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CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

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Messe Berlin, the organisers behind consumer electronic show IFA that takes place annually in Berlin in September, has launched a new event in Shenzhen called CE China. First thoughts? God help us, not another consumer electronics show. Second thoughts?... >>

Nanowire battery can extend your phone battery life by hundreds of thousands of times

Nanowire battery can extend your phone battery life by hundreds of thousands of times

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Science has done it again. Another battery breakthrough is here to change batteries forever, this time by extending life thanks to nanowires. The battery advancement, made by researchers at the University of California Irvine, means these batteries can... >>

Now you can turn any plant into a phone and tablet battery charger

Now you can turn any plant into a phone and tablet battery charger

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Charge your phone using leaves, nature’s solar panels, thanks to a new smart plant pot called Bioo. The Bioo, currently on Indiegogo, is able to harness the energy gathering process of photosynthesis in order to create power. You can then plug your... >>

Anki Overdrive v1.3 update makes it better for families, here's why

Anki Overdrive v1.3 update makes it better for families, here's why

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Anki Overdrive launched last year and freed slot car racing from its slots. At the same time it turned simple racing into augmented video game battles. Its premise is simple, connect the flexible track to make a circuit and the robot cars will automatically... >>

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

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Scientists have made a breakthrough with the material, ceramic, which could mean car, jet plane and spaceship engines that are better than ever. Ceramics are amazing, they can withstand extreme temperatures and are largely impervious to friction and scratching.... >>

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

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Any self-respecting hoverboard fan knows for a board to work on water "you need power", meaning the jet powered Flyboard Air can go anywhere. Zapata Racing has been working on jet-powered hoverboard style devices for a while but this is the first time... >>

Passenger plane hits alleged drone at landing, police on the hunt for pilot

Passenger plane hits alleged drone at landing, police on the hunt for pilot

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The Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that the Metropolitan Police are investigating a possible incident with a drone at Heathrow airport. This follows reports that a drone smashed into a passenger plane. The A320 aircraft was landing at Heathrow... >>

LG made a new Rolly plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

LG made a new Rolly plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

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Have you ever wanted a Bluetooth keyboard you could roll up and stuff in your pocket (one with five rows of keys instead of four)? Well, LG has you covered. Last year, LG announced a wireless keyboard product, called Rolly, which does exactly that. It... >>

Stunt flying made easy: Two great drone deals

Stunt flying made easy: Two great drone deals

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Aspiring stunt fliers, have we got great news for you. These two great SKEYE drone deals will get you airborne in no time, with easy-to-learn flight methods and guaranteed flying fun. SKEYE Nano Drone: £24.07 ($34) The world’s smallest quadcopter couldn’t... >>

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

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Amazon has announced its latest Kindle ebook reader, and it's a radical departure from the devices that have come before it. The Kindle Oasis is a complete rethinking from the components up, stripping the Kindle down to its essentials and giving you a... >>