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Look no stabilisers, Jyrobike is the kids bike that balances itself

Look no stabilisers, Jyrobike is the kids bike that balances itself

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Jyrobike is a new bicycle aimed for kids due out in the first half of 2015 that should mean they can ditch the need for stabilisers even if they've never ridden a bike before.The bike, which is fitted with an intelligent gyroscope in the front wheel,... >>

Anki Drive is the iPhone-controlled Scalextric from the future: Playtime at the Tech Tavern

Anki Drive is the iPhone-controlled Scalextric from the future: Playtime at the Tech Tavern

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Of all the things being shown at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern this week, Anki Drive perhaps regressed us to giggle like kids the most. It's easy to see why, just look at the bullet points: track racing, robot cars, Batmobile designer, iOS control, AI opponents,... >>

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app

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Meal times can often turn into a refuelling mission for the family while everyone focuses on their gadgets and not each other. The DinnerTime app was built to fix that issue and help families spend more time together by allowing parent's to lock their... >>

What is Apple iOS 8 Family Sharing and how does it work?

What is Apple iOS 8 Family Sharing and how does it work?

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Apple announced its new Family Sharing feature at its World Wide Developer Conference this week. But what is Family Sharing and how does it actually help?Credit controlAt its heart Family Sharing is about offering more control to parents over their children,... >>

Best tech to secure your bike and prevent it being stolen

Best tech to secure your bike and prevent it being stolen

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Bike theft is a bigger problem than ever, with more bikes on the roads as riders try to go green. While it might save money on travel it is costing people too much in thefts. Fear not technology, as ever, is here to save the day.We've collected up the... >>

How to solve the Rubik's Cube: Official video guide reveals all

How to solve the Rubik's Cube: Official video guide reveals all

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The humble Rubik's Cube is 40 years-old today, hence the reason Google made its own interactive virtual cube to play with as a Google doodle.Ever since it was originally introduced to a global market in the 80s - after an initial release in Erno Rubik's... >>

Google celebrates 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube with interactive Google doodle

Google celebrates 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube with interactive Google doodle

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The Rubik's Cube is 40 years-old today and to celebrate, Google has created a Google doodle that presents an interactive virtual version of the much-loved puzzle toy.Erno Rubik invented the 3x3x3 cube in the spring of 1974, although it wasn't released... >>

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

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Qualcomm has shown off three stand-out apps to Pocket-lint. These apps are unique because they use a new augmented-reality technology called Vuforia.Vuforia has actually been around for a couple of years. In fact, there are more than 95,000 registered... >>

Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing

Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing

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The Lego episode of the Simpsons is almost here, but now we've been given a treat from Fox and Lego in the guise of a 1 minute 51 second trailer for the show that airs this Sunday.Called Brick Like Me, the story sees Homer Simpson slowly remember his... >>

Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

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Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom range with a new line of critters, or Furblings, that acts as physical friend if you already own a Furby Boom and we've had one in the office. The adorable and cute little fur balls are supposedly the offspring of your... >>

Better than birthday candles, Rubik’s Cube celebrates 40 years with the Rubik’s Cube Light

Better than birthday candles, Rubik’s Cube celebrates 40 years with the Rubik’s Cube Light

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It's 40-years since the Rubik's Cube was born. If, like us, you've never completed one in all that time this might be a sad day. Fear not there is light at the end of the tunnel, literally thanks to the Rubik's Cube Light.The 40th Anniversary Rubik's... >>

Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review

Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review

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Baby monitors are one of those things that have changed things for the better. These days, you can listen out for murmurs and requests and make sure your little ones stay asleep. And that's exactly the one thing all parents want: sleep.D-Link is best... >>

Lego Simpsons minifigures revealed ahead of 4 May special episode airing (UK updated)

Lego Simpsons minifigures revealed ahead of 4 May special episode airing (UK updated)

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Ahead of the Lego Simpsons 25th anniversary episode, that will be aired on 4 May, a veritable deluge of recognisable yellow Lego cartoon favourites has been unveiled. And the official minifigures will be on sale soon.A total of 16 Simpsons Lego characters... >>

Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray set comes with free Hobbit Lego

Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray set comes with free Hobbit Lego

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Sainsbury's UK supermarket chain has announced it will soon offer a Blu-ray version of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug alongside an exclusive Hobbit-themed Lego set.Warner Bros. Pictures' The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second installment of... >>

