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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... >>

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

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Flying Gadgets, the toy company that introduced the X-Voice voice-controlled drone last year, is bringing another unique quadcopter to the UK later this year, the X-Water. It can fly both above and below water, while filming 720p video.What's more, it... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Five parental control apps for Android devices

Five parental control apps for Android devices

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The internet is a fantastic source of information. Whether you use it for social media, researching or cheating on the pub quiz, you can discover nearly anything you need to know these days. But while you might be happy to have unlimited access to all... >>

We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

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Distractions are a problem in modern family life. It’s all too easy to let the weekend slip away spending more time staring at a screen rather than engaging with your children. For kids too there are ever more shiny things vying for their attention.... >>

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,... >>

Meccano Meccanoids multiply, now come in various shapes and sizes

Meccano Meccanoids multiply, now come in various shapes and sizes

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Meccano has expanded on its Meccano robot launched in 2015, with a range of Meccanoids for 2016. Revealed at CES in Las Vegas, the range will feature three pot sized robots, a giant T-Rex dinosaur and two child sized droids that you have to build yourself.... >>

Code-A-Pillar: The pre-school coding caterpillar

Code-A-Pillar: The pre-school coding caterpillar

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When's it too early to learn to code? When you're three perhaps? Well according to Fisher Price, that's exactly the time you should be encouraging your children to start. The toy company has created a new coding toy aimed at the class of 2035 that starts... >>

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

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Gadget toys can be like buses, nothing new for years then along come three at once. This year has seen the resurgence of slot-car racing, while a new twist on these car-track combos has added AI steering to do away with the slots all together.Anki is... >>

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon Review: Chewie, we're home

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon Review: Chewie, we're home

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You probably fall into one of two camps. The ones that have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the ones that are waiting to see it a second time. The Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon is a reworking of the original Lego Millennium Falcon launched to... >>

Which Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego set should you buy?

Which Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego set should you buy?

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now out in cinemas across the globe and to coincide with the new movie, Lego has released a number of new Star Wars Force Awakens Lego sets so you can relive the action of the film, after you've built it of course. With... >>

How to make parental controls on consoles, phones and tablets work for you

How to make parental controls on consoles, phones and tablets work for you

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While keeping TVs and videogames out of the bedroom and in shared spaces is a great step towards healthier media consumption for children, not least because you can keep an eye on the type of content your children are accessing. <obile devices like tablets... >>

Should you stick to age ratings and scores when choosing games for the family? The answer is surprising

Should you stick to age ratings and scores when choosing games for the family? The answer is surprising

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The Christmas holidays provide prime opportunity to sit down with your children to play videogames. You might also be inclined to pop on a game for them to play on their own, under supervision. But which games are most suitable? Sure, you can check the... >>

LeapFrog Epic review: Putting parents in control
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LeapFrog Epic review: Putting parents in control

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The internet is a place of knowledge, entertainment, and more - but it isn't always a safe place. When it comes to kids spending time online a simple search for one thing can lead to something else, or playing a game could lead to dozens of in-app purchases... >>

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 3: Win £300 worth of Lego Technics

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 3: Win £300 worth of Lego Technics

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Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint. All you'll have to do to enter is check Pocket-lint each day to see what prize is up for grabs, answer a... >>