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Nelson’s Column turns into a giant lightsaber and other crazy pictures from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens London premiere

Nelson’s Column turns into a giant lightsaber and other crazy pictures from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens London premiere

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You'd have to be living under a rock not to realise that Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is now in cinemas. And that the star-studded European premiere took place in London last night, 16 December.As part of the celebrations, Disney turned... >>

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really

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It might sound like an idea that gets revealed on April Fools' Day but this is actually real. Netflix has created socks that detect when you fall asleep so they can pause what you're watching.We've all been there, dozing off while desperately trying to... >>

Your EE Power Bar could be unsafe, EE will swap it for £20 as part of mass recall

Your EE Power Bar could be unsafe, EE will swap it for £20 as part of mass recall

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You know that thing that no matter how good an intention might be, it can sometimes come back to bite you on the derrier? Well, EE is in that position as it is having to recall every one of the free Power Bars it handed to customers as part of a promotion.After... >>

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

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Streamz are headphones like no other, they're smart in and of themselves thanks to built-in Android.The Streamz over-ear headphones want to make listening to music wirelessly a direct-to-internet experience, ditching the phone. The headphones have up... >>

Fight stormtroopers in this Google game that turns your phone into a lightsaber

Fight stormtroopers in this Google game that turns your phone into a lightsaber

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Okay, this is probably the coolest Chrome browser game yet.Google does this thing every now and then in which it releases new "Chrome experiments" that can only be accessed, viewed, or played with using the Google Chrome web browser on Mac and PCs. Well,... >>

Hydrogen fuel cells let drones fly for hours rather than minutes

Hydrogen fuel cells let drones fly for hours rather than minutes

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Drones are tiptop toys as well as useful camera play-things. While they're great gifts at Christmas, a lot of time is often spent charging them. This should be about to change thanks to hydrogen fuel cells.Making the shift from fun toys to useful tools... >>

Apps to help get you home during the party season

Apps to help get you home during the party season

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It's December and with December comes late nights and lots of parties, whether it is meeting friends to swap presents, or Christmas lunches that go on a little later than you intended.Unfortunately trains don't exactly win a gold medal for being great... >>

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

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There are some amazing devices out there for keeping you entertained when you're out and about. Whether you want to work on the go, catch up on your favourite TV show or play a game on your commute every morning, you've come to the right place.We've... >>

This is the best Star Wars movie you’ll see this year, Battlefront running in 4K 60fps

This is the best Star Wars movie you’ll see this year, Battlefront running in 4K 60fps

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At the end of November, we published a series of screengrabs said to be taken in-game of Star Wars Battlefront running the Toddyhancer 2.0 mod, and we thought they were spectacular.However, as amazing as they still are we think there's a better example... >>

Japanese police creates special squad to take down 'nuisance' drones

Japanese police creates special squad to take down 'nuisance' drones

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The Tokyo police force is to launch a special unit to locate and capture nuisance drones, including those flown by members of the public.It is part of new counter terrorism measures being put in place in the Japanese capital, with the threat of piloted... >>

This new DJI camera uses thermal imaging to help find people, fight fires

This new DJI camera uses thermal imaging to help find people, fight fires

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China-based DJI is known for making drones for consumers and prosumers, but now it's tackling industries. The startup is introducing a new thermal-imaging camera that works with its Inspire One and Matrice drones.In a demo video for the new camera, DJI... >>

GoPro Karma is the action cam company’s first drone, coming 2016

GoPro Karma is the action cam company’s first drone, coming 2016

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GoPro is making its own drone that will feature its world-renowned camera tech. This is definitely happening, it's going to be called Karma and it's coming in 2016.GoPro already teased its first flying drone back in October, but now it's also revealed... >>

Here are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers all in the one place

Here are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers all in the one place

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In a galaxy not so far, far away a certain movie hits UK cinemas on 17 December and we don't know about you, but we're hugely excited.Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will finally be released and we'll be first in the queue to see it. However,... >>

13 best Christmas decorations every geek should own

13 best Christmas decorations every geek should own

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, that big red suited anti-burglar is sizing up your chimney. But without decorations he may sleigh on by. And without suitably geeky decorations he might not know what sort of high tech kit to leave you.So... >>

This gadget needs no battery, it's powered by Wi-Fi

This gadget needs no battery, it's powered by Wi-Fi

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Imagine a future where battery life isn't about how fast a gadget charges or how long it lasts, as everything runs without batteries. While that's still a long way off, one gadget has been developed that runs off radio waves for power.A temperature sensor... >>

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 3: Win £300 worth of Lego Technics

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 3: Win £300 worth of Lego Technics

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Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint.All you'll have to do to enter is check Pocket-lint each day to see what prize is up for grabs, answer a... >>

Back To The Future's Mr Fusion variant could be built for space travel

Back To The Future's Mr Fusion variant could be built for space travel

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Back To The Future gave us the idea of Mr Fusion, a generator of energy that runs on junk. Now Chinese engineers from Tsinghua University in Beijing have come up with a real version of this ultimate recycling powerhouse.Unlike the fictional Mr Fusion... >>