Lego rocks out with great musicians given the minifig makeover

Lego rocks out with great musicians given the minifig makeover

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If Lego was ever in danger of not taking over the world, this latest collection should set it back on track. Now some of the greatest bands of all time have been given Lego counterparts.Lego artist Adly Syairi Ramly has created several of the most iconic... >>

YouTube reportedly creating safe zone aimed at children under 10

YouTube reportedly creating safe zone aimed at children under 10

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For parents, the internet is a minefield through which their children have to be guided. There's no way the little entertainment sponges are putting down those tablets if they don't have to. Seeing this, YouTube is said to be planning to create a... >>

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Lego Avengers Assemble set to release 26 March for Marvel film's premiere

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Lego Avengers Assemble set to release 26 March for Marvel film's premiere

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Lego has announced a new Marvel-branded LEGO Avengers Assemble set called Captain America vs Hydra.The set will release on 26 March - just in time for the US premiere of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier film on 4 April. Produced by Marvel Studios... >>

Hasbro Furby Furblings break out of Furby Boom app: Physical hatchlings to land in UK stores this spring

Hasbro Furby Furblings break out of Furby Boom app: Physical hatchlings to land in UK stores this spring

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Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom app and toy line today by introducing a physical collection of miniature creatures called Furby Furblings.A Furbling is simply a pint-sized Furby Boom - which is successor to the popular Furby 2012 but with different... >>

Lego Simpsons intro video made featuring The Lego Movie gang

Lego Simpsons intro video made featuring The Lego Movie gang

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YouTube filmmaker MonsieurCaron, we thank you. The Lego Simpsons introduction video, featuring characters from The Lego Movie is brilliant.The film, made using real Lego bricks, copies a chunk of The Simpsons introduction first with Simpsons characters,... >>

Utinni: Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler set with over 3,000 pieces announced

Utinni: Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler set with over 3,000 pieces announced

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Lego has announced another huge Lego Stars Wars set that will have fans of both reeling with excitement and worrying for their bank account.The Lego Sandcrawler, the massive moving junk yard from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, will consist of almost... >>

Back To The Future Lego: Team BTTF's vision for sets beyond the DeLorean

Back To The Future Lego: Team BTTF's vision for sets beyond the DeLorean

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We absolutely loved the official Lego Back To The Future set produced as part of the Cuusoo project, but the team behind the DeLorean isn't resting on its laurels.The team, headed by M.Togami, has already been busy creating a whole host of different... >>

How has Samsung made the Samsung Galaxy S5 child friendly with Kids Mode?

How has Samsung made the Samsung Galaxy S5 child friendly with Kids Mode?

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a new feature not previously found in the Galaxy range: Kids Mode. The new kid-friendly feature allows you to lock your children out of the important parts of your phone, but still let them have fun with a number of dedicated... >>

We love Titanfall. We love Lego. We love Titanfall Lego. Oh yes!

We love Titanfall. We love Lego. We love Titanfall Lego. Oh yes!

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We've featured a lot of really cool Lego on Pocket-lint recently. The Lego Ghostbusters set looks great. The Lego The Simpsons House is amazing. And we'd kill for a Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer (well, give a mean nipple tweak anyway). But surely... >>

Lego Star Wars Rebels Building sets, Imperial Star Destroyer and more pictures and hands-on

Lego Star Wars Rebels Building sets, Imperial Star Destroyer and more pictures and hands-on

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The Lego Group loves the Star Wars franchise. And that's none more evident than at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair, where the company has introduced a suite of new sets inspired by the sci-fi blockbuster films.The Star Wars Rebels Building sets are the highlight... >>

Hands-on: Lego Movie MetalBeard's Sea Cow review

Hands-on: Lego Movie MetalBeard's Sea Cow review

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The Lego Group is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair, where it just gave a sneak peek of the Sea Cow ship from its new Lego Movie.Called MetalBeard's Sea Cow, the massive Lego set will release in March for $249.99. It includes captain's quarters, which has a treasure... >>

Hands-on: Lego The Simpsons House review

Hands-on: Lego The Simpsons House review

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The Lego Group is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair and has given Pocket-lint a close look at The Simpsons House set that launched earlier this month.The Simpsons House set, available for $199/£179, lets fans build the Simpsons' familiar Springfield home with... >>

Hands-on: Lego Ghostbusters review

Hands-on: Lego Ghostbusters review

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The Lego Group is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair and has just shown off the new Lego Ghostbusters set.Lego Ghostbusters, a product of the Cuusoo design project, will officially release in June for $49.99. A UK price has yet to be revealed. The set includes four... >>

