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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... >>

Your Hermes packages may soon arrive by robot instead of human courier

Your Hermes packages may soon arrive by robot instead of human courier

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Courier company Hermes has announced a partnership with Starship Technologies to begin trialling the use of self-driving robots to deliver packages in Southwark, London. How does Amazon Prime Air work and where is drone delivery available? Hermes has... >>

Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

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By next year, companies will stop prototyping with 3D printers and will finally start mass-producing.Well, at least Adidas plans to, with a sneaker called Futurecraft 4D. The shoe-maker has been dabbling with 3D printing and manufacturing for a while,... >>

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

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What is it about car rides that make kids pass out?Is it the gentle vibrations, the glow of lights, the hum of the engine, or the closed-in environment? Ford has been asking itself all these questions, apparently, because it just debuted a smart crib... >>

Pocket-lint nominated for a Webby award, vote for your favourite website now

Pocket-lint nominated for a Webby award, vote for your favourite website now

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Pocket-lint has been nominated for a prestigious Webby award and we need your votes to help us rise to the top.The Webby Awards are hosted annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and and are now in their 21st year.They are the... >>

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

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April Fools' Day is always a big occasion for tech companies and other manufacturers and retailers, who post many wonderful (and some not so) pranks on 1 April each year.This year is no different, with plenty of superb rib-ticklers and hoax products appearing... >>

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

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We've all heard of Virgin Galactic, but did you know the founder of Amazon has his own private spaceflight company? Well, it's released the first interior photos of its tourism-designed New Shepard rocket.These photos offer a look at the inside of New... >>

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

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Google introduced Google Wifi in the US at the end of 2016 and now its own broadband router is coming to the UK.It's a bit different to many other routers in that it can pair with other Google Wifi routers around the home to make a mesh network and therefore... >>

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

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Google has announced that its Wifi router already available in the US, will be making its way to the UK next month. Simply called Google Wi-Fi, each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style, double-stacked hockey puck that Google described as a "visually... >>

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

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Samsung has announced a technology and platform that is designed to make contactless payments accessible to all. That includes people who don't or can't have a bank account or credit card.The Samsung Contactless Companion Platform (CCP) comes from the... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominations open: We want to hear from you

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominations open: We want to hear from you

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Towards the end of each year, we host our awards ceremony to reveal the best gadgets from the previous 12 months.The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is now in its 13th year and we're doing things a little different to before in order to ensure the very best... >>

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

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If you've been thinking about getting Tile, now's the time.Tile, the company behind the tiny, square-shaped Bluetooth trackers that help you find stuff, has announced it will have a sale on the Slim version of its Tile product. The limited-time offer... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

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It might be a while before Christmas is upon us again but the toy industry has revealed its plans already.A series of Toy Fairs around the world have showed off the best gadgets and gizmos for kids that your young ones will be begging Santa Claus for... >>

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set

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Lego's latest set should make space-geek feminists very happy.The company is developing a new Lego set featuring five historic women who contributed to NASA's space program. MIT News editor Maia Weinstock created the set, called Women of NASA, and submitted... >>

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

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The latest Raspberry Pi costs just $10 (£9). And it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability.It's called Pi Zero W, and it's an updated version of the $5 Pi Zero that released in November 2015 for $5/£4. Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board... >>

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

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Although the world already got a glimpse of Boston Dynamic's Handle, the company has officially introduced the creepy bot.Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this one and... >>

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony's Xperia portfolio of smartphones is plentiful to say the least. There are numerous options available, from budget devices to mid-range, all the way up to super flagship, making working out the right one for you pretty tough. Adding to the confusion,... >>

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

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Sony Mobile has announced four new Xperia smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with the Xperia Touch projectors price and availability.The Xperia Touch first debuted as a projector concept without a proper name at MWC 2016, alongside... >>

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm

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Qualcomm has confirmed that it's taking steps to enable the Alexa wake word on Bluetooth devices, thanks to software support in some of the latest Qualcomm Bluetooth Audio chips. For those wanting the technical details, it's the CSR8670 and CSR8675 chipsets... >>

Lost luggage could be a thing of the past thanks to Samsonite and Vodafone

Lost luggage could be a thing of the past thanks to Samsonite and Vodafone

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We may not have all been in the situation where our luggage has been lost on holiday, but we're all well aware of the issues some holidaymakers and business travellers face. Luggage maker Samsonite wants to put an end to lost items full stop, and has... >>

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV.It seems to be doing reasonably well, having been well-received by both developers and manufacturers alike. Google TV had a lack... >>

19 retro gadgets you can buy that will remind you of the glory days

19 retro gadgets you can buy that will remind you of the glory days

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We all love a good gadget and there's nothing like a piece of tech you can buy today that throws you back in time with a haze of nostalgia for days gone by.Taking a trip down memory lane, we've scoured the web for a selection of the very best retro-style gadgets... >>

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?