Star Wars-themed VR experience for Google Cardboard is now out

Star Wars-themed VR experience for Google Cardboard is now out

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You can now step inside the Star Wars Universe - not just watch it.Well, sort of.To get you pumped for the Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney is doing all sorts of promotions, including partnering with Google and Verizon on a Star Wars-themed virtual... >>

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas

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Whether you are looking for the best 4K TV on the market, the best speakers to get the party started, or the best devices to make sure you are setup for streaming Christmas movies, you've come to a great place. These are the best home entertainment... >>

Christmas Gift Guide: Travel gadgets

Christmas Gift Guide: Travel gadgets

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On the move? Check out these gadgets for great Christmas gift ideas:Kaiser Baas R20 GPS Car DVRThe R20 allows you to record up to 10 minute loops of your journey and using the software provided, trace your exact route using the GPS feature in order... >>

Christmas Gift Guide: Active and Outdoor

Christmas Gift Guide: Active and Outdoor

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If you're heading outside this Christmas here are some great gadgets to help you make more of your adventures:Braven BRV-ProThis Bluetooth speaker is about as rugged as they come. It comes with 15 hours of wireless play, features a built-in microphone... >>

HTC and Under Armour are making a connected scale called UA Scale

HTC and Under Armour are making a connected scale called UA Scale

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Sports company Under Armour is working on a new fitness device, with the help of phone maker HTC.Roughly one year ago, Under Armour announced a new fitness app, called UA Record, and at the same time, HTC announced it had formed a partnership with Under... >>

Vtech database hack: What to do now if you’re one of the 5 million affected

Vtech database hack: What to do now if you’re one of the 5 million affected

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Vtech makes electronic toys that help to educate kids, but those gadgets for tots can be hacked just like any other computer, apprently.The company has recently confirmed about 4.8 million parents and more than 200,000 children were affected in a wide-sweeping... >>

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery is ready to go, shown off by Jeremy Clarkson

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery is ready to go, shown off by Jeremy Clarkson

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Amazon Prime Air, the drone delivery service, has finally become a reality. The finished drone has been shown off by Jeremy Clarkson who is fast becoming the new face of Amazon.The drone delivery service has been in the making for some time and is finally... >>

Now you can buy a computer for £4: Raspberry Pi Zero

Now you can buy a computer for £4: Raspberry Pi Zero

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The geniuses behind the Raspberry Pi have decided Model B, at £30, was too expensive. They've just released the new Raspberry Pi Zero, priced at £4.The idea behind Raspberry Pi is to offer the power of computing to everyone, by selling for cheap. This... >>

How to 3D print an award trophy, Pocket-lint style

How to 3D print an award trophy, Pocket-lint style

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Pocket-lint is leading the way once again with 3D printed awards for the second year running. And this time they're better than ever thanks to advanced 3D printing techniques and kit.We've teamed up with the brains over at MakerBot to come up with new,... >>

Huawei Mate 8 with Android 6.0 and Kirin 950 processor unveiled ahead of CES 2016 outing

Huawei Mate 8 with Android 6.0 and Kirin 950 processor unveiled ahead of CES 2016 outing

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Huawei has officially released details and images on its new, flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 8, and has confirmed that it will be on its stand at CES 2016 in January.It will feature the company's own octa-core Kirin 950 processor, running four... >>

Tefal Cuisine Companion takes on Thermomix, but can it deliver?

Tefal Cuisine Companion takes on Thermomix, but can it deliver?

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Tefal has created a new cooking appliance that promises to be the one kitchen gadget to rule them all.Rather than focusing in on one specific task, such as a mixer or a blender, the Tefal Cuisine Companion tries to do the lot. The company says it can... >>

Check out these incredible Star Wars Battlefront screens: Are they real or fake?

Check out these incredible Star Wars Battlefront screens: Are they real or fake?

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Since its release debate has raged over Star Wars Battlefront, with hardcore gamers bemoaning its simplicity and lack of longevity, while more casual gamers heralding the game for the exact same reasons. One thing nobody can dispute, however, is that... >>

What is Li-Fi and how is it 100 times faster than Wi-Fi?

What is Li-Fi and how is it 100 times faster than Wi-Fi?

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Just as you thought 4G or 5G LTE would finish off Wi-Fi once and for all, Li-Fi appears on the scene to rock its status.Wi-Fi has been great but it's already being outdone in 5G tests and now on a more local scale Li-Fi is 100 times faster, and more... >>

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

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Christmas is coming and with it the inevitable battles at the shops to get presents. Volvo is trying something new to help out.Thanks to Volvo cars being accessible via digital locks, it's going to be possible for owners to leave their cars and have items... >>

This Domino's button lets you order pizza in the UK literally with the touch of a button

This Domino's button lets you order pizza in the UK literally with the touch of a button

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Domino’s Pizza has launched something new in the UK that will surely make it easier for us all to get fat.It's not a new pizza or a new beverage or a new dessert. In fact, you can't eat it at all, though it will help you to quickly order from the pizzeria... >>

