Gadgets - Page 8

Show all Gadgets: Reviews News

Latest

Meet Apple’s Liam, the 29 arm robot that can dismantle an iPhone in minutes

Meet Apple’s Liam, the 29 arm robot that can dismantle an iPhone in minutes

By

Apple has unveiled an amazing multi-armed robot called Liam that it's using to help the environment by destroying iPhones.The Liam robot, aka "large inverse assembly machine", will use its 29 arms to dismantle iPhones to bare parts so each section can... >>

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

By

Telltale Games is now a household name for gamers with successful titles like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones already winning fan's hearts. Now the developer is working on a Batman game.Since Telltale is famed for focusing on story over button bashing... >>

Astell & Kern AK380 is one bonkers but beautiful high-res portable player

Astell & Kern AK380 is one bonkers but beautiful high-res portable player

By

We've seen swathes of audio devices in our time, but when it comes to portable audio nothing has ever quite stood out like the bonkers but beautiful looking Astell & Kern AK380.Now this is no Sony Walkman. Crafted from a single block of aluminium, which... >>

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

By

The pure electric double decker buses that were teased last year have been revealed a month ahead of their launch on London routes. TfL says this is the world's first electric double decker bus.London began running electric single decker buses in July... >>

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

By

Nike plans to sell real-life, self-lacing trainers, according to both teaser a video and a blog post it just published.Although the upcoming shoes don't look like the famous pair worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film Back to The Future II, they do function... >>

Arion wants to improve your running technique using technology

Arion wants to improve your running technique using technology

By

Arion, from ATO Gear, wants to help you change your running technique using technology, giving you more detail about what you're actually doing when you're out pounding the pavement.But this isn't another heart rate monitor or GPS watch, instead it's... >>

These Microtugs weigh a chocolate bar but moved over a tonne of car

These Microtugs weigh a chocolate bar but moved over a tonne of car

By

If the Ant-Man movie has taught us anything it's that ants are super strong. Combining that power, in a robot equivalent, has allowed six bots that weigh just 100g to pull a 1,769kg car.The robot ants were created by Stanford University researchers in... >>

Emicro One scooter review: Keeping up with the kids?

Emicro One scooter review: Keeping up with the kids?

By

As we push off once again, the motor kicks into action and zoom through the English countryside without a care in the world. We effortlessly pass a man walking his dog. The two young children who have accompanied us on this adventure are doing everything... >>

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

By

Current lithium-ion batteries may be about to get a much-needed upgrade thanks to a new development for fuel cells. The new batteries should be able to keep smartphones and drones going for over double the time they currently last. It could even be applied... >>

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

By

If Napster founder Sean Parker gets his way, you will be able to watch the latest films from the comfort of your own home on their cinematic release dates.Films like Star Wars: Episode VIII, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenent could be available... >>

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

By

The 2016 Rio Olympics will not only be a showcase for human physical achievement but for tech too. The Olympic Broadcasting Services has confirmed it will record and air 8K video coverage with 22.2 channel surround sound as well as VR.Over 130 hours... >>

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

By

Following on from the success of its 3D printed superhero action figures, which sport your own face, Firebox has taken the idea one step further. Now you can get a 3D printed model of yourself in the buff, letting it all hang on out for the world to see.Nudees... >>

Virtuali-Tee AR t-shirts not for the squeamish, will take your kids on a fun, bloody ride

Virtuali-Tee AR t-shirts not for the squeamish, will take your kids on a fun, bloody ride

By

Engaging children in educational pursuits is a fickle old game. A popular route to success has been with edgy content from shows like Horrible Histories. Based on the books of the same name these highlight the gruesome side of life in the past, in a way... >>

Don't just watch BBC's Robot Wars, fight your own Hexbug Battlebots at home

Don't just watch BBC's Robot Wars, fight your own Hexbug Battlebots at home

By

Robot Wars is no longer confined the the sentimental memories of parents. A new generation of British youngsters will be able to enjoy enjoy the carnage of metal, flywheels and pistons doing battle in a relaunched BBC 2 Robot Wars series coming later... >>

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

By

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has explained why there won't be support for Mac with the consumer release of Oculus Rift and, in the process, cheekily criticised Apple.He does leave the door open though, with a hint that Mac support could come in the future.Attending the... >>

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

By

As gadgets become more valuable and we carry even more of them around with us daily, theft is a big problem. But those smart gadgets, and even people, that need to be protected are starting to benefit from a growing smart security tech front-line.From... >>

Pull anything into the virtual world for super cheap with this $99 3D laser scanner

