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Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

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Look out, Nest. Microsoft is coming at you with its own Cortana-powered thermostat, and it's super fancy looking.Microsoft has announced it partnered with Johnson Controls on a thermostat called GLAS. The company previewed the upcoming device in a YouTube... >>

TfL app will soon let you top up your Oyster

TfL app will soon let you top up your Oyster

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Transport for London already makes it relatively easy to navigate our capital, with the Oyster contactless payment method being particularly useful. From August it will get a whole lot easier, as the TfL app, available for iOS and Android, will get a... >>

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

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Snapchat's funky Snap Spectacles just got much easier to find and buy.When they were first introduced, you could only purchase them from pop-up vending machines, though they eventually went on sale online. But let's be real, unless available through some... >>

This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

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Have you ever needed to record a phone call? No? Just us?Either way, you probably know that it isn't easy. You can use apps that require you to call out from their own dialer, or the default phone app, which isn't useful if you're making a call through... >>

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio show and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's largest... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

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Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen seven generations go by. The eighth more recently became available in the form of the Kindle Oasis and it heads the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.All... >>

Grab yourself a cheap Kindle on Amazon Prime Day: Paperwhite £30 off, Voyage £40 off

Grab yourself a cheap Kindle on Amazon Prime Day: Paperwhite £30 off, Voyage £40 off

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Amazon is dramatically discounting two of its top eBook readers for Amazon Prime Day.Starting at 6pm BST today, Monday 10 July, Prime members can snag an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Voyage reader at £79.99 and £129.99 respectively. Amazon... >>

Blue Apron: 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier

Blue Apron: 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier

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So you’ve signed up to Blue Apron, meaning all the ingredients for cooking tonight’s dinner are sorted. You know they’ll arrive in just the right amounts. But cooking requires careful preparation, as any sous-chef will tell you. Make sure you have... >>

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

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Is there anything more cheesy than videos on crowdfunding sites?Volterman, a new project on Indiegogo, is no exception. If you can manage to ignore the cringe-worthy trailer, you might actually be impressed by what Volterman has to offer. The whole idea... >>

See more of your favourite gadgets with all-new Pocket-lint galleries

See more of your favourite gadgets with all-new Pocket-lint galleries

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We're always innovating here at Pocket-lint and the latest improvement to our award-nominated website gives you an easy way to see more of your favourite gadgets, gizmos and games.We've changed the way our picture galleries work, to make scrolling through... >>

You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

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Ever wish your Nintendo Switch looked more like the original NES?No? Just us? Well, either way, ColorWare thinks someone out there wants a NES-style Switch, because it has just launched the Joy Con Classic, a pair of custom-painted Switch controllers.... >>

Best battery packs for smartphones: Portable power

Best battery packs for smartphones: Portable power

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There is nothing worse than running out of power on your phone. Well, there is, but when it happens it feels like the worst thing in the world.Unfortunately, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they... >>

What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up?

What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up?

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No matter how responsible or communicative your children are, ensuring their online activity is safe and healthy is no easy matter. For parents this is a challenge on many levels. What content is children accessing? Which devices are they using to go... >>

Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can't do with this Alexa device

Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can't do with this Alexa device

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A few years ago, Amazon quietly announced a new gadget, the Dash Wand, but it's taken until now to give it a wider, official launch.It’s basically giving the Dash Wand away for free. Prime members who spend $20 on the Dash Wand get a $20 Amazon credit... >>

Token Ring is a smart ring that works as a wallet and keychain

Token Ring is a smart ring that works as a wallet and keychain

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There's a new ring available that can unlock and authenticate a range of things, including your computer.It's called Token Ring, and it's from a company called Token. The fingerprint-sensing ring is NFC- and Bluetooth-compatible, meaning it can also work... >>

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

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We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be... >>

Pocket-lint newsletter: How to sign up to get the latest stories and offers weekly

Pocket-lint newsletter: How to sign up to get the latest stories and offers weekly

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The weekly Pocket-lint newsletter is back. You can now get a concise round-up of the week's hottest news stories, deals and features sent directly to your email inbox each Friday.It is presented in an easy-to-digest form and is totally free, so there's... >>

Incredible "naked people" YouTube video will melt your brain

Incredible "naked people" YouTube video will melt your brain

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Director David Lewandowski caused quite a viral stir in 2013, with his crazy and brilliant "Late for Meeting" video. It starred a CGI, androgynous mannequin and its car, moving in very mysterious ways to music.More 30.5 million viewers have watched it... >>

