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3D printing takes over the Tech Tavern: Having fun with Makerbot Replicator and Replicator Mini
Gadgets

3D printing takes over the Tech Tavern: Having fun with Makerbot Replicator and Replicator Mini

By 20 June 2014

There's something extremely alluring about building something from scratch, using the power of your mind and basic materials. That, in a nutshell, is 3D printing. At it's heart it is simple. But in action, it's magical. On the last day of the Pocket-lint... >>

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review

By 20 June 2014

Bigger isn't always better, but if you want a premium superzoom camera then physical size is an inevitable part of the package. In the case of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 it also means a jumbo feature set, including a 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0 equivalent zoom... >>

This streaming TV platform will force you to bin your PVR
Home Cinema

This streaming TV platform will force you to bin your PVR

By 19 June 2014

You won't have heard of Perception before. And you probably won't in future either. Yet you will likely use it and love it. Perception from Vision247, you see, is television streaming platform that is being offered to mobile operators and other television... >>

Want to see Volvo's new performance car? Check out the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar in our first drive
Cars

Want to see Volvo's new performance car? Check out the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar in our first drive

By 19 June 2014

Set up a few years back, Polestar is a company all about high performance cars. To date it's created a number of one-off, very high-performance Volvos, one of which made a cameo appearance on Top Gear. That was the tipping point: since then there has... >>

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

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

By 18 June 2014

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,... >>

Yike Bike: A folding electric bike that at 15mph is one crazy ride
Gadgets

Yike Bike: A folding electric bike that at 15mph is one crazy ride

By 18 June 2014

Yike Bike is probably called that because, when you find yourself hurling down the road on the back of one, you are likely to say "Yikes!" in a very Scooby-Doo voice. Yes, the initial response of getting in the saddle is that it is going to be crazy.... >>

Want to turn your iPad mini into a giant PS Vita? Now you can with the Gamevice
Tablets

Want to turn your iPad mini into a giant PS Vita? Now you can with the Gamevice

By 18 June 2014

Wikipad, the company that makes its own gaming tablet and encompassing gamepad controller, has announced a new device that works with iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display. The Gamevice clips either side of one of Apple's smaller-sized tablets,... >>

EE Kestrel review
Phones 4.5 out of 5

EE Kestrel review

By 18 June 2014

As much as we love premium smartphones, we're less keen on their inevitable price tags and resulting empty wallet situation. But right now there's a battle going on among the sub-£150 smartphone market - and it's really hotting up. The EE Kestrel enters... >>

Hands-on: Slingshot app by Facebook (for iPhone) review
Apps

Hands-on: Slingshot app by Facebook (for iPhone) review

By 18 June 2014

Facebook has introduced a new app called Slingshot for Android and iOS. The app is limited to the US at the moment, but it combines quick messaging with the ability to create fun photos and videos. You've probably heard this already, but we should repeat... >>

Hands-on: The Knomo Knomad will carry all your gadgets and still look good
Gadgets

Hands-on: The Knomo Knomad will carry all your gadgets and still look good

By 17 June 2014

Pocket-lint's Tech Tavern at The Fable in Holborn Viaduct is in full swing, with a number of phone manufacturers showing off their latest flagship handsets today. There has also been a glove to show you what it feels like to have arthritis and a Yike... >>