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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... >>

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
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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 worn BB-8 revealed alongside new Force Band to control it

Battle worn BB-8 revealed alongside new Force Band to control it

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Sphero has announced it will be launching a "battle worn" version of BB-8 later in the year for those who want a more Star Wars: The Force Awakens experience over the shiny clean one already available. The Droid, which is identical in all aspects apart... >>

Parrot Disco drone spreads its wings and takes to the skies at CES

Parrot Disco drone spreads its wings and takes to the skies at CES

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Parrot has launched a new drone at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, however rather than the usual "quad-copter" approach, this one has wings.  Designed to work more like a glider, or the unmanned stealth drone you normally see in the movies, the Parrot Disco is... >>

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... >>

Best gadgets 2015: Phones, cameras, games and more, here is the best of the year

Best gadgets 2015: Phones, cameras, games and more, here is the best of the year

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Wow, we've seen a lot of gadgets and games this year, whether that's virtual reality headsets, smartphones, tablets, cameras or simply updates on previously seen greats. And there have been plenty of amazing devices among that lot. The year saw the launch... >>

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... >>