Pull anything into the virtual world for super cheap with this $99 3D laser scanner

By

Being able to 3D scan objects from the real world into the virtual one has been a relatively expensive process, until now. CowTech Ciclop is a new laser 3D scanner that will cost you only $99.One of the ways this scanner has been able to remain so affordable... >>

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

By

Pure, the digital radio specialist, has unveiled an in-car system that will turn any motor into a digital radio and Spotify friendly machine.The Pure Highway 400 and Highway 600 are plug-and-play units that sit on a car's dashboard and connect to the... >>

Nasa funding quiet supersonic jet, a friendly Concorde for everyone

Nasa funding quiet supersonic jet, a friendly Concorde for everyone

By

Nasa has set its sights a little closer to earth for once as it begins plans to help make supersonic airliners a reality once again.The world famous and now retired Concorde was the last supersonic jet to take paying passengers into the air. But it wasn't... >>

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW: 7 ways it reinvents the office

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW: 7 ways it reinvents the office

By

Small businesses searching for a printer need look no further than HP's Colour LaserJet Pro line.We've recently spent some time with the HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW model, a compact multifunction printer that comes with a strong feature set to... >>

Mountain Athletics from The North Face helps you train for your outdoor adventures

Mountain Athletics from The North Face helps you train for your outdoor adventures

By

The North Face is a well-established brand once you're off the beaten track. Since the company's foundation in 1966, it has been associated with some of the toughest events, from polar expeditions to mountain conquests. With the launch of Mountain Athletics,... >>

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

By

Yep. You read that right.McDonald's Happy Meal Boxes have been made into virtual-reality headsets. But don't go rushing over to your nearest Mickey D's just yet, as this promo is limited to one country at the moment (and it's not the US or the UK). Oddly,... >>

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B brings super specs while still barely denting your wallet

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B brings super specs while still barely denting your wallet

By

The English made Raspberry Pi has reached the third numerical iteration of its builds and with that it's become more powerful than ever, while remaining affordable.The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is still physically tiny at little bigger than a credit... >>

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

By

True techies shouldn't have an everyday, run-of-the-mill office.If you consider yourself a computer-savvy individual or even an early adopter, one of the first places you should be exemplifying that is in your home office. Similar to a living room, which... >>

LeEco has a smart mountain bike, and you're going to want one

LeEco has a smart mountain bike, and you're going to want one

By

When LeEco called us in to talk about the Le Max Pro - and it's plans for expansion outside of China - we weren't expecting to be spending our time marvelling over a smart bike. But when we found Le Syvrac it only seemed fair to stop and stare.You might... >>

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

By

The future of smart gadget controls is in ultrasound and Elliptic is bringing it to your gadgets in the next few months.Using ultrasonic audio a new control interface has been created that allows gadgets to pick up on gestures from across a room.This... >>

Mighty lets you listen to Spotify while running but ditches the phone

Mighty lets you listen to Spotify while running but ditches the phone

By

If you're a runner or cyclist or generally active person, your smartphone is likely the bane of your existence.Let's face it: Running is made much less excruciating when you can blast your favourite Spotify playlist. Unfortunately, it is far too easy... >>

Mattel ThingMaker preview: 3D printing for the Minecraft generation

Mattel ThingMaker preview: 3D printing for the Minecraft generation

By

The barrier to new technology for children is rarely that they don’t understand it. More often it’s that they don’t know how to access it, or that creation tools aren’t visible to them.Minecraft is successful not only because its technology enables... >>

Internet of Cows is now a thing as UK start-up creates cow tracking app

Internet of Cows is now a thing as UK start-up creates cow tracking app

By

You've probably heard of the phrase Internet of Things. It refers to the idea that everything can be connected to the internet to share data.It's a huge buzz word in the gadget industry at the moment. Over the last couple of years we've seen everything... >>

Ebook reader powered by the sun will let you read forever without plugging in

Ebook reader powered by the sun will let you read forever without plugging in

By

Hoping to let you read in the sun for days, ebook reader maker Bookeen has created a new case for its Cybook Ocean ebook reader that lets you keep the battery topped up via the sun.According to the company, the new cover can provide up to a days reading... >>

LG Rolling Bot is a smartphone-controlled ball of fun with frikkin' laser beams

LG Rolling Bot is a smartphone-controlled ball of fun with frikkin' laser beams

By

If you fell in love with BB-8's adorable bally cuteness in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then prepare to have your heartstrings tugged: say hello to LG's Rolling Bot. The LG Rolling Bot is one of the LG G5's Friends, one of a number of accessories shown... >>