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

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Advancements in technology come in leaps and bounds, meaning it doesn't take long for new gadgets to become obsolete shortly after they reach their target market. Several modern technologies, such as mobile phones and computers, offer the ability to do... >>

Sphero's app-controlled Lightning McQueen available to drive away now

Sphero's app-controlled Lightning McQueen available to drive away now

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Sphero, the maker of the lovable BB-8 app-controlled droid, has branched out to Pixar and developed an app-controlled version of Lightning McQueen from the Cars trilogy, to tie in with the launch of Cars 3 in cinemas. Sphero BB-8 review: The Star Wars... >>

This translation device is the Babel Fish we’ve all been waiting for

This translation device is the Babel Fish we’ve all been waiting for

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Remember the Babel Fish in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the fish you popped into your ear to translate any language? Well, now it's here.Okay, it's not actually a fish. And only one part of it goes into your lughole. But the Translate One2One from... >>

Amazon's voice-ordering Dash Wand is now almost free for Prime users

Amazon's voice-ordering Dash Wand is now almost free for Prime users

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If you live in the US and subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can now get the Dash Wand for free (or almost free, anyway).Amazon in 2014 unveiled a Wi-Fi wand with a built-in microphone and barcode scanner. Called Dash, it looked like a Nintendo Wii remote,... >>

Blue Apron: Five reasons you should cook with your family every day

Blue Apron: Five reasons you should cook with your family every day

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Eating with your family and your kids is more important than you perhaps think. Taking them for granted is a trap we can all fall into and while we can't necessarily eat with our kids or parents every day, trying to do it perhaps more often than we already... >>

Living with Blue Apron: Why it makes meals easy

Living with Blue Apron: Why it makes meals easy

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Home cooking, you can’t beat it. Better than the vagaries of sitting down in a restaurant only to find your favourite dish has been shuffled off the menu. Better than takeaway with its seemingly inevitable wait for tepid food.Even the process of cooking... >>

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works

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Following the European release of the Snap Spectacles, Snap Inc. could be gearing up to release a second pair, but this time with augmented reality built-in. This according to sources familiar with the plans, speaking to TechCrunch. Snap Spectacles: What... >>

Apple made a pair of sneakers once and now you can buy them

Apple made a pair of sneakers once and now you can buy them

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How much would you pay for a pair of really old sneakers - better yet, Apple-branded sneakers?Private collectibles vendor Heritage Auctions has published a new auction listing, and the starting price isn't exactly cheap. It plans to auction off a pair... >>

Cozmo preview: The Anki robot friend comes to the UK at last

Cozmo preview: The Anki robot friend comes to the UK at last

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Anki’s Cozmo robot has been a double-edged sword for UK families. It offers some exciting features, has huge buzz online and is peerless in terms of its interactions. However, its availability has been limited to the US.Until today, that is. Anki just... >>

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2017: The best and crazy products and mods

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2017: The best and crazy products and mods

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The Computex trade show in Taiwan usually has a few wonderful and downright weird tech tricks up its sleeve and 2017 was no exception.Computex 2017 also hosted a live PC case modding challenge so, as well as some truly innovative designs sponsored by... >>

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

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Snapchat's parent company Snap makes a pair of smart glasses you can use to capture snaps.These glasses, called Snap Spectacles, come with two mini cameras situated on the side of each eyepiece. They can record small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds,... >>

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

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For those who don't already know, Snapchat's parent company Snap sells its own Google Glass-style pair of sunglasses. They're a bit more basic than Google's defunct headset or other augmented-reality devices, but they're certainly striking. The idea... >>

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

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Snap, the parent company behind Snapchat, has finally released its Snap Spectacles in the UK.The sunglasses come with two mini cameras - one situated on the side of each eyepiece - and can capture small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds. The resulting... >>

F1 on the water: How Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR plan to win the America's Cup

F1 on the water: How Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR plan to win the America's Cup

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"It's like Formula 1 on water," Sir Ben Ainslie explains. Ainslie is talking about the America's Cup, a sailing race started by the British in 1851, and remarkably never won by them since.Pocket-lint has travelled to Bermuda, the location of the 35th... >>

