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5 best games for young kids: Responsible gaming ideas for parents

5 best games for young kids: Responsible gaming ideas for parents

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With the Xbox One and PS4 breaking all records for console sales and just about every family household in the UK having a tablet device of some description, gaming has permeated every walk of life - sometimes obviously, sometimes not so. Kids and adults... >>

Best gifts for dad: Power tools, drones, grooming gear and more

Best gifts for dad: Power tools, drones, grooming gear and more

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They can be the toughest people to shop for, or the easiest – it's just about knowing what dads like. Gadgets are usually a good bet with power tools, flying toys, micro chargers and more all near guaranteed to keep the old man happy be it his birthday,... >>

Are these the best Lego real-world photos yet? Lego Ferraris take to the streets of the UK

Are these the best Lego real-world photos yet? Lego Ferraris take to the streets of the UK

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To celebrate a new range of Shell V-Power Lego Ferrari vehicles being available from the fuel brand's petrol stations, photographers Jeff Moore and Andrew Whyte were tasked to make them seem like they were actually driving down famous roads in UK cities... >>

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?

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What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot? A train driver? Maybe an astronaut? Maybe you just wanted to play with Lego for your entire life, but surely that wasn't possible? Well, get ready to have your mind blown...Not only is it possible, there's... >>

Mousr is the smart robot that plays with your cat for you

Mousr is the smart robot that plays with your cat for you

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The robot future is well and truly upon us, now even our pets can have their own robot slaves to entertain them. Mousr is here for feline funtimes.Mousr is an intelligent robot from Petronics which is currently on Kickstarter. The sensor-filled bot works... >>

Heisenberg 'mad' as Breaking Bad action figures pulled from Toys R Us after online petition

Heisenberg 'mad' as Breaking Bad action figures pulled from Toys R Us after online petition

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A line of Breaking Bad action figures from Mezco were pulled from Toys R Us in the States after Susan Myers received 9.000 signatures for an online petition banning their sale in the store.Previously, the toy store chain had defended the line, which... >>

Inaugural Golden Brickies celebrates Star Wars Lego in perfect fan style

Inaugural Golden Brickies celebrates Star Wars Lego in perfect fan style

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The Golden Brickies took place over this weekend with a red carpet event at Legoland Windsor, looking to celebrate the clash of cultural titans Lego and Star Wars.With Warwick Davis in attendance - who played the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi - Lego... >>

Parrot Jumping Sumo review
3.5 stars

Parrot Jumping Sumo review

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Parrot, the company behind a number of flying drones, is now offering land-lovers something get excited about: the Jumping Sumo. Is this land-locked gadget with integrated camera enough to get us excited?Land not airUnlike the company's Rolling Spider,... >>

Best Lego minifigures complete Series 12 picture gallery

Best Lego minifigures complete Series 12 picture gallery

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Lego is constantly updating with new builds and new characters. The latest minifigures range to be released is Series 12. These new figures offer a code with each character which can be used to unlock access to the playable character in the Lego Minifigures... >>

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

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Nerf has released two new top of the range Nerf weapons, but which one should you go for? We've been shooting to find out.Nerf Mega ThunderbowKatniss Everdeen has a lot to answer for doesn't she? The latest Nerf weapon, you see, is a bow and dart combo... >>

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

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Anki Drive, the modern day Scalextrix-esque toy that works with the iPhone and iPad, is coming to Android as the company looks to expand the appeal of the intelligent racing toy.Beyond the move to Android, which is due in October, the company is also... >>

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

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Apple has a new feature that promises to not only save you money but also make it easier for your family to share everything, from apps to music.The feature is called Family Sharing, and it works across both iOS devices and Macs. Available for consumers... >>

Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had

Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had

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Some of the sparkly new offices on the start-up scene have their fun foibles installed, such as foosball and ping-pong tables (table tennis if you like). Some have slides and swings, fun is positively promoted, and yet these outfits continue to get the... >>

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens

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Lego has launched its own Oscars-style awards for the best Star Wars-themed builds and photos in the UK. The Golden Brickies, illustrated by the Lego version of C-3PO on a typical Academy Award plinth, is split into several categories and the toy company... >>

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool

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Ollie is finally out.The Sphero team first showed off Ollie at CES 2014 in January, but its latest robot toy was called something different then: Sphero 2B. It has been renamed and is considered the follow-up to the original Sphero, a smartphone-controlled... >>

Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists

Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists

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LeapFrog has become quite a force in gadgetry for young children, with well-thought-out intuitive kids' versions of some of the biggest tech trends around. It has kids' versions of handheld games consoles and tablet devices in its range, and recently... >>

K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016

K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016

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This life-sized K'Nex replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car was today unveiled by Richard Noble, OBE and former world land speed record holder, at Brooklands Museum in Surrey.The model, measured by the National Physical Laboratory and confirmed by... >>

Anki Drive review
4.0 stars

Anki Drive review

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When you were young you probably played Scalextric. It was a lot of fun and while you would no doubt pick up a trigger and squeeze it today given half the chance, there is a new challenger in town: Anki Drive.Anki Drive doesn't require you to place the... >>

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

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A Texan mother and former soldier has come up with an app to stop her child ignoring her calls. And it's now available for anyone.The Ignore No More app allows parents to disable their child's phone if they're not answering calls or texts. The child is... >>

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail

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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... >>

Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up

Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up

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A new baby monitor designed to predict when a baby is expected to wake up will go on sale in the new year.Sproutling, which hopes to give parents a little extra peace of mind, is a baby monitor that will monitor a baby's movement, heart rate, and skin... >>

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

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Hasbro has remade Simon Says for a new generation bringing with it a series of new challenges to master.Now instead of a pocketable game that featured four lights, you have to, as the name suggests, swipe as well as tap your way through remembering a... >>

Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic

Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic

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Have you ever fancied turning a picture of yourself or any other kind of image into a Lego work of art? Well, if Brick-A-Pic is successfully crowdfunded in the next 16 days, you'll be able to. And what's more, you build it yourself. Twice the fun.The... >>

While you're waiting for a smaller PS4 to appear, treat yourself to one of these

While you're waiting for a smaller PS4 to appear, treat yourself to one of these

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Takara Tomy, the Japanese toy manufacturer, is branching out with its range of collectable figures by introducing a range of miniature Sony PlayStation consoles.Starting with the PlayStation 2 and going through the entire release line-up over the years... >>

How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how

How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how

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The Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile we wrote about the other day caused something of a stir. Every single one of us, and a large amount of our readers it seems, want one and we couldn't help drooling over the set that contains more than 1,800 pieces.However,... >>

Hasbro okays artists to design and sell 3D printed toy art for fans on Shapeways

Hasbro okays artists to design and sell 3D printed toy art for fans on Shapeways

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Hasbro has embraced 3D printing. It announced 3D printing marketplace Shapeways is now selling fan art inspired by Hasbro brands like My Little Pony.In an interview with The New York Times, John Frascott, chief marketing officer at Hasbro, revealed that... >>

Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet

Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet

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Lego has announced a new addition to its Ultimate Collectors' Series range, the Batman Tumbler Batmobile, as seen in the more recent Dark Knight trilogy of movies.The 76023 Lego Batman Tumbler UCS set with be comprised of 1,869 pieces for $199 (£116)... >>

Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego

Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego

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Legoland has partnered with The Cloud to offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Windsor theme park. Visitors can use the free wireless internet connection as much as they like while on the site, and can also access Legoland's Q-bot service, which allows them... >>

Keep your kids fit and healthy while they play, LeapFrog LeapBand is their own activty tracker

Keep your kids fit and healthy while they play, LeapFrog LeapBand is their own activty tracker

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LeapFrog has entered the wearables market with a cross between a sports fitness band and a smartwatch that encourages kids to keep healthy by playing games.The LeapBand activity tracker is a watch-like device that kids between four and seven can wear.... >>

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

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Nerf has launched a new Nerf gun that comes complete with a built-in camera so you can record just how good a shot you are.The new Nerf NStrike ProCam is a standard looking blaster rifle from the company, but look closely and you'll soon notice that it... >>

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover

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Furby was the number one selling toy for Christmas 2013, and Hasbro is hoping it can repeat that feat a second year running.To do so, it is releasing a new "Crystal series" Furby and Furblings for those who either missed out first time around or need... >>

Is this the coolest thing ever? A flatpack foosball table made of cardboard

Is this the coolest thing ever? A flatpack foosball table made of cardboard

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Do you love football and have extra space to fill in your man-cave but don't want to spend a lot? Then a cardboard foosball table is your thing.Gadget retail site Firebox has listed a new product called Flat Pack Cardboard Foosball Table. It's a ready-to-assemble... >>

Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ review

Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ review

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Building Lego is fun in itself, but Lego being Lego it wants to offer even more bang for your buck. Its new Ultra Agents range is here - not only to be built but to be interacted with using its app. This free app adds an intense story to what you've built,... >>

The all-electric Lamborghini that anyone can afford

The all-electric Lamborghini that anyone can afford

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Even second-hand a Lamborghini Murcielago will set you back considerably more than £100,000, but not at John Lewis as it expects to shift several of them in time for Christmas for considerably less. And its version is all-electric to boot.Okay, the Lamborghini... >>

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set

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"Who you gonna call?" says the box proudly, leading you to savour the thought of building the Ecto 1 car from the 80s classic Ghostbusters in Lego.The new set, which is part of the new Lego Ideas (previously Cuusoo) family, is the latest throwback to... >>

Makies, world's first 3D printed dolls launch in Hamleys, this is what they look like

Makies, world's first 3D printed dolls launch in Hamleys, this is what they look like

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During Hamleys' Christmas in July showcase held technically in June (and nowhere near Christmas but such is the nature of these things), Pocket-lint's eye was attracted to a new range of dolls coming to the store the very next day. Makies, a British brand... >>

What's more awesome than Glastonbury? Lego Glastonbury

What's more awesome than Glastonbury? Lego Glastonbury

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Glastonbury starts today, the music side of the festival anyway, and many thousands will already be there enjoying the sun (at the moment at least) and other festivities. However, The Lego Movie's UK Twitter feed has given us a glimpse of something that's... >>

Real FX Racing AI RC cars: Hands-on with the Kickstarter project everyone's talking about

Real FX Racing AI RC cars: Hands-on with the Kickstarter project everyone's talking about

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No sooner have we seen one Scalextric replacement system than another turns up. Real FX Racing, on the face of it, has a similar premise to Anki Drive, which Pocket-lint played with during our Tech Tavern event in honour of London Technology Week.However,... >>

TX Juice AI Copter: Hands-on with the RC helicopter that will last longer than Christmas Day

TX Juice AI Copter: Hands-on with the RC helicopter that will last longer than Christmas Day

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You know that thing where you or your child unwrap a brand new remote controlled helicopter on Christmas Day or a birthday, only for it to shatter in pieces in contact with the living room light fittings 20 minutes later? Yeah, us too. Only too well.The... >>

Real FX tabletop racing with AI is like Anki Drive without the need for an iPhone

Real FX tabletop racing with AI is like Anki Drive without the need for an iPhone

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Artificially Intelligent cars that race you around the track in Anki Drive are great, but for those without an iPhone to control them there have been few options. Now Real FX is aiming to bring AI real world racing without the need for a mobile.Many parents... >>