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Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

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Apple has updated its iPad range with new features to entice those yet to buy an iPad, or those feeling the urge to upgrade. Questioning how you make the best tablet on the market even better, Apple's response is to make it thinner and faster. Given... >>

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

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Apple has confirmed that it will allow all developers to develop apps for the Apple Watch from November rather than just a select few.  The SDK, called WatchKit, will be added to the developer preview programme next month and means that it isn’t just... >>

Smarthome category added to O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

Smarthome category added to O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

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You spoke, we’ve listened, and following feedback from readers, the industry, and close friends of Pocket-lint, we’ve added a Smarthome category to the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. The working long list features some great products as we celebrate... >>

Lomography Lomo'Instant hands-on: Instant film camera gets retro makeover

Lomography Lomo'Instant hands-on: Instant film camera gets retro makeover

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After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the first batch of Lomography Lomo'Instant cameras have arrived in the UK and Pocket-lint was on hand at the company's store in London's Carnaby Street district to have a play. The camera, which is fairly large,... >>

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

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Skype has announced a new messaging app: Skype Qik. The move, clearly a response to the popularity of apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat, will be a standalone app that will allow users to send short video messages up to 42 seconds long to each other via... >>

Honeywell Evohome adds ifttt support, now you can control your heating via an email

Honeywell Evohome adds ifttt support, now you can control your heating via an email

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Honeywell has teamed up with internet of things site If This Then That to offer access to the company's connected thermostats in its Evohome range. The new options, which go live today, will allow ifttt users the chance to set up a number of sequenced... >>

Philips LivingColors Iris review
4.0 stars

Philips LivingColors Iris review

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As the Philips Hue - the intelligent lighting setup that you can control via your smartphone - continues to grow, there are more product options for providing the light. The Iris is yet another one of those options but it also has the benefit of working... >>

Parrot Jumping Sumo review
3.5 stars

Parrot Jumping Sumo review

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Parrot, the company behind a number of flying drones, is now offering land-lovers something get excited about: the Jumping Sumo. Is this land-locked gadget with integrated camera enough to get us excited? Land not air Unlike the company's Rolling Spider,... >>

Hello Thermostat: Honeywell creates a heating system you can talk to

Hello Thermostat: Honeywell creates a heating system you can talk to

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We doubt that Jean Luc Picard ever had to ask the computer to turn up the heating on the Enterprise, but Honeywell is about to make that a possibility for any would be captain at home with a new thermostat that you can control with your voice. The voice... >>

HTC Desire Eye: Where can I get it? Simple, Three bags UK exclusive

HTC Desire Eye: Where can I get it? Simple, Three bags UK exclusive

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Don't worry about trying to hunt down the best HTC Desire Eye deal on the high street in the UK. You won't find it anywhere as Three is the only operator stocking it, and it's exclusive to them for the foreseeable future. "Three is the only UK operator... >>

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

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Nerf has released two new top of the range Nerf weapons, but which one should you go for? We've been shooting to find out. Nerf Mega Thunderbow Katniss Everdeen has a lot to answer for doesn't she? The latest Nerf weapon, you see, is a bow and dart combo... >>

Elgato Smart Power review: The portable charger that comes with an app

Elgato Smart Power review: The portable charger that comes with an app

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Let's face it, no matter how good your phone's battery is, the chances are come about 8pm you are running on vapour, especially if you've had a busy day. There are plenty of mobile portable chargers on the market that range from giving you just enough... >>

Tado 2.0: A new thermostat that brings home control to the app-based heating system

Tado 2.0: A new thermostat that brings home control to the app-based heating system

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Tado has moved beyond the smartphone with its latest intelligent heating thermostat, the 2014 version of Tado. Slamming the need for a "Retina display on the wall that is sometimes round", the new system will be simple to read and use. It also promises... >>

O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards long list goes live, vote for your favourite gadgets

O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards long list goes live, vote for your favourite gadgets

