"Get off that iPad" - a phrase that probably any parent who has kids will find themselves shouting more than once a day, especially over the school holidays. But it's Christmas, a time for gifting, so here's an excuse to keep them out of the digital domain:... >>

Furby Boom review
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Furby Boom review

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No, you haven't fallen into a time warp, the Spice Girls aren't playing on the radio, and we aren't all worrying about the Y2K bug; Furby is back, and vying to be the must have toy for Christmas 2013. Introducing Furby Boom. Is Furby really all buzzwords... >>

Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review
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Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review

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The Philips Hue smart bulb range, which enable you to control the lighting system’s brightness and colour output via your smartphone, is starting to expand and explore other possibilities. It’s more than just standard lights, now they even come with... >>

Moga Ace Power review
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Moga Ace Power review

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The Moga Ace Power transforms your iPhone into a gaming controller so you can get the most out of analogue, off-screen controls for those many titles available in the app store. Compatible with the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S and fifth-gen iPod Touch, the Moga is... >>

Magellan Echo review
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Magellan Echo review

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Running watches are fast becoming two a penny. Magellan, best known as GPS company, is also entering the ever-busying market with its Echo smartwatch. But with the likes of the TomTom Runner, Pebble, Adidas miCoach Smart Run, Samsung Galaxy Gear - and... >>

Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review

Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review

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The Bop it games from Hasbro have been around for ages, testing your ability to twist it, turn it, bash it, and a host of other things without getting in a tizz. Now it's back again, this time based around Tetris. Aimed at 8-year-olds and over, the Tetris-focused... >>

Hands-on: Manfrotto BeFree tripod review

Hands-on: Manfrotto BeFree tripod review

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Tripods are always a strange kettle of fish. They make your pictures better, well certainly if you've got time to use them to set up a good shot, yet are normally heavy, bulky  - and, well, cumbersome. The BeFree from Manfrotto aims to be none of the... >>

Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

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With the Christmas party season now in full force, getting home after a couple of drinks is probably something you're putting a lot of thought in to. Ask most London partygoers and they'll be able to give you an operational matrix of possibilities based... >>

Need For Speed: Rivals review
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Need For Speed: Rivals review

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There are two types of racing games in this world: the ones that have painstakingly captured every minuscule piece of information surrounding the cars, the tracks, and the world we live in; and those that are there just to have a bit of fun. Need For... >>

Have you voted in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 yet? Just hours left to have your say

Have you voted in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 yet? Just hours left to have your say

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Voting for the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards has now gone live, giving you the chance to say which gadgets you think should be crowned top for 2013. As you will see over on the voting page, each of the 12 categories has five products that have been... >>

Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review
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Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review

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We all know that a lot of people use their iPhone for shooting video. The Apple smartphone's camera is one of the best on the market and when you add in the slow-mo feature on the iPhone 5S it's hard to beat from a smartphone. The trouble with all smartphones,... >>

iPad mini with Retina display review
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iPad mini with Retina display review

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The iPad mini Retina is here and it clears up one of the biggest complaints about the original iPad mini: the screen. With the original it wasn't as good as the iPad or the iPhone, but with the Retina display now on board the iPad mini 2 looks to be... >>

Xbox One Day One Edition pictures and hands-on

Xbox One Day One Edition pictures and hands-on

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Launch day is almost here, and we've managed to bag a Day One Edition Xbox so those of you who have ordered it, or not, can see what you get in the special limited-edition box.  The console is identical, and the box, which you'll no doubt chuck in the... >>

Tefal OptiGrill review
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Tefal OptiGrill review

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We like chicken, we like steak, we like bacon. Yep, we like meat. It's no surprise then that we were rather excited to review the Tefal OptiGrill, a new kitchen gadget that promises to cook that meat to perfection. It's a gadget designed to sense automatically... >>

Dyson Digital Slim DC59 review
4.0 stars

Dyson Digital Slim DC59 review

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You reach for the sugar bowl, you miscalculate how far away it is, it goes everywhere. Damn. You go to the cupboard, get out the classic Hoover, look for a plug socket, have to no doubt clamber behind something, unplug something or go so far away that... >>

Nike+ FuelBand SE review
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Nike+ FuelBand SE review

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The new Nike+ FuelBand SE is the company's second version of the wearable wrist device that tracks your activity. The second-gen device promises to deliver a better and more precise experience than the 2012 original by introducing Sessions to cater for... >>

Skype promises better multi-device support in near-future

Skype promises better multi-device support in near-future

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Skype has told Pocket-lint that it sees the future of the company as a multi-device experience as it continues to work towards allowing people to access messages on the service as if it were apart of the "everyday conversation". "Our world has changed... >>

Hands-on video: PS4 Remote Play explored

Hands-on video: PS4 Remote Play explored

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One of the key features of the PS4 is that you can play games on it using the PS Vita. Sony hopes the feature will appeal to gamers keen to carry on playing games, but not just in front of their console. You will, of course, need a PS Vita with the latest... >>

Sony PS4 day one games to choose from, Killzone Shadow Fall, Resogun and more

Sony PS4 day one games to choose from, Killzone Shadow Fall, Resogun and more

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For the launch of the PS4 there will be a number of Sony and third-party games waiting for you to enjoy from 15 November in the US and 29 November in the UK.  For those counting, there will be 23 games available from day one to spend your money on ranging... >>

PS4 user interface explored: Hands-on with a simple, speedy experience

PS4 user interface explored: Hands-on with a simple, speedy experience

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Forget the games, forget the hype, one of the main features of any games console is the user interface that underpins it all. After all, it's probably the part of the console you'll see the most. And Sony has always presented simple, intuitive menus and... >>