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What is Type-C USB 3.1? Faster charging, quicker data, smaller mobiles and the death of AC laptop chargers

What is Type-C USB 3.1? Faster charging, quicker data, smaller mobiles and the death of AC laptop chargers

By 13 August 2014

At last the new Type-C USB connector is ready for mass production. It will come with reversible ends, featuring the same small connector on either end. But it means so much more for new smartphones, tablets and even laptops. The new Type-C USB will mean... >>

Worx Landroid robot lawnmower review
4 out of 5

Worx Landroid robot lawnmower review

By 13 August 2014

There are some household chores that never get done. In a world where we're becoming time poor, stepping out to cut the grass might be one such chore. All is not lost, however, because there are robots that want to do it for you. The cutely named Landroid... >>

Here's Samsung VR headset in a leaked photo, could debut next month

Here's Samsung VR headset in a leaked photo, could debut next month

By 12 August 2014

Samsung is working on a virtual reality headset codenamed Project Moonlight, and that headset has just been revealed through a newly leaked image. The headset is expected to debut in September alongside the Galaxy Note 5, it's claimed. The Verge has published... >>

Beacon smart yoga mat teaches perfect technique by detecting weight distribution

Beacon smart yoga mat teaches perfect technique by detecting weight distribution

By 12 August 2014

New York City-based invention company Quirky has selected a smart yoga mat with LED lights and sensors as a new project it'll help develop and eventually sell at retail stores. It's called Beacon. Beacon hopes to provides interactive guidance to people... >>

Gesture control anything in your home using your current smartphone or webcam

Gesture control anything in your home using your current smartphone or webcam

By 12 August 2014

A smarthome crammed with gadgets that can talk to each other is great. But without Jedi-like gestures to control it all, you're really missing a trick. Not for long though. Microsoft Research has managed to create a modification to normal smartphone cameras... >>

Lego Mark VI cyborg arm grabs our attention and anything else it wants

Lego Mark VI cyborg arm grabs our attention and anything else it wants

By 12 August 2014

A cyborg arm, dubbed Mark VI, has been built out of Lego that can make a fist, grab objects and pull-off gestures, all at the behest of its wearer. No it's not mind-controlled unfortunately. But it is Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit that was used to create the... >>

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail

By 12 August 2014

ToyMail has graduated from Kickstarter and is now available on Firebox as a UK exclusive. The toy allows parents to record voice messages on their phones that play on their child's toy, from anywhere in the world. ToyMail aims to bring parents into their... >>

Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet now up for preorder, costs as much as Google Glass

Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet now up for preorder, costs as much as Google Glass

By 11 August 2014

The self-dubbed "world's smartest helmet" is now available for preorder, enabling you to ride in style, or more specifically, with with a heads-up display, rearview camera, and GPS navigation. All you have to do is fork over enough cash to buy a pair... >>

Optalysys, maker of the light-speed exascale supercomputer for your desk

Optalysys, maker of the light-speed exascale supercomputer for your desk

By 11 August 2014

Silicon computer chips are about to become obsolete. Moore's law of doubling has reached a plateau where processing speed improvements have reduced. That's why UK technology company Optalysys has come up with a far better alternative. Optical computers... >>

Toshiba enters the activity tracker race with smartband offering 2-week battery

Toshiba enters the activity tracker race with smartband offering 2-week battery

By 11 August 2014

The wearable tracker market is really taking off and now Toshiba has joined it with its first activity tracker, the WERAM1100. Putting the not-so catchy name aside this band could still compete against the big players despite being late to the race for... >>