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We're proud to announce the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, our 11th awards and the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past 10 years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets... >>

Microsoft: Consumers should wait for Windows 10 Consumer Preview out early 2015

Microsoft: Consumers should wait for Windows 10 Consumer Preview out early 2015

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Microsoft has warned against consumers downloading the new Windows 10 technical preview which has come out this week, telling Pocket-lint that this is very much an enterprise led experience rather than something that is ready for the general public to... >>

Move over iBeacon, Philips GPS-like lights pinpoint you indoors to within a 1m

Move over iBeacon, Philips GPS-like lights pinpoint you indoors to within a 1m

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Philips has created a new intelligent lighting system that will let users and retailers pinpoint customers' exact location indoors. The new technology will use lights, a phone camera, and dedicated software that can easily be built into any app, in order... >>

Philips LED carpet lights your way, then disappears just as quick

Philips LED carpet lights your way, then disappears just as quick

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Philips, keen to put lights everywhere, has created a new carpet that will be able to deliver information thanks to LEDs that are built into the fabric and then disappear as if the message never existed.  The new carpet, designed in collaboration with... >>

Pebble is coming to the UK as new update turns it into a fitness tracker

Pebble is coming to the UK as new update turns it into a fitness tracker

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One of the most popular smartwatches, the Pebble, is to go on sale in the UK in the coming weeks at Dixons, O2, Firebox, and Amazon, the company has confirmed to Pocket-lint. The move comes as the company pushes to be the smartwatch to own for Christmas... >>

GoPro Hero4 preview: Filming Danny MacAskill with the new Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver action cameras

GoPro Hero4 preview: Filming Danny MacAskill with the new Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver action cameras

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As we press the big red and black record button of the new GoPro Hero4, Danny MacAskill, pro trials and stunt cyclist, leaps into action jumping onto a picnic bench in a pub garden before launching himself through the air onto a large concrete pipe. He... >>

BlackBerry Blend: The power of a BlackBerry without having it in the room

BlackBerry Blend: The power of a BlackBerry without having it in the room

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BlackBerry is hoping to making working from home while still accessing your company intranet a lot easier with a new service called BlackBerry Blend. The new feature, which is a part of the new BB 10.3 OS, will be available for BlackBerry Passport and... >>

BlackBerry Passport review: It's not hip to be square
2.0 stars

BlackBerry Passport review: It's not hip to be square

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The BlackBerry Passport breaks smartphone design tradition and offers something we've never seen the likes of before: a square display in a device with (you guessed it) a passport-sized footprint. The Canadian company certainly had to do something different... >>

Libratone Diva: The woolly bassy Soundbar for your TV?

Libratone Diva: The woolly bassy Soundbar for your TV?

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The Scandinavian audio company famous for speakers like the Loop and Zipp has announced a new soundbar it is hoping will appeal to movie and music fans looking for zero fuss. The new speaker from Libratone, which joins an already very crowded market,... >>

London iPhone 6 queue is oh so British: 'We're queueing at Nike next'

London iPhone 6 queue is oh so British: 'We're queueing at Nike next'

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How much do you want a new iPhone? How long would you be prepared to live on the streets to be first in the queue on launch day? For some people, the urge, nay need, to get the latest and greatest is so much that they are willing to skip work, sleep rough,... >>

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

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Anki Drive, the modern day Scalextrix-esque toy that works with the iPhone and iPad, is coming to Android as the company looks to expand the appeal of the intelligent racing toy. Beyond the move to Android, which is due in October, the company is also... >>

Asphalt 8: Airborne is first Metal ready game for iOS 8, and boy does it look lovely

Asphalt 8: Airborne is first Metal ready game for iOS 8, and boy does it look lovely

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Apple has rolled out iOS 8, meaning several games are currently updating for the new operating system. One of which is Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne which has been rehashed to support the new iOS 8 feature Metal. So now the racing title now looks better... >>