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

By

The smart home is growing but, so far, it's been by one product at a time. Motorola wants to change that by offering a complete line of gear instantly drag your home into the future. And it's calling it VerveLife.The Motorola VerveLife is a range of kit... >>

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

By

Electric bikes are growing in number but are still on the fringe of cycling. That could be about to change thanks to the Sondors Thin.Until now electric bikes have been limited to one or two options in major bike shops. They're largely expensive, unattractive... >>

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

By

If you're a fan of Star Wars and enjoyed The Force Awakens, you'll likely already have one of Sphero's BB-8 toys or be yearning to get one. Now there's another option, a full scale model of the movie's BB-8 drone you can own.Spin Master is the toy maker... >>

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

By

We've often been fond of proposed Lego sets that appear on Lego Ideas, but one of the latest has particularly piqued our interest.Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is an online place where budding builders put forward their potential toy sets and hope to garner... >>

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

By

The Rift is almost here.Facebook-owned Oculus VR has confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now you can finally pre-order official bundles that not only include the headset but also the certified PC required to run... >>

Mattel brought back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids to make toys

Mattel brought back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids to make toys

By

Mattel doesn't think 3D printing should be limited to adults.The toy maker is so sure that it is resurrecting a product from the 1960s in order to give today's children a chance to build their own toys. Mattel has brought back ThingMaker, a countertop... >>

New Lego Star Wars sets in the flesh: Minecraft and Ninjago complete the line-up

New Lego Star Wars sets in the flesh: Minecraft and Ninjago complete the line-up

By

Having shown off a range of Lego at the London and Nuremberg Toy Fairs in the last few weeks, the brick brand let us take pics and video of the last entries in the 2016 line-up at the New York Toy Fair.The biggest question mark still left for Lego this... >>

Store 360TB on a coin-sized quartz, for 14 billion years, thanks to 5D lasers

Store 360TB on a coin-sized quartz, for 14 billion years, thanks to 5D lasers

By

Superman's parents got it right when they stored all of his home planet Krypton's history on a crystal. Now us earthlings are catching up thanks to a breakthrough that uses five dimensional laser writing on nanostructured glass.The breakthrough was made... >>

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

By

Chairs are one of the last things we imagined would become smart, yet Nissan has seen a way to make it so.Inspired by the technology in it self-parking cars Nissan has applied the intelligence to chairs. What may have started as a marketing stunt has... >>

3D printed body parts are here: Jaw dropping? Print a new one

3D printed body parts are here: Jaw dropping? Print a new one

By

Science is moving so fast it may soon be able to replace human body parts by simply printing them. Eventually that process will even mean printing directly into the body. For now a big step has been made with 3D printed body parts.The breakthrough has... >>

This latest edition of Monopoly ditches the cash for cards and a scanner

This latest edition of Monopoly ditches the cash for cards and a scanner

By

Counting cash is so 2015.Monopoly has kicked off the new year by releasing a new edition of Monopoly called Ultimate Banking. It's kind of hard to keep the many, many, many editions of Monopoly straight at this point, but this new one stands out because... >>

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety
3.5 stars

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety

By

Gibson has come a long way beyond just its guitar-making origins. Now with high-quality audio subsidiaries like Onkyo under its belt it's using the brand name to offer a wider range of products - Trainer being a range of audio offerings that are being... >>

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

By

The London Bike Show, also home to adventure and triathlon, is back for 2016 to show off all the latest gadget innovations for the active types.Apart from a whole host of carbon, lycra and carbs the show is also home to gadgets that help make adventuring... >>

Force feedback joysticks and AR headsets aren't just for gamers, they're the future of combat aircraft

Force feedback joysticks and AR headsets aren't just for gamers, they're the future of combat aircraft

By

A short train ride from London into the garden of England, as Kent is known, sits BAE Systems' Rochester facility. It's a site of some historical significance in aviation terms, as the WWII Short Stirling bomber was built here, but it's now where BAE... >>

These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

By

Footwear that produces power, by harvesting the kinetic energy of walking. Many have tried and produced little to show for it, until now. A breakthrough has created shoes that can produce high-energy simply from walking.Scientists at the University of... >>

17 great gadget gifts for girls

17 great gadget gifts for girls

By

There are hundreds of gadgets out there, some much more exciting than others. It could be the latest smartwatch, delivering notifications directly to your wrist, or a quirky external battery pack to keep your devices charged up.Either way, gadgets make... >>