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BBC Cbeebies Storytime app adds Kindle Library-style lending feature and a touch of Michael Palin

BBC Cbeebies Storytime app adds Kindle Library-style lending feature and a touch of Michael Palin

By 4 June 2015

The BBC has pushed a large update to its free Cbeebies Storytime application for iOS, Android and Fire OS that adds an all-new feature - a library mode that lets kids download and install different books from a catalogue of titles. When they are done... >>

Airfix and Hornby launch KitStarter crowdfunding platform to bring back classic toys

Airfix and Hornby launch KitStarter crowdfunding platform to bring back classic toys

By 3 June 2015

British toy brand Hornby has launched its own Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform for its Airfix range, for collectors and enthusiasts to back the return of classic models and toys. The KitStarter website is part Kickstarter or Indiegogo, part a pre-order... >>

How to help your kids watch YouTube safely

How to help your kids watch YouTube safely

By 29 May 2015

When children ask to go on the internet they usually mean "go and watch YouTube videos". And while this opens an Aladdin's cave of characters, ideas, stories and adventures to young minds, for parents it can also ring alarm bells. Unlike the safe-zones... >>

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

By 10 March 2015

Ever since the Lego Ideas (nee Cuusoo) program started there have been some amazing fan-made sets greenlit and sold as consumer products. Popular and cult movies have been represented and seen their properties made into official Lego sets, including... >>

What it's like to drive the best F1 track in the world... on Scalextric

What it's like to drive the best F1 track in the world... on Scalextric

By 5 March 2015

Sky Sports F1 presenter Martin Brundle told Pocket-lint that he had a vision of the ultimate Formula One race track in his head, with corners and parts collated from circuits around the world, but he didn't think it would ever make its way out of his... >>

Anki Overdrive vs Anki Drive: All the new features explained

Anki Overdrive vs Anki Drive: All the new features explained

By 10 February 2015

When Anki first revealed its Anki Drive robot car racing game it was really cutting edge and new. Now there are competitors arriving on the scene that emulate the idea of having a track-based racing toy controlled by iPhone or Android apps. Anki still... >>

Anki Overdrive is the robot car game that every kid will want, young and old

Anki Overdrive is the robot car game that every kid will want, young and old

By 10 February 2015

We've raved about Anki Drive in the past and it seems consumers agree with our views, making the racing game with iOS and Android-controllable robot cars the second biggest selling toy on Amazon.com last Christmas. However, Anki has not been resting on... >>

Forget fake Doctor Who Lego, now you’re getting the real thing

Forget fake Doctor Who Lego, now you’re getting the real thing

By 4 February 2015

It wasn't real Lego but Character Options' Doctor Who Character Building range was the closest we got to the Time Lord (indeed, all of the incarnations) being rendered in minifig form. The sets were compatible with Lego too, so you could mix and match.... >>

Snap Pets: Hands-on with the cutest selfie camera of them all

Snap Pets: Hands-on with the cutest selfie camera of them all

By 22 January 2015

Tech toy brand WowWee is best known for its more boy-oriented robots, with the MiP and forthcoming MiPosaur and REV cars perhaps appealing more to males than females - although not exclusively so, we'd imagine. The company is looking to redress the... >>

Attack of the drones: The best quadcopters of London Toy Fair 2015

Attack of the drones: The best quadcopters of London Toy Fair 2015

By 21 January 2015

It was patently clear that the most common theme at last year's London Toy Fair, held in January 2014, was apps. You couldn't move for toys that in some way interacted with an app on a smartphone or tablet. Strangely though, the same wasn't true about... >>