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Lego Simpsons Springfield is mind-bogglingly awesome

Lego Simpsons Springfield is mind-bogglingly awesome

By 11 August 2014

When the Lego Simpsons was released it was only a matter of time before some intrepid block builder took it to the next level. That's been achieved with a massive city built of Lego. The Lego Simpsons house went on sale this year for £179 while the figures... >>

Tractor beam created in water, gravity guns here we come

Tractor beam created in water, gravity guns here we come

By 11 August 2014

A real-world tractor beam has been created for pulling-in and pushing-out objects. The catch? It's water only, for now. Next step, air control for gravity guns. Both Star Wars and Star Trek agree on one thing the future will hold – tractor beams. And... >>

Want to 3D-print objects but don't own a 3D printer? No worries, here's how

Want to 3D-print objects but don't own a 3D printer? No worries, here's how

By 8 August 2014

There are numerous ways you can print objects in 3D starting today, without having to buy a 3D printer or use fancy 3D modeling software. When reading about 3D printers, there's usually an asterisk about how you must first convert any object you want... >>

Solar cell breakthrough could let solar cars travel over 450 miles at a time

Solar cell breakthrough could let solar cars travel over 450 miles at a time

By 8 August 2014

Science boffins at start-up Semprius have found a manufacturing method that will allow them to stack solar cells to improve efficiency. By piling the solar cells on top of each other they will be able to cram enough into solar panels to offer 50 per cent... >>

Tado smart thermostat review
4 out of 5

Tado smart thermostat review

By 8 August 2014

A connected home is becoming a more desirable prospect these days and the Internet of Things (IoT) is making that a feasible reality. Whether it be through appliances that let you know when your undies are clean and ready to hang on the line, through... >>

Hoverboards can finally become a reality using NASA's microwave space drive

Hoverboards can finally become a reality using NASA's microwave space drive

By 8 August 2014

NASA recently announced that the EmDrive, which uses microwaves to create thrust, is actually real. While primarily aimed at space this could also be used here on earth, for a hoverboard. Finally the hoverboard dream from Back to the Future II could become... >>

Samsung Gear Solo expected to arrive at Note 4 event on 3 September

Samsung Gear Solo expected to arrive at Note 4 event on 3 September

By 8 August 2014

Samsung working on a stand-alone watch, that uses a SIM to work without a phone, is not a new rumour. But the Gear Solo, as it's being called, appearing at the Unpacked event on 3 September is new. Samsung is already expected to announce its Galaxy Note... >>

Best drones out now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

Best drones out now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

By 7 August 2014

Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days. From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere. Companies like... >>

Withings Activité coming October, its first stylish entry into the smartwatch market

Withings Activité coming October, its first stylish entry into the smartwatch market

By 7 August 2014

While the fact that Withings was to enter the smartwatch market is not new, a date for release is. The Withings Activité will be available from October. Speaking to Wareable, company CEO Cédric Hutchings explained that the Aura sleep system will... >>

Honeywell Evohome review
4 out of 5

Honeywell Evohome review

By 7 August 2014

There are a number of companies vying for your business when it comes to controlling your heating system at home. British Gas has Hive, Google owns Nest in the US (which is expected to eventually come to the UK), and there's the German company Tado also... >>