Lego Ghostbusters price and release date revealed, cheaper than Lego Simpsons

Lego Ghostbusters price and release date revealed, cheaper than Lego Simpsons

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Lego Ghostbusters, a product of the Cuusoo design project, will be officially released in June and at a much more reasonable price than the also recently launched Lego The Simpsons set.Admittedly, the Ghostbusters collection features just the four lead... >>

Get yourself a Lego NES console with Powerpig’s Builds ‘n Things

Get yourself a Lego NES console with Powerpig’s Builds ‘n Things

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Have you ever wanted to build a Nintendo Entertainment System replica console out of Lego? Now you can. Chris McVeigh, creator of Powerpig Productions and a self-described avid Lego builder, has a Builds 'n Things online retail store where he sells... >>

CBeebies Playtime update brings dinosaurs to life on your smartphone or tablet

CBeebies Playtime update brings dinosaurs to life on your smartphone or tablet

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The BBC has updated the CBeebies Playtime app, giving your little ones the chance to join in with Andy's Dinosaur Adventures.With this latest update, the app will tie in to the new programming on the CBeebies channel, Andy's Dinosaur Adventures. In the... >>

ITV screens top adverts remade in Lego to celebrate Lego Movie release (video)

ITV screens top adverts remade in Lego to celebrate Lego Movie release (video)

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As part of the hype for The Lego Movie, one of the commercial breaks during last night's Dancing on Ice on ITV featured some special versions of genuine adverts. They had all been remade using Lego.Recognisable ads from the British Heart Foundation, Confused.com,... >>

The Simpsons House Lego now available to buy, Homer and the gang for £179

The Simpsons House Lego now available to buy, Homer and the gang for £179

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Get ready Simpsons fans, for after much waiting, The Simpsons Lego is now available on Lego Shop.The Simpsons House set, available for $199/£179, lets fans build the Simpsons' familiar Springfield home with a detachable roof, modular design, car with... >>

4moms Origami baby buggy comes with headlights, trip counter and more (video)

4moms Origami baby buggy comes with headlights, trip counter and more (video)

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Amazon in the UK is to start selling a new baby buggy that will tell you how fast and far you are walking when you next take your little one out for a ride.Aimed at mums and dads keen to find out just how far that walk around the block is, the 4Moms Origami... >>

ChillFactor ice cream maker makes easy ice cream in minutes (video)

ChillFactor ice cream maker makes easy ice cream in minutes (video)

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Hmm, time for an ice cream. I know, that's exactly what we were thinking when we visited the ChillFactor stand at the London Toy Fair on a cold January day to find out about its new ChillFactor Ice Cream Maker.The idea behind the Ice Cream Maker, as the... >>

PS4 owners can play Titanfall after all, by buying the K'Nex Titanfall toys

PS4 owners can play Titanfall after all, by buying the K'Nex Titanfall toys

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Titanfall will be released in March for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 8.1 exclusively. Owners of PS4s or other games machines will also be able to play with the giant Titan mech suits themselves later in the year, as toy manufacturer K'Nex will be releasing... >>

Texter Helicopter lets you deliver messages from the air (video)

Texter Helicopter lets you deliver messages from the air (video)

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Revell, the company that sells remote-controlled vehicles and model aeroplanes and the like, has launched a mini remote controlled helicopter that allows you to display a message to others midair.Called the Texter Helicopter, the copter works by letting... >>

Make Your Case pictures and hands-on: The £25 toy that creates custom iPhone cases

Make Your Case pictures and hands-on: The £25 toy that creates custom iPhone cases

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Hidden away on the Character Options stand at the London Toy Fair this year was something that very much caught Pocket-lint's eye. Among the craft and creation playsets sat an interesting device, one that could inspire a few adults to have a dabble, let... >>

Vtech Grow With Me Baby Doll wants you to teach it what to say (video)

Vtech Grow With Me Baby Doll wants you to teach it what to say (video)

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Vtech has created a baby doll that supposedly grows with your child as they grow.The idea is that the more you talk to the baby the more words it learns and with more than 80 phrases to master that should take your little one some time.Hoping to ape... >>

AirTerminators RC helicopters bring laser dog fights into your life (video)

AirTerminators RC helicopters bring laser dog fights into your life (video)

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Most remote-controlled helicopters merely just let you fly around doing nothing special apart from trying to take out random passers-by or crashing into a wall after you've lost control.That's not the case with the AirTerminators Super Combat Helicopters... >>