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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... >>

Vtech database hack: What to do now if you’re one of the 5 million affected

Vtech database hack: What to do now if you’re one of the 5 million affected

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Vtech makes electronic toys that help to educate kids, but those gadgets for tots can be hacked just like any other computer, apprently. The company has recently confirmed about 4.8 million parents and more than 200,000 children were affected in a wide-sweeping... >>

Is the iPad Pro suitable for family fun?

Is the iPad Pro suitable for family fun?

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Although there has been much talk about Apple's new iPad, the 12-inch iPad Pro, being an ideal tablet for creatives, its extra screen size could be appealing for other situations too; as a family device, for example. It could be the hub of a whole family's... >>

62 totally geeky gift ideas for Christmas

62 totally geeky gift ideas for Christmas

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If you have a geeky friend or loved one but don't know what to get them this holiday season without breaking the bank, consider a cheap and geeky toy.In an attempt to help you find the best and most affordable Christmas presents for geeky people this... >>

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

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When it comes to deciding what to watch on demand, there can be such a thing as too much choice. For example, Roku offers access to over 1,700 channels on its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find the ones that will... >>

How to enjoy toys to life games without spending a fortune

How to enjoy toys to life games without spending a fortune

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The latest trend in children’s videogames is to combine them with collectable toy lines for a rapidly expanding genre dubbed "toys to life". The plastic figures and toys have an NFC chip inside that, when placed on a USB peripheral, unlock content in... >>

Anki Overdrive review: App-controlled car racing fun for all the family
4.5 stars

Anki Overdrive review: App-controlled car racing fun for all the family

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We first saw Anki Overdrive, the company's follow-up to the hugely successful robot toy racing game Anki Drive, we were already amazed at just how much more advanced it was in comparison to its predecessor. A modern day take on Scalextric, you control... >>

The EE Robin kids tablet takes on Amazon kids tablet

The EE Robin kids tablet takes on Amazon kids tablet

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EE has entered the family tablet market with a 4G-enabled device that is specifically designed for children and their parents. The EE Robin comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 LCD display, 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM and... >>

Osmo review: Physical meets virtual with this clever iPad game
5.0 stars

Osmo review: Physical meets virtual with this clever iPad game

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Rather than being just another kids app, Osmo is best described as a technology system that bridges the physical and digital worlds by taking gameplay beyond the screen. But with such an unusual name, and concept, you may be scratching your head as to... >>

Lego Dimensions review: Everything Is Awesome
4.5 stars

Lego Dimensions review: Everything Is Awesome

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Lego Dimensions joins the toys-to-life race this year in impressive form. Because from the very start the focus is as much on the toys as it is the screen - within minutes of play you'll put the controller down to build the Lego Toy Pad peripheral, which... >>

We've only gone and built the Lego Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245

We've only gone and built the Lego Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245

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With over 2,793 pieces of Lego in the box, the replica Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245 (£169.99) made from Lego Technics isn't a build that you should approach lightly. Even blitzing your way through the 482 pages of the instruction manual is going to take... >>

7 ways to make more of your Instagram photos

7 ways to make more of your Instagram photos

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How many great Instagram photos do you have? Chances are if you've been using the service for a while you've got dozens of amazing square photos buried in your feed.  But it doesn't have to be that way, there are dozens of ways you can enjoy them away... >>

This Millennium Falcon bed is for kids but we want one too

This Millennium Falcon bed is for kids but we want one too

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A couple of years ago, Pocket-lint covered a Star Wars X-Wing fighter bed built by a loving father for his son in the US, and proclaimed it the coolest sleeping vessel we'd ever seen. But what if you don't have the necessary DIY skills to repeat such... >>

Back from your holidays? How to create an epic photo book

Back from your holidays? How to create an epic photo book

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How was your holiday? Chances are, however splendid it was at the time, that relaxed feeling will fade all too quickly. Still, there are ways to hang on to the memories. Photo books are the modern, classier photo album. And because they’re done professionally,... >>

WIN: 8 Lego Technics sets worth over £450 including the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

WIN: 8 Lego Technics sets worth over £450 including the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

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Pocket-lint has teamed up with Lego to give two lucky readers the chance to win a mega haul of Technics Lego sets. From the iconic partnership with the Mercedes-Benz Arocs set to a giant Crawler Crane, there is plenty of fun to be had building whether... >>

Sphero BB-8 review: The Star Wars Droid from Force Awakens comes to life
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Sphero BB-8 review: The Star Wars Droid from Force Awakens comes to life

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Sphero BB-8 is likely to be the must-have Star Wars toy this Christmas. Likely to even overshadow R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 is a spherical Droid that stole the thunder when he was first spotted in the movie's original online teaser... >>

Star Wars Force Friday: These are the toys you're looking for...

Star Wars Force Friday: These are the toys you're looking for...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming, we all know that, but how else are we to get excited about the movie coming out on the 18 December if not by a number of toys and accessories hitting the shops now. We've picked the best Star Wars toys either you... >>

You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

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Tomorrow, on what is being called by Disney Force Friday, a whole stack of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and other merchandise will be unboxed and revealed during an 18-hour livestream marathon on YouTube. However, we already know one of the gadgets... >>

Huge Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing taking place on YouTube, new trailers coming too

Huge Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing taking place on YouTube, new trailers coming too

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Disney is hosting the world's first-ever global live unboxing event on YouTube next week, where a whole stack of official Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will be revealed on a YouTube livestream. The merchandise will be revealed in stages as merchandise... >>

LeapFrog takes the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition head-on with the Epic Android tablet for little’uns

LeapFrog takes the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition head-on with the Epic Android tablet for little’uns

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Children's gadget and toy brand LeapFrog has responded to Amazon's entry into the kids tablet market with an Android device of its own. The LeapFrog Epic is designed specifically to be customised and can adapt to suit children as they age and become interested... >>

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet review: Learning for youngsters
4.0 stars

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet review: Learning for youngsters

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LeapFrog has unveiled a new version of its LeapPad tablet, the LeapPad Platinum, a 7-inch tough-ish tablet designed for kids ages between 3-9 years old . As well as being the company's best yet, it also contains the wizardry that will thrill young'uns... >>