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Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

3Doodler Start is here to make 3D drawing child safe

3Doodler Start is here to make 3D drawing child safe

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3Doodler, the company behind the first 3D printing pen, is back with a model aimed specifically at children.The 3Doodler Start, as it's called, is designed to be super simple so that children can use and enjoy it easily. The original 3Doodler involved... >>

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

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When we visited this year's Toy Fair in January there was a notable absentee: LeapFrog. The company specialises in gadgets for younger kids and has always been a must-see for us each year, with its cunning devices that ape adult equivalents.Now we know... >>

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

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The NFL is one of the most advanced field sports in the world when it comes to technology. So the biggest event of the year for the sport, the Super Bowl, is the pinnacle of field based gadgetry.A lot of the technologies you've probably got on you right... >>

Android Wear now does voice calling, speech dictation from major apps

Android Wear now does voice calling, speech dictation from major apps

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Ladies and gents - the future is now. Or at least it is for Android Wear users.Android Wear supports voice actions and gestures so you can get things done while hands-free, but it's just expanded those ways, including adding new features that let you... >>

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

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Star Wars and Lego is a mix made in the heavens and it'll be descending to us earthlings in a new form soon. A Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens game has been announced.Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the game which will arrive... >>

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

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UPDATE: BlackBerry has since issued a statement on its official blog saying: "...we want to also make very clear our ongoing commitment to the BlackBerry 10 platform...". It goes on to say: "consumer and enterprise fans of our workhorse BlackBerry 10... >>

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

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The next instalment of Star Wars could actually be filmed, at least in part, in space.The most recent Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, featured lots of realism with as few visual effects as possible, as was the vision of its director J.J. Abrams. Apparently... >>

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

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It was just over a week ago that Microsoft was recalling power adapters for its Surface Pro tablets and now Apple is also issuing a recall.Apple is recalling certain AC power wall plug adapters. The company cites that "In very rare cases, affected Apple... >>

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

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Each year Lego unveils its new sets that combine top name franchises and in-house brands. For families though, there’s a tension between block building creativity and the product becoming a way to get children into other franchises.At this year’s... >>

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

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Whether you're the paranoid type, that thinks brain implants ultimately mean government mind control, or an excited futurist, the reality is coming. Darpa has committed $60 million to creating an interface for the human brain and machines that will be... >>

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

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Colin Furze is a modern day midlands da Vinci, if Leonardo rode a BMX and had a welding super power. The result of this YouTube star's creations are some seriously fun, probably unsafe and completely awesome looking inventions.From a bicycle that hurtles... >>

Is this the new face of Lego?

Is this the new face of Lego?

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If you asked someone to describe what Lego looks like they would probably answer with something along the lines of a series of bricks that you put together to build buildings, vehicles, and the such like.That image is likely to change though when they... >>

Marbotics Smart Letters for iPad: As easy as ABC?

Marbotics Smart Letters for iPad: As easy as ABC?

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In an age of digital devices, worrying whether your young kids are getting enough physical play can be a concern. It's all too easy to thrust the iPad at a child and leave them to it.French company Marbotic is trying to solve this dilemma by merging physical... >>

Disney just delayed the 2017 release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII

Disney just delayed the 2017 release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII

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We have some good news and some bad news for Star Wars fans.Naturally, we'll start with the bad news: Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, which was originally scheduled for release in May 2017, will now debut on 15 December... >>

iOS 9.3 will be an essential update for families, here's why

iOS 9.3 will be an essential update for families, here's why

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Apple is expected to release a major iOS update this spring, for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. It will bring several new features, including CarPlay enhancements, and we're particularly excited that iOS 9.3 will introduce tweaks that will be perfect... >>

Best hoverboard fails: Mini-Segway accidents, spills and idiots ahoy

Best hoverboard fails: Mini-Segway accidents, spills and idiots ahoy

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Hoverboards, mini-segways, self-balancing scooters, idiotmobiles, call them what you will, there's no denying that the two-wheeled electric boards have taken the world by storm.They have sold in their thousands and while it's not technically legal to... >>

£1.2 million Games London initiative launched by a Minecraft Boris Johnson

£1.2 million Games London initiative launched by a Minecraft Boris Johnson

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched an initiative to help promote games and games development in the UK capital that will initially be funded to the tune of £1.2 million.What's more, he presented an online press conference to announce the scheme,... >>