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Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look really creepy.Don't believe us? See this one and this one and this one. Oh, and look at the robot above too. The company apparently has been testing wheel technology... >>

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

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It's not Black Friday, it's not Cyber Monday, it's not even as if Christmas was that recent anymore yet still Amazon is having a sale of sorts.For today only, Friday 20 January, the online retailer is offering £10 off orders placed for over £50.So... >>

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

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It seems no one got the memo from last year: "123456" doesn't make a good password.Despite pleading from security experts, many of us still use go-to, easy-to-recall passwords for most of our online accounts. Gemalto recently surveyed 9,000 consumers... >>

25 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

25 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

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If you're anything like us, you probably can't wait for the day you can go to the store and easily (and cheaply) buy a robot to clean your house, wait on you, and do whatever you want.We know that day is a long way off, but technology is getting better... >>

ElliQ is a super cute voice-activated robot companion for the elderly

ElliQ is a super cute voice-activated robot companion for the elderly

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We can't wait for a world where everyone has a robot.Beyond the fact that it means we'd never have to do the dishes again or maybe even mow our lawn or schedule tedious appointments, we'd like to think about the robots of tomorrow as being potentially... >>

Yep, this is a retro Macintosh Apple Watch stand (and it's dirt cheap)

Yep, this is a retro Macintosh Apple Watch stand (and it's dirt cheap)

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Apple fanboys are about to lose their minds. See that gadget above? Yep, it's an Apple Watch stand.Now that you're done picking your jaw up off the floor, let us tell you a bit about it. Called the Elago W3 Apple Watch stand, it's a $15 silicone smartwatch... >>

CES 2017: All the announcements that matter

CES 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Consumer electronics show CES is one of the biggest tech events of the year, similar to Mobile World Congress, and we expect CES 2017 to showcase a truck load of new gadgets, TVs, cars and initiatives that'll take our breath away.The one thing that defines... >>

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

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Christmas has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't spoil yourself.Perhaps you didn't get what you really wanted, or you've got some pocket money from "granny" and are now keen to spend it.We've complied a list of some great gadgets and gizmos ideas... >>

Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017: Connected beds, robots, and more

Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017: Connected beds, robots, and more

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While the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic concentrate on launching the latest and greatest devices that are sure to enhance and enrich our lives, a number of manufacturers use CES to launch gadgets that aren't, perhaps, 100 per cent with that... >>

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

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As always, Samsung will have a huge presence at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and will debut a whole host of new products.We've already seen some of them, including the new QLED TV technology for 2017 televisions, and the second generation Family Hub refrigerators.... >>

What are Hatchimals, how do they work, and where can you find them?

What are Hatchimals, how do they work, and where can you find them?

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If Furby and Tamagotchi got together and had babies, they'd have Hatchimals.Hatchimals are the latest toy craze and must-have toy for the 2016 holiday season. You probably saw a lot of people talking about these things over the past few weeks, including... >>

Best UK Boxing Day and January sales 2016/17 tech deals

Best UK Boxing Day and January sales 2016/17 tech deals

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Some people love shopping in sales, others hate it, but most people love a bargain.Luckily for those of you who don't like looking, we are here to help and there is no better time for us to lend a hand than Boxing Day. For those outside the British Isles,... >>

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

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Amazon's Kindle has established itself as a leading reading device and where you have reading, you hopefully have eager children. Although real books, on paper, as well as using public libraries, should be something that all children experience, there's... >>

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents

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We've all been there. Christmas day is done and dusted and along with a pile of fabulous pressies and a turkey and Christmas pudding hangover, you've got a few gifts that are so terrible, you know you'll never use them.Whether it's a pair of novelty socks,... >>

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

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Christmas tends to be a time of pretty lights and low-lit rooms to take full advantage of those lights, which in turn results in images full of random shadows and colours.To help you out, we have compiled a few tips to give you better photo results when... >>

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

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The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... >>

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

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Christmas is a time for giving. It's also a time for receiving which, to be perfectly frank, is the best part.But we've all had those moments when we rip open the wrapping paper and discover that Santa didn't quite deliver the electronic wizardry we'd... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis review: First class reader, first class price
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Amazon Kindle Oasis review: First class reader, first class price

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The Amazon Kindle has been fairly predictable over the past few years, walking a path from button-laden ebook reader at its 2007 launch, all the way through to the ultra-refined and ultra-simple Paperwhite and Voyage generation.The Kindle exists for one... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Simply the best
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Simply the best

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aThe third-generation Kindle Paperwhite was released in June 2015 so while it's not the newest or most advanced Kindle around, that's not to say it isn't the best.Succeeded by the significantly more expensive and square Kindle Oasis, the latest Paperwhite... >>