Google goes Star Wars mad: Pick a dark or light side of the force to try

Google goes Star Wars mad: Pick a dark or light side of the force to try

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Waiting for the new Star Wars film might be a mild form of torture for some mega fans. So to keep them entertained between trailers Google has created its own Star Wars theme.By heading over to the Google Star Wars page you can sign in using your account... >>

Google to Scotty, search giant only went and made a Star Trek communicator

Google to Scotty, search giant only went and made a Star Trek communicator

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It's no secret that Google is always developing hardware ideas and concepts that may or may not make it to full consumer release, but we've rarely wanted one as much as we do the device revealed in an interview with Time in the US.Amit Singhal, senior... >>

Apple Store Pickup launches in UK just in time for Christmas

Apple Store Pickup launches in UK just in time for Christmas

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Christmas is coming, geese are becoming rotund and our wallets are about to become thin. But the usual madness of the Christmas shopping frenzy may not arrive, thanks to Apple Store Pickup.The UK, from today, will be able to use the Apple Store Pickup... >>

Christmas Gift Guide: Fun for all

Christmas Gift Guide: Fun for all

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Whether you're a kid big or small, there is no denying these gadgets will bring a smile to faces this Christmas. OsmoOsmo, created by young parents, encourages creative thinking and social interaction by expanding gameplay beyond the screen of the iPad,... >>

London's Crossrail trains will have Wi-Fi and 4G for internet connection for all

London's Crossrail trains will have Wi-Fi and 4G for internet connection for all

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Transport for London and the London Mayor have announced details on the new Crossrail trains due to go into service in 2017.The trains should be the most advanced on the London rail network so far. They will feature free Wi-Fi for all passengers and... >>

PS4 now has backwards compatibility too, just not how you think

PS4 now has backwards compatibility too, just not how you think

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Much has been made about Microsoft's decision to add backwards compatibility to the Xbox One via emulation, but did you know that the PS4 is also capable of emulating games released for previous Sony consoles?Indeed, it is said that developers have had... >>

If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront in style, these are the coats you're looking for

If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront in style, these are the coats you're looking for

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Star Wars Battlefront is now available and it will no doubt be the game that garners the most attention for the next week or so. For good reason too as it's a truly superb looking game.Now you can be superb looking too while you play it, with some Star... >>

What is Google Project Aura? Everything you need to know

What is Google Project Aura? Everything you need to know

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Google Project Aura, not to be mistaken for modular phone Project Ara, has been revealed.The project follows up from Google Glass and continues to focus on the wearable world. But it's not just working on screen-based wearables that communicate with... >>

Your next heart rate monitor may not be worn, but swallowed

Your next heart rate monitor may not be worn, but swallowed

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Health sensors are a fast growing technology right now and inevitably they're beginning to make their way inside our bodies.While internal health sensors and gadgets have been around for years, like pacemakers for the heart, this heart rate sensor is... >>

Give the gift of personalised presents: 5 best websites

Give the gift of personalised presents: 5 best websites

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Buying gifts for people is always tricky. Even when you think you know them really well, you run the risk of the disappointed face. That risk is perhaps slightly reduced with a personalised gift however, as even those that aren't great at hiding it when... >>

Nanosubs developed to swim in your bloodstream

Nanosubs developed to swim in your bloodstream

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The age of fusing man and machine could be closer than we thought as nanosubs are developed capable of swimming in the human body.Scientists at Rice University have developed the nano "submarines". These are 244 atoms in size and have motors that are... >>

62 totally geeky gift ideas for Christmas

62 totally geeky gift ideas for Christmas

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If you have a geeky friend or loved one but don't know what to get them this holiday season without breaking the bank, consider a cheap and geeky toy.In an attempt to help you find the best and most affordable Christmas presents for geeky people this... >>

E Ink really isn't just for the Kindle: The future of airports, art, payments and packaging

E Ink really isn't just for the Kindle: The future of airports, art, payments and packaging

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E Ink is the display that brings with it long battery life and excellent contrast, especially good for visibility in bright conditions.When you mention E Ink, you probably think about the Kindle or similar ebook readers. But there's so much more to E... >>

Wow, Emirates first-class passengers get 32-inch screens, but don't worry economy gets bigger screens too

Wow, Emirates first-class passengers get 32-inch screens, but don't worry economy gets bigger screens too

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Emirates' latest aircraft have all-new entertainment systems, including a 32-inch TV sets for each customer flying in first-class.The airline's newly-delivered Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A380 planes have been specified with the latest entertainment... >>

Why running with music is better for you

Why running with music is better for you

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There are plenty of schools of thought over whether or not you should run with music or not. In reality both have their benefits, but sometimes you just want to get on the open path and listen to some motivating tunes.We asked DeeWear, the makers of the... >>

GoGoro electric scooter with unlimited range comes to Europe

GoGoro electric scooter with unlimited range comes to Europe

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The one major problem with electric vehicles is range. GoGoro has fixed this by offering quick swap batteries. Now it's coming to Europe.GoGoro launched in Taipei last year after being founded in 2011. It's now clocked up over one million kilometres of... >>