HP EliteBook Folio preview: Super-slim laptop means business

HP EliteBook Folio preview: Super-slim laptop means business

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It may well be a business laptop, but the HP EliteBook Folio sure does mean business. This slender workhorse is a mere 12.4mm thin - making it even more trim than the 12-inch MacBook.How's that possible? As the EliteBook Folio uses an Intel Core M processor... >>

This spoiler-riddled The Force Awakens video shows exactly how the film was made

This spoiler-riddled The Force Awakens video shows exactly how the film was made

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We are going to come right off the bat here and say that if you haven't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet look away now. Go immediately elsewhere as the following video is so full of spoilers you could technically save yourself a trip to the cinema... >>

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

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Robot Wars, the competitive TV show about battling bots, is returning to UK screens with a new series and new, improved remote-controlled metallic monsters of mayhem.The BBC has confirmed that it has commissioned one of the original production companies... >>

Griffin Travel Power Bank tops up Apple Watch right from your keychain

Griffin Travel Power Bank tops up Apple Watch right from your keychain

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Let's face it: the Apple Watch's day-long battery just isn't enough.Griffin seems to thinks so as well, because at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, it unveiled a new accessory that hangs from your keychain and packs 800mAh of extra power specifically for the Apple... >>

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

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Razer came out with a new Blade laptop at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and all we have to say about it is: yaaas!First of all... if you're not familiar with Razer's range of Blade laptops, you should know that they are primarily meant for gamers and usually... >>

Is there anything better than being put into Fallout 4 by Intel?

Is there anything better than being put into Fallout 4 by Intel?

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While wandering the massive halls of the CES trade show in Las Vegas each year, we often find some weird and wonderful tech demos or gadgets. However, with our ongoing love of Fallout 4 there was only one thing at this year's show that stole our award... >>

Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored

Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored

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BMW rolled out the i8 Spyder again here in CES. Again? Well, you’ll remember we drove the production i8 for the first time back in 2014 (it’s fair to say we loved it too). But in the run up to that car’s launch, BMW built several concept versions... >>

LG Hom-bot Turbo+ robot vacuum puts the fun into cleaning, here's why

LG Hom-bot Turbo+ robot vacuum puts the fun into cleaning, here's why

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Robot vacuum cleaners have been around for many years now and have had varying levels of success, when it comes to autonomously cleaning floors. Few though have also offered as much fun for the owner as the LG Hom-bot Turbo+, because its augmented reality... >>

Hisense 43H7C preview: 4K HDR TV thrills for less than $400

Hisense 43H7C preview: 4K HDR TV thrills for less than $400

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There's no doubt that we are in the midst of a technological revolution when it comes to televisions. Not only is 4K finally coming of age, but HDR (High Dynamic Range) video takes video presentation to an all-new level.Sadly, if you've already bought... >>

LG Signature Refrigerator: Who thought 2016 would be the year of the fridge?

LG Signature Refrigerator: Who thought 2016 would be the year of the fridge?

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Before CES started we were of the opinion that CES 2016 would be dominated by 4K TVs and Blu-ray players. But while there were plenty of excellent sets on show, two of the products that also had tongues wagging like an over-excited dog's tail were actually... >>

Chevrolet Bolt preview: An EV game changer, just not for the UK

Chevrolet Bolt preview: An EV game changer, just not for the UK

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Thirty thousand dollars. A lot of money? Not for an electric car, not one with a real-world 200-mile range anyway. But at CES, Mary Barra, CEO of GM, stood up on stage and introduced the worst kept secret of the show, that GM's Chevrolet division was... >>

Rinspeed Etos concept preview: BMW i8 gets added Swiss smarts

Rinspeed Etos concept preview: BMW i8 gets added Swiss smarts

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Leftfield Swiss car operation Rinspeed tends to rock up at the Geneva Auto Show each spring with a new concept car – showcasing the very latest technology from its partners, such as Harman, that produce connected car technologies and car audio equipment.So... >>

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 brings Lego robots to the classroom

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 brings Lego robots to the classroom

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Your kids could be about to start playing with Lego at school after the company has launched an educational toy box that encourages robotic code learning.Best seen as a more approachable version of Lego Mindstorms, Lego Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on,... >>

Pico Brew: A home brewing machine that makes beer making as easy as baking a loaf of bread

Pico Brew: A home brewing machine that makes beer making as easy as baking a loaf of bread

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You'll soon be able to brew beer from your favourite breweries from around the world at home thanks to a new invention called the Pico Brew.The counter top device is a fully automated brewing appliance that is able to brew batches of 5-litre kegs in about... >>