Best fans: Keep cool while the heat rises

Best fans: Keep cool while the heat rises

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When the summer months hit the UK, we all start to wonder why we never installed airconditioning as we swelter through those uncomfortable nights. So fans are in fashion again and they always sell out on the high street, so your best bet it to buy online... >>

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

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Bang & Olufsen, through its B&O Play brand, has taken an odd swerve with its latest product. It has produced its own beer.Beobrew IPA has been crafted in partnership with Danish microbrewery Mikkeller and is unique in that a Beoplay A1 speaker is used... >>

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google has announced you can now pick up its new Jamboard.You probably won't need this thing unless you're a teacher or a company executive, as it's a powerful collaboration tool used to enhance meetings or presentations. It provides a 4K whiteboard... >>

Would you cover your walls with Snowbonk? Paint-naming AI gets it hilariously wrong

Would you cover your walls with Snowbonk? Paint-naming AI gets it hilariously wrong

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With an infinite amount of colour hues in the visible spectrum, paint manufacturers will never go hungry. There will always be call for a new shade of violet, indigo or orange.However, while mixing a new paint colour is tricky in itself, it's far trickier... >>

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

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Tim Cook is reportedly testing a yet-to-be-announced Apple Watch accessory aimed at people with diabetes.According to a report from CNBC, which cited anonymous sources, Apple's chief executive has been wearing a prototype glucose tracker that pairs with... >>

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

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You only have a couple more days to pick out a gift for mom.Mother's Day is 14 May in the US this year, which is Sunday, but it's not too late to figure out and buy the perfect gift for her. To help you quickly find something she'll absolutely love, we've... >>

Want to see the best Adidas trainers ever? Sneakers with built-in drum machine

Want to see the best Adidas trainers ever? Sneakers with built-in drum machine

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Digital branding agency Neely & Daughters was tasked with coming up with the coolest pair of Adidas trainers ever made, as part of a pitch for the Mi Adidas label and it certainly met the requirements.The Mi Adidas TR-808 sneakers are not only tasty-looking... >>

This new kit from Google adds voice commands to your Raspberry Pi

This new kit from Google adds voice commands to your Raspberry Pi

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Google and the creators of the Raspberry Pi have teamed up, and the result is you now can say "OK, Google" to your home-made computer.The companies have released a hardware accessory, a Voice HAT (Hardware Accessory on Top), which can turn a Raspberry... >>

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

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Happy holiday, Star Wars fans!May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... >>

Carry on reading in the bath or at the pool with the Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

Carry on reading in the bath or at the pool with the Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

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Kobo has announced a new edition of its waterproof eBook reader, that you can use in the bath or by the pool without fear it might get water damaged.The Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 is IPX8 rated, which means it's waterproof down to two metres for up to 60... >>

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May

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Amazon isn't done expanding its Echo line of voice-activated devices.Earlier this week, Amazon introduced the Echo Look, the latest entry to its Echo line. Echo Look is unlike the original Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot in that it's primarily about taking photos... >>

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

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Echo Look is the newest addition to Amazon's line of Echo-branded devices, which include the original Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot.Each Echo device has a different form factor and is best suited to a specific environment - whether you're at home and... >>

Anki Overdrive  goes Fast & Furious with new special movie edition

Anki Overdrive goes Fast & Furious with new special movie edition

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Anki has carved a niche for itself in artificially intelligent toy car racing, with Anki Overdrive offering a slot-free experience quite unlike anything else out there. There's one thing its rival, Scalextric, has been doing exceptionally well for decades... >>

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles

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Spotify isn't trying to hide the fact that it's getting into hardware.As spotted by Zatz Not Funny, a job listing posted to the company’s website has revealed Spotify wants to build “a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and... >>

R.I.P. PINs, your credit cards could soon have fingerprint sensors built in

R.I.P. PINs, your credit cards could soon have fingerprint sensors built in

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With new credit and debit cards more featuring contactless payment chips more often than not these days, you might not have used your PIN code for purchases for a while. However, a large number of retailers still require a PIN for payments over £30... >>

Best Amazon UK Easter deals: Tablets, tech and home improvement treats

Best Amazon UK Easter deals: Tablets, tech and home improvement treats

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Easter is approaching and Amazon is going to be running daily deals right through from 4-17 April 2017.There will be a whole range of things to buy across Amazon's different stores, from shoes to home improvements, but we're interested in the best Amazon... >>